Generator & Equipment Field Service Technician II/ Generator Mechanic
at Valley Power Systems

Date Posted: 3/19/2020

Job Description


Are you looking to grow your career as a Technician? We are a family owned/operated factory authorized sales/service outlet for the best and most recognized brands in the world, such as Detroit Diesel, Allison Transmission and many more. We offer exceptional training, a safe/comfortable work environment and great benefits!

Position Overview:

This position is responsible for diagnosing and performing all repairs on customer owned equipment in the field. This will include troubleshooting, tearing down, cleaning, inspecting and assembling parts.  Must be skilled with mechanical and electrical tasks and own a complete set of hand tools.  Requires ability to work with minimal supervision, interact with customers, and complete paperwork accurately and timely.  Valid driver's license and clear driving record is a must.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Diagnose and perform major and minor repairs to engines, involving inspection and replacement of broken or worn out parts; inspects, troubleshoots, diagnoses, repairs, cleans, adjusts and installs fuel, ignition, electrical and cooling systems involving repair and replacement of such parts as fuel pumps, fuel injectors, spark plugs, starter motors, distributors, alternators, generators, wiring switches, batteries, radiators, thermostats, water pumps, etc.
  • Performs safety inspections on vehicles to comply with relevant laws, codes and regulations.
  • Prepares and maintains records and reports of completed work.
  • Reads and interprets diagnostic trouble codes, manuals and specifications.
  • Inspects, services and repairs vehicle braking systems.
  • Repairs and overhauls product.
  • Supplies own tools.
  • Performs maintenance and repair of complex mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and diesel systems on a variety of customer equipment and tools while using a high degree of independent judgment.
  • Responsible for service documentation, training of lower level technicians, when necessary.
  • Ability to accurately order needed parts from vendors, and travel to customer sites.
  • Some shift work may be required.
  • Must have good organizational skills, aptitude for numbers, and experience coordinating and processing paperwork.
  • Must have experience dealing with customers in difficult situations, good phone etiquette, and the ability to function in fast-paced environment.
  • Must maintain excellent relationships with customers, both internal and external.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function of the job.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Must have an equivalent of no less than five (5) years’ experience with technical repairs.
  • Strong technical/mechanical skills and experience required; Detroit Diesel, Generators such as Kohler, MTU Onsite Energy and MTU product knowledge helpful as is experience with Deutz and John Deere engines
  • Must be able to read, write, have good communication skills and understand service instructions.

Education & Experience:

  • High school diploma and/or equivalent combination of education or experience.
  • Minimum of five (3) years’ experience with technical repairs on diesel engines.
  • Post-secondary vocational education strongly preferred.
  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications preferred.

Physical Requirements:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to communicate with customers and must be able to exchange accurate information. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items over 70 pounds. Must be able to detect parts and machinery from a distance and up close.

Other Criteria:

  • Complies with Company policies and procedures.
  • Performs job safely with respect to others, to property and to individual safety.
  • Works effectively with others in the Company to encourage teamwork and productivity.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function of the job.
  • We are drug free workplace that conducts pre-employment physical and drug screenings. We are regulated by the department of transportation and will be conducting random drug testing at regular intervals.

Tool Requirements:

  • This job requires the employee to supply a complete set of hand tools.

EEO Statement

Valley and the Valley Power Systems Family of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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