Lead DC Power Technician (Battery Installer Level 3-4)

Job Title: Lead Technician (DC Power Installer Level 3-4)

Hiring Immediately in Garland, TX.

We are seeking Lead Technician (DC Power Installers Level 3 - 4) to perform the job duties of a Lead Installer in a communications and industrial environment. This DC Power Technician position requires travel on a regular basis, mostly during the week and home on most weekends.


  • Competitive hourly pay depending on experience
  • Health benefits package (medical, dental, vision)
  • 401k savings
  • Room for growth


The Service Technician (Level III-IV) must be able to perform job duties of a lead installer in a communications and industrial environment. Have a broad understanding of batteries and the DC Power industry as it relates to the three primary markets served by APS (Telecom, UPS, and Utility).

This position requires frequent travel on a regular basis, including overnight trips, mostly during the week.

Job Profile:

SHIFT TIMES: 1ST: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM (varies depending on travel and customer requirements, night work required, overtime required, weekends occasionally required)

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Travels to different locations/companies and contends with various working conditions including remote locations, primitive locations, and outdoors.

Job Requirements:

Work will include installation of batteries and rectifier battery plants (all voltages); ironwork, and cable rack with knowledge of Zone 4 environment requirements; DC power plant upgrades and replacements; Primary and Secondary distribution equipment including PBD's, BDFB's, BDCBB's, inverters, and converters; along with the running of power cable, lug crimping, and lacing; taking voltage and gravity readings; performind load tests; diagnosing equipment and systems; preparing test reports; authoring MOPs or other task documentation; completing job related documentation; reading, understanding, and following standards, specifications, and schematics; interfacing with customers; and all other duties associated with the installation, maintenance, repair, and removal of DC power.

AC power work from 120V 1-phase to 480V 3-phase.

Lead responsibilities will include understanding and following industry standards, safety protocols, and all Company policies; inspecting tools, equipment, and each job site, including recognizing hazards;

Other duties may be assigned.

Minimum Skill Requirements:

Applicant must be familiar with a variety of the electrical field's concepts, practices, best practice, and procedures including the technical ability to understand and interpret Electrical Codes, Life Safety Codes, NFPA, Uniform Building Codes, and Lighting Systems where applicable.

Knowledge of industry standards (i.e., Telcordia, IP72202, TP76300, 77350).

An understanding of how a lead acid battery works.

Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand spoken English.

Ability to read and interpret drawings and technical manuals.

Good writing skills, general math skills, strong mechanical skills, strong communication skills, PC skills including use of Office applications and customer software.

Must maintain an acceptable driving record required, pass annual drug tests (random testing required for certain customers), and maintain an acceptable background check in accordance with company and customer requirements and local laws/regulations.

Essential Responsibilities:

Maintain open and positive communication (both in verbal and written form) with employees, departments, and customers.

Work well in a team environment as well as independently and be a self-starter.

Willing to travel between offices, service locations, and customer sites.

Minimum Physical and Sensory Requirements:

  • Strength to lift a 50 lb object, without assistance, and items weighing up to 150 lb with assistance. Strength to slide up to 200 lb
  • Strength and dexterity to bend, squat, crawl, kneel, crouch, or twist to reach/and or work with assigned systems.
  • Strength, mobility and dexterity to use small hand and power tools as necessary and to climb or crawl to install equipment in areas of close tolerance.
  • Ability to climb and work on ladders, gantries, and cat walks.
  • DOT Medical Qualification Card required.

American Power Systems' in-house service department offers a wide range of DC battery power services. We take pride in delivering quality work in a timely manner, and at a reasonable price.

Accepting Applicants during COVID-19

American Power Systems, LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, military service, veteran status, marital status, socioeconomic status, political affiliation or belief, disability, or any other factor protected by law. American Power Systems, LLC complies with laws regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled employees.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime

COVID-19 considerations:
For safety precaution, we are requiring all Technicians to wear face masks at job sites.

Ability to Commute/Relocate:

  • Dallas, TX (Preferred)


  • Battery Installation: 3 years (Preferred)
  • Electrical: 3 years (Preferred)

Willingness To Travel:

  • 50% (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

This Job Is:

  • A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply

Company's website:

  • www.ampowersys.com

Benefit Conditions:

  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

  • No
Salary Range
$62,000.00 - 113,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Dallas, TX 75215, US
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