LOGCAP (KBOSSS) - Generator Mechanic Lead (OCN)

Job Locations KW-Al Aḩmadī-Kuwait City
Requisition ID 2021-12292
# of Openings
Buildings and Facilities


Louis Berger Services is currently looking for qualified candidates to fill positions for the Power Generation Lead on multiple sites in Kuwait in support of LOGCAP 5.


All candidates must pass a pre-employment drug test and background check.


  • Performs all hands-on routine inspection, preventative maintenance, condition monitoring, troubleshoots, corrective and emergency repairs on generator sets and associated local control systems. Diagnose problems and then repair/replace defective parts as required.
  • Performs hands-on electrical maintenance and repair of power production electrical and mechanical and auxiliary systems of power generation equipment up to 2 MVA and facilities operating at 30MVA and greater total output with diesel driven prime movers.
  • Performs hands-on inspections, and tests fuel receiving and distribution system including tanks, pumps, leak detection, fuel distribution and inventory, scheduling orders, and reporting.
  • Reports to and receives assignments, instructions, and direction from the Power Generation Supervisor
  • Performs preventative maintenance services and repairs on 6-kW to 2000-kW generators involving installation, removal, operation of generators from locations to power generation shops.
  • Troubleshoots and rebuilds engines, alternate current (AC) systems, direct current (DC) systems, electronic control systems and other program logic controls, electrical wiring and accessories.
  • Responsible for maintaining all type of power generation equipment, including but not limited to FG Wilson, Caterpillar, Marapco, Cummins, Mitsubishi, SDMO, Olympian, Kohler, Perkins, MEPs, and other military design generators.
  • Rebuilds and repair gas compressors (turbochargers) used for forced-induction of generator engines, head gaskets, seals, water pumps, fuel pumps, torque heads, belts, and hoses.
  • Test batteries, fuel, coolant, and oil; ship oil samples for analysis or analyze as directed.
  • Installs specified new or reconditioned parts, makes required adjustments, and reassembles complete unit.
  • Transports and properly disposes hazardous materials to HAZMAT collection point.
  • Moves materials and equipment to work locations and executes the work.
  • Completes records, maintains tools and equipment, and performs various clean-up and housekeeping activities.
  • Observes and follows all safety rules and procedures, including wearing required personal safety equipment and ensuring safety procedures are followed at all times by all employees.
  • Promotes teamwork and actively participates in quality improvement process.
  • Promotes safety awareness and complies with all applicable safety procedures and regulations, performs other duties and activities as directed.
  • In-depth knowledge of diagnostic software FG WILSON, Electronic Service Tool, and Compass would be an advantage.
  • Responsible for operation of the power generation facility within all environmental and regulatory requirements and constraints.
  • Supervise, manage, and schedule multi-skilled level operations and maintenance team members, power generation operators, and power generation mechanics to meet defined service schedules and respond to emergency, urgent, and routine maintenance requests.
  • Completes performance evaluations, implements training programs, addresses grievances, and administer disciplinary actions as required to subordinate multi-national employees.
  • Maintains technical library and record-keeping which documents all procedures necessary to accomplish assigned responsibility.
  • Responsible for department communications activities – attend/participate in department meetings. Identify department risk/liability and develop work plans to manage ongoing risks as it relates to the operation of the power generation facilities, power delivery and power quality.
  • Responds to emergency calls regarding power generation equipment breakdowns and unit outages.
  • Ability to interpret and apply required corrective action with data readings and results of equipment checks to identify equipment or process problems and take appropriate responses to correct or resolve problems.
  • MAXIMO experience or other digital CMMS software experience would be an advantage.
  • Minimum Acceptable Experience and Qualification Levels:
    • Must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the maintenance of civilian or military-style generators.
    • Hands on inspect, test, and repair components of electrical systems to include generators, transfer switches and fuel monitoring and delivery systems.
    • Education: A high school diploma or GED plus related technical training.
    • Valid drivers’ license from home of record.
    • Must provide copies of training certificates.
    • Knowledge and experience regarding occupational hazards for electrical and mechanical trades, related safety practices, and skill required for the installation, maintenance, and repair of power generator systems and equipment.
    • Must know Lockout/Tagout Procedures.
    • Certifications of training from FG Wilson, Cummins, or Caterpillar would be an advantage.
    • Previous US Army 91D experience, or service-equivalent, would be an advantage.
    • Prior LOGCAP experience would be an advantage.


Skills and Competencies:

  • Must possess current training and able to demonstrate general knowledge of industrial safety and environmental regulations, including compliance with OSHA requirements, personal protective equipment use, and lock out tag out procedures for electrical, mechanical and fluid systems and controls.
  • Ability to read, comprehend/understand and apply information contained in manufacturer equipment manuals, facility document including drawings and specification, operation and maintenance manuals, standard operating and emergency response procedures, material safety data sheets, etc.
  • Specific understanding and knowledge of power generation equipment startup and shut down and basic equipment maintenance procedures as they relate to the power generation equipment and/or auxiliary operator. Must be willing and able to perform physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of equipment, crawling and working outdoors. Must be willing and able to lift and move items, parts assemblies and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum.
  • Must have oral and written communication skills sufficient to produce employee evaluations and written reports for upper management and to brief upper management on project status.

Working Environment

  • Duties will involve work in the outdoors with a potential exposure to extreme climatic conditions including frequent dust storms, and high temperatures up to 130F degrees in the summer months.
  • Must be able to work overhead with arms raised for extended periods.
  • Scheduled work hours up to 72 hours per week.



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