Always something new to learn and this industry will always keep you busy
Field Service Technician (Current Employee) – Waynesburg, PA – June 1, 2015
travel through out the northeast in the Marcellus oil and gas field performing engine and compressor PM's. Work on Caterpillar 3500 and 3600 series gas engines checking cylinder compression, setting valve lash on intake and exhaust valves and including the gas valve on the 3600 series, check and record valve recession, check turbo's for any excessive shaft end play, change oil filters, thermostats, rebuild wastegates. On start ups I use CAT ET to check and fine tune the engines and check engines emissions. Work mostly on Ariel compressors anything from 6 week PM to full overhauls. Have lead jobs on overhauls which include typically 5 to 7 guys pulling valves, pistons, packings and wipers. We rebuild wipers and packings on site and measure cup depth and wiper gland thickness and record them for the customer as well as taking cylinder bore and piston measurements to get cylinder to piston clearance and measure ring end gap for replacing new piston rings. Check main and connecting rod bearings and replace if needed. Check alignment of the compressor to the driver and make adjustments if needed.
Learn new things daily
The traveling, typically minimum of 200 miles from home through the weeks.