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Field Service Technician

Princeton, WV, US, 24739

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Smith Services, a part of Timken Power Systems, is seeking a Field Services Technician for the Princeton service center.

The Field Service Technician supports the plant both internally and externally on motor repairs, switchgear maintenance, mechanical repairs, and on-site technical support.



Field Service Technicians must be able to work as a productive team member in a group and sometimes solo at customer industrial sites doing everyday repairs and support.  This work can be 1 day onsite and up to 2 weeks during some outages and does require some overnight stays with company paid lodging and food.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, motor removals and installs, cryogenic cleaning, on-site machining, vibration analysis, balancing, laser alignment, electrical testing, infrared thermography and switchgear testing.  Technicians are on call 24 hours a day to offer customer availability for emergency work.  Technicians travel frequently to customer sites.  Customer certifications must be obtained when necessary to be permitted on-site.  Some required certifications are Mine Safety Certification (below and above ground) and OSHA Certification.  Technicians are responsible for Smith Services customer interface and responsible for managing all customer orders and relationships.  Additionally, technicians support other shop efforts such as warranty work. 


Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • AS Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology a plus
  • Valid Driver's License required                                                                                                                                                                
  • Ability to obtain Non-DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificate
  • Ability to obtain Mine Safety Certification (below and above ground) and OSHA certification
  • 1-10 Years of Experience
  • Electic motor and Control Testing experience a plus 
  • Out of town, overnight travel required


General Physical Requirements

  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Vision: Near, Distant, Color
  • Both hands required
  • Hearing of conversation level




All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.




The Timken Company, a global technology leader in engineered bearings and industrial motion, designs a growing portfolio of next-generation products for diverse industries. For 125 years, Timken has used its specialized expertise to innovate and create customer-centric solutions that increase reliability and efficiency. The company posted $4.8 billion in sales in 2023 and employs more than 19,000 people globally, operating from 45 countries. Timken is one of the World's Most Innovative Companies, according to Fast Company, and has been recognized among America's Most Responsible Companies and America's Greatest Workplaces for Diversity by Newsweek, the World's Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere and America's Most Innovative Companies by Fortune.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

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Nearest Secondary Market: West Virginia

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