These days, there are no shortage of companies that employ wind turbine technicians. Whether it is a multinational corporation or a local company, wind turbine technicians are in demand here in the United States and internationally. I have compiled a list of companies below, along with a small summary about the company and a link to their job postings. This certainly is not a complete list, but it is a start. I will continue to add companies here as I find them. If you know of any companies I am forgetting, please let me know in the comments and I will add them!
Aero Energy Services
Aero Energy Services is an emerging, highly customer service driven, maintenance and repair services provider in the wind industry. With numerous travelling technician opportunities, Aero technicians have the opportunity to gain experience on a variety of equipment and develop their skills with an employee focused company, dedicated to providing exceptional customer service.
Company Website: http://www.aeroenergy.us,
Aero Energy Services Job Board: http://aeroenergyjobs.
Ingeteam is a global market leader specializing in application engineering, the development of electrical machines, motors, and generators and power and control electronics for four primary industries: energy, industry, marine and rail traction. The North American headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin focuses on renewable energy and manufactures electric motors, generators and power converters. The Ingeteam Service Business Unit has been providing services related to Operation and Complete Maintenance of Wind Farms since 1995. Currently, Ingeteam provides services in 57 Wind farms all over the world, with a total installed Wind Power Capacity of 2000 MW.
Company Website: http://www.ingeteam.com.
Job Listings: http://www.ingeteam.com/us/en-us/jobs.aspx
“Vestas is the only global energy company dedicated exclusively to wind energy, as shown by our superior cost-effective wind technologies, products and services.
Since Vestas was founded in 1979, Vestas has gained a market-leading position with more than 58 GW of installed wind turbines, comprising around 19% of total global capacity.”
Company Website: http://www.vestas.com/
Job Listings (U.S. and International. Site requires registration):
General Electric is an international conglomerate that has a strong presence in just about every industry, including Wind Energy.
“As one of the world’s leading wind turbine suppliers, GE Energy’s current product portfolio includes wind turbines with rated capacities ranging from 1.5 MW–4.1 MW and support services extending from development assistance to operation and maintenance.”
Job Listings (U.S. and International):http://www.ge.com/careers/opportunities?keyword=&country=TG_SEARCH_ALL&state=TG_SEARCH_ALL&func=TG_SEARCH_ALL
“With highly efficient, solid and reliable wind turbines, Siemens Wind Power offers solutions to meet both energy and environmental needs. Driving down the cost of wind power is our key target as we strive to make renewable energy independent of subsidies.
Our platform strategy for onshore, coastal and offshore wind power plants is fundamental to this approach. With innovations in blade design and generator technology, we boost efficiency. At the same time, systematic modularization allows us to streamline the entire manufacturing and installation process.
Moreover, Siemens offers integrated solutions and services to meet both energy and environmental needs. Our Wind Power service team is dedicated to keeping any turbine running optimally throughout its entire life cycle.”
Company Website: http://www.energy.siemens.com/hq/en/
Job Listings (U.S. and International): https://jobsearch.siemens.biz/career?company=Siemens&career_ns=job_listing_summary&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH
Xcel Energy is a utility company currently serving 8 states across the midwestern and western United States.
“Xcel Energy’s vitality comes from doing what we do best–being a top utility–and growing by doing it better. Our mission is to satisfy our customers by continuously improving our operations to be the lowest cost, most reliable and most environmentally sound energy provider.”
Company Website: http://www.xcelenergy.com/
Job Listings: http://jobs.xcelenergy.com/search?q=
Next Era Energy
“NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company with consolidated revenues of approximately $14.3 billion, more than 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity, and nearly 15,000 employees in 26 states and Canada as of year-end 2012.”
Company Website (U.S.): http://www.nexteraenergy.com/
Job Listings (U.S.): http://www.nexteraenergy.com/careers/index.shtml
Company Website (Canada): http://www.nexteraenergycanada.com/
Job Listings (Canada): http://www.nexteraenergycanada.com/who/careers.shtml
World Wind & Solar
“WWS is an energy service provider in the renewable energy sector. We provide complete services from Met Towers, to Electrical Construction through Operations and Maintenance. WWS also provides staffing and QA/QC services for both the wind and solar industries.
WWS is your first choice in responsive, qualified and safety certified professionals.
Successfully Servicing All Major Turbine Manufacturers at Scores of Wind Farms through out the United States from New Hampshire to Hawaii.”
Company Website: http://www.worldwindservices.com/index.htm
Job Listings (U.S): http://wwsjobs.iapplicants.com/searchjobs.php
Edison Mission Energy
“Headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., Edison Mission Energy (EME) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates are engaged in the business of operating, owning or leasing, acquiring, developing, and selling energy and capacity from independent power production facilities.”
Company Website: http://www.edisonmissionenergy.com/
“The Suzlon Group is ranked as the world’s fifth largest* wind turbine supplier, in terms of cumulative installed capacity and market share, at the end of 2012. The company’s global spread extends across Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and North and South America with over 22,500 MW of wind energy capacity installed, operations across over 30 countries and a workforce of over 10,000.”
