Generator Service Technician

For over 50 years, Cooper Electric has provided the New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania markets with expert electrical supply, service capabilities and customer solutions. Established in 1961, as a family-owned business, Cooper Electric grew to 12 strategically placed branches by 1998. In 1999, we joined the Sonepar USA family which is made up of the finest electrical supply distributors in the United States. To better serve our customers, we have 58 supply locations, warehouse distribution centers throughout the tri-state area, and over 1,000 dedicated employees. Cooper provides exceptional products and services to an array of markets

Cooper Electric is a proud member of the Sonepar Group, the world's largest privately held electrical distributor. Sonepar entered the US in 1998 and has continued to grow due to strategic acquisitions and organic growth. Today, Sonepar USA is represented by 14 locally managed operating companies with over 700 locations nationwide.

We are currently recruiting for Generator Service Technicians to service customers in the tri-state area.  The Class A (preferably) or B Diesel Mechanics will perform field work responding to a wide variety of service calls within your territory for both commercial and Residential accounts represent the company to the customer. Exceptional integrity and self-motivation are among the most important qualities that Cooper Power values in its technicians.

In this key role you will be responsible for:

  • Troubleshooting a variety of field service calls which will require the ability to read one-line diagrams, isolate failed components, and troubleshoot up to 400 amp Automatic Transfer Switches.
  • You will be operating and connecting a minimum of 100 KW bank equipment and performing engine repairs, including timing, valve adjustments, gasket/seal replacements, coolant system repairs and fuel exhaust
  • Strong electrical troubleshooting skills

Job Requirements

  • Minimum 2 years of experience with the troubleshooting and repair of electro-mechanical equipment, of which at least 1 year of must be on diesel driven generators and related switchgear
  • Must own hand tools, to include Fluke multimeter, amperage meter, pipe wrenches, crescent wrenches, and complete socket set, at a minimum
  • DOT, OSHA general industry, and NFPA 70A certification (new hires will be trained)
  • Certification to work on Kohler generators is STRONGLY preferred. Candidates with certification with other manufacturers will also be considered
  • Strong communication skills, to include the ability to resolve conflicts with irate customers, work with the sales team to build confidence in clients, and assist in training of junior technicians, are needed
  • Ability to pass a DOT physical, drug test, and DMV record check are required for this position
  • Basic knowledge of diesel, natural gas, and propane fuel systems

Individuals considered for this position will be highly productive, organized, detail oriented and capable of prioritizing in a fast-paced environment. Must have the ability to adapt to change quickly and efficiently.

Join our team! Cooper offers a competitive salary; outstanding benefits package and the professional advantages of an environment that supports your development and recognizes your achievements.

EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran

Full time
Salary Range
$32,000.00 - 52,000.00
per Year
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Ocean Township, NJ, US
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