Genset Field Technician


This is a full-time Power Generator Technician position based out of the Houston area. Responsible for maintaining operational readiness, diagnosing faults, and performing complex and/or major mechanical/electrical repairs on equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain working knowledge of power generation systems and its components, including knowledge of the mechanical operation, associated hazards, and proper usage of the equipment to troubleshoot and accurately diagnose malfunctions.
  • Troubleshoot, perform diagnostic testing, load-bank testing, start-ups on generators, and perform preventative maintenance and repairs on generator systems.
  • Ability to interpret schematics and operational manuals for practical application on repair and maintenance tasks.
  • Prepare accurate quotes for repairs and complete/submit work orders.
  • Know and comply with all safety policies, standards, and procedures that apply to your job.
  • Use the correct tools and use them safely.
  • Immediately report all incidents, near-misses, and unsafe conditions to your supervisor.
  • Abide by all policies and procedures established by K&R Operating, LLC.
  • Assist with any task required by the direct supervisor.
  • Actively participate in all required training and safety meetings.
  • Present a professional image.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • An aptitude for mechanical diagnosis and repair.
  • Demonstrated experience with repairing equipment.
  • Time management and organizational skills with the ability to work alone.
  • Effective communication and customer service skills.
  • Read and follow complex directions in manuals and relay information in reports.
  • Proficient in compressor and engine maintenance
  • Troubleshooting skills to general electronic and mechanical control problems.
  • Must have mechanical aptitude.
  • Must have a full set of hand tools as defined by company standards.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Willing to attend training classes and/or seminars as required.
  • Should have general computer skills and be capable of utilizing the computer as an appropriate diagnostic tool.

Education and/or Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Formal vocational training is preferred.
  • Ten to Fifteen years of experience
  • Diesel and Natural Gas engine-driven generator experience.

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read, write, and speak fluently in English.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to maintain an acceptable driving record.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Required to lift heavy objects.
  • Spend extended periods of time standing.
  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

FREE medical and vision coverage for all K&R employees, industry-leading medical coverage for dependents, 401k with company match, dental coverage, short-term and long-term disability, and MORE

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