Technician Apprenticeship Program
The Mongoose Power Solutions – Emergency Power Systems Technician Apprentice Program has been especially designed to meet the dire need for generator technicians to support the Independent Service Provider Network within the On-Site Power & Emergency Power Industry.
It is a Three Year or 6,000 Hour On-The-Job Training Program that provides each Apprentice full-time employment, benefits and all necessary related training thanks to our participating dealer/service provider network.
This nationally recognized Apprenticeship Program is registered with the U.S. Dept of Labor. Upon completion, all apprentices will receive a certificate from the U.S. Dept of Labor.
What is Emergency Power?
Now, more than ever, Reliable Power is critical in supporting today’s modern infrastructure. Places like healthcare facilities, emergency response, data centers, cell phone towers and more cannot afford an interruption of power, as in some cases it can cost a life! When utility fails, due from a weather event, an overloaded grid, or a down line due to an accident – this is when Emergency Power Systems kick in. Emergency Power can be provided in many forms, but the most commonly known is the use of a Generator.
What is an Emergency Power Systems Technician?
An Emergency Power Systems Technician, more commonly known as a Generator Technician, is responsible for the maintenance and repair of these emergency power systems to ensure they will operate properly in the event of a power outage. A Generator Technician is the true HERO, and the lifeblood of Emergency Power Generation.
80% of the time, a Generator Technician is performing planned maintenance, inspections, and testing the system per recommended best practices and regulatory requirements in hopes of preventing failure. However, equipment does fail, and when this happens, a Generator Technician is responsible for troubleshooting and repairing the system as soon as possible so that the generator can come back online.
As noted in our Genrator Technician Creed, a Generator Technician relentlessly powers on to get the job done, no matter the weather, time of day, or seemingly insurmountable task.
Characteristics of a Emergency Power Systems Technician
Curious, has the desire to know how something works
When something breaks, has the want to fix it
Wants to help those in need
Enjoys challenges and gets excited about the unknown
Self- Starter, Critical Thinker, Driven & Dedicated
What Will I Learn As an Emergency Power System Technician Apprentice?
By the end of the Three Year or 6,000 Hour Apprentice Program, as an Emergency Power Systems Technician, you will be able to do the following:Maintain, repair, and test automatic on-site emergency standby generators, life safety generators, and prime power generators; automatic transfer switches and switchgear; diesel, natural gas, and propane engines; complex control and supervisory systems; using hand tools, electrical testing instruments, load banks, laptops with specialized dongles and software.
Deploy and install tow behind temporary portable generators.
Troubleshoot failures using root cause analysis.
Recondition and replace parts, such as pumps, switches, relays, sensors, valves, solenoids, voltage regulators, governors, electric motors, transformers, bearings, seals, belts, pulleys, gears, hoses, pipes radiators, heaters, heat exchangers and major engine components using hand tools, power tools, lifting and hoisting equipment, electrical testing tools and equipment, cutting and grinding tools.
By the completion of this program, it is the goal of the apprentice to become an EGSA Certified Apprentice Technician, which is an industry recognized certification similar ASE certification in the Automotive field.
Learning modules to be completed through both On-The-Job Training and Related Instruction include, but are not limited to:
Safety & PPE including a minimum of OSHA 10
Fundamental Electrical Formulas
Principles of On-Site Power Generation – Theory & Science
Diagnostic Methods and Troubleshooting Tools
Customer Service Skills Development
Computer Skills Development
Complete System Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Repair
Alternator | Generator System
AC & DC Electrical Systems
Transfer Switch & Switchgear