Gain technical skills for working in energy production, including petroleum, solar, and wind technologies.
Lease operators, also called pumpers or gaugers, are employees of gas and oil companies that work in the field to monitor equipment and to report the amount the oil extracted from the ground. They must be able to maintain the equipment on the site and make sure it follows environmental rules. They must report spills and prevent shutdowns from equipment failure.
Solar technicians are responsible for assembling, installing, and maintaining solar panel systems on rooftops or other structures. Solar technicians are often mechanically minded and like to work outdoors. Their work is physical, requiring them to be on their feet most of the day, climb ladders, and carry the panels.
Wind technicians install, inspect, maintain, operate and repair wind turbines. They also Inspect the exterior and physical integrity of towers, slimb towers to inspect, troubleshoot, or repair turbine equipment, collect turbine data for testing or research and analysis, and perform routine maintenance on wind turbines.
Earn. Learn. Succeed. In apprenticeship, you earn a paycheck from day one, and in many instances with guaranteed raises as your skill level increases. Energy apprenticeships in New Mexico include: