Aug 09, 2021

Generator Technician

  • WFG Industrial
Skilled Trades

Job Description

WFG INDUSTRIAL partners with Turbo-Machinery & Rotating Equipment OEM’s and field service companies in the Petro/Chemical, Oil/Gas, Power Generation and Industrial Construction sectors offering industrial personnel support.

WFG INDUSTRIAL The Right People, The Right Projects 

WFG INDUSTRIAL is hiring for the following: Generator Technician 

Job Scope:
The Generator Technicians will install, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain diesel and natural gas generators and engines ranging from 20 kW up to 3000 kW. The person in this role is 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:
Perform basic preventive 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 others • Replaces batteries, 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 • 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 heater installation 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 and Rental teams • 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 • Attends training sessions as required

Qualifications EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
4 – 6 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 preferred • Must be reliable, able to pass a drug test • Possess a current and valid Texas driver's license and maintains a good driving record

Preferred Qualifications, Skills & Abilities:
• Must have an intermediate knowledge of diesel and gas drive power generation equipment • Must be able to use a Fluke meter, amp probe, phase rotation meter and manometer • Must demonstrate understanding of intermediate electrical concepts including Power Factor and Reactive / Resistive load testing • Must demonstrate an understanding of intermediate mechanical, electrical and troubleshooting on diesel and/or gas engines and generator sets • Must demonstrate ability to read, write and communicate orally in English • Must be a self-starter, willing to listen and work with others, and possess a teamwork philosophy Environment: Outdoors and indoor shop environment with fumes or airborne particles; Very loud noise (examples: forklift, engine noise, load banks)

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 tasks, particularly for long distances; Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.


WFG Industrial is an EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. The Workforce Group participates in E-Verify. We will provide the Social Security Administration, and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security, with the information for each new employee’s I-9 to confirm work authorization.


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