Exide Technologies

Field Service Technician - Motive Power

US-CA-Sacramento
Requisition ID
2017-1075
Category
Sales
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

SUMMARY:

The Field Service Technician is responsible for repairing batteries, chargers and battery handling equipment in a timely and efficient manner at the customer’s site.  

Responsibilities

RESPONSIBILITIES / AUTHORITIES:

To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Ensure work orders/PIR’s are filled out properly and in a timely manner.
  • Convey all information to the proper contact at the customer’s location to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Recognize and recommend safety and EPA issues.
  • Operate a service vehicle and keep in good working order and stocked correctly, maintained to manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Practice safety and good housekeeping at customer site, in shop and in all circumstances when representing Exide.
  • Help out where needed (Shop) or as directed by Management
  • Operate company vehicles in a safe, courteous manner, in all traffic.
  • Communicate with Management and Sales on any customer issues.
  • Actively promote point of sale items and allied products and services.
  • Proper use of company funds and assets in the execution of the job.
  • Represent Exide in a neat and professional manner in accordance with Exide standards.
  • Ability to operate forklift truck, crane, and reach truck on a regular basis.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Competencies, Skills, Knowledge:

  • Working knowledge of standard shop tools.
  • Good understanding of basic electricity/electronics.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure and technical manuals.
  • Ability to calculate prices accurately when quoting estimates or completion of the work order for billing purposes, such as adding, subtracting, percentages and volume.
  • Ability to define problems and draw valid conclusions on the work that needs to be performed.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Critical thinking and troubleshooting skills. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Good written, communication and customer satisfaction skills.
  • High degree of organization, deadline focus, self-motivation and accountability.
  • Ability to deal with difficult situations and maintain a positive attitude
  • Analytical ability to prioritize work and move from task to task
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Basic computer skills including working knowledge of MS Word and Excel

 

OTHER CATEGORIES AS REQUIRED:

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • While performing the duties of this job, individual is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.
  • Individual is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Ability to regularly lift a minimum 50lbs on a daily basis and 51 to 150lbs with assistance of equipment on a daily to weekly basis
  • While performing the duties of this job, individual is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles.
  • Individual regularly exposed to high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock.
  • Noise level is minimal to loud.
  • Surroundings clean to dirty.
  • Regular use of safety glasses and shoes. Vision requirements: close vision.

 WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, individual is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles.
  • Individual regularly exposed to high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock.
  • Noise level is minimal to loud.
  • Surroundings clean to dirty.

 

Education, Experience, Certifications

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent required. Two year technical degree or equivalent combination of work experience and education preferred
  • One to three years of battery industry or related experience and preferably in a field service environment.
  • Possess Commercial Drivers License with hazardous material endorsements, or ability to obtain
  • Forklift Training Certification a plus

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EEO Statement

Exide Technologies is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

About Exide

Exide Technologies (www.exide.com) is a global provider of stored electrical energy solutions—batteries and associated equipment and services for transportation and industrial markets. With 128 years of industry experience and operating in more than 80 countries, Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products that keep customers and their businesses powering forward. Leading car, truck and lift truck manufacturers trust Exide as an original equipment supplier, and Exide serves the transportation and industrial aftermarket through a comprehensive portfolio of products and services. The Company’s extensive sales, distribution and service network provides flexibility and quality for an exceptional customer experience.

At Exide Technologies, It All Starts Now. History and scale, combined with a start-up mentality, make Exide the faster, more nimble, more innovative, more digital, and more responsive alternative for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier. Exide is "the 128 Year Old Start-Up," and the Company is moving forward—bringing the energy of the “new Exide” to customers around the world.

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