Perform basic levels of maintenance and service for over 90 generators throughout campus
Maintain and repair electrical power generators
Troubleshoot various mechanical and electrical problems
Perform regular scheduled service and load testing as per maintenance procedures.
Maintain, troubleshoot and repair AC generators, voltage regulators, circuit breakers, transfer switches, electronic controls and power systems
Performs preventative maintenance including checking for leaks, worn parts, taking fluids samples; orders and installs replacement parts; adjusts, calibrates and inspects the operation of auto transfer switch equipment.
Investigates, diagnoses, troubleshoots and repairs diesel standby and transfer switch system problems
Maintain a clean and safe work environment
Read and interpret drawings, diagrams and specifications of a variety of types of mechanical and electrical equipment including manufacturer's manuals and parts books.
Work semi-independently while using good sound judgment
Work with minimal supervision on maintenance issues
Knowledge / Qualifications
Solid working knowledge of all emergency and back up generation systems
Troubleshooting skills to test and diagnosed all issues associated with diesel engines and power generators
Knowledge to make repairs to diesel generator systems, including installation of pre-heaters; battery chargers; fuel systems and other related diesel parts.
Knowledge of diesel control circuits and electrical apparatus specific to the diesel standby 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 and protect.
General knowledge of the principles and practices applied in the maintenance and repair of diesel electric generating equipment.
General knowledge of the methods, hazards and safety precautions related to diesel engines and diesel engines and diesel engine driven electric generators.
Knowledge of diesel fuel requirements, including filter change schedules and cleaning/polishing services
Writing clear and accurate maintenance reports followed by new reactive work orders for any discrepancies found
Staying current on new power generation technologies and equipment through manufacturers training
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities
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 supervisors, technicians and University community.
Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
Good interpersonal and communication skills
Advanced computer skills
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
Ability to make technical decisions and engineering judgements independently within established parameters
Ability to work well with a skilled team of experienced MEP technicians
Excellent communication skills, in both verbal and written formats
Excellent organization and time management skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Must be self-motivated and able to work independently in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment
California Hazardous Material License endorsement
High School or College degree
Valid class C type commercial California driver's license
7 year's work experience on generators (size 250-2000 KW)
5 year's work experience on automated transfer switches (ATS)
Available for rotating on-call or call back schedule
Rev. November 2019 Additional Information
Location: Land, Buildings and Real Estate, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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