Clean Energy Fuels Career Opportunities
Within the last 5 years, what role did the following play in your job:
troubleshooting or programming PLC's
Can you read blueprints and electrical relay schematics?
Which best describes your experience with compressor systems and/or industrial equipment?
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Enjoy Autonomy and a Sense of Ownership as you Support CNG & LNG Fueling Stations in Northern Chicago Area

Leverage your proven electrical and mechanical skills to join the cutting-edge, green fuel industry.

This is an opportunity to make your mark in the rapidly expanding alternative fuel industry. You will work in partnership with two other Field Service Maintenance Mechanics, and you will be responsible for five or six CNG and LNG stations in a region stretching from Park Forest to Elgin. We will rely on you to be self-directed as you maintain and repair equipment, making sure the overall needs of the stations are met, serving as the site expert and professionally representing Clean Energy. Quick question for you - click here

Clean Energy is a rapidly growing company ripe with opportunity. Prove yourself and excel in this role and you can grow right along with us, perhaps advancing to a Senior Maintenance Mechanic 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 500+ station portfolio.

Video: Clean Energy is moving America toward the use of natural gas for transportation, and we're continuing to grow.

The Requirements

To meet the basic qualifications for the Field Service Maintenance Mechanic II role you will have:
  • Legal authorization to work permanently in the U.S. for any employer without requiring visa transfer or visa sponsorship.
  • A high school diploma or GED.
The ideal candidate for this role will have basic industrial mechanical experience, skill with PLC troubleshooting and machine controls and a strong electrical background. To be a good fit you also should have:
  • 5+ years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Well-developed electrical and mechanical abilities and a strong understanding of how things work and operate together in a process flow environment.
  • The demonstrated ability to diagnose and repair electrical problems such as current overloads, ground faults, open circuits and faulty relay logic and ability to read and understand electrical and mechanical drawings. Quick question for you - click here
  • The skill to monitor, check and correct electrical and mechanical 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.
  • 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 but 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.
  • An acceptable or insurable driving record.
  • Willingness to be on call. You will need to hit response times (specified by contract) 100% of the time. You may be required to work overtime, though overtime will be limited.
  • A home neighborhood/environment safe and secure enough to park a fully stocked company truck.
  • 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 on high pressure gas/air systems is a plus.
  • PLC experience with demonstrated ability in component replacement and diagnosis is a plus.
Key competencies:
  • 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.
For the most part you will work Monday through Friday during the day, although you will need to be flexible to work evenings and weekends on occasion. You'll be in rotation putting you on call 24/7 every two or three weeks.

Almost all the stations you'll support are located in Chicagoland, but once a month you'll travel to a station in Green Bay, WI and stay overnight. On occasion you might be asked to cover another territory in order to provide sufficient coverage.

The Role

As a Field Service Maintenance Mechanic II, you will inspect, maintain and repair the fueling equipment and ensure an esthetically pleasing appearance for your assigned CNG and LNG stations in this territory. You will provide equipment and control maintenance and create positive customer relations that promote Clean Energy. You will travel to assigned stations each day for general maintenance and repair, to make sure safety interlocks for shut-down systems are working properly, and/or to automatically rebuild compressors after 5000 hours of use. Quick question for you - click here

Some stations are public access and others are used only by private fleets. You'll get to know your customers, checking in upon arrival, and building a line of open communication. You might meet with the phone company to repair or install a line, or take time to paint or clean the site. These are your stations to monitor and you will take responsibility for their overall care, with the lion's share of your duties being control and mechanical maintenance. You also will serve as backup for adjacent territories, as needed.

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.
  • Install, remove and modify fueling locations and equipment.
  • Maintain all fueling related equipment and structures in accordance with manufactures 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.

What's in It for You

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 Maintenance Mechanic 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 (split into one-week sessions). And of course, you'll have teammates in this and other territories and your supervisor whom you can call to ask 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 Field Service Maintenance 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. Some opportunities require relocation.

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 example, in 2013 our subsidiary IMW announced an agreement to provide natural gas compressors for the construction of more than 300 compressed natural gas stations in China. Clean Energy also secured its largest single order and deployment of medium-duty CNG trucks for delivery services, from Fox Transportation. And the momentum continues to build.

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.

Pictured: Clean Energy is building America's Natural Gas Highway, a network of CNG and LNG fueling stations connecting coast to coast and border to border.

