Site Service Technician – St. Marys, Kansas – Full-Time

Fuel Tech, Inc.

Saint Marys, KS


Fuel Tech Inc. (FTI) is a leading technology company engaged in the worldwide development and application of multi-pollutant emissions control systems, enabling customers to produce energy in a cost-effective and environmentally sustainable manner. Our technologies are applied to units where coal, natural gas, heavy oil, biomass, municipal waste, and other fuels are utilized. With more than 20 years of experience and over 1,000 APC system installations worldwide, we engineer custom-designed systems to meet our customers' specific requirements.   

Position Overview:

Under the guidance of the Fuel Chem (Site) Manager, the Site Service Technician will assist with the installation and ongoing operation of Fuel Chem system installations.   He/She will be trained in the operation and maintenance of the system, its equipment and components. This is a part-time position.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Thoroughly reviews and becomes familiar with all project equipment and systems. 

Performs basic preventative and corrective maintenance on mechanical, electrical and control systems.

Receives chemical shipments and ensures that the proper paperwork is provided and the shipment is properly transferred into the site tanks. Ensure there are no chemical releases.

Verifies the correct performance of the system by observing the equipment in operation, checking calibrations, performing draw-down tests and reviewing data.

Assists with inspections of the boiler/furnace to survey the formation of slag and fouling.

Maintains good Disciplined Site Service records

Prepare daily logs and periodic operation reports as assigned or requested

Makes field visits to assigned regional sites as required to observe work, review progress, resolve issues and attend project meetings. 

Always performs the job in a safe and responsible manner; abiding by all laws, codes, FTI policies and site-specific work rules; and striving to delight the client with performance and results. 

Other tasks and duties as may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

The Site Service Technician does not have direct supervision responsibilities.

Education and/or Experience:

Requires a High School Diploma and proven experience operating or maintaining mechanical equipment; a skilled trade or some college course work is desirable.  This position requires an individual who is mechanically inclined, skilled in the use of common tools, and has the ability to use a computer for email and non-complex spreadsheet and word processing software.  

Other Requirements:  

This job position is field-based at a client’s boiler plant and may include voluntary travel to other sites in the region for extended periods of two weeks away from the primary site. Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential when interacting with clients, contractors, suppliers and employees. Must be a self-starter and able to work without direct supervision on a daily basis.  Specific computer or testing skills may be required for some assignments.

Physical Requirements:

Usually walking, climbing stairs and ladders; long periods of exposure to hot and dirty boiler room environment; may work indoor or outdoor in all weather; regularly carries 25lbs or more.

Competencies Required:

Analytical - Synthesizes information; Collects and researches data; Applies work flows, checklists, work instructions and procedures.   Ability to prioritize and solve practical problems and apply good engineering judgement during the life of a project.   Work in in office or site conditions where there may be limited or ambiguous guidance available on solving technical control issues.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information.                                                                                                                                     

Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively; must possess good listening skills.

Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information. Must possess basic ability to use MS Office and PowerPoint. 

Quality Management – Demonstrates accuracy, thoroughness, and attention to detail.

Judgment – Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment

EEO statement:     

We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws          

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.