Generator Field Mechanic

Western Machinery Electric - San Francisco Bay Area, CA (30+ days ago)

Field Technician Job descriptionField Technicians are assigned to on-site service of complex power systems. They are responsible for startup, preventative maintenance, trouble-shooting and on-site assistance in the operation of many sophisticated power systems. Due to many interactions with the customer, excellent customer relations and organizational skills are required.

Specific Responsibilities

1) Work closely with the customer, for all services including installation assistance, start-up, preventative maintenance, servicing and on-site assistance in the correct operation of the power system. Good oral and written communication skills.

2) Performs 100% of all servicing requirements, or arranges for completion of balance. Demonstrates good judgment on what service is to be attempted on-site, in-shop or other locations, as required.

3) Lists all necessary components and equipment for service assisting approved purchasing methods for customers account. Communicates closely with the customer and service coordinator regarding status of service.

4) Must exhibit extraordinary customer relations skills. Close daily relationship with customer requires a high level of customer satisfaction and perception of value per dollar cost. Company image is perceived primarily through contact with the customer.

5) Takes responsibility for clerical needs, including completeness of service reports.

6) Learns new maintenance requirements for new or existing electrical systems and applies new requirements to existing Maintenance Procedures.

7) Operates and maintains test equipment to high standards. Assures test equipment calibration requirements are maintained.

8) Puts safety first! Must be familiar with safety procedures and safety equipment required for all working assignments. 9)Performs other duties as required.

Skills and Knowledge Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • AA Degree, Certificate in Electrical or Mechanical Technology or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years experience in electrical and/or mechanical systems and equipment
  • Minimum 5 years experience in the testing and maintenance of complex electrical systems
  • A high degree of ability to work independently and productively doing so
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills Physical Demands
  • Prolonged standing and walking
  • Frequent bending, reaching, lifting and carrying up to 80lbs/ 32 Kilograms
  • Climbing stairs, kneeling, squatting, etc. Working Conditions
  • Utilize transportation to get on-site (company vehicle, infrequent commercial flights) travel at times staying on location for a week at a time as required - infrequent
  • Exposure to low and high voltage electrical equipment
  • Exposure to moving machinery and equipment
  • Exposure to dust, cleaners, etc.
  • Availability to work rotating on call for 24/7 requirements for customers - infrequent but required
  • Working inside and/or outside of building in weather as necessary and to rotate on call for emergency services
  • Safety and protective equipment requirements

Equipment Used

  • Test equipment and service tools must own hand tools to compliment WME supplied special tools
  • Laptop computer and printer and computer program literacy

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $25.00 to $39.00 /hour


  • electrical/Mechanical: 5 years


  • High school or equivalent


  • San Francisco Bay Area, CA