Life as a Generator Technician

This month, we want to highlight some very special and important team members – our Generator Technicians! These superstars are the boots on the ground supporting our customers, providing quality service and emergency response around the clock.


Brady McClanahan


How long have you been a generator technician?

I have been a generator technician for 5.5 Years.

What do you love most about your job?

I love that I get to serve people through my job. I also enjoy working on generators – when I troubleshoot, it’s like solving a puzzle.

What advice would you give someone considering a career as a generator technician?

Working as a generator technician is fun because every day is different – different scenery and different challenges. The Power Generator Industry is a great industry to be in as there is always a need for emergency backup power.


Chris Gentile


How long have you been a generator technician?

I just celebrated my 3 year anniversary as a generator technician.

What do you love most about your job?

I really enjoy working at the remote tower sites in New Hampshire. These sites are only accessible via ATV and provide some amazing views!

What advice would you give someone considering a career as a generator technician?

Keep quiet, you can learn more when you are quiet. If you listen to the seasoned technicians, you are bound to learn something!


Rob Schmeltz


How long have you been a generator technician?

I’ve been in the Power Generation industry for years, but shifted into my role as a generator technician 8 months ago.

What do you love most about your job?

I enjoy the troubleshooting process because I like to fix things that are broken.

What advice would you give someone considering a career as a generator technician?

A career as a generator technician allows you freedom and independence, the ability to be out on the road, and a place to use your mechanical and electrical skills. I also like working at cool locations like Fire Stations – it brings out the kid in me.


Jon Pingitore


How long have you been a generator technician?

I will celebrate 3 years as a generator technician this August.

What do you love most about your job?

I get to work on big diesel engines and I enjoy that my role works independently. I get to work at my own pace and travel New England every day. The scenery always changes and there is always something new to see.

What advice would you give someone considering a career as a generator technician?

As a generator technician, you get to travel, see new sites, and meet new people. My advice is to be friendly and outgoing, and always measure twice, cut once!

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Yes, I want to share a cool story that highlights why I enjoy my job as a generator technician. I was called out on a service call to a residence during a Nor’Easter. When I arrived, the homeowner had 3 feet of water in her basement. The sump pumps were inoperable because her generator was out of service. The generator needed a new voltage regulator and I, unfortunately, did not have one on my truck. As I notified her I would pick one up at the shop and return, she told me to wait a moment. She went inside the home and returned to me with a voltage regulator she happened to have purchased when the generator was installed. I replaced the faulty regulator with the new one and within 30 minutes, the water receded by 1 foot. She was extremely grateful and I was proud to have helped someone in need. This is one of many reasons I enjoy my job!

Our generator technicians are EGSA Certified. They are trained to work on all makes and models of generator equipment, commercial and residential. We offer maintenance agreements of various intervals and scopes of work – your needs are our priority! We are also available around the clock for emergency response. Contact us at sales@fmgenerator.com for more information.