TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
- Makes modifications to diesel generator systems, including installation of pre-heaters, battery chargers, fuel systems and other related diesel parts.
- Makes wiring modifications to diesel control circuits and electrical apparatus specific to the diesel standby system.
- Investigates diagnoses, troubleshoots and repairs diesel standby and transfer switch system problems.
- Performs preventive maintenance, including checking for leaks, worn parts, taking oil samples; orders and installs replacement parts; adjusts, calibrates and inspects the operation of auto transfer switch equipment.
- Prepares records of repairs, maintenance, parts ordered and parts used.
- Documents modifications to system.
- Transports equipment, tools and fluids to and from work sites; operates and maintains equipment, tools and safety devices, which are designed to lift, move, transport, repair, inspect, measure or protect.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices applied in the maintenance and repair of diesel electric generating equipment. Thorough knowledge of the methods, hazards, and safety precautions related to diesel engines and diesel engine driven electric generators. Knowledge of diesel fuel requirements, including filter change schedules. Ability to restore residual voltage to generator exciter field. Ability to read and understand electrical schematics, wiring diagrams, service manuals, panels and meters. Ability to put theory, experience and training to use in a logical and systematic fashion. Ability to deal with problems on a priority basis and investigate all alternatives. Ability to maintain adequate records and reports. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates and the public. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
A) Graduation from high school or vocational school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma supplemented by completed courses in diesel generating engines and five (5) years of experience in the maintenance and repair of diesel generating engines, construction and/or mechanical equipment;
B) Nine (9) years of experience in the maintenance and repair of diesel generating engines, construction and/or mechanical equipment;
C) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B).
Must posses a valid New York State Class B Commercial Drivers License and obtain a Class A within the 6 months probationary period
Must have the ability to obtain a Class D Distribution System Water Operator License issued by the State of New York and obtain same within 1 year of appointment.