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Power Systems Academy

companyBuckeye Power Sales
locationRomeoville, IL, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Job DescriptionDescription:

Buckeye Power Sales has been providing on site power solutions for businesses, contractors, engineers, municipalities and homeowners since 1947, which makes us the oldest Kohler generator distributor in the country. We are also a distributor of Siemens Energy engines and generators for a wide range of power generation applications such as combined heat and power, waste to power, prime, and continuous. From power generation to light construction to grounds care – we have the machines, equipment, parts, programs & service to help you get the job done.

Are you interested in Becoming a Power Systems Technician? If so, we have the OPPORTUNITY you have been waiting for!!

BPS will be running our Power Systems Academy starting August 12th, 2024!!!

  • 7-week training program to become a Generator/Power Construction Equipment Technician
  • Located at our Canal Winchester Facility
  • Monday-Thursday classroom training
  • Friday – Shadowing in the field at your home location
  • Online Classroom with homework and quizzes

What does BPS provide?

  • Hotel for out of town students
  • Breakfast at hotel (if staying), Lunch during class and a group Dinner 1x/week
  • Weekly Meal allowance
  • Tool allowance (after completion)
  • Company Vehicle (after completion)

What is expected of you?

  • BE THERE (On-time)
  • Ability to get to Columbus (transportation and mileage not provided)
  • 3-year commitment in a PS role after completion of class
  • Ability/Willingness to learn – ongoing training during your career
  • Complete homework and quizzes at home

After Graduation, you will be responsible for:

  • Performing Maintenance on Customer Equipment
  • Servicing Customers with Planned Maintenance Agreements
  • Generator Troubleshooting
  • After-Hours Callouts (Ability to be On-Call rotation for nights and weekends)
  • Continued Growth and Education in Power Systems Field (Must obtain EGSA certification)
  • Communicating with our Customers with details about their Generators

Challenges of Being a PS Tech:

  • Working outside in the weather elements (sun, snow, rain, high winds, etc.)
  • Working in high places (roofs, ladders, etc.)
  • Working in small spaces
  • Heavy Physical Aspect (Lift & Carry)
  • Electrical Hazard Exposure/Arc Flash


  • 1-year in current position (as of class start date)
  • Passing Grade on Mechanical Aptitude Test and Oil Can Test
  • Must be able to pass a DOT Physical (see included disqualifications)
  • Updated Background Check, Drug Test, and Clean Driving Record
  • Excellent Customer Service Skills, Critical Thinking and Problem-solving Skills
  • Computer Literate (ability to learn EquipSoft)
  • Long-term Career Focus


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