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11-9199.09 - Wind Energy Operations Managers

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

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Tasks

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

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Adjustable widemouth pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Adjustable wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ammeters — Amp clamp meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Anemometers — Recording anemometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Calipers — Digital calipers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ear muffs — Protective ear muffs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fire escape equipment — Safety line evacuation kits See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Forklifts — Field forklifts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hard hats See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Infrared imagers — Infrared thermography cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser fax machine — Laser facsimile machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lubricating oil testing kit — Lubricant oil sampling kits See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Megohmmeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Microcontrollers — Programmable logic controllers PLC See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Micrometers — Digital micrometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Oscilloscopes — Digital oscilloscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Photocopiers — Photocopying equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety glasses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety harnesses or belts — Fall arrest systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Screwdrivers — Phillips head screwdrivers; Straight screwdrivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Slings — Rigging equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Special purpose telephones — Multi-line telephone systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Torque tools — Hydraulic torque machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Torque wrenches — Manual torque wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tower cranes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Two way radios — Mobile radios See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Vibration testers — Vibration analyis equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Voltage or current meters — Voltage testers See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Analytical or scientific software — Computerized diagnostic software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Calendar and scheduling software — Employee scheduling software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Compliance software — Gensuite software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Computer aided design CAD software — Autodesk AutoCAD software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — WebEx WebOffice See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Electronic mail software — IBM Lotus Notes; Microsoft Outlook See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Facilities management software — Computerized maintenance management system CMMS software; Oracle Enterprise Asset Management eAM See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Industrial control software — Programmable logic controller PLC software; Supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Internet browser software — Web browser software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Inventory management software — Inventory control software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • LAN software — Local area network LAN software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Project management software — Microsoft Project See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Time accounting software — Time and payroll management software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • WAN switching software and firmware — Wide area network WAN software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word See more occupations related to this technology.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Direct facility maintenance or repair activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop organizational goals or objectives. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Estimate green project costs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Approve expenditures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Conduct employee training programs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Establish interpersonal business relationships to facilitate work activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Supervise workers performing environmentally sustainable activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Direct maintenance and repair activities in green energy production facilities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Recruit personnel. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare operational budgets for green energy or other green operations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Negotiate contracts for environmental remediation, green energy, or renewable resources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain operational records for green energy processes or other environmentally-sustainable activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Purchase materials, equipment, or other resources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop operating strategies, plans, or procedures for green or sustainable operations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Train employees on environmental awareness, conservation, or safety topics. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Advise others on green energy or related technologies. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: ECR

  • 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. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this interest.

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Work Values

  • 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. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this work value.

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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 (2014) $50.51 hourly, $105,060 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)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 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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