Company Website: http://www.suzlon.com/index.aspx
Job Listings (North America): https://workforcenow.adp.com/
Job Listings (Brazil – submit resume to email): http://www.suzlon.com/careers/l3.aspx?l1=8&l2=40&l3=137
Job Listings (China – submit resume to email): http://www.suzlon.com/careers/l3.aspx?l1=8&l2=40&l3=52
Job Listings (Netherlands): http://www.suzlon.com/careers/l3_2.aspx?l1=8&l2=40&l3=54
Basin Electric Power Cooperative
“Basin Electric Power Cooperative (Basin Electric) is one of the largest electric generation and transmission (G&T) cooperatives in the United States. We are the parent company of eight subsidiaries.”
“Basin Electric’s core business is generating and transmitting wholesale bulk electric power to customers, primarily to our 137 member rural electric systems, which are located in nine states: Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.”
Company Website: http://www.basinelectric.com/
“Iberdrola Renewables, LLC is the second-largest wind operator in the U.S. and also operates more than 621 MW of gas-fired generation and more than 129 BCF of owned and contracted U.S. natural gas storage. Thus, it is one of the few companies capable of providing structured energy solutions that allowing large industrial and commercial customers to manage risks and uncertainty in the natural gas and power industries.”
Company Website: http://iberdrolarenewables.us/
Job Listings (U.S.): https://iberdrolaren.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl
Job Listings (International): http://saprec.iberdrola.es/sap/bc/webdynpro/sap/hrrcf_a_unreg_job_search?sap-client=099#
“We are the largest electric power holding company in the United States, supplying and delivering energy to approximately 7.2 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 57,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services in Ohio and Kentucky. Our commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.”
Company Website: http://www.duke-energy.com/
Job Listings (U.S.): https://de.taleo.net/careersection/2/moresearch.ftl?lang=en
“The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a global power company that owns and operates a diverse and growing portfolio of electricity generation and distribution businesses, which provide reliable, affordable energy to customers in 21 countries. AES understands that a reliable, affordable supply of electricity is essential to human progress, economic growth, public health and security.
Our power plants encompass a broad range of technologies and fuel types, including coal, diesel, hydropower, gas, oil, wind and biomass. Our utilities power several diverse markets, from São Paulo, Brazil to Indianapolis, Indiana to Douala, Cameroon.”
Company Website: http://www.aes.com/home/default.aspx
Job Listings (U.S. and International): https://career4.successfactors.com/career?company=AES&site=VjItbUVvaVFkMnZMYXh2TmxuekE5Wmx3dz09
“Prepare to meet a different kind of construction company. RMT is an industry-leading EPC firm specializing in the design and construction of clean energy facilities.
Our experienced construction crews are backed by in-house engineering and site development professionals. With nearly 5,000 MW of clean energy under our belts, this integrated network allows RMT to self-perform siting, permitting, engineering, and construction services on utility-scale wind and solar energy projects. Working together, we help you build better, more reliable renewable energy facilities.”
Company Website: http://www.rmtinc.com/
Job Listings (U.S.): http://www.rmtinc.com/join-team-rmt/
“PowerWorks LLC and its affiliate, Pacific Winds LLC, are privately-held companies, focused upon the development, ownership, and operation of clean, renewable, wind and solar power projects. Generally, we provide clean, renewable power, on a wholesale basis, to electric utilties.
We currently own and operate five wind power projects, totaling 117 MW, consisting of over 900 wind turbines, including 95 MW located in the Altamont Pass, near San Francisco, California, and 22 MW located in Elmore County, near Boise, Idaho. Futher, PowerWorks LLC provides operation and maintenance services for its wind power projects. We’re the best performing wind farm operator in the Altamont Pass, with the highest operating availability, 10 years in a row now.”
Company Website: http://powerworks.com/
Job Listings (U.S.): http://powerworks.com/Careers.aspx
Renewable NRG Systems
“Renewable NRG Systems (formerly NRG Systems) is an independently owned company that designs and manufactures decision support tools for the renewable energy industry. For more than 30 years, we have remained dedicated to providing world-class measurement technology. We serve electric utilities, turbine manufacturers, renewable energy developers, research institutes, and government agencies in more than 150 countries around the world.”
Company Website: http://www.renewablenrgsystems.com/
Job Listings (U.S.): http://www.renewablenrgsystems.com/about/working-at-nrg/current-positions
“In 2008, Blattner Energy Inc. was established as a sister entity to D.H. Blattner & Sons, building on the company’s already extensive portfolio of energy projects. Today, Blattner Energy focuses solely on power generation construction projects while D.H. Blattner & Sons concentrates on the heavy civil construction market.
Capitalizing on our history of experience and success, Blattner Energy continues to create and find opportunities in power generation construction, driven by uniquely qualified people who are dedicated to exceeding client expectations.”
