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Technical Field Advisor

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Houston, TX, USA
Full Time

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We are currently recruiting for a Technical Field Advisor (TFA) to be based in Houston, TX. The TFA is responsible for all technical aspects, support, and advice during the overhaul, inspection, repair and installation of all turbine equipment. Includes but is not limited to troubleshooting, shop support, sales support and technical report writing. Involves but is not limited to the below listed equipment and their respective components

Job Responsibilities

  • Have an extensive knowledge of all the technical processes and parts associated with the removal, repair and installation of all large turbine parts and be able to participate in and/ or supervise outages.
  • Record all relevant data and communicate information to the engineering department in a timely manner, to ensure a seamless transition between phases of the job.
  • Perform risk assessments for all activities onsite.
  • Audit safety training required on individual sites for team members.
  • Perform daily toolbox talks ensuring that every member of the team is fully aware of the hazards associated with any given task.
  • Report accidents or near misses that occur on-site to the HSE team, and assist in any investigations that arise as a result of any accidents or near misses to constantly improve the health and safety performance of the team.
  • Ensure team members are aware of their roles and responsibilities on-site including the completion of quality documentation.
  • Ensure all site activities are carried out as per technical specifications or as advised by the technical team.
  • Carry out checks to ensure that procedures are being followed and witness key stages of the job, including measurements, major lifting activities and torque procedures.
  • Carry out inspections of removed parts recording any anomalies onto the relevant inspection sheet.
  • Ensure that all necessary parts are available onsite, ordering any shortfalls in a timely manner to prevent any delays due to delivery times.
  • Ensure the quality plan and work-pack documents are completed and signed by the relevant authorities.
  • Attend customer site meetings to provide progress updates and discuss technical issues and solutions.
  • Contribute to pre and post outage meetings.
  • Record any extra works that may be involved during an outage, including timescales, equipment used and authorization from the customer.
  • Complete crew performance feedback and contribute to performance evaluations.

Required Skills / Knowledge

  • Must be efficient with Microsoft Projects, Outlook, Word, Excel, and internet navigation.
  • Strong crew leadership skills.
  • Proven customer communication skills.
  • Reliable, High Energy self-starter o Committed to safety and quality.
  • Other specialty skills – MHC / EHC Controls, Vibration, Generator, Complex alignment, etc.
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred.


  • 5 years experience in the implementation of gas and steam turbine generator overhauls. Mature frame experience a plus.
  • 7+ years experience as Turbine Field Engineer / Technical Field Advisor / Utility Turbine Maintenance Engineer o OEM training and experience with GE, Siemens, Alstom, Mitsubishi, Toshiba, or other OEM turbine generators.

Education Requirements

  • Engineering degree with OEM training certification. (Equivalent experience must be deep).

Physical Requirements

  • 90% Travel and 100% availability when not on vacation.
  • Must be able to travel out of country as the requirement to support other Ethos locations around the world as may be required.

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