Class A Generator Road Mechanic

Job Posted: October 23rd, 2021

Location: Bronx, New York, US


H.O. Penn Machinery, the Caterpillar dealer for Metro NY, is currently HIRING for a Generator Road Mechanic for their NYC Generator Service department!

*This position requires weekend, holiday, and off-hour availability.


**This is a union position that includes potential annual earnings up to $140,000 per year in addition to industry best pension and annuity package, plus additional voluntary benefits offered by H.O. Penn. 


***This position utilizes a company service vehicle - clean and valid driver's license is required.


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Reporting to the Assistant Service Manager for Generator Service, this position is responsible for the following tasks:


Successfully provide service of recognized superior value:

  • Troubleshoot electrical problems
  • Troubleshoot mechanical problems
  • Efficiently utilize resources to correct problems
  • Document steps taken to correct problems

Maximize the efficient use of service and repair procedures to provide fast, accurate service and minimize unnecessary expense:

  • Plan proper repair procedures for efficiency
  • Efficiently utilize tooling and technical resources
  • Continually improve key processes
  • Effectively communicate status of repair work with supervisor

Effectively communicate with customers:

  • Represent the company in a positive, professional manner
  • Communicate customers’ options to correct current problems
  • Advise customer of cost of repair and collect payment as required

Successfully contribute toward a culture of safety:

  • Complete/attend all safety meetings, audits, and trainings as assigned
  • Work in a proactive, safe manner in compliance with all safety protocols and training
  • Immediately resolve and/or report all safety issues to supervisor
  • Maintain a clean, safe work area in compliance with all Contamination Control Initiatives



  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in Electric Power Generation, including troubleshooting and repair of electrical equipment (generator, ATS, switchgear), AC and DC, and diesel engines
  • Advanced Electrical troubleshooting skills, breaker testing, paralleling generators, medium/high voltage, transformers, thermal scan (IR Scan) preferred
  • Clean and valid driver’s license required
  • Must be computer proficient to be able to run diagnostic software and prepare service communications
  • Must have strong communication and self-management skills
  • Must be open to working overtime, including evenings, holidays, and weekends as needed
  • OSHA-30 Card (preferred)

Essential Physical Job Qualifications:

  • Standing and walking
  • Lifting (up to 60lbs.)
  • Carrying (up to 50lbs.)
  • Push/pull (up to 80lbs.)
  • Sitting, rotation and forward bending (sitting and standing)
  • Hand coordination and reaching
  • Grip (30lbs. with both hands, 80lbs. with preferred/single hand)
  • Foot pedal operation
  • Climbing stairs and ladders
  • Crawling, low work (kneeling), and awkward positioning
  • Outdoor work (as required)
  • Wearing 10-20lbs. of protective clothing, including fire resistant clothing, welding helmet/shield, & ANSI-rated protective footwear (as required)

Reasonable accommodations made as needed.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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