Technician Readiness Program
Are you ready to climb to new heights? Join the growing renewable energy industry and learn more about how to launch your career as a wind turbine technician.
Launch Your Career in Renewable Energy
We are focused on attracting and recruiting a diverse and inclusive workforce where everyone has equal access to opportunities and feels valued within the renewable energy industry.
Vestas has an exciting opportunity to increase our technician job role through a 5-week technician readiness program. This program will prepare you to begin your career working in renewable energy as a Vestas Level 1 Service Technician. Upon successful completion, you will be assigned to one of our many wind farms across the US.
Are you ready to climb new heights?
Applications close on Friday, March 3rd.
5-Week All-Inclusive Training Course:
- 4 weeks at High Plains Technology Center in Woodward, Oklahoma
- 1 week at the Vestas Technical Training Center in Portland, Oregon
- Travel & accommodations covered by Vestas
This program includes a limited number of positions offered as an alternative of being hired into Vestas for individuals who may not have previously considered jobs in the wind industry. Our standard TOP Program will still primarily employ our Technician I employees.
Courses & Skills
- Specialized safety certifications - Vestas basic safety training & Vestas basic technical training
- First Aid – CPR, AED Training
- Global Wind Organisation (GWO) Training
- Hands-on skills training with wind turbines
- Bolt torque and tensioning
- Electrical Equipment usage
- Schematics training
High school diploma or equivalent
Valid driver's license
Must be able to pass background check including drug screen
Willingness to travel for training
Willingness to relocate across the US
Ability to climb stairs and ladders while carrying up to 50 lbs in weight
CLICK HERE TO APPLY TODAY!
Applications close on March 3rd
If you are interested in learning more about the program, Vestas will be hosting two virtual information sessions. Please click the links below to join.
Friday, February 17th - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PST
Learn more about a day in the life of a Vestas wind turbine technician!
As a wind turbine technician, you’ll use your skills and training to perform maintenance and/or installation work on assigned wind turbines under minimal supervision.
During a typical day, you may be working 250 feet above the ground, or working in small spaces to perform maintenance and repairs. You’ll be outside, and sometimes in inclement weather. You’ll be climbing, carrying tools and equipment, and moving parts to complete your work.
Teamwork is a priority at Vestas, and our reputation for professionalism, safety and attention to detail are important to our customers. We also encourage recommendations to improve the safety and quality of our work.
Thank you to our partners
The recruitment aspect has been supported by Oregon Tradeswomen. Oregon Tradeswomen is a non-profit organization focused on transforming lives by building community and economic independence through empowerment, training, career education, advocacy and leadership development in the skilled trades. They are based in Portland, Oregon.
The training aspect is supported by High Plains Technology Center in Woodward, Oklahoma. High Plains Technology Center is part of a network of 29 career technology centers across the state. High Plains trains individuals for success in the workplace from all walks of life: Career Training, Professional and Personal Interest, Online Classes, and Business Solutions.
This program includes a limited number of positions offered as an alternative of being hired into Vestas for individuals who may not have previously considered jobs in the wind industry. Our standard TOP Program, in partnership with Sky Climber Renewables, will still primarily employ our Technician I employees.