Carter Machinery

Electric Power Generation (EPG) Field Technician-$2,000 SIGN-ON BONUS

Carter Machinery
Category EPG Field Technician Type Full-time
Location Salem, Virginia View Website View website
Pay Rate Based on qualifications.
Category EPG Field Technician
Type Full-time
Location Salem, Virginia
View Website View website


Carter Machinery Company, the authorized Caterpillar dealer serving Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Washington D.C. is hiring an Electric Power Generation (EPG) Technician at our Salem, Virginia corporate headquarters.  This position is responsible for performing service and installation services on electric power generation systems and components.  Duties include troubleshooting and repairs of engine and electrical related systems, EPG start-up of generators, transfer switches, UPS, and switchgear systems.  Repairs may require working hours in addition to the normal work schedule for emergency calls.  Flexibility and in-depth product knowledge/experience are necessary for this position.  Seeking candidates with 3 years’ minimum of relevant Electrical Power Generation (EPG)/electronics experience; a technical degree or military equipment experience is a plus.

• Self-starter able to work with limited supervision.
• Strong mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting skills; advanced engine and electrical diagnostic and repair skills.
• Requires working knowledge of power generation components, electronic controls and fuel systems.  Experience with diesel and natural gas engines, electrical switchgear, automatic transfer switches and power distribution systems
• Able to read technical drawings and schematics.
• Must have an excellent driving record and valid driver’s license.
• Proficient in the use of a computer, Microsoft Office products and service software required in position; able to complete service reports and provide pertinent details for work orders.
• Excellent customer satisfaction skills and the ability to project a positive professional image with customers.
• Able to work overtime as required by job and customer demand.

Must meet physical requirements for the job, including the ability to lift, carry and maneuver items up to 70 pounds, including bulky objects.  This position requires repeated reaching, standing, stooping, kneeling, bending and climbing.  Must be able to work outside in inclement weather conditions, including extreme heat, cold, dampness and humidity.

We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package including paid vacation, health, dental, life and disability insurance, as well as retirement plan with 401(k) match.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.  Additional duties may be assigned.

Carter Machinery Co. Inc. is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals – including minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities, or any other characteristic protected by law – are encouraged to apply.

Carter Machinery is a drug-free workplace.

Qualified candidates may submit a confidential application at