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Title: Alternative Fuels Technician
Company: SunLine Transit Agency
Location: Thousand Palms, California
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 138878
Division: Administration

Salary: $16.16 - $21.55 Hourly

Close Date: Continuous


Under general supervision, operates, maintains, repairs and services CNG compression/hydrogen generation facilities, fueling stations and equipment; inspects operations and performance of fuel compression and dispensing equipment; oversees sales of fuel to the public, and performs related duties as assigned. The incumbent’s assignments are clearly defined and can be satisfied by following established protocols and methods carried out within the framework of well-defined instructions from supervisors. As experience and certifications are gained, assignments are expected to increase in complexity and difficulty, and the incumbent is expected to independently perform the full range of inspections, diagnostic and maintenance duties on all dispensers, compressors, fueling systems and machinery.

Duties & Responsibilities
  1. Inspects, maintains, repairs and calibrates Agency CNG/hydrogen generation, compression and dispensing equipment; performs daily inspections of operations and performance of fuel compres­sion and dispensing facilities and equipment; performs routine equipment and facility maintenance and repair. Oversees operation of fueling stations

  2. Monitors parts inventories and initiates reorders to ensure availability and supply of components necessary to complete routine maintenance requirements and activities.

  3. Participates in the planning and development of station upgrades; provides data for grant reporting; participates in maintaining fuel site records and files on systems maintenance, repair and procedures for compliance with state and federal regulations.

  4. Gathers, analyzed and interprets relevant systems and operations data; prepare status reports to ensure system conformance with Agency expectations and systems design and production standards. Present reports and metrics as needed to the Agency and its stakeholders. Participate in and attend Agency and/or department meetings as required.

  5. Applies knowledge of the methods, practices, tools and equipment applicable to electrical and welding trades, including fabrication of parts and components, to develop creative and effective solutions to problems and issues where a non-standard resolution is required.

  6. Applies knowledge of Federal, state and local codes and regulations applicable to alternative fuel operations and fueling station operation and maintenance, including regulatory requirements specific to CNG, gaseous and liquid fuel storage/dispensing when determining and establishing preventative maintenance schedules and procedures, troubleshooting and diagnosing issues, and determining the proper course of action to resolve known or suspected issues.

  7. Reads, understands and follows piping and flow schematics, blueprints and drawings in performing assigned areas of responsibility.

  8. Follows safe work practices and ensure safety precautions are followed by others in working around CNG/hydrogen and high-voltage equipment and systems.

  9. Performs other functions, tasks and duties as requested by management.
  1. May assist in prototype testing performed by academic and automobile manufacturing organiza­tions.

  2. Maintain card reading and fuel dispensing systems for public stations; responds to emergency and trouble calls, as well as calls for information and assistance regarding fuel stations on an on-call basis.

Minimum Qualifications
  • High school, GED or foreign equivalent. completion of technical, vocational

  • Completion of technical, vocational or college-level coursework in mechanical engineering, design or a related field is preferred.

  • Three years of experience in the maintenance and operations of CNG or hydrogen compressor stations

  • Experience involving the management or operation of a computerized fuel control system is highly desirable

  • A current, valid and unrestricted Class C California driver's license

Supplemental Information

Disclaimer: This job specification is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

All applicants are subject to SunLine Transit agency employment requirements, including our Physical. Drug and Alcohol testing program under federal DOT guidelines and Background check.

Nepotism Policy: Recruitment shall be conducted consistent with the Agency's nepotism policy, which is available upon request by contacting Human Resources at 760-343-3456, ext. 1609.

SunLine Transit Agency reserves the right to select the best qualified of the persons applying for vacant positions.


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