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Generator Technician

Job Description

Cooper Friedman Electric is one of the largest regional electrical supply distributors in the tri-state area. Delivering solutions everyday to markets like renewable energy, education and institutions, contractor trade, manufacturing, commercial, financial, sports entertainment, our strength lies in the ability to serve local customers through the relationships forged by our associates. Cooper Friedman Electric branches are conveniently located to serve business to business markets throughout the NJ, NY, and Eastern PA areas; while supplying typical electrical products, we also provide unique services that set us apart from a typical electrical distributor such as energy solutions, commercial lighting, generator sales-service-rentals, industrial automation, ecommerce, hardware and tools, and switchgear solutions. Cooper Electric is an operating company of the Sonepar USA group of electrical distributors. Sonepar USA has over 468 branch locations and coverage in all 50 states. Sonepar USA is part of Sonepar Group, a global leader in electrical distribution.


Due to expansion, we have opening for Technicians throughout New Jersey. We are looking for a Class A (preferably) or B Diesel Mechanics to perform field work responding to a wide variety of service calls within your territory for both commercial and Residential accounts represent the company to the customer. Exceptional integrity and self-motivation are among the most important qualities that Cooper Power values in its technicians.


In this key role you will be responsible for:



  • Troubleshooting a variety of field service calls which will require the ability to read one-line diagrams, isolate failed components, and troubleshoot up to 400-amp Automatic Transfer Switches.

  • You will be operating and connecting a minimum of 100 KW bank equipment and performing engine repairs, including timing, valve adjustments, gasket/seal replacements, coolant system repairs and fuel exh

  • Strong electrical troubleshooting skills


Job Requirements



  • Minimum 2 years of experience with the troubleshooting and repair of electro-mechanical equipment, of which at least 1 year of must be on diesel driven generators and related switchgear

  • Must own hand tools, to include Fluke multimeter, amperage meter, pipe wrenches, crescent wrenches, and complete socket set, at a minimum

  • DOT, OSHA general industry, and NFPA 70A certification (new hires will be trained)

  • Certification to work on Kohler generators is STRONGLY preferred. Candidates with certification with other manufacturers will also be considered

  • Strong communication skills, to include the ability to resolve conflicts with irate customers, work with the sales team to build confidence in clients, and assist in training of junior technicians, are needed

  • Ability to pass a DOT physical, drug test, and DMV record check are required for this position

  • Basic knowledge of diesel, natural gas, and propane fuel systems

  • Graduates of Technical Schools with Generator, Diesel Programs or related are encouraged to apply.


We offer a competitive salary, bonus and benefits program including a matching 401k plan and opportunities for career advancement.





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