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Travel Technician 


Primary Responsibilities: 


  • Perform onsite technical services on customer jobsites as requested.
  • Perform onsite setup and teardown of equipment before and after jobs.
  • Perform site walks to assist in planning for upcoming jobs.
  • Complete post job documents within designated times to close jobs.
  • Follow Scope of work forms to execute jobsite tasks.
  • Assist with jobsite Safety plans for testing
  • Work and consult with the Large Transaction Team to bid and execute projects.
  • Provide technical assistance to customer when needed to complete testing/operations.
  • Ensure all equipment on jobsites is tested and in accordance with CRI standards prior to customer testing.
  • Address any field changes that need to be made to the Scope of Work or Safety plan with the Project team and Regional Ops Manager.
  • Ensure all jobsite safety requirements are met for equipment and personnel.
  • Document all daily activities at jobsites.
  • Review completed projects with LTT and Ops Manager to make improvements for future projects.
  • Complete daily time clock entries on time and correctly, complete Expense reports on time and correctly.
  • Assist CRI locations as directed by Regional Operations Manager.
  • Provide job site analysis when required to document jobsites activities and equipment operations. This will include, but are not limited to equipment performance, customer interaction and testing results.
  • Provide incident reports to Regional Operations Manager and Project Manager when situations require.

Shop (while not assigned to travel)

  • Report to the local Shop and work under the Shop Supervisor.
  • Check-in rental equipment upon return/termination of rental to ensure all equipment is returned in satisfactory condition.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on rental equipment to include operations and appearance.
  • Maintain cable inventory to include inspection of condition/repairs if needed and ensuring all cables are kept in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Perform testing on rental equipment to ensure that the equipment is available and ready-to-rent at all times.
  • Enter all testing and rental information in company software system.
  • Maintain shop and storage areas in a neat, clean and orderly condition.
  • Deliver and pick-up equipment as needed.
  • Assist customers as needed to ensure that rentals run as smooth as possible.
  • Maintain all shop equipment in good, safe working order.
  • Assist with shop projects which will include but are not limited to fabrication of new equipment and up grades to existing equipment.
  • Load and unload rental equipment on company vehicles, customer vehicles and commercial carriers.
  • Assist in design and fabricating but not limited to accessories, cable sets, enclosures and shipping cages.
  • Assist in quality control and safety programs.
  • Work on special projects designated by Regional Operations Manager.
  • Complete expense reports, timeclock entries, test sheets, Rental Results paperwork correctly and on time.
Position Requirements

Core Competencies

  • Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; participates in meetings; listens and gets clarification; writes clearly and informatively; presents numerical data effectively; reads and interprets written information.
  • Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
  • Dependability – Consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance. Consistently completes tasks, projects, and assignments on time, with or without direct supervision and under routine and varying circumstances.
  • Team Work – Balances team and individual responsibilities and goals; exhibits openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests.
  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; develops realistic action plans.
  • Critical Thinking - Proactive anticipation of issues; develops solutions.
  • Initiative/Motivation - A self-starter; needs little oversight or direction; takes action beyond what is expected to complete assignments; willing to take on new responsibilities without being asked.
  • Interpersonal – Focuses on solving conflict and differences, rather than blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others’ ideas and tries new approaches.
  • Results - Focuses on completing essential tasks within an appropriate timeframe; is effective at setting priorities; demonstrates proficiency in both the quality and quantity of work; effectiveness of performance under pressure and/or opposition. Able to delegate responsibilities effectively.
  • Self- Development - Demonstrates an openness and attitude of learning and developing; is committed to improving themselves by seeking to utilize their strengths and work on weaknesses; strives for excellence; takes advantage of training opportunities.

Technical Competencies

  • Be able to fill out logs/test sheets.
  • Read/interpret electrical schematics & drawings.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Outlook, and computers in general
  • Proficient in electrical formulas required to determine load bank capacities, power distribution and cable ampacity.
  • Proficient in interpreting data derived from testing in order to determine acceptable testing parameters for rental equipment.
  • Proficient in using electrical monitoring/testing equipment.
  • Proficient writing / communication skills

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2 years’ experience in power distribution/generation field specifically with load banks, power distribution and power generation equipment.
  • High School Diploma
  • Good driving record with the ability to drive a company truck with trailer
  • Must be willing to have personal information sent to public and private organizations for security clearance and budgeting.
  • Be able to travel with little notice, up to 6 months out of the year (actual travel schedule will be dictated by rental opportunities)
  • Provide own hand tools
  • Formal Electrical Training
  • Passport
  • OSHA10 Cert.
  • First Aid/ AED/ CPR Cert.


Work Environment, Equipment, Physical Demands

This list represents the demands that the position requires. The list may not be all-inclusive.

  • Must be able to lift 55 lbs
  • Frequent bending, pushing, pulling
  • Repetitive wrist, hand or finger movement (to operate tools)
  • Physical coordination (sequential or simultaneous use of hands, arms, feet, and legs)
  • Close vision (clear vision at 20” or less)
  • Extended periods of reading fine print
  • Frequent sitting for long periods
  • Hearing
  • Requires occasional regional driving and national and international overnight travel
  • Occasional weekend work as needed
  • Occasional on-call work
  • Temperature variations in shop and client environment
  • Noise variations in shop environment
  • Occasional outdoor work
  • Frequent use of hand tools
  • Frequent use of forklifts
  • Frequent use of hand trucks


Position Travel Technician  
Req Number TRA-16-00004  
Location Manteno, IL  
About the Organization ComRent International is the global leader in load bank rentals and service for testing and commissioning mission-critical power generating equipment. Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. metro area, we've grown from a single location to the largest provider of load bank rentals in North America.

We are the only company offering medium voltage load banks that do not require transformers. We can provide load banks from 1kw to 50 MW at low or medium voltage, AC or DC. This means you can run a faster, more accurate test while benefiting from faster set up and tear down.

We bring a level of service, expertise and experience that is unmatched in the industry.
EOE Statement ComRent International is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V  

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