Jacob Schultz

Jacob graduated from KCC in 2011, earning an AAS in Electrical Technology degree with a double focus in Renewable Energy Technology and Industrial Maintenance. He pursued a career in the industrial wind industry and landed a technician job with Repower USA in Goodland, Ind.

After one year Jacob transferred to GE Wind in Dwight as a troubleshooter and repair technician on 1.5MW ESS turbines. While working for GE he obtained experience in a broad range of tasks:

  • Troubleshooting
  • High voltage power circuits
  • Low voltage control circuits
  • Hydraulics
  • Computer networking
  • Programmable logic controls
  • Large crane work for main gearbox exchanges
  • Pitch motor and drive replacements with a hub crane

He also acquired experience as a lead technician managing 7-15 other technicians.

In 2013, Jacob obtained another AAS degree in Management from KCC. He gives a lot of credit to the hands-on training, quality instructors and great mentoring provided by KCC and which have helped him advance in his career.

Jacob sees renewable energy career opportunities all around him. When asked what his plans are, he responds, "I'm just going to see where the wind takes me, literally and figuratively."