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Summary Report for:
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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  • 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

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

Anemometers — Recording anemometers
Lubricating oil testing kit — Lubricant oil sampling kits
Screwdrivers — Phillips head screwdrivers; Straight screwdrivers
Torque tools — Hydraulic torque machines
Two way radios — Mobile radios

Technology used in this occupation:

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
Office suite software — Microsoft Office software
Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel

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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.
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.
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.

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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.
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.
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.

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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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