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Field Service Technician-Engine in Gulfport, MS at Puckett Machinery Company Inc

Date Posted: 1/9/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

We are seeking a seasoned Engine Field Service Technician to be based out of our Power Systems office in Gulfport.

We Offer:

  • Starting pay $25.00+/hour, depending on experience
  • Mon-Fri schedule with some after hours/weekend work
  • Scheduled Overtime
  • Comprehensive Benefits Plan including: Medical, Dental, and Vision; 401(k); Life and Disability; Paid Leave; Uniforms with paid laundry service; Specialized technical training 

The Field Service Technician-Engine is responsible for the troubleshooting/diagnostics, repair, and preventive maintenance of Caterpillar marine, industrial, and petroleum diesel and spark ignited engines as well as electric power generation products (generators, switchgear 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:

  • Disassemble, adjust, install, and repair, in conjunction with both top end and major/in-frame overhauls, reciprocating engine based marine, industrial, and petroleum power 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 reusability 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.

Job Requirements

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required. Diesel engine, construction equipment and/or truck engine training and certifications through accredited technical schools or relevant military experience preferred.
  • Minimum 4 to 6 years previous hands-on work experience as a diesel technician repairing Caterpillar or competitor diesel and spark ignited engines, electrical switchgear, and diesel/electric systems related components. Related technician experience in a field service setting preferred.
  • Dedicated experience troubleshooting and performing top end and major overhauls on CAT engine models which include 3208, 3126, 3300, 300 series, 3400, 3500, 3600, C280.
  • Ability to read and comprehend moderately difficult computer-based schematics, specifications, service and parts literature, technical bulletins, safety manuals, and other related publications.
  • Solid mechanical systems knowledge of diesel engines/engine failures and electrical and hydraulic systems.
  • Proficient in the use of mechanical test equipment including CAT ET, PL1000 interface, and EMCP programming.
  • Ability to safely use material handling equipment and tooling and wear company required PPE (protective eyewear, gloves, harnesses, footwear) during a shift assignment that could last between 8 and 11 hours.
  • Current Class D motor vehicle license, DOT medical certification, and other related licenses as required by the Department of Transportation, federal, and/or state statutes.
  • Must have and maintain a driving record (MVR) which adheres to the company’s motor vehicle policy standards.
  • Good knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures within the transportation industry, including DOT regulations. 
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Good problem solving skills, detail oriented, and ability to work with a high level of accuracy.
  • Good computer skills using related information system applications (ex: SIS, DBS).
  • Ability to perform duties with a sense of urgency, exceeding customer expectations. 
  • Ability to work independently in a dynamic fast paced field service environment. 
  • Ability to work standard five-day work schedule, including daily overtime, and occasional weekend hours as necessary. 

Other Job Requirements: 

  • Possess a complete set of basic mechanic hand tools including drives, sockets, and wrenches.


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