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11-9199.09 - Wind Energy Operations Managers


Manage wind field operations, including personnel, maintenance activities, financial activities, and planning.


Key Facts
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Bright Outlook
1
Career Details
Green Job
Career Details
Current Employment
985,600
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Forecasted Employment
1,023,600
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Change in Employment
+38,000
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Change in Employment %
+3.9%
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Tasks
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Tasks
The tasks listed below can be performed to prepare you for a career in this field.
Core
  • Train or coordinate the training of employees in operations, safety, environmental issues, or technical issues.
  • Track and maintain records for wind operations, such as site performance, downtime events, parts usage, or substation events.
  • Provide technical support to wind field customers, employees, or subcontractors.
  • Manage warranty repair or replacement services.
  • Order parts, tools, or equipment needed to maintain, restore, or improve wind field operations.
  • Maintain operations records, such as work orders, site inspection forms, or other documentation.
  • Review, negotiate, or approve wind farm contracts.
  • Recruit or select wind operations employees, contractors, or subcontractors.
  • Monitor and maintain records of daily facility operations.
  • Estimate costs associated with operations, including repairs or preventive maintenance.
  • Establish goals, objectives, or priorities for wind field operations.
  • Develop relationships and communicate with customers, site managers, developers, land owners, authorities, utility representatives, or residents.
  • Develop processes or procedures for wind operations, including transitioning from construction to commercial operations.
  • Prepare wind field operational budgets.
  • Supervise employees or subcontractors to ensure quality of work or adherence to safety regulations or policies.
  • Oversee the maintenance of wind field equipment or structures, such as towers, transformers, electrical collector systems, roadways, or other site assets.
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Knowledge
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Knowledge

The items listed below are organized into sections that contain knowledge useful for pursuing a career in this field. Each section also contains a "Percentage of Importance" statistic that shows how relevant an item is to the occupation.
 Administration and Management
  • 82%
    Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 Mechanical
  • 78%
    Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 Engineering and Technology
  • 73%
    Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
 Public Safety and Security
  • 70%
    Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 Personnel and Human Resources
  • 70%
    Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
 Clerical
  • 66%
    Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 Customer and Personal Service
  • 64%
    Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 Computers and Electronics
  • 64%
    Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 Mathematics
  • 64%
    Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 Production and Processing
  • 62%
    Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 Telecommunications
  • 61%
    Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
 Economics and Accounting
  • 60%
    Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
 English Language
  • 60%
    Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 Physics
  • 59%
    Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
 Education and Training
  • 56%
    Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 Design
  • 55%
    Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
 Law and Government
  • 55%
    Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
 Psychology
  • 51%
    Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Tools
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Tools
The tools listed below include machines, equipment, tools, and software that is useful for individuals who are interested in this career.
 Lifting equipment and accessories
  • Field forklifts
  • Rigging equipment
  • Tower cranes
 Wrenches and drivers
  • Phillips head screwdrivers
  • Straight screwdrivers
  • Adjustable wrenches
  • Manual torque wrenches
 Holding and clamping tools
  • Adjustable widemouth pliers
 Power tools
  • Hydraulic torque machines
 Integrated circuits
  • Programmable logic controllers PLC
 Electrical measuring and testing equipment and accessories
  • Amp clamp meters
  • Megohmmeters
  • Voltage testers
  • Digital oscilloscopes
 Meteorological instruments
  • Recording anemometers
 Personal communication devices
  • Multi-line telephone systems
  • Mobile radios
 Computers
  • Laptop computers
  • Desktop computers
  • Personal computers
 Duplicating machines
  • Photocopying equipment
  • Laser facsimile machines
 Hearing protectors
  • Protective ear muffs
 Fire fighting equipment
  • Safety line evacuation kits
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Technology
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Technology
The technologies listed below include machines, equipment, tools, and software that is useful for individuals who are interested in this career.
 Business function specific software
  • Microsoft ProjectHOT
  • Inventory control software
  • Microsoft OfficeHOT
 Content authoring and editing software
  • Microsoft WordHOT
  • Microsoft PowerPointHOT
  • Employee scheduling software
  • Microsoft ExcelHOT
 Industry specific software
  • Computerized maintenance management system CMMS
  • Oracle Enterprise Asset Management eAM
  • Autodesk AutoCADHOT
  • Computerized diagnostic software
  • Gensuite
  • Programmable logic controller PLC software
  • Supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA softwareHOT
 Networking software
  • Local area network LAN software
  • Wide area network WAN software
 Information exchange software
  • IBM Lotus Notes
  • Microsoft OutlookHOT
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Certifications
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Certifications
The certifications listed below are useful to pursue if you are interested in a career in this field.
 Advanced
 Core
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Licensing
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Licensing
The licensing information below is organized into sections and is useful for pursuing if you are interested in a career in this field.
No specific licensing information is listed for this occupation in the area you have selected.
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Related Programs
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John Tyler Community College
Lord Fairfax Community College
Mountain Empire Community College
New River Community College
Northern Virginia Community College
Patrick & Henry Community College
Paul D. Camp Community College
Piedmont Virginia Community College
Rappahannock Community College
Southside Virginia Community College
Southwest Virginia Community College
Thomas Nelson Community College
Tidewater Community College
Virginia Highlands Community College
Virginia Western Community College
Wytheville Community College
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