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GENERATOR TECHNICIAN

Class Title: GENERATOR TECHNICIAN
Class Code: 6324
Salary Schedule: Approved Arizona Law Enforcement Merit System Council Salary Schedule
One Salary
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$43,247.15/$20.79
$44,769.50/$21.52
$46,291.85/$22.25
$47,814.20/$22.98
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$49,336.76/$23.71
$50,859.12/$24.45
$52,381.47/$25.18
$53,904.03/$25.91
$55,426.38/$26.64
Annual salaries are calculations based on approved hourly rates.

Summary Statement: Under direction, installs and maintains gas and diesel power generating plants and related electrical equipment in communication sites throughout the state; involves irregular hours and extensive in-state travel. Performs other duties as assigned. This is a competitive classification.

Essential Functions: (not intended to be all inclusive)

1. Performs preventive maintenance on uninterrupted power supply systems, generators, and air compressors to maintain system operation and reliability to ensure uninterrupted power and continuous air supply to critical facilities, equipment and systems.

2. Repairs and maintains remote standby generator systems and prime power generators, to maintain and provide a reliable communications system and electric power to DPS employees.

3. Repairs, modifies, constructs, fabricates, installs and maintains building structures and equipment, (e.g. roofs, floors, walls, ceilings, foundations, generators, HVAC equipment, compressors, etc.) to provide safe conditions for employees.

4. Identifies and corrects building and equipment problems by performing carpentry, electrical, plumbing, painting, and HVAC work to maintain buildings and equipment in safe condition, prevent degradation of state property and systems, and prevent failures that would cause reduction in service.

5. Installs, repairs and maintains new and replacement generator systems to enhance communications systems reliability.

6. Inspects, tests, evaluates, calibrates and updates generator systems and wiring to improve reliability and to assure dependability and safety and compliance.

7. Removes, relocates, repairs, installs and tests electrical equipment (e.g. switches, conduit wiring, receptacle lights, circuits, etc.) to maintain electrical power in DPS buildings and structures, detect shorts and defective connections, and restore operation of non-functioning equipment.

8. Orders and stocks building supplies, materials and parts (e.g. evaporative motors, belts, hardware, paints, cooler pumps, bearings, fans, tools, plumbing parts, etc.) to replace materials consumed and assure their availability for assigned projects, scheduled maintenance, and emergency responses.

9. Welds various types of metal to repair or fabricate metal assemblies (e.g. racks, shelves, stands for equipment, etc.).

10. Analyzes electrical circuits, wiring diagrams and drawings, and installs, repairs, calibrates, services or replaces electrical devices and systems to prevent overload.

11. Responds to 24-hour emergency calls to repair remote generator systems.

12. Inspects facilities (e.g. houses, trailer, buildings, etc); equipment (e.g. fire safety, generators, compressors, etc.); systems (e.g. electrical, plumbing, power sources, etc.); and work of vendors to determine condition of facilities, safe operation of equipment, quality and safety of work, and scheduled maintenance.

13. Obtains telephone/written estimates and quotes of materials and equipment needed for repairs and the completion of job tasks.

14. Responds to 24-hour emergency calls for assigned work area to perform emergency building or equipment repairs during off-duty hours.

15. Provides direction, guidance and instruction to DPS personnel and other vendors/contractors in the correct operation of equipment and materials used to complete required maintenance activities.

16. Repairs, replaces or installs plumbing systems and components (e.g. water, sewer and drain lines, valves, faucets, etc.) in DPS buildings and structures.

17. Repairs water, gas, electric or air pipes and lines in or under floors, walkways, and walls to repair leaks and breaks.

18. Plans and schedules corrective action and preventive maintenance to repair or modify defects and maintain operating condition of facilities and equipment.

19. Assesses critical loads of power requirements to power sources and generators to determine user needs of electrical and/or backup power.

20. Installs conduits and wires to provide power for employees.

21. Monitors weekly generator performance to maintain communication system reliability.

22. Interprets wiring diagrams in order to install generator systems.

23. Instructs DPS personnel in understanding generator system operation and repair.

24. Communicates orally and in writing to notify supervisor and user groups of conditions of building and equipment and scheduling dates for repairs.

25. Documents work and purchase orders, travel claims, bids and material lists to account for materials purchased and time spent in completing work assigned.

26. Hangs, patches, textures and paints sheetrock and drywall to cover, repair or create various finishes on framed, existing, or damaged walls.

27. Installs, repairs and maintains wood and metal windows, doors, locks and closures.

28. Provides technical expertise to facilities personnel and outside contractors to assist them in understanding specific job requirements and in the planning for future expansion and projects.

29. Paints various structures and equipment (e.g. walls, refrigerators, evaporative coolers, floors, roofs, doors, restroom facilities, etc.) to preserve wood and metal parts from corrosion and maintain a safe, comfortable working environment.

30. Performs general maintenance work (e.g. trims trees in parking lots, sweeps floors, hangs pictures, etc.) to maintain a clean, safe work area for employees.

31. Supervises co-workers during the absence of area supervisor.

32. Oversees vendors and contractors to determine that work is correctly performed and completed in a timely manner, that the correct materials are utilized, and to assure that procedures meet state requirements.

