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11-9199.09 - Wind Energy Operations Managers

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

This title represents an occupation for which data collection is currently underway.

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Oversee the maintenance of wind field equipment or structures, such as towers, transformers, electrical collector systems, roadways, or other site assets. Green Task Statement
  • Prepare wind field operational budgets. Green Task Statement
  • Supervise employees or subcontractors to ensure quality of work or adherence to safety regulations or policies. Green Task Statement
  • Develop processes or procedures for wind operations, including transitioning from construction to commercial operations. Green Task Statement
  • Develop relationships and communicate with customers, site managers, developers, land owners, authorities, utility representatives, or residents. Green Task Statement
  • Establish goals, objectives, or priorities for wind field operations. Green Task Statement
  • Estimate costs associated with operations, including repairs or preventive maintenance. Green Task Statement
  • Monitor and maintain records of daily facility operations. Green Task Statement
  • Review, negotiate, or approve wind farm contracts. Green Task Statement
  • Recruit or select wind operations employees, contractors, or subcontractors. Green Task Statement
  • Maintain operations records, such as work orders, site inspection forms, or other documentation. Green Task Statement
  • Manage warranty repair or replacement services. Green Task Statement
  • Order parts, tools, or equipment needed to maintain, restore, or improve wind field operations. Green Task Statement
  • Provide technical support to wind field customers, employees, or subcontractors. Green Task Statement
  • Track and maintain records for wind operations, such as site performance, downtime events, parts usage, or substation events. Green Task Statement
  • Train or coordinate the training of employees in operations, safety, environmental issues, or technical issues. Green Task Statement

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Tools & Technology   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Tools used in this occupation:

Ammeters — Amp clamp meters
Anemometers — Recording anemometers
Infrared imagers — Infrared thermography cameras
Lubricating oil testing kit — Lubricant oil sampling kits
Micrometers — Digital micrometers
Photocopiers — Photocopying equipment
Screwdrivers — Phillips head screwdrivers; Straight screwdrivers
Slings — Rigging equipment
Torque tools — Hydraulic torque machines
Two way radios — Mobile radios

Technology used in this occupation:

Analytical or scientific software — Computerized diagnostic software
Computer aided design CAD software — Autodesk AutoCAD software
Electronic mail software — IBM Lotus Notes; Microsoft Outlook
Facilities management software — Computerized maintenance management system CMMS software; Oracle Enterprise Asset Management eAM
Industrial control software — Programmable logic controller PLC software; Supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA software
Internet browser software — Web browser software
Office suite software — Microsoft Office software
Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
Time accounting software — Time and payroll management software
Word processing software — Microsoft Word

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Credentials

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Interests   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Occupational Interest
Interest
95   Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
78   Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
50   Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
33   Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
11   Artistic — Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
  Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

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Work Values   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Extent
Work Value
83   Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
75   Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
72   Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
72   Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.
67   Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
50   Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages data collected from Managers, All Other.
Employment data collected from Managers, All Other.
Industry data collected from Managers, All Other.

Median wages (2013) $49.78 hourly, $103,530 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 898,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Slower than average (3% to 7%) Slower than average (3% to 7%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 249,100
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)
Self-Employed (59% employed in this sector)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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