Department(s) Operations, TSS Range Sustainment, Fort Irwin, CA

Reports to Range operations Manager / Direct Supervisor

Job Summary

The Power Generator Mechanic II performs at journeyman level all functions required to install, test, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain all types of power generation systems, emergency power systems including transfer switches, uninterruptible power supplies, air compressors and pumps. Preferred knowledge of Tier IV emissions requirements and test equipment. This is a union position.

Summary of Essential Job Functions


  • Safely and independently performs all the duties of a journeyman mechanic on industrial engines regardless of manufacturer, model (size), or fuel type.
  • Troubleshoots, repairs, rebuilds, conducts performance tuning, teardown, failure analysis, and preventive maintenance of industrial engines and related systems.
  • Uses a wide variety of test tools and calibration equipment.
  • Calibrates fuel injection systems, boost systems, vapor fuel regulation, and dual fuel systems.
  • Conducts performance parts referencing to find appropriate repair parts.
  • Repairs all types of air compressors, pumps, and controls including troubleshooting, repair, and rebuilding of equipment following manufacturers’ recommendations and manuals.


  • Safely performs all phases of electrical power generation at journeyman level.
  • Troubleshoots, repairs, rebuilds, maintains, and performance tunes all types of power generation systems and emergency power systems including transfer switches and uninterruptible power supplies.
  • Should have experience with a minimum of two types of commercial switchgear.
  • Must have experience with troubleshooting and repairing electric motors.


  • Performs at journeyman level all troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of all generator-related electronics.
  • Maintains systems where engine monitoring, safety shutdowns, injection, etc. are monitored with a microprocessor and or a PLC.
  • Calibrates and troubleshoots all electronic control systems and telemetry and prefer some factory training with troubleshooting generator engine and emissions telemetry.


  • Provides customer-oriented safety of use instructions as required.
  • Presents classes and briefings to soldiers and other users, pertaining to safety or Range Control related equipment.
  • Safeguards and maintains assigned Government and company property.
  • Provides technical advice and assistance to lower-level mechanics and technicians.
  • Responds to after hour generator failure repair calls.
  • Supplies customers with requirements concerning any technical information.
  • Inspects and repairs systems within technical guidelines as outlined under current publications.

Minimum Requirements

Educational Equivalent: Must possess high school diploma or equivalent.

Experience: Applicant must have 4 years’ experience with generator powered electrical systems and air compressors/pumps. Experience must include working independently as a journeyman mechanic and generator field mechanic.

Skills Required: Requires skills in plumbing and fuel management.  Must be able to keep accurate records. Must be a skilled parts person with the ability to correctly identify and order parts for a variety of mechanical, electrical, and electronic equipment. Must have a basic understanding of military range control and field training operations: familiar with military phraseology and acronyms; must know how to orient and read a military map to an eight-digit grid coordinate, and basic knowledge of military weapons and ammunition.  Must have knowledge of the characteristics and usage of lubricants, coolants, and fuels.  Must possess outstanding knowledge in the generation of electricity.  Must be skilled in computer-controlled systems and their telemetry.  Must be familiar with and able to troubleshoot any major type of generator control.  Must have outstanding knowledge of load calculations and safe use of load banks for troubleshooting and calibration. Must be able to perform OSHA based lock-out/tag-out procedures.

Communication Skills: Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English.

Physical/Mental Abilities Required: Ability to use technical manuals, technical bulletins, or manufacturers’ specifications while performing maintenance, troubleshooting, or corrective repairs to generator and air compressor/pump systems.  Ability to accurately read measuring devices, testing equipment, or instruments.  Ability to use good judgment and common sense when performing job functions.  Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.

Equipment/Tools Used

The employee is required to use mechanics hand tools including precision measuring tools, power tools, acetylene, volt/ohm meters, and other electronic measuring and testing instruments. The employee is required to wear steel toe safety boots with an electrical hazard (EH) rating meeting ASTM F2413-05 standard.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, talk, and hear. The employee is required to walk; use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to drive civilian and military wheeled vehicles up to and including full-size trucks. The employee must lift and move up to 75 pounds. The employee is required to wear and use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) appropriate to individual job tasks, including but not limited to safety boots, safety headgear, eye protection, and hand protection. The employee is required to work in frequent exposure to dust, desert pollen, extreme heat and cold associated with desert environment and natural conditions existing on Fort Irwin. The employee is exposed to noise levels associated with reciprocating machinery.

Travel Requirements: None


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.