Emergency Power Systems Apprenticeship

About the 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.

As demand for reliable power increases, so does the need for generators, and even more so that need for technicians to support these systems, making this a very strong and recession proof industry.

This 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 all 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 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 within any emergency power systems service provider.

80% of the time, a Generator Technician is performing planned maintenance, inspections, and testing the system per recommended best practices and regulatory requirements with the intention of ensuring the system will function in the event of an outage. However, despite planned maintenance, equipment can still fail, and when this happens a Generator Technician is also responsible for troubleshooting and repairing the system as soon as possible so that the generator can come back online.

As noted in our Generator 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 an Emergency Power Systems Technician / Generator Technician could include:

  • Mechanically Inclined
  • 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 Systems 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.

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
  • Wiring Schematics
  • Electrical Devices
  • 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
    • Engine System
    • Lubricating System
    • Cooling System
    • Control System
    • Alternator | Generator System
    • AC & DC Electrical Systems
    • Exhaust System
    • Fuel System
    • Transfer Switch & Switchgear

Do I receive a Certificate or License at the End of the Program?

This is a nationally recognized Apprenticeship Program that is registered with the U.S. Dept of Labor and upon completion, apprentices will receive an official training certification from the US Dept of Labor.

Additionally, by the end of the first year, each Apprentice should be able to take and pass the EGSA Apprenticeship Certification Exam, which is an industry recognized certification similar to ASE within the Automotive Field.

At the end of the three year apprenticeship, the Apprentice qualifies to be able to take the EGSA Journeyman Certification Exam which requires a minimum of three years of field experience. Studying tools will be provided to all apprentices in this program.

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