The CHP Commissioning and Service Technician will be responsible for the commissioning and maintenance of cogeneration, also called combined heat and power (CHP),  systems. The ideal candidate will be a professional with experience in internal combustion engine and/or generator service, maintenance, repair, and overhaul.

This position also requires work at existing sites to support installations by others including walk-downs and assessments of the current health of the cogeneration systems, estimates of necessary repairs, and development of an ongoing maintenance program.

Technicians will support sales by visiting sites, acting as an ambassador to new customers, and providing estimates for the basis of proposals. This position will require occasional travel for factory and field training.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Commission new cogeneration systems

  • Conduct routine service (inspections, functional checks, oil and spark plug changes) at regular intervals according to manufacturer and vendor maintenance schedules

  • Perform factory-certified preventive maintenance (hardware adjustment and replacement: valves, pistons, cylinder heads and liners, turbochargers, pumps, radiators, instrumentation and controls)

  • Troubleshoot and repair equipment defects, promptly restore equipment to full working order and performance after failures

  • Maintain inventories of parts and consumables to ensure minimal equipment downtime

  • Conduct periodic in-house and field training of junior technicians

  • Safely operate and maintain a company-owned commercial vehicle

  • Participate in an on-call rotation and respond to 24-hour emergency calls for repairs and service

  • Work in a safe and efficient manner, maintaining good housekeeping and adhering to all safety policies, including but not limited to NFPA 70E, lock out/tag out, proper PPE utilization and safe driving practices

  • Comply with all federal, state, and local laws and Company policies, including but not limited to OSHA and Department of Transportation (D.O.T) regulations

  • Assisting with creating operational procedures, documents and training materials

  • Other duties as assigned

 

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES:

 

  • Strong understanding of reciprocating generator design, including controls, electrical power systems, and heat exchangers. Knowledge of refrigeration cycles, chiller and boiler service experience are a plus.

  • Knowledge of and experience in industrial and power instrumentation and control, strong analytical skills, and an understanding of Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action

  • Knowledge and experience in mechanical and electrical maintenance practice

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, ability to communicate complex technical information effectively to customers, a high degree of integrity and an ability to earn and sustain customer trust and confidence

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

 

 

  • High school diploma (or equivalent), relevant technical training or previous experience accepted

  • Seven or more years’ experience in generator and engine service, repair, and overhaul. Reciprocating engine experience preferred

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