The RequirementsTo meet the basic qualifications for this 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.
- Experience and skills to maintain and repair both electrical and mechanical equipment. You might have acquired this experience working on a wide variety of equipment, from diesel engines to air conditioners.
- The ability to understand schematics and wiring diagrams.
- Well-developed electrical and mechanical abilities and a strong understanding of how things work and operate together in a process flow environment. You should be able to monitor, diagnose and repair:
- Electrical problems such as current overloads, ground faults, open circuits, faulty relay logic, phase imbalances, current draw, low voltage power supplies, and pressure transmitters.
- Mechanical problems such as failures in pumps, valves, piping, actuators, motors, contactors, etc.
- A commitment to working safely with high-pressure gases and electrical components.
- Your own set of professional Technician style tools, 1 ½" and less, appropriate to work on a combination of mechanical and electrical equipment. Our Service Technicians often make use of crescent, socket, and pipe wrenches; hex keys; pliers; electrical test meters; power screwdrivers and torque wrenches; and more.
- Strong computer ability, including knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (particularly Excel), internet and email navigation ability, and the willingness to learn new programs or platforms as needed.
- An acceptable and insurable driving record.
- Interpersonal and customer service skills -- the talent to effectively interact with customers in a highly professional manner, 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 as well as 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 to 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 RoleOpportunity overview
As an entry level Service Technician, you will inspect, maintain and repair the fueling equipment under supervision, and ensure an esthetically pleasing appearance for each of your assigned stations. You'll have primary responsibility for 3 to 5 stations in the greater Houston area, and help support a growing network of stations that currently includes 11. You will travel to different sites to complete equipment and control maintenance, creating positive customer relations that promote Clean Energy. For example, you might travel to one, two, or even three stations per day, making sure safety interlocks for shut-down systems are working properly, or automatically rebuilding compressors after 5000 hours of use. The stations are in an area stretching from Conroe south to Baytown.
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 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. Some calls will be short, while others, such as rebuilding a compressor, 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 Service Technician, or find that you cover a greater distance when on call.
In support of your overall goals, your specific tasks will be to:
- 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.
- Under supervision, repair, replace, and adjust malfunctioning equipment to restore proper operating condition specified in regulations and repair manuals.
- Under supervision, 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.
- Under supervision, 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.
More Good ReasonsGreat 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.
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.
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.
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 may also receive a company truck, which you'll fuel at the stations, a cell phone and a uniform.
Keys to SuccessTo qualify and find success in this role, you'll need to be a "total package" person with 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 a mix of mechanical and 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 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, 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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