Senior Generator Technician

City of Sacramento | Sacramento, CA

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Posted Date 1/09/2019

The City of Sacramento, Department of Utilities is seeking to fill a Senior Generator Technician position.  This position performs a complex range of skilled and technical tasks in the inspection, repair, preventiveand corrective maintenance and modification on Internal Combustion (IC) engines, diesel generators and other IC gaseous engine tests; replaces or adjusts engine components such as valves, pistons, bearings, emission systems, and other related systems; and, interprets schematic wiring and modifies diesel control circuits. Job Bulletin


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Perform routine inspections and make modifications to IC engines, diesel generators and associated equipment.
  • Perfom preventive and corrective maintenance on Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS) and annunciator panels.
  • Perform load testing on untis to identify possible problems and prevent wet stacking.
  • Make electrical and mechanical wiring modifications to diesel control circuits.
  • Rebuild and repair gas compressors such as: turbochargers used for foreced-induction of IC engines, head gaskets, seals, water pumps, catalytic converters, torque heads, belts and hoses.
  • Conduct automatic and manual transfer tests of simulated power outages to ensure generators are functioning properly, interpret test results and report recommendations. 
  • Assist and participate in emission testing.
  • Test batteries, fuel coolant and oil, 
  • Ship oil samples for analysis, interpret oil sample analysis, diagnose problems and submit work order for repairs.
  • Interpret schematic wiring to isolate problems.
  • Transport and dispose hazardous materials. 
  • Assist with technical training and the evaluation of staff. 


Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of electrical, mechanical, thermal and hydraulic systems.
  • Engine Control systems.
  • Electrical and mechanical safety procedures.
  • Applicable local, state and national regulations 
  • Natural Fire Protections Codes.
  • Lock-out/tag out procedures

Skill in: 

  • Interpreting electrical and mechanical drawings.
  • Indentifying and repairing problems with engine control systems.
  • Correcting wet stacking conditions.
  • Troubleshooting and diagnosing electrical problems. 

Education and Experience


Successful completion of a two year technical electircal or mechanical trade school; or military training/apprenticeship



Three years of experience as a Generator Mechanic with the City of Sacramento. Or, Five years of journey-level experience performing general maintenance, servicing, and repair of diesel and other gaseous IC engines and other electrical systems related to light and heavy duty machinery and equipment. 



Job Category
Local Government
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