We calculated that 8% of Generator Mechanics are proficient in Plumbing, Ladders, and Hand Tools. They’re also known for soft skills such as Customer-service skills, Dexterity, and Troubleshooting skills.
We break down the percentage of Generator Mechanics that have these skills listed on their resume here:
- Plumbing, 8%
Maintained state run facilities, handled basic plumbing, sheet rocking, repaired and replaced floor and ceiling tiles.
- Ladders, 6%
Carry springs to tops of doors, using ladders or scaffolding, and attach springs to tracks to install spring systems.
- Hand Tools, 6%
Modified and installed various avionics equipment into aircraft using drawings, blueprints, schematics using various hand tools and soldering irons.
- General Maintenance, 6%
Performed general maintenance procedures on diesel engines and power distribution panels to maximize effectiveness.
- HVAC, 6%
Conduct troubleshooting, testing, and repair of HVAC units to support mission requirements for IT related facilities and equipment.
- Routine Maintenance, 5%
Use computerized maintenance management system to maintain updated reports, record and activity logs and simplify scheduling of routine maintenance activities.
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"plumbing," "ladders," and "hand tools" aren't the only skills we found generator mechanics list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of generator mechanic responsibilities that we found, including: Customer-service skills can be considered to be the most important personality trait for a generator mechanic to have. According to a generator mechanic resume, "these workers interact with customers on a regular basis" generator mechanics are able to use customer-service skills in the following example we gathered from a resume: "diagnosed, preformed preventive maintenance, and set up equipment to customers specifications. " While it may not be the most important skill, we found that many generator mechanic duties rely on dexterity. This example from a generator mechanic explains why: "many repair and maintenance tasks, such as repairing small devices, connecting or attaching components, and using hand tools, require a steady hand and good hand–eye coordination." This resume example is just one of many ways generator mechanics are able to utilize dexterity: "used hand tools, electrical and electronic testing devices and hoists and lifts. " Generator mechanics are also known for troubleshooting skills, which can be critical when it comes to performing their duties. An example of why this skill is important is shown by this snippet that we found in a generator mechanic resume: "workers find, diagnose, and repair problems" We also found this resume example that details how this skill is put to the test: "repair and troubleshooting engines such as cummins, detroit diesel, john deere, mtu and volvo. "
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After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a generator mechanic. We found that 17.8% of generator mechanics have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 1.8% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While some generator mechanics have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every two generator mechanics were not college graduates.
Those generator mechanics who do attend college, typically earn either a automotive technology degree or a general studies degree. Less commonly earned degrees for generator mechanics include a business degree or a electrical engineering degree.
When you're ready to become a generator mechanic, you might wonder which companies hire generator mechanics. According to our research through generator mechanic resumes, generator mechanics are mostly hired by W.W.Williams, Adecco, and Interstate Companies, Inc. Now is a good time to apply as W.W.Williams has 3 generator mechanics job openings, and there are 2 at Adecco and 2 at Interstate Companies, Inc.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, generator mechanics tend to earn the biggest salaries at Sandia National Labs, New York State Restaurant Association, and WestRock. Take Sandia National Labs for example. The median generator mechanic salary is $68,687. At New York State Restaurant Association, generator mechanics earn an average of $53,054, while the average at WestRock is $49,959. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
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Some other companies you might be interested in as a generator mechanic include United States Army Corps of Engineers, Us Army Reserves, and United States Marine. These three companies were found to hire the most generator mechanics from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.