Field Service Technician-Electric Power Generation

Job Posted: October 18th, 2021

Location: Gulfport, Mississippi, US

Puckett Machinery Company is the Caterpillar® heavy equipment, rental services, and power systems dealer for central and southern Mississippi. As the industry leader in our territory with 15 locations, helping our customers succeed is our number one priority.

We are seeking experienced Electric Power Generation Field Service Technicians based at our Jackson, Hattiesburg and Gulfport locations. The Electric Power Field Service Technician is responsible for field service support of Caterpillar diesel and natural gas electric power generation and petroleum engine product lines. Duties will include the maintenance, inspections, load banking, troubleshooting and repair of engine and electrical related systems, commissioning of engines/generators and coordination, maintenance and/or commissioning of transfer switch and switchgear systems.  

We Offer:

  • Starting pay $25+/hour, depending on experience
  • Comprehensive benefits plan including: Medical, Dental, and Vision; 401(k); Life and Disability;
  • Flexible Paid Time Off
  • Field service vehicle
  • Specialized technical training (factory training after one year of service)

The Field Service Technician-Electric Power Generation is responsible for the troubleshooting/diagnostics, repair/overhaul, and preventive maintenance of Caterpillar and allied electric power generation products (generators, switch gear systems) primarily during service calls at customer locations, using a field service truck in a safe, timely, efficient, and courteous manner.  This position will require working hours in addition to the normal work schedule and for emergency calls.   

Essential Functions, Duties, and Responsibilities:

  • Perform maintenance, inspections, load banking, troubleshooting and repair of engine and electrical related systems, commissioning of engines/generators and coordination, maintenance and/or commissioning of transfer switch and switchgear systems in accordance with all prescribed quality and safety standards.
  • Troubleshoot, problem solve, and identify the problem through failure analysis.
  • Test, measure, align and adjust engine systems and components.
  • Research and determine re-usability of parts in accordance with published manufacturer guidelines.
  • Coordinate the ordering of replacement parts with supervisor.
  • Prepare and submit detailed, complete and legible service reports of all inspection and repairs performed using prescribed forms and procedures in a timely manner.
  • Keep supervisor regularly apprised of status of assigned repair jobs and assist in addressing customer questions and concerns.
  • Provide technical guidance, assistance, and training to internal technicians and customers as requested.
  • Troubleshoot field service delivery-related problems (weather, traffic, breakdowns) to resolution in real time.
  • Maintain all motor vehicle logs, documentation, and driving standards as may be required by the Department of Transportation (DOT), federal/state authorities, and the company.
  • Inspect all assigned vehicle and equipment daily and report repair and/or maintenance requests to designated manager. Maintain assigned vehicle in a clean and fueled state of readiness.
  • Maintain a professional and proper personal appearance at all times.
  • Keep up to date with developments in tooling, technologies and systems.
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