Energy Systems Group

  • Technical Specialist

    Job Location US-GA-Atlanta
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/3/2019 6:38 PM)
    # of Openings
    Operations Services
  • Overview



    The Technical Specialist position centers around a strong focus on operating, maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing plant equipment and systems. The Technical Specialist provides technical understanding of and practical experience with the distribution, production, and components associated with multiple electrical, motor, water, air, heating and cooling systems. Technical Specialists operate, maintain, and perform basic repairs on most equipment and systems in the plant to which they are assigned. This individual will be responsible for following safety programs for all facility activities and equipment, as well as assisting and maintaining trouble call procedures for facilities.  The individual in this role must work a rotating shift schedule, be available for call-in work, and must obtain a NIULPE Certification within one year of employment.



    • Operate, maintain, and perform basic repair on most equipment and systems in the plant
    • Apply technical understanding of and practical experience with distribution, production and components associated with:

    Steam, condensate, chilled water, electrical motors, paralleling switch gear, motor control      centers, condenser systems, variable frequency drives, reciprocating engines, generators, compressed air and compressors, pumps, chillers, air handlers, boilers, cooling towers, pneumatic and low voltage control systems

    • Operate Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) equipment
    • Start-up activities including trouble shooting
    • Positively interact with customers as needed
    • Maintain tracking for long-term performance evaluations and adherence to baseline requirements
    • Adhere to the safety program for all facility activities and personnel:
      • Safety training; tagging and labeling
      • SDS administration
      • Injury and near miss reporting
      • Follow proper procedure for all maintenance activities
      • Procurement of all safety equipment, inventory, and maintenance
    • Assist and maintain establishment of maintenance and work order procedures for the facility that effectively communicate problems and recommend a course of Assists with and performs preventative maintenance procedures to assure the plant equipment is in good working condition.
    • Comply with departmental policy for the safe storage, usage, and disposal of hazardous materials
    • Maintain a clean and safe workspace
    • Perform duties in a safe and efficient manner
    • Perform all other duties as deemed necessary by management





    • High School Diploma or GED with three to six (3-6) years’ related experience
    • 4th Class Power Engineer NIULPE License Certification or higher (achieved before or within 1 year of employment in the position)
    • Basic computer skills required including data input, work order coordination and daily logs.


    • Associate’s degree (AA or AS) or Technical degree with six to eight (6-8) years’ related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience


    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, )
    • Ability to learn and operate a forklift
    • Ability to proficiently operate various electronic control panels on machinery
    • Ability to work 12-hour rotating shift schedule, nights, weekends, and holidays as needed
    • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
    • Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical procedures, manuals,
    • Ability to compose and write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public
    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and make valid decisions
    • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
    • Maturity and ability to communicate professionally with all levels of ESG management, clients, customers, and the public
    • Ability to successfully complete a mechanical and electrical aptitude assessment

    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 of the job.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee must occasionally push, pull, lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must be able to walk, climb stairs, climb ladders, and work at heights using proper fall protection equipment. The employee must occasionally work in confined spaces, bending, stooping, or squatting for indefinite periods of time while servicing equipment. The employee should be able to respond immediately to potential incidents within the plant involving remote equipment, which requires the ability to move quickly up and down stairs and/or across the building(s). The employee should have dexterity in his/her hands with the ability to effectively operate hand tools, power tools, and other equipment within the building. Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision and depth perception. The employee should also be able to operate a computer and have at least a high school level of comprehension and retention. The employee is required to practice, recognize, and interpret safety precautions and follow safety rules and OSHA requirements as they relate to the job. The employee must be able to work in varying conditions both inside and outside. Conditions may include noise, heat, cold, dust, rain and others. The employee must be able to work in conjunction with others. The employee must be able to communicate verbally to answer and place calls. Consistant and reliable attendance is required.


    Energy Systems Group reserves the rights to modify, interpret, or apply this job description in any way the company desires. This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties, including main accountabilities, to be performed by the employee occupying this position. This job description is not an employment contract, implied or otherwise. The employment relationship remains “at-will.”


    Energy Systems Group prides itself on being an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Energy Systems Group to implement opportunities for all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disability, veteran, or any other legally protected status, as embodied in federal, state, and local legislation. Equal employment is a part of all of our personnel policies and practices, including but not limited to, all hiring, placement, promotions, transfers, advertising, training, and termination policies


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