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Service Tech I in Whitehall, PA at Vallen

Date Posted: 11/16/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Whitehall, PA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    0 to 2 year(s)
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Job Description

Position Summary:

The Service Technician I - Compressed Air provides customers with basic on-site technical solutions field issues involving mechanical and electrical failures in a timely, efficient and courteous manner.  These technical solutions may include the supervised or unsupervised application, troubleshooting, performance evaluation, service maintenance, emergency repair, and proper installation of several types of customer air compressors and related compressed air products. The Service Technician I travels to a variety of customer locations such as Industrial Manufacturing, Food and Beverage, Cement Mills, Power Generation, and interacts directly with multiple levels of the organization within these customer locations. 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs basic preventative maintenance on rotary air compressors, small reciprocating air compressors, refrigerated air dryers, desiccant air dryers with or without supervision.
  • Performs basic troubleshooting for small reciprocating and rotary air compressors to determine determines when and what kind of maintenance is needed; repairs or maintains the operating condition with or without supervision.
  • Assists with preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair on specialized compressors and dryers under supervision of a higher-level technician.
  • Studies manufacturers' manuals to determine correct installation or operation of machinery.
  • Performs inspections to determine cause of operating errors; makes decisions on corrective course of action.
  • Observes and tests the operation of machinery or equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using voltmeters, ammeters, infrared thermometers or other testing devices; dial, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Enters codes and instructions to program computer-controlled machinery.
  • Analyzes test results, machine error messages, or information obtained from operators to diagnose equipment problems.
  • Disassembles machinery or equipment to remove parts and make repairs. Examines parts for defects, such as breakage or excessive wear.  Repairs or replaces worn, broken or malfunctioning components of machinery or equipment.  Reassembles equipment after completion of inspections, testing, or repairs.
  • Cleans, lubricates, or adjusts parts, equipment, or machinery; adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.
  • Operates newly repaired machinery or equipment to verify the adequacy of repairs.
  • Records parts or materials used and order or requisition new parts or materials as necessary.
  • Records repairs and maintenance performed.
  • May cut and weld metal to repair broken metal parts, fabricate new parts, or assemble new equipment.
  • Demonstrates equipment functions and features to customer
  • Upsells Vallen products and services to improve the reliability and efficiency of customer’s operations.
  • Safely operates company-provided service vehicle to, from, and on customer sites.
  • Effectively communicates verbally and in writing with co-workers and customers.
Required Skills

Job Qualifications:


  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Technical Diploma, certificate or Associate’s Degree in technical field is preferred.
  • Previous experience with maintenance and repair of compressed air equipment is preferred.
  • Previous experience (0-2 years) with Industrial Machinery Maintenance, Electrical, or HVAC.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of wiring schematics.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of Process and Instrumentation Diagrams.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of some typical compressed air components, and their functions.
  • Ability to perform basic preventative maintenance on rotary air compressors, small reciprocating air compressors, refrigerated air dryers, desiccant air dryers.
  • Ability to comprehend and apply safety policies and procedures, including but not limited to Lockout, Tagout, and Test, NFPA 70E, etc. with company provided training.
  • Must provide own basic hand tools.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and ability to maintain acceptable driving history and DOT driver certification

Candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment and possibly periodic customer required background check, drug screen, and DOT driver certification physical