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Service Technician

Opportunity Snapshot

This is your opportunity to work as a self-directed Service Technician in the rapidly emerging, cutting-edge, green fuel industry. We are growing quickly and you will join a small team directly responsible for the care and maintenance of several fueling station sites in the Akron/Canton and extended surrounding area. Leaving from your home base each day, you'll travel from site to site maintaining and repairing equipment, making sure the overall needs of each station are met, and representing Clean Energy in a professional and experienced manner. As a Service Tech, you'll enjoy being the site expert for your customers. Prove yourself and excel in the role and you can grow right along with us, perhaps taking a Senior Technician position, moving into management or following another path of advancement.

Clean Energy is North America's leading provider of natural gas fuel for transportation, and a global leader in expanding international natural gas vehicle markets. With experience and expertise built over more than a decade, we are committed to helping our customers -- companies operating all kinds of fleets from the goods movement sector, to refuse and public transit, to shuttles and taxi fleets -- gain the measurable economic and environmental advantages of natural gas fueling. We have more than 1000 employees and are continuing to expand our 360 station portfolio.

The Requirements

To be successful in this position you will have:
  • A high school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • A minimum of 2 to 5 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • PLC experience with demonstrated ability is a plus. Quick question for you - click here
  • Modern automotive repair experience with demonstrated ability is a plus.
  • Well developed electrical and mechanical abilities and a strong understanding of how things work together.
  • The practiced skill of diagnosing and repairing mechanical problems on high pressure gas/air systems is a plus.
  • The demonstrated ability to diagnose and repair mechanical equipment such as valves, actuators, AC motors, pumps, process piping.
  • The demonstrated ability to diagnose and repair electrical problems such as current overloads, ground faults, open circuits and faulty relay logic.
  • The skill to monitor, check and correct phase imbalances, current draw, low voltage power supplies, pressure transmitters, relay logic and programmable logic control operation.
  • A commitment to working safely with high pressure gases and electrical components
  • Your own tools, a well developed professional style set 1 ½" and less wrenches/sockets/Allen wrenches/pliers/pipe wrenches/large adjustable wrenches, meters, etc. A tool allowance can be used to purchase larger or non-standard tools.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • A solid DMV record with no moving violations.
  • The ability to be on call 24/7. You will need to hit response times (specified by contract) 100% of the time. You will work overtime if called to a site.
  • A home neighborhood/environment safe and secure enough to park a fully stocked company truck.
Key competencies:
  • Interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills including:
    • The ability to effectively interact with customers, build client relationships, and respond to requests in a timely and appropriate manner.
    • The skill and talent to take highly technical information, translate it then present it to customers in easily understandable terms.
    • The ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos, write simple correspondence, and effectively present information to customers and other Clean Energy employees.
  • Strong basic math skills.
  • Solid analytical reasoning skills.
This territory will cover Akron/Canton and the extended surrounding area. 

The Role

In this role you'll work a core, Monday through Friday, 40-hour work week and with overtime as needed. It will be your task to inspect, maintain and repair the fueling equipment and assure an esthetically pleasing appearance for each of your assigned stations.

You will have a handheld computer with GPS and scanner that begins when you head out into the field for the day (less a commute time calculation) and is scanned at each destination. Throughout the week you will travel from site to site, performing your duties and providing strong customer service. Some calls will be short, while others, rebuilding a compressor for example, will require a significant amount of time.

Beyond your assigned stations, you should be open to managing on-call duties, You will be on-call for a week at a time every other week. It's difficult to estimate how often you will be required to visit a site after hours. Sometimes you might not get a call all week, other times you could get multiple calls in one night.  Quick question for you - click here

Specifically you will:
  • Make periodic inspections of fueling locations and equipment to determine that proper and normal operating conditions are being met.
  • Check and record operational data such as fluid levels, temperatures and pressures, compare to trends and have the ability to make corrections as needed.  Quick question for you - click here
  • Install, remove and modify fueling locations and equipment.
  • Maintain all fueling related equipment and structures in accordance with manufacturers and Clean Energy guidelines.
  • Clean and maintain fueling locations by picking up trash, emptying trash cans and dumpsters, hand cleaning and polishing fueling equipment, and painting and maintaining the canopy, lot, islands, and surrounding landscaping in and outside of enclosures.
  • Repair, replace, and adjust malfunctioning equipment to restore proper operating condition specified in regulations and repair manuals.
  • Inspect, maintain, adjust, repair or replace electrical equipment including electrical wiring, conduit, panels, switch gear, switches, gauges, transducers, solenoids, gas dryers, actuators, motors, meters and controls for safe and proper operating condition.
  • Inspect, maintain, adjust, repair or replace mechanical equipment such as compressors pumps, engines, intercoolers, after coolers, heat exchangers, piping, tubing, fittings, filters, traps, gas dryers, fasteners, valves and actuators for safe and proper operating condition.
Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.

