Cummins Inc. Field Service Power Generation Technician in Hodgkins, Illinois

Field Service Power Generation Technician


If you want to develop your career with the industry leader who gives you the innovative technology you love to work with and empowers you to deliver a service you can be proud of – then this is where you need to be.

Extraordinary Technology Requires Extraordinary Technicians!

Our Distribution business delivers reliable, durable, high performing products for our global partners. You are key to our customers’ success. Working with industry leading technology and diagnostic tools, you’ll deliver solutions that build your knowledge base and fuel your career.

Cummins is looking for an extraordinary Power Generation Field Technician in our Hodgkins, IL location. As part of Cummins, we will add to your current skills by providing training, encouragement and growth within a teamwork environment. We invest in your professional growth by providing you with education and training opportunities to keep current on industry standards and products. You will gain valuable knowledge of the diesel engine industry and skills that will last a lifetime.


  • Completes preventative maintenance and/or basic repair activities on Generator or component at the customer site with minimal direction.

  • Engages with customer in a courteous and professional manner. Ensures prompt and efficient attention to customer needs

  • Applies the use of specialized tools and follows documented procedures and policies to diagnose and complete basic repairs, including preparing required parts and tools

  • Escalates unresolved issues to more experienced Field Service Technicians and/or Supervisor

  • Performs preventative maintenance activities as per documented schedules and standards on power generation products in the field

  • Completes required documentation, such as service worksheets, timesheets, warranty claims via handwritten forms or business system input screens

  • Completes training in line with skill and business requirements

  • Maintains service vehicle and tools for cleanliness and proper operation

  • Ensure adherence to all relevant Health Safety & Environmental policies, procedures and legislation



  • Ability to carry out basic diagnostics using Cummins diagnostic tools on different product types with minimal supervision

  • Able to fully use all required Cummins service tools including Insite, EDS, Quick Serve On Line, INPOWER, LONMGMAKER

  • Familiar with basic warranty/policy terms

  • Capable of developing collaborative working relationships

  • Able to identify opportunities for work process improvements

  • Can resolve common technical problems

  • In depth electrical repair and maintenance capability to carry out external engine repairs including fuel system components without supervision

  • Ability to develop and maintain productive customer relationships and educating customers on operations and maintenance of products

Education, Licenses, Certifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required

  • Apprentice Certified Power Generation/ Electrical Technician (Preferred)

  • Vocational diploma from relevant technical institution (Preferred)

  • Current relevant electrical certification

  • Locally valid driving permit


  • Basic level field service work experience

  • Basic level knowledge of and/or experience with of power generation products

  • High Voltage/ Low Voltage experience

  • Customer service experience


  • Standing 7.5 hours per day.

  • Pushing/Pulling 4.0 hours per day.

  • Sitting 1.5 hours per day.

  • Lifting 1.5 hours per day.

  • Lifting up to a maximum of 80 pounds.

  • Bending 3.0 hours per day.

  • Driving 1.5 hours per day.

Compensation and Benefits

Base hourly rate commensurate with experience . Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

C ummins and E-verify

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify.

Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit .

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Primary Location United States-Illinois-Chicago-US, IL, Hodgkins, Cummins NPower Chicago

Job Type Shop

Recruitment Job Type Technician

Job Posting Jan 9, 2018, 7:02:17 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 1800000E