The Generator Technician requires the highest-level technical knowledge and the ability to perform tasks above and beyond the normal technician responsibilities. Based in various locations in the Southeast, the position reports directly to the Service Manager. This technician possesses a high level of knowledge, dedication and work ethic required to quickly learn the engine driven generator systems, repairs and operations; that allows them to perform major repairs, overhauls and installations of engines, generators and associated equipment.
- Perform scheduled maintenance and repairs, mechanical and electrical troubleshooting of gas engines, generators, controls, switchgear, emissions controls, and auxiliary equipment.
- Mechanical troubleshooting and repairs on all generating set systems, including: fuel delivery, ignition, lube oil, cooling, exhaust systems, turbo charging as well as engine internal components.
- Performing minor and major engine overhauls in the field, including generator end bearings.
- Electrical troubleshooting and problem solving requires strong AC/DC power skills, ability to read and interpret schematics, troubleshoot and repair electrical contactors, motors, relays, contacts, generator components, and controls.
- Troubleshoot, repair and replace PLC control systems, relays, digital/analog inputs-outputs.
- Learn and work independently, exhibit common sense and good judgment, and foster a safe working environment
- Computer literate
- Good oral, written, and inter-personal skills
- Minimum of 2-3 years work experience either in power generation service, industrial mechanical-electrical troubleshooting and repairs, or marine engineering. Reciprocating engine experience is a must.
- Technical school, related military technical, electrical/mechanical engineering degrees, or maritime engineering backgrounds preferred
- Ability to read and interpret electrical schematic and mechanical drawings
- Ability to diagnose and carry out major repairs, DC circuits 12/24/v
- Ability to tie in to customer’s electrical panels.
- Self-starter, exercises good judgment, is proactive, and demonstrates timely follow-through.
- Practiced organizational skills; adherence to timelines and schedules; and attention to detail.
- Professional and effective skills of written and verbal communication and concisely document all work and repairs completed in the field
- Maintain necessary legal and technical certifications.
- Willingness and ability to manage through collaboration; embrace accountability; share responsibility; and develop employees for personal and professional growth.
- Know and follow all safety requirements
- Safely operate a company vehicle & safe driving record
- Travel 75% - 90% within region, for up to 3 weeks at a time
While performing the duties of this position, service technicians are regularly required to:
- Use hands/fingers to handle or feel
- Reach with hands and arms
- Stand, walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl
- Lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. (and occasionally up to 100 lbs.)
- Be exposed to moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions (extreme heat and cold), and risk of electrical shock