Why Clean Energy

Strong training -- you bring strong learning acumen and a great attitude and we'll provide the tools you need to succeed. The first week you'll shadow another Technician who will show you the scope of the position and help you learn your assignment. Within the first few months, you'll also travel to Denver to attend a two-week group training session. And of course, you'll have your teammates and supervisor who can also answer questions as you are becoming acclimated.

Career growth potential -- there are plenty of opportunities and growth options for our strong players. You might choose to pursue the traditional path to a Senior Service Tech, move sideways into a Commissioning Tech role for opening new stations, or even pursue a degree focused on engineering or operations positions. With strong performance, talents and interest, you can chart the direction of your career.

Green standard for sustainability -- you probably already knew that natural gas burns much more cleanly than gasoline and diesel, producing significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions. But did you also know that natural gas is increasingly renewable, using biomethane reclaimed from landfill via waste-to-energy solutions? Clean Energy is helping companies and public organizations meet aggressive environmental goals.

Proven strong leadership -- you will join a team of accomplished, seasoned professionals at Clean Energy, led by Andrew Littlefair. Mr. Littlefair served as President of Pickens Fuel Corp (PFC), predecessor company of Clean Energy, which he co-founded in 1997 with Boone Pickens and was Staff Assistant to then President Ronald Reagan in the Office of Presidential Advance from 1983 to 1987. Our executive team's profiles can be viewed at CleanEnergyFuels.com.

Solid growth -- Clean Energy has the right solutions at the right time, as more and more organizations are exploring alternative fuel vehicles and solutions. For instance, in 2009 we opened the world's largest public LNG truck fueling station to serve the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as well as regional trucking; this facility will help transportation companies comply with the Port of Long Beach's Clean Air Action Plan.

Excellent compensation -- in addition to a competitive wage, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes all you would expect plus some pleasant surprises, such as a discretionary match on our 401(k) plan -- in four of the last five years the company has matched 50% of the employee's annual contribution. You'll also receive a company truck, which you'll fuel at your stations, a cell phone and uniform.

Keys to Success

To qualify and find success in this role, you'll need to be a total package person -- have the technical prowess, a commitment to safety, strong analytical skills, and customer service savvy. As a Service Technician, you should be capable of troubleshooting, analyzing, and correcting -- handling everything for your sites. With your strong background (the job is approximately 70% mechanical and 30% electrical) you'll find your way, but will first need to learn the terminology, understand and respect the higher pressure, always follow safety protocols, and learn CNG and eventually LNG sites. We'll give you the tools you need to succeed through a varied training program, but you should come in, hit the ground running and get right down to the business of learning and performing.

To be the total package person we seek, you should also have these key competencies:

Strong sense of urgency -- a customer centric attitude and sense of urgency in protecting the client's and Clean Energy's interests. Compressors are on an auto-call system and if there's a problem, response must be immediate.

A "do what it takes" attitude -- you should be hard-working, dedicated, and present Clean Energy in the best light possible. Attitude is always important.


About Clean Energy

Taking the Lead in Clean-air Transportation

Clean Energy has a broad customer base in the solid waste, transit, ports, shuttle, taxi, trucking, airport and municipal fleet markets, fueling more than 30,000 vehicles at approximately 360 strategic locations across the United States and Canada.

Clean Energy owns and operates two LNG production plants, one in Willis, TX and one in Boron, CA, with combined capacity of 260,000 LNG gallons per day and designed to expand to 340,000 LNG gallons per day as demand increases. It also owns and operates a landfill gas facility in Dallas, TX that produces renewable methane gas or biomethane for delivery in the nation's gas pipeline network.

The Clean Energy vision extends beyond servicing the high fuel-use requirements of fleet operators. We are committed to helping businesses access the measurable advantages of clean-fuel solutions. Simultaneously, we are committed to protecting our environment as the leader in clean-air transportation. Clean Energy has proven that business and environmental goals can indeed find common ground, with mutually profitable results. Our vision and efforts have received recognition and awards from business and environmental organizations alike.
Clean Energy Fuels is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Department at jdibenedetto@dtoolbox.com.
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Do you currently live within a reasonable and realistic commuting distance from Akron or Canton, OH?
Can you work flexible work hours ( evenings and weekends) including being on call 24/7?
Do you own your tools, a well developed professional style set ( 1 ½" and less) including wrenches/sockets/Allen wrenches/pliers/pipe wrench/large adjustable wrench, etc.?
Do you have a high school diploma or higher training/education?
Are you comfortable performing basic computer tasks? (Microsoft Word, Email, utilizing spreadsheets for information input.)
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Rate your experience monitoring PSI on equipment (our compressors go up to 6000 psi).
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Within the last 5 years, what role did the following play in your job:
PLC Troubleshooting and/or programming?
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