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Engine System Technician - A

Queens, New York

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Natalie Terhaar

“ As Community Coordinator, I am lucky enough to work with so many deserving organizations that assist so many people in need. I am able to support these agencies with grants that will help them thrive and continue to do the amazing work that they do for our community. Being a full-time working mother, National Grid is extremely family oriented and truly cares about their employee’s best interest. ”

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Key Accountabilities

Location: Queens, NY

Pay Rate: $45.63

  • Read and interpret basic wiring schematics and building blue prints.
  • Perform general maintenance on engine control panels, switchgear and A.T.S.
  • Perform top end and major overhaul of engine driven systems.
  • Perform scheduled PM Services on Engine / Generators.
  • Perform engine troubleshooting on service calls.
  • Repair and maintain various engine mechanical systems, Diesel and Natural Gas. To Include: Electronic Governors, Impco Gas System, Caterpillar and other fuel injection system, Electronic ignitions
  • Demonstrate proficiency in general Power Plant maintenance
  • Effectively communicate orally, and in writing with all customers and office.
  • The ability to use diagnostic tools such as multimeter, manometer, borescope, vibration meter, Caterpillar test box and other required manufactures tooling
  • Ability to follow through and carry out assignments, problem solving skills and sound judgment.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • These duties are not meant to be all-inclusive, but represent the typical type of work performed by employees in each job classification. The Company reserves the right to add, modify, or delete the duties or responsibilities shown as it deems appropriate. Employees in each job classification will also perform, as required, all duties of lower rated job classifications

. Practice Field Assessment Test:


  • Certifications to perform above task
  • Driver License
  • A minimum of 5 years Generator experience
  • High School Diploma
  • Technical School Diploma
  • Without direct supervision, will be responsible for the general maintenance and operation for generation equipment, typically required of a engine system technician
  • 24/7 on Call

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National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise.  We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve.  National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.

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