Field Service Engineer - West Coast

Company Info
Thorlabs
Newton, NJ, United States

Phone: 9733003054
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Title:

Field Service Engineer - West Coast

Location:

Sterling, VA 

Job ID:

18303
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Job Description:

The Field Service Engineer is tasked with supporting a World Wide field service strategy for the evolving life science product lines. The position helps develop programs for after sales installation, Preventive Maintenance and service contracts to support a growing line of imaging systems, optical tweezers and ultrafast lasers. The candidate must have a solid understanding of the life science industry; optics and microscopy experience is preferred. The position maybe field based. The position is based on the West Coast.

Essential Job Functions include the following, but are not limited to:

  • Install new systems
  • Perform voluntary warranty related service at customer sites
  • Improve internal and external service reporting
  • Execute Preventive Maintenance program for existing customers
  • Promote service contracts for customers
  • Document field service activities
  • Improve customer response time
  • Assist system installation and evaluation for tradeshows

Qualifications

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years hands-on experience aligning, maintaining and servicing optical equipment including lasers and microscopes preferred
  • Prior field service experience
  • Direct customer relationship experience

Education:

  • BS in Engineering Technology, EE, Biomedical Science, Physics or equivalent. Technical school/military experience considered.

Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

  • Proficient in Windows based PC machine use, especially MS Office and other communication tools.
  • Ability to work independently, and ability to work in a team environment and comply with high quality standards as well.
  • Strong communication and facilitation skills.
  • Strong business acumen
  • Understanding of customer/marketplace and drivers that influence customer behavior
  • Strong problem solving/analysis skills related to field service

Thorlabs values its diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identify or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status. Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.