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Wind Technician

Technical Training

technical courses for wind technicians

Skills and competence - Wind Technician Technical Training

A range of technical training courses designed for beginner and intermediate technicians, focussing on job skills and platform-specific competence.  

STL USA has three options for technical training, two off-the-shelf packages and a bespoke solution

  • Basic Intro 
  • Basic Intro Plus 
  • Bespoke training packages – employers can select from a large range of skills and combine wind-specific and foundational modules to build a program for their specific needs.

All technical training follows ACP Guidelines for entry-level wind technician training and ANSI standard 5000-2 Wind Technician minimum standard. Taken in conjunction with GWO certificates these courses also follow GWO’s entry level wind technician framework for pre-assembly, installation and service roles.

5 Star Reviews

– Great facilities and awesome staff of instructors! Convenient and easy to find location for high-quality wind industry safety training. These folks make it fun and engaging.

– Learned a lot here! Polite and helpful staff. Such a comfortable environment to learn! They have a variety of up to date equipment and all instructors are very knowledgeable in their respective trades. If you need GWO (BST, ART, or BTT), this is the place to go!

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Call: (512) 661 2570

Course Options

Basic intro

  • AC/DC basics
  • Motor controls
  • Schematics
  • Digital multi-meter
  • Basic troubleshooting
  • 5 day course

Basic intro plus

  • Basic intro modules
  • MCE – Up tower troubleshooting/training (gearbox & generator) 
  • Platform specific converter
  • Boroscope

Bespoke wind and foundational skills

Wind skills
Introduction to Turbine Generators
Failure Analysis
Maintaining Bearings
Precision Measuring Instruments
Hydraulic System Operation
Hydraulic Pumps, Pumping Principles and Accumulators
Pressure Controls
Directional and Flow Controls
Hydraulic Actuators
Fundamentals of Lubrication
Lubrication Maintenance
Introduction to Mechanical Print Reading
Lines Used in Mechanical Print Reading
Dimensions in Mechanical Print Reading
Mechanical Seals
Hand Operated Equipment
Forklifts and Cranes
Principles and Practices of Predictive Maintenance
Vibration Analysis
Lubricant and Trend Analysis
Techniques for Extending Bearing Life
Principles of Reverse Double Dial Alignment
Reverse Double Dial Alignment Procedure
Pressure Measurement
Flow Measurement
Temperature Measurement
Level Measurement
Calibration Principles
Calibrating Pressure and Differential Pressure Instruments
Calibrating Flow Instruments
Calibrating Level Instruments
Pneumatic and Hydraulic Test Devices
Electronic Test Devices
Calibrating Meteorological Instrumentation

Foundational skills

AC Motor Theory
AC Motor Maintenance
DC Motor Theory
DC Motor Maintenance
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
Limit Switches
Switches, Coils, and Overloads
Troubleshooting Electrical Control Circuits
Inverters: Operation and Maintenance

Ammeters, Meggers and Wheatstone Bridge
Electrical Schematics
Electrical Diagrams
Principles of Operation
Interpreting Ladder Logic
Programmable Controllers for Analog Control
Introduction to Transformers
Transformer operations and maintenance

Hand Tools
Torque and Tensioning
Ladders and Scaffolding

Distributed Control Fundamentals
Maintaining Distributed Control Systems
Electronic Controllers
Calibrating Temperature Instruments
Instruments In Hazardous Environments


NFPA 70E low and high voltage

GWO Control of Hazardous Energies

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