The RequirementsTo meet the basic requirements for this role you must be legally authorized to work permanently in the U.S. without requiring a Visa transfer or Visa sponsorship. The ideal candidate for the Service Technician II role will have outstanding industrial electrical and strong mechanical skills/aptitude. Additionally, you will need:
- A high school diploma or GED equivalent.
- 5+ years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- PLC experience with demonstrated ability in component replacement and diagnosis is a plus.
- Well-developed mechanical and electrical abilities and a strong understanding of how things work and operate together in a process flow environment.
- Modern automotive or diesel repair experience with expertise in mechanical and on board electrical diagnostic systems is a plus.
- The practiced skill of diagnosing and repairing mechanical problems. Experience with high pressure gas/air systems is a plus.
- The demonstrated ability to diagnose and repair electrical problems such as current overloads, ground faults, short circuits, open circuits and faulty relay logic and ability to read and understand mechanical drawings and electrical schematics.
- The skill to monitor, check and correct mechanical and electrical issues such as, but not limited to: phase imbalances, current draw, low voltage power supplies, pressure transmitters, relay logic programmable logic control operation, mechanical failures of pumps, valves, piping, actuators, motors, contactors, etc.
- Experience with cryogenics is a plus.
- A commitment to working safely with high pressure gases and electrical components.
- Your own tools, a well-developed professional Technician style set 1 ½" and less equipped to work on a combination of mechanical and electrical equipment. Examples of tools include, but are not limited to: wrenches/sockets/Allen wrenches/pliers/pipe wrench/large adjustable wrenches, electrical test meter, electrical screw drivers, torque wrenches etc.
- Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
- A home neighborhood/environment safe and secure enough to park a fully stocked company truck.
- An acceptable or insurable driving record.
- Interpersonal and customer service skills -- the talent to effectively interact with customers, acting as a strong representative for Clean Energy, building client relationships, and responding to requests in a timely and appropriate manner.
- Client communication abilities -- the skill and talent to take highly technical information, translate it, then present it to customers in easily understandable terms.
- Language and communication skills -- the ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos, write simple correspondence, and effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other Clean Energy employees.
- Mathematical skills and reasoning abilities -- the skill to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; to compute rate, ratio, and percent and draw and interpret bar graphs.
- The ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions and deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
The RoleAs a Service Technician II, you will inspect, maintain and repair the fueling equipment and ensure an aesthetically pleasing appearance at Clean Energy owned and customer-owned (fleet stations serving a variety of industries) LNG & CNG bay area stations. You will need a broad skillset coming in the door. We will then add to that skillset by providing outstanding training.
On a daily basis, you will travel to one or more sites (the number will depend upon need and the tasks at hand), and provide equipment and control maintenance and repair services while also creating positive customer relations that promote Clean Energy. Preventative maintenance will include ensuring safety interlocks for shut-down systems are working properly, automatic rebuilding of compressors after 5000 hours of use, disassembling and assembling components for cleaning and repair, working on pumps and cryogenic tanks, painting and cleaning the station, and more. In partnership with day shift Service Technicians, you will take responsibility for the stations' overall care, with the lion's share of your duties being mechanical, electrical and controls maintenance. You must have outstanding electrical and mechanical skills to succeed. Additionally, you will cover stations needing immediate service, troubleshooting issues and ensuring they remain up and running.
Specifically, you will:
- Conduct 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, inter-stage temperatures and pressures, compare to trends and have the ability to make corrections as needed.
- 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 cryogenic pumps & valves, 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.
Why Clean EnergyStrong 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. Training will be during the day. Within the first few months, you'll also travel to Denver to attend a two week, or two one week group training sessions. You will also have other maintenance mechanics and your supervisor who can 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 Mechanic, 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 October 2016 we opened a new state-of-the-art CNG station, in partnership with FedEx, in Oklahoma City. The station that will allow over 100 FedEx Freight Class 8 trucks (big-rigs) to use the convenience of fast-fueling as well as money-saving time-fueling.
Excellent compensation -- in addition to a competitive wage, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and other insurances, a 401(k) plan with discretionary company match, paid time off and more. You'll also receive a company truck, which you'll fuel at your stations, a cell phone and uniform.
Keys to SuccessTo 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 II, you must be capable of troubleshooting, analyzing, and correcting -- handling everything at the stations you visit. 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 LNG maintenance. We'll give you the tools you need to succeed through a varied training program, but you will be expected to 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 must 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 must take pride in everything you do, be dedicated, and present Clean Energy in the best light possible.
Self-motivated leader -- we're looking for a professional who will bring a strong sense of ownership with the ability to understand problems / situations and make the proper decision. You need to be the type of person who "owns everything in your world" and can prioritize problems, from most important to least important.
About Clean EnergyTaking 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. We have the most experience in inventing and manufacturing today's natural gas technologies. We develop, manufacture, supply, install and service the equipment at natural gas stations across North America.
Clean Energy owns and operates LNG plants and renewable processing facilities, producing CNG, LNG and Redeem (RNG) fuels for our own stations and our clients' stations. Our network of over 550 LNG and CNG fueling stations ensures fleets are powered for both short routes across town and long hauls across North America. Our stations are fueling service vehicles at 37+ major airports, and our strategically located truck-friendly CNG and LNG fueling stations, the network we call America's Natural Gas Highway™, are designed to keep heavy duty fleets fueled up and on the road.
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.