Field Service Engineer

Date:  Sep 23, 2022
Location: 

Minnesota, MN, US, 55101

Company:  SUEZ WTS Analytical Instruments Inc.
Category:  ES Products
Req ID:  5420

SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions (WTS) is a worldwide leader in water recovery, treatment, and reuse. We design, supply, and service a range of water systems and monitoring equipment in industries ranging from pharmaceutical to food and beverage applications, and from microelectronics ultrapure water to municipal water and industrial wastewater treatment. We are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of total organic carbon (TOC) analyzers and corresponding certified reference materials. Our ground-breaking endotoxin analyzer is the latest addition to our expanding analytical instruments portfolio. We strive to provide not only superior technology and design, but also outstanding quality, service, and application support. Please click here to learn more about our Analytical Instruments business.

 

Will provide routine to complex field service support for our core Sievers® brand total organic carbon (TOC) analytical instruments and accessories at customer sites, predominantly within the Upper Midwest, specifically Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Upper Peninsula Michigan. Support will include maintenance, verification, validation, repair, and calibration duties as well as troubleshooting operational issues. This position will require residency within the Greater Minneapolis-Saint Paul area and within one hour of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. Position will also provide field service support for other customers of Suez Analytical Instruments as needed within Canada and the US.

 

Key Characteristics

We are looking for a resourceful person who is self-directed, enjoys working independently, and is attentive to details. An ideal candidate would prefer to organize their own planning, scheduling and confirmation of contiguous services while balancing varying priorities. We are looking for a candidate who would employ a scientific approach to the operation, maintenance, and repair of analytical instrumentation and is proficient at completing daily and weekly administrative responsibilities. Client focus and succinct & timely communication (written and verbal) are key elements for success in this role. We are looking for a candidate that is technically competent and has work experience in technical field support, customer support and experience in ultra-pure water applications or operation of analytical instrumentation in a lab environment.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Travel to customer sites and perform PM and related services on TOC equipment
  • Plan, Schedule and Confirm customer services including coordination of travel and parts shipments for services
  • Maintain admin duties, parts inventory and relevant trainings
  • Take customer calls, participate in territory sales rhythm calls, and service team meetings
  • Respond to on-demand contract services with 3 or 7 business day response commitments for troubleshooting and repair
  • Write clear and concise reports for customers
  • Special projects and new hire training as assigned by supervisors
  • Work closely with Sales to provide insight into new instrument and new service opportunities as well as upsell service and consumables at existing customer sites based on need
  • Ensure compliance with all aspects of safety on the job, including the operation and maintenance of an assigned company vehicle and comply with all Suez Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) policies

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Strong technical, mathematical and customer service skills
  • Able to juggle various tasks such as service of multiple instruments and administrative duties
  • Troubleshooting and problem-solving skills, ability to use processes to find root cause
  • General knowledge of electrical equipment, chemistry and safety
  • Vision, manual dexterity, and coordination sufficient to service instruments and handle electrical equipment
  • Ability to learn applicable company procedures within a reasonable time from start of employment
  • Computer proficiency with a minimum of word processing, spreadsheets, and basic network and data base knowledge
  • Ability to use ordinary hand tools, calibrated tools, and analytical instrumentation, as well as handle chemically aggressive fluids, such as acids and bases
  • Strong and concise verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to drive projects to completion with minimal oversight
  • Proven ability to speak effectively before groups and customers, clients, and other employees within the organization
  • Ability to meet deadlines and commitments
  • Ability to communicate effectively and contribute within a commercial team environment
  • Ability to make good business decisions based on risk-reward analysis and business objectives

 

Education & Experience

Required:

  • Associate degree in a Science, Technical, or Engineering discipline; or equivalent education
  • With at least 4 years of work experience in ultra-pure water applications or servicing and/or operating analytical instrumentation in a lab environment

Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering or Physics; or equivalent education
  • With at least 2 years work experience in ultra-pure water applications or servicing and/or operating analytical instrumentation in a lab environment

 

Working Conditions

  • Drive a motor vehicle - significant time each day in the car driving to customer sites
  • Air travel required to reach customer destinations and back up support of other areas
  • Use of laptop and mobile systems
  • Regularly work around machines, electrical equipment, chemicals, & unprotected heights
  • Work at customer sites where instruments may be in difficult to reach spaces requiring using a ladder to gain access or working in close/cramped/small spaces
  • Perform tasks requiring manual dexterity during tool use, handling small parts, and repair procedures
  • Reach with hands and arms, below and above shoulder height
  • Stand, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Talk and hear
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.  Frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
  • Ability and willingness to travel to customer’s sites to perform services
  • Ability and willingness to travel overnight approximately 30 to 50% of the time (air and car travel), with short notice as required
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule based on customer needs
  • Maintain driver’s license and a good driving record

 

At SUEZ, we realize diverse teams make smarter decisions, deliver better results, and build stronger communities. We’re an organization that champions diversity and inclusion at every rung of the ladder and are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. Because our people are our greatest assets, we also offer competitive compensation and benefits that include:

  • Health & Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacation & Sick Time
  • Paid Holidays
  • Parental Leave
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts

 

****Applicants are required to be eligible to lawfully work in the U.S. immediately; employer will not sponsor applicants for U.S. work authorization (e.g. H-1B visa) for this opportunity****

SWTS does not accept unsolicited resumes from external recruiting firms. All vendors must have a current and fully executed MSA on file before submitting candidates.  Any unsolicited resumes and candidate profiles will be deemed the property of SWTS, and no fee will be due.


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis