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Gas And Diesel Generator Technician

Position Summary

We have openings for an experienced Gas and Diesel Generator Technician with varying amounts of experience, we want to hear from you! Our Technicians install, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain diesel and natural gas generators and engines ranging from 20 kW up to 3000 kW. Our Technicians are responsible for identifying, troubleshooting, diagnosing and providing quality repairs of electrical generator systems and related engine mechanical failures. Manufacturers included Caterpillar, Multiquip, Kohler, Cummins, Generac, Olympian, etc.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Performs basic preventative maintenance and assists others in performing intermediate and advanced corrective maintenance tasks
  • Uses basic knowledge of engine / generator mechanical and electrical operation to perform tasks or assist other
  • Replaces belts and hoses; changes and/or tops off oil and filters
  • Properly and completely fills out all service reports, PM checklists and timecards within department guidelines; Ensures they are legible and accurate with sufficient detail for service accounting needs
  • Works on a flexible work schedule 24x7x365 and responds to emergency calls as needed
  • Works in a neat, orderly, and safe manner, constantly seeking to improve methods and promote the safety of others
  • Obtains pre-assigned work orders by schedule date, customer name, service level and locate / load parts, check for any special instructions; Travels to job site, performs scope of work, provides detailed computerized template report and time card upon work assignment completion for daily accountability
  • Performs intermediate preventative maintenance and assists others in performing intermediate and advanced corrective maintenance tasks
  • Proficiently and accurately evaluate, test, diagnose and troubleshoot basic and intermediate problems on gas or diesel engines and generators (out of fuel, dead battery, etc.); Give recommendations for and make associated repairs Communicate, plan, complete, and document all troubleshooting and repair procedures within standard repair times
  • Performs Load bank testing with full understanding of both Reactive/Resistive testing
  • Performs block heaters and installs battery chargers
  • Performs advanced troubleshooting and corrective maintenance; and assists or leads others in performing intermediate and advanced troubleshooting and corrective maintenance tasks on engines, generators and other associated mechanical and electrical equipment
  • Performs control panel conversions, re-tapping generator ends, and isolating / replacing faulty breakers
  • Sets up, starts and operates equipment as directed both in-house and at customer locations
  • Occasionally supports sales team on sales calls and bid preparation
  • Maintain thorough knowledge of and actively practice and promote safe working activities in accordance with OSHA, EPA and other required regulations dealing with safe operation of all equipment
  • Prepare various reports as directed to maintain accurate records on equipment and preventive maintenance
  • Performs advanced troubleshooting and corrective maintenance; and directs / leads others in performing intermediate and advanced predictive, troubleshooting and -corrective maintenance tasks on engines, generators and other associated mechanical and electrical equipment
  • Communicates with customers as necessary to insure strong relationships are maintained
  • Performs installations of advanced systems including Bi-Fuel equipment, and Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS), paralleling and other switch gear requiring EGSA certification
  • Serves in a lead role to train lower level Technicians in preventative, predictive and corrective maintenance as well as the proper and safe way to perform all tasks that have risk of accident or injury
  • Occasionally supports sales team on sales calls and bid preparation

QUALIFICATIONS

Education & Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in related field
  • High school diploma or GED or equivalent years of relevant experience and/or training
  • Graduation from Technician/Maintenance training program highly preferred
  • Person must be reliable, able to pass a drug test, have a valid Texas driver license and good clean driving record
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of diesel and gas drive power generation equipment
  • Graduation from Technician/Maintenance training program preferred

Knowledge | Skills | Abilities

Physical Demands

Physical Demands Extensive physical activity performing strenuous daily activities primarily technical in nature. Must be able to exert more than 75 pounds of force occasionally to lift, carry, pull, or otherwise move objects. Substantial movements (motion) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers in a repetitive manner; Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less). Ascending or descending ladders, scaffolding, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms; Bending legs downward and forward by bending leg and spine; Moving about on foot to accomplish task, particularly for long distances; Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.

Work Environment

Outdoors and indoor shop environment with fumes or airborne particles; Very loud noise (examples: forklift, engine noise, load banks); Typical schedule is Monday through Friday with regular working hours, possible evening and weekend schedules.

 


OTHER DETAILS

Typical Schedule: 7:00am – 4:00pm, Mon-Fri; after hours and weekend response on an “as needed” basis.
Competitive benefits package: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, FSA, 401k, Vacation & Sick time, Holidays

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