Variable Frequency Drive Field Technician Job Description

A variable frequency drive (VFD) is a type of motor-generator drive (MGD) that controls and adjusts the speed of an electric motor by controlling the rotational speed of the motor's rotor.

VFDs are used in a wide range of applications including pumps, fans, and compressors.

A VFD consists of a motor, a converter, a career shaft, resonant windings (also called (or squirrel-cage), a speed controller, and a torque controller.

The converter converts AC to DC and DC to AC and is typically found between the motor and the speed

Updated on:     
October 7, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Variable Frequency Drive Field Technician who is experienced in repairing and maintaining VFDs. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of electrical circuits and be able to troubleshoot VFDs quickly and efficiently.

Variable Frequency Drive Field Technician Duties:

  • Diagnose, service, repair, and install variable frequency drive systems
  • Provide technical guidance and ensure compliance with safety standards and government regulations
  • Instruct employees on how to properly use tools and equipment
  • Maintain accurate records by managing inventory
  • Work as part of a team to achieve company goals

Variable Frequency Drive Field Technician Responsibilities:

  • Identify and troubleshoot blockages in the drive’s fluid circuit and electrical environment
  • Initiate and maintain preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair work on VFD systems
  • Provide ongoing feedback to the project team regarding problems with system components, and proactively identify deficiencies and potential problems
  • Recommend solutions to construction problems
  • Associate technical certifications
  • Maintain accurate records of work performed
  • Ensure compliance with industry, company, and health and safety codes, standards, and practices
  • Meet deadlines and adhere to company policies and company values
  • Meet company performance standards and deadlines
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with clients, vendors, and employees
  • Maintain accurate records of work performed
  • Ensure compliance to health, safety, environmental, and company policies, standards, and practices
  • Conduct thorough analysis of work problems and issues

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field
  • 2+ years’ experience working in Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) field service
  • Excellent troubleshooting, diagnostic, and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of Variable Frequency Drive technology
  • Knowledge of electrical and mechanical principles

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