Company Website: http://blattnerenergy.com/
Job Listings (U.S.): http://blattnerenergy.com/job-opportunities/available-positions/
“We build wind farms. And we think we do it pretty well. Our partners agree. They’ve made Borea Construction Canada’s leading full-service contractor for wind energy construction. Our investment in our people ensures that we know wind power better than anyone. Because we’re not just building wind farms. We are building certainty from the inside out with projects completed safely, on time, and by the best and brightest people in the industry.”
Company Website: http://www.boreaconstruction.com/en/
Job Listings (Canada): http://www.boreaconstruction.com/en/careers/job-openings
Arizona Public Service
“As Arizona’s largest and longest-serving electric company, we’re proud of our heritage and past performance. But we recognize new technologies and growing customer expectations are leading to rapid changes at our company and in our industry.
Company Website: http://www.aps.com
“Ogin is driven to make affordable, clean energy available to everyone. Guided by this mission we are reshaping energy with our first breakthrough, the Ogin Turbine. It’s a smaller, more efficient wind turbine that can go where large turbines can’t – enabling wind energy developers to bring clean energy production closer to consumers.”
Company Website: http://www.oginenergy.com/
Job Listings (U.S.): http://www.oginenergy.com/careers
Sinovel Wind Group
“Sinovel Wind Group Co., Ltd. (Stock code: 601558) is China’s first specialized high-tech enterprise engaged in independent development, design, manufacturing and sale of large-scale onshore, offshore and intertidal series of wind turbines which are adaptable to a global variety of wind resources and environmental conditions, and the first in China to have developed independently the globally advanced 5MW and 6MW series wind turbines. Sinovel has achieved impressive development. Our total cumulated installed wind power capacity reached 12989MW by the end of year 2011, ranking No.1 in China.”
Company Website: http://www.sinovel.com/en/index.aspx
Job Listings (U.S. and International): http://www.sinovel.com/en/jobs/jobEN_list.html
“Invenergy develops, owns, and operates power generation facilities in North America and Europe. We have a proven track record in establishing and maintaining longstanding, profitable relationships with utilities, suppliers, and the communities in which our projects are located.”
Company Website: http://invenergyllc.com/
Job Listings (U.S. and International): http://invenergyllc.com/CareerOpportunities.aspx
“With 19 years’ experience and 27,000 MW installed in 42 countries, Gamesa is a global technological leader in the wind industry. Its comprehensive response includes also the wind turbine’s operation and maintenance services, that manages for more than 19,100 MW.
The company has production centres in the main wind markets: Spain and China, as the global production and supply hubs, while maintaining its local production capacity in India, US, and Brazil.”
Company Website: http://www.gamesacorp.com/en/
Job Listings (U.S. and International): https://jobs.gamesacorp.com/sap/bc/webdynpro/sap/hrrcf_a_unreg_job_search?sap-client=900&sap-language=EN
Kettle View Renewable Energy LLC
“Whether you are a residential or commercial customer, school, farm or municipality, Kettle View Renewable Energy can size and install a Wind Energy System to meet your needs. We specialize in battery charging systems as small as 300W to grid-tied systems as large as 100kW.”
Company Website: http://kettleviewre.com/KVRE_Site/Home.html
Job Listings (U.S. – Call or email): http://kettleviewre.com/KVRE_Site/Home.html
“Granite is a leading provider of turbine and compressor service solutions in the Power Generation and Oil & Gas industries. With over 25 years of experience and a successful track record completing over 1,000 outages annually, Granite provides services ranging from advanced planning and project controls to complete project execution including startup and commissioning.
Granite partners with clients to provide advanced planning, global field expertise, and cutting-edge technology to consistently meet or exceed operational goals. Our offices are located in over 45 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Africa.”
Company Website: http://www.gsinc.com/
Job Listings (U.S. and International): https://powersource.gsinc.com/recruiting/
“First Wind is an independent renewable energy company focused on the development, financing, construction, ownership and operation of utility-scale power projects in the United States. Headquartered in Boston, MA, we focus on developing and operating renewable energy projects in the Northeastern and Western regions of the U.S., and also in Hawaii. Our operating fleet consists of 16 projects with 980 MW of capacity. In addition, we developed and operate two generator leads with transmission capacity of 1,200 MW, which connect our Stetson, Rollins and Milford projects to the grid. ”
Company Website: http://www.firstwind.com/
Job Listings (U.S.): http://www.firstwind.com/about/careers
In today’s job market, you have to get creative when it comes to finding opportunities. This means doing more than searching the traditional job sites like Monster.com or CareerBuilder. Here are some helpful (yet unconventional) methods of finding jobs.
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is an excellent resource for everything you need to know about wind energy. But did you know they also have job listings? Find them here:
Did you know that Craigslist is for more than just buying and selling? Each local Craigslist site has a jobs section, where local companies can seek out talent. Check out your local Craigslist job postings and you may just find the job of your dreams!
Reddit.com is the self proclaimed “front page of the internet.” While that may or may not be true, they actually do have a board specific to wind turbines, and there are many job postings there. Check it out!