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Emergency Generator Technician

Post Date
October 8, 2021

Expiration Date
October 8, 2022

Raleigh, NC

North Carolina State University

Job Summary

The 900+ positions of the Facilities Division service the students and staff of the University’s teaching, research/administrative space, and 2,240 acres of infrastructure. The Facilities Division provides design and building services, maintenance, custodial, landscape, solid waste removal, utility, mail, and motor pool services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The goal is to deliver cost effective services to the University, ensure completed projects, and maintenance that conform to codes and regulations, while minimizing University liabilities and disruptions caused by the maintenance, repair, building, and equipment modifications to the University.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Operating, maintaining, repairing, and exercising/testing, as applicable, all emergency generators, connections, and transfer switches on each campus.
  • Coordinating and supervising Semi-annual Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS) maintenance activities for all of the Standby Generators on our system (currently 140).
  • Performing troubleshooting procedures and processes on generators to determine the problem cause and developing repair methods, parts requirements, repair priorities, and schedules.
  • Performing inspection services on all electric system equipment and facilities to determine maintenance needs and establishing priorities for repair and maintenance

Job Requirements

  • Knowledge, skills, and abilities in the construction, installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical systems, equipment, fixtures, and generators.
  • Working knowledge is of all applicable codes, safety precautions, and methods of installation and repair.
  • Skilled in the use of tools, materials, and equipment of electrical trades.
  • Ability to assume responsibility as a lead person.
  • Ability to read blueprints and drawings of projects and be able to follow those layouts.
  • Ability to use various electronic instruments, meters and testers that record data of systems and equipment operation.
  • Working knowledge of hand tools, machines, and substances typical of electrical trade.
  • Ability to operate both electric and hand powered tools and use lift trucks in performance of duties and a working knowledge of general shop tools and equipment.
  • Possess or have the ability to obtain competent knowledge to serve as a competent person for confined space.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally with supervisors and the general public and understand verbal and written instructions and other communications regarding work assignments and other matters.
  • Must be able to lift up to 90 pounds occasionally, with or without reasonable accommodations.


Raleigh Office

1427 Meadow Wood Blvd
Raleigh, NC 27604

Huntersville Office

11316 Sam Furr Rd
Huntersville, NC 28078

Lexington Office

28 W. Center Street
Lexington, NC 27292