Western States Equipment Company EPG Field Technician in Meridian, Idaho


JOB SUMMARY: Repairs power generation units to the customer’s satisfaction in the field, shop or customer’s location. Removes, installs, diagnoses, repairs, disassembles, assembles and performs failure analyses of all power generation units.


  • Conducts necessary machine performance and diagnostic tests, interprets results and makes an independent decision as to the extent of the power generation repair.

  • Performs work in the field, shop, or at customer locations which can include overtime and overnight assignments.

  • Repairs units without error and consistently repairs units within the time requirement guidelines.

  • Repairs warranty and service letter issues efficiently and as soon as possible.

  • Uses web based STW, SIS, and ET effectively to address technical issues. Performs all required tasks in accordance with outlined procedures.

  • Conducts business professionally. Maintains self control and integrity in stressful situations, and a professional image.

  • Adheres to all customer requirements while on job site.

  • Orders parts required to complete repairs, and evaluates parts to determine reusability and cause of failure.

  • Completes service reports, time entry, and all other paperwork and reporting on a laptop and submits them daily via e-mail.

  • Communicates machine issues, problem resolution plan(s) and status of repair(s) to customer during repairs.

  • Adheres to all customer care standards.

  • Actively cares and advocates safety at Western States. Adhere to all applicable safety policies, procedures and standards.

  • Serves as a team member in support of Western States’ strategic programs, projects, and initiatives.

  • Work within and promote corporate vision, mission, and values of the organization.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Working knowledge of power generation.

  • Excellent customer service skills.

  • Ability to self-schedule and perform duties with minimal supervision required.

  • Knowledge and use of Microsoft computer products or other comparable systems required.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others to include customers, vendors, employees and the public.

  • Ability to work overtime with minimal notice required.

  • Ability to drive for long periods of time and travel away from home as required.

  • Consistent attendance.


  • Proof of high school diploma or General Education Degree (GED).

  • Associates Degree or technical training from an accredited vocational school preferred.

  • Five years experience in diagnosis and repair of power generation equipment in a Caterpillar or competitive environment required.

  • Comprehensive knowledge on how to disassemble, assemble, remove and install machine components, and systems required.

  • Prior experience in troubleshooting methods and systems required.

  • Must own required tools.

  • Must have a current CDL with air brake experience and acceptable driving record. Must meet DOT requirements.

  • Must be able to communicate (speak, read, comprehend, write in English).


  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time along with walking, sitting, climbing stairs, reaching pushing, pulling, leaning and twisting.

  • Able to lift up to 75 lbs. in accordance with Western States’ Lifting Safe Work Practice to include amount and approach.

  • Must be able to meet all safety requirements for applicable safety policies.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. It is not intended be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees in this classification.

Requisition Number: 18-0138

Post Date: 4/5/2018

Title: EPG Field Technician

City: Meridian

State: ID