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Field Service Engineer

Date:  17-Feb-2021

Gometz-la-Ville, FR

Job Function:  Technical
Business Unit:  NanoAnalysis

At Oxford Instruments, we enable the world’s leading industrial companies and scientific research communities to image, analyse and manipulate materials down to the atomic and molecular level. Our NanoAnalysis systems for electron microscopes are used in research and development that’s keeping pharmaceutical products safe, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and increasing the reliability and power of the latest mobile devices.



Field Service Engineer, Gometz-la-Ville, France


The Opportunity


To install and provide ongoing maintenance of complex electro-mechanical and computer-controlled systems, primarily in France, Switzerland, Benelux, Spain and Portugal but for customers worldwide if and when required.  Establish and maintain a high degree of customer satisfaction and confidence by appropriate actions and attitude


About You



•           At least BAC+3(Licence) in Engineering (Electronic or Electrical) or Science (Physics, Chemistry, Material Science) or equivalent experience

•           Experience of dealing with customers, testing complex electro - mechanical systems and their customer applications. 

•           Problem solver under pressure.

•           PC experience both Hardware & software.

Analytical instrument or similar systems experience in one or more of the following, test / repair / field service.

•           Ideally experience of working with X-ray components or systems

•           Self motivated and can work effectively with little supervision.

•           Good communication skills

•           Able to carry out customer training and have an interest / knowledge of applications

•           Driving licence

•           EEC passport

  • No restrictions regarding overseas travel & length of stay.
  • Fluent in French, written and spoken is required



Key responsibilities for the Field Service Engineer


            The individual should require the minimum of supervision and is responsible for:

•           Installation and on-going maintenance of Electron microscope accessories such as EDS, WDS, EBSD, Nano-manipulators. These are complex electro-mechanical and computer-controlled systems primarily in France, Switzerland, Benelux, Spain and Portugal but for worldwide customers if or when required.

•           Installation and on-going maintenance of equipment installed in nuclear environment including systems operating in Hotcell’s.

•           Establishing and maintaining a high degree of customer satisfaction and confidence by his/her actions with an intention to exceed customer expectations at all times.

•           Maintaining & developing his / her knowledge of assigned products and their common applications, undertaking appropriate training where necessary.

•           Providing various technical reports such as Field Installation / Repair, incident review and corrective action requests together with administration reports such as Timesheet, installation & Expense within the agreed standards.

•           Supporting marketing/sales, furnishing leads for system sales, support contracts and other market intelligence whilst in contact with customers.

•           Assist in knowledge transfer by training customers and other company employees when required.

•           To be aware and minimise where possible the level of expense incurred in their day to day support activities, both in terms of time involved and parts consumed.

•           Perform his /her work safely at all times maintaining his knowledge of Health & Safety requirements including ionising Radiation where applicable.


            Main duties and responsibilities.

•           Responds to all support requests passed to him / her and is subject to a flexible work pattern which will involve travel and/or working outside normal working hours when necessary. 

•           Ensures the efficient use of their time.

•           Installs and ensures the correct operation of assigned systems, options and applications.

•           Ensures the customer is aware at all times, the correct method of operation to obtain safe working process, basic analytical results, and system care.

•           Trouble shoots and repairs all assigned systems to the appropriate level to ensure the system is returned to the full operation in accordance with its performance specification within a cost-effective time frame for Oxford Instruments and the customer.

•           Perform instrument verification in accordance with departmental policies and procedures.

•           Ensures he/she controls costs generated by their actions.

•           Ensures all resources allocated to them e.g. Vehicle, tools, Spare parts test equipment are maintained in good condition.


            Customer Contact:

•           Communicate with the customers in a timely manner concerning the status of repair and or safety issues arising from work on their system to ensure customer dissatisfaction does not occur.

•           Promote a positive image of Oxford Instruments and OI Service in all communications with the customer, whether in person, by telephone or in writing.

•           Advises customer on availability of Oxford instruments related options, upgrades and service products including support contracts to keep the customer informed and satisfied.


           Field Reporting:

•           Initiates Field Service Reports for each customer visit/repair in order to document instrumental and/or customer problems and the resolution of those problems to provide data for installations, warranty and customer/instrument history.

•           Submit reports and information on recurring or potential problems.

            Reports and information to include suggestions, recommendations, and/or modifications to instrumentation, policies, manuals or concepts.


             Sales Assist:

•           To co-operate and communicate with the company’s Sales/department & Representatives.


            Main working relationships:

•           Reports to the appropriate Manager.

•           Works closely with sales representatives and management.

•           Works closely with customers.

•           Works with local Field Engineers, Technical Support and Product Support Specialists to resolve technical problems.

•           Liaise with spares logistic personnel to ensure availability of parts to cover both routine and emergency situations.



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.


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