The Yeater Group Power/EPG Field Technician Job in Gulfport, MS | Glassdoor

Power/EPG Field Technician

The Yeater Group – Gulfport, MS

Job Description

TYG-Field Service Representative-Various locations-Southeast and West Coast


We currently have Field Service Engineer position open in various locations throughout the US. If interested please feel free to contact me anytime about the position.

Permanent position not contract or temp

Relocation is offered

Salary range is $20/hr-$40/hr base + Overtime

Full benefits

Years of experience-10+

Education requirement high school or GED

Screening questions-Please include these screening questions w/responses at the top of your word version of your latest resume. Thank you, this will greatly increase you getting an initial interview.

  1. Do you have experience working on CAT Diesel and Natural Gas engines?
  2. Do you have experience with switchgear?
  3. Can you perform a bottom and top end overhaul?
  4. Do you have experience with engine/generator control systems?

Position summary

Position: Engine Field Service Technician – Marine, Industrial and Petroleum Power Systems

Primary Objective of the Position:

This position is responsible for field service support of our Caterpillar Marine, Industrial and Petroleum Engines and Diesel and Natural Gas Electric Power Generation product line. Duties will include the maintenance and troubleshooting of engine and electrical related systems, start-up of engines / generators and coordination with marine gears, compressors, and /or switchgear systems.

Major Areas of Accountability:

Provide customer support for marine, industrial and petroleum power engines through technical evaluations of specific application, troubleshooting, and problem solving.

Repair and maintain reciprocating engine based standby power systems, marine, industrial and petroleum power systems throughout the United States.

Provide guidance, assistance, and training to service technicians and customers as requested.

Explain and defend warranty decisions; generate and communicate service bulletins to both Customers and Engineering.

Communicate cost, service and reliability issues from Field to Engineering with intent of convincing appropriate departments for cost reduction and design improvements

Write full reports on findings from field service events, with clear, concise information.

Communicate daily clear comprehensive field reports regarding assigned units.

Represent the Power Systems group in the field.

Maintain service manuals.

Required Skills:

Experience with Diesel Engines, Spark Ignited Engines, Electrical Switchgear, Diesel/Electric Systems related components.

Good working knowledge of marine engine components, proper alignment techniques, marine gear components, gas compression systems, power electronics, electronic controls, and fuel systems.

Experienced with diesel and natural gas engine service, repair, top end and major overhauls including but not limited to the following:

Valve and bridge adjustments

Cylinder head replacement and head internals

Wet liner removal and installation

Cylinder honing and measurement

Counter bore engine, installing new spacer plate

Crankshaft web deflection measurement

Camshaft bearing replacement

Pre-combustion chamber adjustments

Water, fuel, and oil pump inspection and replacement

Fuel injector adjustment, trim, and replacement

Fuel system and governor adjustment

Filter cutting and examination

Bottom end bearing replacement

Turbo and cartridge inspection and replacement

Torsional coupling mounting and alignment

Generator alignment

Exhaust gas bypass repair and alignment

Air starter and electrical starter servicing

12 VDC and 24 VDC electrical system troubleshooting and repair

Use of Cat ET

PL1000 interface

EMCP programming

Caterpillar Marine PAR Certification is preferred but not required.

Working knowledge of and experience with the following Cat engine models, both D & G series:




300 series 6.25 bore




3600 & C280

Excellent at managing customer relationships

High level of responsiveness, and a strong proactive attitude to problem solving

Ability and motivation to learn quickly.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Desire and aptitude to perform hands-on work.

Willing to locate regionally

Field Service Experience in a fast pace environment.

Environmental Factors Essential to Job Duties:

Work is performed in a field environment

Essential Functional Requirements:

Use of hands and fingers to operate telephone(s) and computer(s) and specialized tools

Communication with internal and external customers, generally oral and written

Ability to travel to job-sites (may be out of town)

Movement in and around the job-site

Own personal hand tools sufficient for tasks described above (PPS provides special tooling)

Machines/Tools Used on the Job:

Various hand tools, specialized meters and diagnostic tools.

Cellular Telephone

Personal Computer, Microsoft Office Suite, Email, and Peripherals

Comprehension of Caterpillar ET and other software tools

Copy Machine

Fax Machine

Company Service Vehicle

Training/Skills Required:

High School Diploma or G.E.D.

Two (2) years of Marine Engine field experience or accepted alternate

- Technical Degree or Certification a plus

Microsoft Office Software proficiency

Able to read electrical schematics and equipment mechanical drawings

Supervision of Others:

Indirect, will work with other Service Technicians and Project Managers to coordinate resource commitments and provide our customers timely, accurate and professional service.

The Yeater Group is a Global full service executive search and consulting firm focuses exclusively on the dynamic and changing needs of the energy industry. TYG industry specialties are the Distributed Energy, Combined Heat and Power (CHP), Wind, Solar, Geothermal, Organic Rankine Cycle, Waste Heat to Energy, and Cogeneration. The firm also has extensive experience in recruiting for the Natural Gas and large Power Generation segments. We also work closely with Utility and Engineering / Consulting companies that are focused on these industries. Headquartered in Dayton, Nevada, it has affiliate offices in the Los Angeles, Boise, the Philippines and China to serve the needs of candidates and companies globally.