Wind technician needed

Wind turbine service tech jobs will grow by a whopping 108 percent through 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Chicago’s Invenergy, the largest independent wind farm developer in the country, is hiring dozens of people at its corporate headquarters and at energy sites across the country, according to HR chief Jamie Rafferty. Technicians inspect and repair wind turbines, which involves fixing electrical, mechanical and hydraulic problems. Typical pay is about $51,000, but many technicians earn more with overtime. Several community colleges in Illinois offer wind technician programs, but some employers are willing to train people on the job.