The RequirementsThe ideal candidate will have basic industrial electrical experience and skill with PLC troubleshooting. At a minimum 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 is a plus.
- 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 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 wrench/large adjustable wrench, etc. Qualified candidates will receive a full list of the required tools during the interview process.
- Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
- A valid driver's license and solid DMV record.
- The ability to be on call every other week. 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.
- The ability to read and interpret electrical schematics and blueprints.
- A home neighborhood/environment safe and secure enough to park a fully stocked company truck.
- 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.
- Computer skills -- proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of programs and the ability to navigate other software programs.
- 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 Field Service Maintenance Mechanic II, you will inspect, maintain and repair the fueling equipment and ensure an esthetically pleasing appearance for five assigned compressed natural gas (CNG) stations. Two require only monthly visits while the other three will require visits on at least a weekly basis. Some sites are private, for fleet operators, and others are public access.
You will work out of your home and travel from site to site, doing equipment and control maintenance and creating positive customer relations that promote Clean Energy. You will typically travel to one or two stations per day, making sure safety interlocks for shut-down systems are working properly, or automatically rebuilding compressors after 5000 hours of use. You'll get to know each customer, 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 the 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. Some calls will be short, while others, rebuilding a compressor for example, will take longer.
You will have a handheld computer with GPS and scanner that begins at departure at the beginning of your day (less a commute time calculation) and is scanned at each destination. Throughout your day you will travel from site to site performing your duties. In addition to your individual duties, you might be called to help another Maintenance Mechanic or find that you cover a greater distance when on call.
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.
Pictured: Clean Energy designs, builds and operates a variety of fueling stations for both public use and fleet support.
What's in It for YouAutonomy and support -- in this position you'll be self-directed and enjoy the autonomy to plan your schedule and meet your duties in the manner you choose. We understand it's a balance though; if you need support you can get it. You can always contact your supervisor and we will also provide a dedicated mentor whom you'll shadow as you learn your responsibilities and territory. Generally, you will work with your mentor for between four and six weeks. You'll also enjoy a day and a half of onboarding training in Allentown and an additional week of training in Denver.
Career growth potential -- there are plenty of opportunities and growth options for our strong players. You might choose to pursue the traditional path to Senior 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.
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.
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: The stations you'll support are part of America's Natural Gas Highway™, our network of over 550 (and growing) LNG and CNG fueling stations. ANGH ensures fleets are powered for both short routes across town and long hauls across North America.
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 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 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 (all four of your stations are CNG) and eventually LNG sites. Through a varied training program, we'll give you the tools you need to succeed, but you should 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 UsTaking 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.