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 Field Service Maintenance Mechanic II, you should be capable of troubleshooting, analyzing, and correcting -- handling everything for your sites. With your strong background (the job is roughly 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 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 Us

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 35,000 vehicles at approximately 500+ 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.

Enjoy Autonomy and a Sense of Ownership as you Support CNG & LNG Fueling Stations in Northern Chicago Area

Leverage your proven electrical and mechanical skills to join the cutting-edge, green fuel industry.

This is an opportunity to make your mark in the rapidly expanding alternative fuel industry. You will work in partnership with two other Field Service Maintenance Mechanics, and you will be responsible for five or six CNG and LNG stations in a region stretching from Park Forest to Elgin. We will rely on you to be self-directed as you maintain and repair equipment, making sure the overall needs of the stations are met, serving as the site expert and professionally representing Clean Energy. Quick question for you - click here

Clean Energy is a rapidly growing company ripe with opportunity. Prove yourself and excel in this role and you can grow right along with us, perhaps advancing to a Senior Maintenance Mechanic 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 500+ station portfolio.

Video: Clean Energy is moving America toward the use of natural gas for transportation, and we're continuing to grow.

The Requirements

To meet the basic qualifications for the Field Service Maintenance Mechanic II role you will have:
  • Legal authorization to work permanently in the U.S. for any employer without requiring visa transfer or visa sponsorship.
  • A high school diploma or GED.
The ideal candidate for this role will have basic industrial mechanical experience, skill with PLC troubleshooting and machine controls and a strong electrical background. To be a good fit you also should have:
  • 5+ years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Well-developed electrical and mechanical abilities and a strong understanding of how things work and operate together in a process flow environment.
  • The demonstrated ability to diagnose and repair electrical problems such as current overloads, ground faults, open circuits and faulty relay logic and ability to read and understand electrical and mechanical drawings. Quick question for you - click here
  • The skill to monitor, check and correct electrical and mechanical 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.
  • 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 but 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.
  • An acceptable or insurable driving record.
  • Willingness to be on call. You will need to hit response times (specified by contract) 100% of the time. You may be required to work overtime, though overtime will be limited.
  • A home neighborhood/environment safe and secure enough to park a fully stocked company truck.
  • 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 on high pressure gas/air systems is a plus.
  • PLC experience with demonstrated ability in component replacement and diagnosis is a plus.
Key competencies:
  • 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.
For the most part you will work Monday through Friday during the day, although you will need to be flexible to work evenings and weekends on occasion. You'll be in rotation putting you on call 24/7 every two or three weeks.

Almost all the stations you'll support are located in Chicagoland, but once a month you'll travel to a station in Green Bay, WI and stay overnight. On occasion you might be asked to cover another territory in order to provide sufficient coverage.

The Role

As a Field Service Maintenance Mechanic II, you will inspect, maintain and repair the fueling equipment and ensure an esthetically pleasing appearance for your assigned CNG and LNG stations in this territory. You will provide equipment and control maintenance and create positive customer relations that promote Clean Energy. You will travel to assigned stations each day for general maintenance and repair, to make sure safety interlocks for shut-down systems are working properly, and/or to automatically rebuild compressors after 5000 hours of use. Quick question for you - click here

Some stations are public access and others are used only by private fleets. You'll get to know your customers, checking in upon arrival, and building a line of open communication. You might meet with the phone company to repair or install a line, or take time to paint or clean the site. These are your stations to monitor and you will take responsibility for their overall care, with the lion's share of your duties being control and mechanical maintenance. You also will serve as backup for adjacent territories, as needed.

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.
  • Install, remove and modify fueling locations and equipment.
  • Maintain all fueling related equipment and structures in accordance with manufactures 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.

What's in It for You

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 Maintenance Mechanic 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 (split into one-week sessions). And of course, you'll have teammates in this and other territories and your supervisor whom you can call to ask 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 Field Service Maintenance 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. Some opportunities require relocation.

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 example, in 2013 our subsidiary IMW announced an agreement to provide natural gas compressors for the construction of more than 300 compressed natural gas stations in China. Clean Energy also secured its largest single order and deployment of medium-duty CNG trucks for delivery services, from Fox Transportation. And the momentum continues to build.

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.

Pictured: Clean Energy is building America's Natural Gas Highway, a network of CNG and LNG fueling stations connecting coast to coast and border to border.

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 Field Service Maintenance Mechanic II, you should be capable of troubleshooting, analyzing, and correcting -- handling everything for your sites. With your strong background (the job is roughly 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 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 Us

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 35,000 vehicles at approximately 500+ 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.
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