Commercial Engine Field Technician

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Commercial Power Generation


Peterson Power Systems in Portland, Oregon has an immediate opening for a Commercial Engine Field Technician. Reporting to Service Supervisor and/or Service Manager and working under occasional supervision, performs service and installation activities primarily in the field for engine systems customers

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES including but not limited to the following:

Maintain a safe working environment and observe all safety procedures, laws, policies, and rules.

Communicate with internal and external customers in a manner that promotes a positive relationship

Work in a matter consistent with Contamination Control Guidelines.

Work overtime as needed within labor law guidelines

Travel is required to meet customer service requirements including overnight stays,oversea and out of territory travel

Be on call to respond to customer service needs during the evenings, weekends, and holidays


Perform the following service operations with occasional supervision:

  • Pre-delivery setup, installation, and start-up on all makes and models of Caterpillar engines, generators (primary in marine applications), and related products
  • Level 1 and Level 2 generator system service
  • Repair, replace or rebuild engines and related systems and components – Cat and Non-Cat products in Industrial, Marine, and EPG applications
  • Assist electric power field technicians, as required
  • Write service reports that accurately document activities
  • Prepare required documentation including work orders, parts lists, and time cards in an accurate and timely manner to enable other employees to do their job in a timely manner

Solicit information regarding opportunities for engine system sales and service and pass information to engine systems sales staff and engine PSSR in a timely manner

Ensure assigned company vehicle maintains a clean professional appearance and is in proper working order

Perform work and conduct yourself in a matter that is consistent with company goals, mission statement, and core values

Perform assigned tasks in a timely, accurate, and efficient manner

Follow manufacturer and company service guidelines and procedures to ensure quality work and to preserve and document component failure information for accurate failure analysis

Other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Lift truck operator certificate
  • Maintain a tool inventory sufficient to perform assigned tasks
  • Maintain a satisfactory driving record
  • Class “A” CDL required
  • Completion of a certified electrical safety course

Associate's degree in a related field and four (4) years power generation or engine service experience or equivalent combination of education and experience


  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business reports, technical procedures, or governmental regulations
  • Ability to write coherent and logical service reports that can be understood by internal and external customers


  • Ability to apply concepts of basic math and algebra


  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations


  • Must have excellent proficiency on company and CAT PC and windows driven software

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands and fingers to grasp and to perform mechanical service activities. The employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, climb, balance, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and to pull and apply rotation force on stationary and moveable objects. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee will regularly work around moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to vibration, fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals, airborne particles, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in it's employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, natural origin and veteran or disability status.



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