Prime Power Technician

Nixon Power Services
Baltimore, MD
Sep 15, 2017
Sep 18, 2017
Accountant, IT
Specialty Trades
Full Time
GE Jenbacher Technician The Nixon Power Services Company GE Jenbacher Technician requires the highest-level technical knowledge and the ability to perform tasks above and beyond the normal Kohler technician responsibilities. Based in various locations in the Southeast, the position reports directly to Nixon Energy Solution's Service Manager. This technician possesses a high level of knowledge, dedication and work ethic required to quickly learn the GE Jenbacher engine driven generator systems, repairs and operations; that allows them to perform major repairs, overhauls and installations of engines, generators and associated equipment. Responsibilities Responsibilities require a specific focus on proven process and procedure in order to: Troubleshoot operational failures of GE Jenbacher engine driven generators and associated systems to ensure consistent and reliable system optional standards. Review installations and perform system start-up, commissioning and testing. Complete minor and major overhauls of GE Jenbacher engine driven generators through engine repairs, rebuilds, and replacements. Adjust and troubleshoot grid paralleling switchgear associated with the GE Jenbacher engine driven generators. Adjust and troubleshoot gas treatment and conditioning systems associated with the GE Jenbacher engine driven generators. Perform minor and major repairs on GE Jenbacher engine driven generators. Determine appropriate course of action for site issues weighing time, cost and customer satisfaction issues. Accurately determine customer/site requirements. Professionally assist and support customers/sites via remote communication. Organize and implement project plans, minimizing costs and maximizing customer satisfaction. Take lead on large projects, supervising other technicians and working with both vendors and customers. Deliver equipment when appropriate. Job Requirements Education and experience High school diploma or GED certificate; and training from accredited technical school specializing in diesel or gas engines, or honorable military discharge with a duty assignment related to vehicle or power generation equipment service. Training and experience on troubleshooting, repairing and rebuilding GE Jenbacher generators is desired. 2-5 Years experience diagnosing and repairing gas fueled reciprocating engines and cooling systems Skills and abilities Ability to read schematics. Ability to diagnose and carry out major repairs, DC circuits 12/24/v Ability to set up transfer switches, transformers, electrical distribution system, parallel generators and work with 'twin-packs'. Ability to tie in to customer's electrical panels. Experience with and proficiency in PC, Self-starter, exercises good judgment, is proactive, and demonstrates timely follow-through. Practiced organizational skills; adherence to timelines and schedules; and attention to detail. Professional and effective skills of written and verbal communication and concisely document all work and repairs completed in the field Excellent interpersonal skills. Maintain necessary legal and technical certifications. Willingness and ability to manage through collaboration; embrace accountability; share responsibility; and develop employees for personal and professional growth. Know and follow all safety requirements, including PPE policies Safely operate a company vehicle, safe driving record Physical Demands * While performing the duties of this position, service technicians are regularly required to: Travel 75% - 90% Use hands/fingers handle, or feel Reach with hands and arms Stand, walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl Lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. (and occasionally up to 100 lbs.) Be exposed to moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions (extreme heat and cold), and risk of electrical shock * Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Overview Founded in 1914, Nixon Power Systems is the Southeast's largest full-service organization dedicated exclusively to the sale, rental, distribution, service, and technical support of stand-by and prime power generation equipment, parts, and accessories. The Company is headquartered in Brentwood, TN (suburb of Nashville) with five branch locations throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. Privately held, Nixon is consistently profitable and focused on continued growth. Nixon is the largest Kohler Power Systems distributor of Stand-by Power equipment in the country. The Company's Kohler sales territory covers all or part of seven states in the Southeast and serves national and regional companies with a large number of retail, distribution, and commercial facilities. Nixon's long-term dedication to superior service and solutions to customer's comprehensive power needs is evidenced by their historic growth rate and repeated selection as Kohler's "Distributor of the Year" award. The Company is also a large distributor of GE-Jenbacher prime and renewable power equipment, encompassing 13 states throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern US. With over 220 employees; five (5) regional Sales and Service Centers throughout the Southeast United States; a 13-state commercial footprint; and a commitment to total quality, Nixon Power Services is an industry leader dedicated to being an unmatched employer. Nixon Power Services is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer, Minority/Female/ Disability/Veterans/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.