Powered Support Systems Mechanic

Engineering Rome, New York


This job description identifies the major responsibilities of this position. It does not include all aspects of the position such as potential additional duties requested by supervisors/managers and the requirement for flexibility in helping others for the Company’s overall benefit.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.



Candidate will be required to Install, inspect, and perform modifications and repairs to electrical power support systems such as electrical power plants and power distribution equipment



  • Repair components such as generators, voltage regulators, governors, starter motors, fuel pumps, fuel lines, and oil pumps. Operate manual and remote switches, circuit breakers, rheostats, and other controls on a variety of automatic transfer switches, switchgears, and power distribution panels to perform necessary electric power control and distribution functions. Adjust cycling and synchronization of generators to meet electrical load demand, energizing and de-energizing circuits to control distribution of electric power to busses and feeder circuits, and related equipment.
  • Perform preventive maintenance on electrical power support systems. Check equipment for fuel, lubricants, coolant, and battery water levels; checks pumps, batteries, fan belts, and spark plugs for wear and tear or replacement. Check engine performance, generator bearings, and oil and temperature gauges. Change fuel filters, oil filters, air filters, and lube oil. Adjust thermal and safety controls.
  • Train and/or guide lower grade or lesser experienced employees as required.
  • Troubleshoot electrical power support systems such as electrical power plants and power distribution equipment. Perform visual, auditory, and dimensional checks on system components such as engines and electrical accessories of engines to determine extent of wear and parts to be repaired or replaced.
  • Maintain records and documents actions; prepare accurate, complete, and up-to-date records of actions taken, and assure documentation is properly signed and coordinated in a timely manner. Use and maintain various types of hand and/or power tools, such as screwdrivers, pliers, wire cutters, soldering irons, cable pullers, hydraulic benders, and pipe threading machines. In addition, use a wide variety of test equipment including test lamps, multi-meters, circuit analyzers, circuit breaker testers, voltage recording meters, meggers, watt meters, ohmmeters, and ammeters.
  • Utilize safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean work environment.
  • Use and assure proper fit of required safety equipment and clothing (Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE)).
  • Use lock-out-tag-out program and follow locally developed safety programs. Perform sector operations control center (SOCC) utilities operator tasks.
  • Perform major repair, replacement, and overhaul of power support system components such as diesel, multi-fuel, or gas turbine engines, and electrical accessories of engines. Analyze and interpret blueprints, wiring schematics, control panel diagrams, technical manuals, and manufacturer's manuals. Adjust, repair, and replace major assemblies and components such as rings, pistons, rods, rod bearings, main bearings, seals, camshaft bearings, valves, valve guides, and gaskets for engines up to 3 to 8 cylinders and 500 horsepower.
  • Work alongside other trades, power production, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, in maintaining equipment.
  • Conduct periodic load-tests to ensure adequacy of system. Troubleshoot and diagnose complex repair situations involving the electrical components of electrical power plants and power distribution equipment. Systems include those with a variety of compressors and a variety of refrigerant controls. Systems use a variety of complicated motor controls and other controls to protect against overload or overheating.
  • May work with hazardous materials such as asbestos or accumulated waste. Required to wear PPE gear on occasion; require the ability to discern colors, contrast, and depth.




BS Preferred.  Experience comparable to Air Force Enlisted with a military grade of E5 - E7 has been used to meet this requirement

Other Requirements: NA

Air Force Skill Code Conversion: 3E0X2

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Performance Location: Rome New York

Relocation Assistance: No

Clearance Type: Secret

Travel Required:  Yes

Mission Essential: Yes

The candidate shall be prepared to continue providing such services, in accordance with the terms and conditions of their contracts, during periods of crisis.

Shift-Work: Yes

Some of the task activities must be performed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, accordingly, shift work for those contractor employees performing these services is normal.

Overtime: Yes

Overtime may be required for exercises or contingencies

GSI Service Group Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that consciously builds inclusive teams and is proud to support a diverse environment that considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.