Field Engineer

Job Locations US-SC-West Columbia
Job ID
Commercial Power


The Field Engineer (EPG) position requires a thorough understanding of controls, AC and DC wiring, switchgear operation and application, and power generation. Candidate must be capable of working with limited supervision and guidance in a challenging environment to commission and test CAT generator set installations per customer specifications. The position requires a high level of customer communication and ability to maintain satisfactory relationship with all customers at all times.  


Blanchard Machinery Company is committed to fostering a high-performance work culture with challenging work opportunities that inspire high quality results.  Some of the benefits of joining our team are:

  • Competitive Pay.
  • Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, 401K, profit sharing, generous PTO and paid holidays, uniforms, and much more.
  • Exposure to world-class CAT training and development.
  • A friendly and supportive work environment.
  • Continuous exposure to learning and new technologies
  • Opportunities for advancement


  • Interpret and design custom control schemes and develop schematics and operating instructions. 
  • Must have thorough understanding of fuel systems, governing, excitation, and testing as related to engine driven power generators. 
  • Candidate should have a well-rounded knowledge of protection schemes and their application within electrical systems. 
  • Must be capable of programming CAT EPG controllers, and various third party supplied controllers. 
  • Must be able to effectively plan, estimate, and execute jobs in accordance with industry standards with safety and profitability as the primary goals. 
  • Must understand electrical installation and safety, and effective interpretation and application of NEC NFPA 70 and NFPA 110 standards. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • A minimum of 5 years experience as an EPG Technician or Journeyman/Master level Industrial Electrician is desired. CAT EPG Certified Analyst is a plus.  
  • The candidate must have a thorough understanding, regarding the CAT product line, but will consider applicants that have experience with other EPG brands. 
  • Must be able to complete technical start-up of diesel and gas engines and generator sets, automatic transfer switches, and standalone paralleling switchgear. 
  • Must be available to work over-time on site and in the field. 
  • Must be able to work independently, prioritize tasks that are fluid and constantly changing. 
  • Willing to work as a team member and collaborate with customers, vendors, and internal stakeholders.  
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Word document and spreadsheet knowledge preferred.  
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information skillfully; develop alternative solutions; works well in a group problem solving situations’ use reason even when dealing with emotional topics.  
  • Ability to read drawings, one-lines and specifications to discuss projects with contractors, engineers and architects.  
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills - must possess the personal discipline to establish the proper image as a representative of Blanchard Machinery. 
  • Enthusiastic - hard worker with the ability to complete work with minimal supervision. 
  • Organizational and time management skills required. 
  • Personal commitment to continuous improvement and service excellence.  
  • Experience with CAT Electronic Technician, SAP, DBS, Lotus Notes, and EOMP systems 

Working Conditions 

  • The physical environment requires the employee to work inside as well as in shop/machine environments (non-climate controlled) and on customer job sites. 
  • Position requires employee to be physically present at the job site location.  
  • Job requires standing, stooping, squatting, pushing, pulling, twisting, turning, and lifting.  
  • Use of computer and other forms of technology to complete job responsibilities.  


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