33. Maintains cost, inspection, and maintenance records on generators and power systems to document maintenance work and equipment replacement.

34. Trains co-workers to perform preventive maintenance, produce monthly reports, and repair equipment.

35. Prepares reports of inspections and labor and material estimates to apprise supervisors of conditions of property and equipment and materials needed for repairs.

36. Coordinates and directs other DPS personnel in the temporary repair of remote generator systems.

37. Maintains cost, inspection, and maintenance records on generators and power systems to document maintenance work and equipment replacement.

38. Evaluates vendor bids to purchase necessary equipment and supplies for generator systems.

39. Creates project description documents to upgrade standby generator systems.

40. Remains current on job specific expertise through various sources (e.g. trade publications, trade shows, vendor communication, etc.) to keep abreast of the latest technological developments and products to improve generator reliability.

41. Relocates microwave communications sites to improve communication system performance with the assistance of other DPS personnel, and various equipment (e.g. crane, backhoe, loaders, etc.).

42. Assists various sections of DPS and other agencies in the design and installation of emergency generator systems.

43. Assists DPS personnel in the upgrading of towers and buildings.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required: Knowledge of:

1. arithmetic to calculate amounts of materials needed and to measure materials to be laid out, cut, shaped, threaded, and joined.

2. local/state/federal plumbing codes to perform installation, maintenance, and repair work which will meet code requirements.

3. local/state/federal building codes to perform building maintenance and repair work which will meet code requirements.

4. local/state/federal plumbing codes to perform installation, maintenance, and repair work which will meet code requirements.

5. proper use and hazards of chemical materials (e.g. paints, wood primers, roof coatings, caustic acids).

6. applications of utility, generator, and UPS power and under what circumstances they are to be used.

7. generator system circuit boards.

8. fabrication techniques and equipment required.

9. math for calculations.

10. survival skills.

11. electrical principles and theories.

12. plumbing systems and operations.

Skill in:

1. repairing diesel, propane, and natural gas engines.

2. repairing large generators and alternators.

3. diagnosing and repairing generators (e.g. propane gas, natural gas, and diesel powered systems).

4. testing electrical components and taking equipment readings with various tools and meters to determine appropriate repairs.

5. the correct selection and safe use of various applicable hand, power and specialty tools.

6. troubleshooting diesel engines, 3-phase generators, and transfer switches as they apply to various equipment and systems when voltage, amperage, cycles and phases show defects.

7. the installation of emergency standby generator systems.

8. inspecting and determining repairs and replacements of materials and equipment.

9. accurately reading and interpreting blueprints, sketches and schematics as they relate to buildings and utilities services systems.

10. correctly applying methods, practices, and procedures in preventative maintenance, inspection, repair, renovation, and minor construction of buildings and utilities.

11. welding with gas and electric equipment.

12. operating heavy equipment (e.g. backhoe, trencher, forklift).

13. professionally brazing and/or soldering.

14. precisely operate gauges and testing equipment.

15. locating and repairing defects and abnormalities in electrical components.

16. troubleshooting mechanical systems to the most complex level.

17. installing plumbing required for diesel fuels, natural gases and liquid and vapor propane gases.

18. operating light and heavy duty equipment (e.g. truck cranes, backhoes, loaders, etc.).

Ability to:

1. respond to emergency situations in an efficient and timely manner to effect immediate repairs.

2. work in various adverse conditions such as tight or enclosed spaces, heights, and temperature extremes, indoors or outdoors to complete work assignments.

3. move heavy objects in compliance with OSHA regulations.

4. work with a minimum of supervision.

5. bend, crawl, and kneel to access areas requiring repair or installation.

6. safely operate state vehicles and/or construction equipment in all weather conditions.

7. travel extensively as work load and schedule demands change.

8. work individually or as a team member to complete work assignments satisfactorily.

9. accurately sketch, read and understand water, gas, electric or air piping layouts.

10. understand and prioritize work plans to complete assignments with quality work.

11. be flexible in responding to changes in schedules and job priorities.

12. evaluate facility conditions to determine work needed.

13. write reports and other documents legibly.

14. follow up and complete work orders.

15. follow safety standards in working with multiple services, tools and equipment.

16. communicate orally and in writing with team members, co-workers, employees, contractors and vendors to obtain and provide useful information.

17. distinguish frequencies and sounds, color codes and odors in the operation of equipment in order to troubleshoot for repairs.

18. plan emergency standby generator systems.

19. train personnel in generator operation and repair.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license.


Minimum Qualifications: Requires a high school diploma and two (2) years of journey-level experience in the repair and maintenance of standby generator and/or uninterrupted power supply systems.

Education or technical training in a field related to power generating plants or related electrical equipment through a recognized trade union, technical school or equivalent, accredited college or university may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.

One year of work experience is equivalent to thirty (30) semester hours of coursework from an accredited college or university.

Progression to the next pay level/step requires an overall performance rating of at least "Standard" in the last 12 months.

Must successfully complete the examination process.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt




Current as of: 4/24/2014 8:16:59 AM