Prime Power Unit (PPU) Technical Engineer

Job Locations US-MA-Milford | US-NY-Batavia | US-NY-Binghamton | US-ME-Brewer | US-NY-Clifton Park | US-NH-Londonderry | US-MA-North Reading | US-ME-Scarborough | US-NY-Syracuse
FT Non-Union (FTN)


Milton CAT is looking for a Prime Power Unit (PPU) Technical Engineer to join our Power Systems Defense team.  The Engineer will support the THAAD or Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system. Milton CAT has over 1,000 highly dedicated team members, proud to work for an iconic brand of exceptional products and service.  We offer a strong compensation package, excellent benefits and a culture that promotes teamwork, technology and accountability.


Note: We are recruiting for one open position and have advertised this position in multiple cities within our territory.


  • Troubleshoot, repair, and provide preventative maintenance service for all makes and models of generators and power generation components.
  • Troubleshoot generator components including engine, alternators, wiring harnesses, safety devices, transfer switches, and battery systems. 
  • Apply engine technical skills in inspection, disassembly, failure analysis, assembly, diagnosis, and engine performance tests
  • Understand & Diagnose CDL - CAN BUS (J1939) - RS-232 - RS-485 - TCP/IP - CAT ET - Monitoring Software - CAT PLC
  • Prepare and present detailed reports that include root cause, collateral impact, and corrective path forward.
  • Perform and complete required paperwork at the completion of the assigned call via electronic submission
  • Communicate with all equipment stake holders which includes management, customers, and support personnel in a professional manner both written and verbal.
  • Responding to Emergency Service calls (as needed) both during normal & after-hour
  • Travel is approximately 50% of the time


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • 3 years’ experience in the defense industry, particularly with Prime power unit development experience.
  • Ability to understand complex technical documents and fabrication and welded assemblies.
  • Must have a passport or ability to obtain a passport and have no air travel restrictions.
  • Frequent domestic travel and some travel may include foreign destinations is required.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Must be self-motivated and team oriented, capable of managing time, flexing on priorities for multiple projects, and operating well under pressure with little supervision
  • Technical, analytical, and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, with the ability to present information clearly.
  • Able to clearly and concisely express technical information (or data) to non-technical associates, peers and senior management
  • Proficient with MS Applications and able to quickly learn new technology


Resumes that are mailed, emailed or hand-delivered to Milton CAT or any employee will not be considered.  You must apply online. A background check and drug test are required as part of our pre-employment process.


Milton CAT is an equal opportunity employer that values the strength diversity brings to the workplace.  We encourage applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women.  Applicants receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, handicap, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.  We base all employment decisions to further this principle of equal employment opportunity.  VEVRAA Federal Contractor.  EEO/AA employer.


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