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NA UK Junior Field Service Engineer

Date:  14-Jan-2022

High Wycombe, GB

Job Function:  Commercial
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.



Junior Field Service Engineer, UK


Do you have a scientific or Engineering background seeking your next role? Do you want to work for a company with world leading products that are at the forefront of bringing new ideas and solutions to electron microscopy If so, this is an amazing opportunity to learn, grow and succeed in a business with ambitious plans for its future.


The Opportunity


The role of the Junior Field Service Engineer is to provide technical support and training to customers across the NanoAnalysis product range, acting as first line contact to our customers. The individual will provide primary onsite technical and applications support to customers, mainly in the UK with some requirement to travel across the Northern Europe including distributors and dealer territories region. The role requires self motivation and excellent problem solving abilities. Time on customer site domestic/international is circa 70%.



About You


  • Science Degree/PhD preferably in Electronics, Physics, Materials Science, Metallurgy, or Chemistry.
  • Knowledge within the microanalysis field in particular EDS/EBSD (Electron Back-Scatter Detection)/ NanoManipulators/WDS would be preferred.
  • Experience of running TEM/SEM would be an ideal. .
  • A sound understanding of electronics and PC set up is essential.
  • The Individual should require the minimum of supervision and is subject to a flexible work pattern, which will involve global travel and / or working outside normal working hours when necessary.
  • The post holder is responsible for ensuring the efficient and cost-effective use of their time.
  • A recent graduate or experienced user of EDS/ EBSD/NanoManipulator/WDS Microanalysis equipment.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to effectively and professionally interact with customers at all levels. 



Key responsibilities for the Junior Field Service Engineer


  • Perform onsite installations of systems and software.
  • Perform onsite preventative maintence visits.
  • Provide basic customer training at point of installation. 
  • Provide on site assistance to customers to resolve instrument breakdowns.
  • Provide technical support contact for the product range. Accepting customer telephone calls, logging problems, attempting to resolve problems over the telephone and by using remote control techniques, and gaining knowledge of the complete OI NA portfolio of products as appropriate.
  • Take ownership of customer problems and liaise with internal departments to resolve issues.
  • Receiving all initial calls in a positive, helpful and constructive manner and to communicate with the customers in a timely manner concerning the status of problems to ensure customer dissatisfaction does not occur.
  • Promote a positive image of Oxford Instruments NanoAnalysis / Customer Support in all communications, whether in person, by telephone or written.
  • Advise customer on availability of instrumentation related options, upgrades and support contracts to keep the customer up to date and satisfied and optimise service revenue streams.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by manager.


Benefits for the Junior Field Service Engineer

In addition to a competitive starting salary, structured career development opportunities, and a good work-life balance, Oxford Instruments offers 25 days annual leave, private healthcare, a share incentive plan, a defined contribution Group Personal Pension Plan.



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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