Highlights BLS puts number of wind technicians at 7,000 Contractors under ‘contradictory pressures’ Houston — The US wind sector is now supporting 120,000 jobs, but there is a shortfall in the number of qualified technicians able to install and maintain turbines, according to a report released by Harvest Energy Services on Oct. 13 titled “Wind’s Talent Crunch.” Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now The report stated that there were 7,000 wind turbine technicians employed in the US in 2019 whose job was to service, install, maintain and repair wind turbines. The number is attributed to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, which also said the “main method of training” for these technicians was “long-term on-the-job training.” The report’s authors said, “We cannot assume that those 7,000 all have long-term experience. Even if they did, there’s a huge amount of work for them to […]