Wind turbine service Engineers play an important role in the renewable energies sector. They specialise in the operation and maintenance of wind turbines ensuring they get the most out of the turbines and produce electricity. Their work involves installing new turbines and performing routine maintenance to ensure the wind turbines are working correctly. These engineers are responsible for performing repairs when there is a mechanical or electrical problem. These roles can be either in onshore farms such in Newcastle or offshore wind farms such as in Inverness.
Wind Turbine Engineers would have come from electrical engineering backgrounds whilst also having certification for Health and Safety performance. Engineers would often live in close proximity to wind farms in case of emergencies and the engineers are needed to be called. Wind Turbine Engineers should have to be comfortable working from height as there would be a regular need to repair or replace the blades.
The responsibilities would typically include:
• Inspect or repair turbine blades
• Troubleshoot or repair mechanical, hydraulic, or electrical malfunctions
• Climb wind turbine towers to inspect, maintain, or repair equipment
• Diagnose problems involving wind turbine generators or control systems
• Perform routine maintenance on wind turbine equipment
Newcastle is a city on the River Tyne in the Northeast of England. Its twin city, Gateshead is the location of the Angel of the North. Newcastle has a lot of green space in a small area with The Town Moor, lying north of the city centre, larger than Hyde Park and Hampstead Heath put together.
Newcastle was a major shipbuilding hub during the Industrial Revolution, its strength in shipbuilding became a major target for bombing
during the Second World War. It is now a centre for business and science. Newcastle was the location for the 1971 gangster film Get Carter and 1988 thriller Stormy Monday. It is also the location where the energy and sports drink Lucozade were invented.
What Jobs Are Big In Newcastle?
The north of England is a big center for Renewable Energies in the UK. In the first quarter of 2020, renewable energy sources has managed to generate a record 47% of electricity in the UK. The increase from previous years was the result in the growth of the solar and wind farms throughout the country, particularly in the north. A single wind turbine can generate electricity of up to 1,400 homes. However, it does take over 500 people to make and maintain a wind turbine, meaning there is a shortage of Wind Turbine Service Engineers.
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