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JEOL USA, INC: Field Service Engineer

The following information was provided by JEOL USA, Inc

JOB TITLE: Filed Service Engineer


DEPARTMENT: Multiple Districts

REPORT TO: Multiple Managers

FLSA STATUS: Non-Excempt


Plans coordinate activities concerned with installing and maintaining Electron Microscopes, Scanning Probe Microscopes, Ion Beam Microscopes, Mass Spectrometers, NMR Spectrometers, and / or Electron Beam lithography instrumentation, investigating and resolving customer reports of technical problems with equipment, and eliminating future operationall or service difficulties. This work may include use of manuals, guidelines, or other established procedures containing or related to highly technical matters that can be understood or interupted only by those with advanced or specialized knwledge or skills. In resolving work problems, discretion and independent judgment is required. Contacts are primarily with scientist and related personnel to exchange information, resolve problems and provide advice and guidance.


  • Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Installs new modified equipment at custtomer's facility to ensure full functionality according to specifications.

  • Independently plans and completes assignments; the District Manager defines objectives and priorities.

  • Reviews reports and documentation from customers inspects malfunctioning instrument to determine nature and scope of problem.

  • Sytemically analyzes findings to determine source of instrumentation problem and recommends repair, replacement or other corrective acation to District Manager.

  • Refers complex problems and concerns to appropriate individuals.

  • Consistently excercises discretion and independent judgment in resolving problems.

  • Provides on-site technical assistance to help trubleshoot and repair equipment.

  • Maintains appropriate confidentiality of information.

  • Must be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance including but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines; beginning and ending assignments on time; and scheduled work breaks where applicable.

  • Must assume reponsilbility for providing timely, appropriate reponses to requests/suggestions/complaints or refer such comments to the appropriate persons.

  • When referring requets/suggestions/complaints to another individual, the emplyee must follow-up in writing to that individual and maintains an assesiblecopy of the referral or follows company guidelines.


Approximately 30-50% travel is anticipated in this position. Travel may be required between company locations , to customer sites and attend conferences and trade shows. International travel may be required.




To perform the job successfully, an indidual should demonstrate the following competencies.

Problem Solving- Isentifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; and works well in group problem solving.

Analytical- Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and expertise to complement data.

Continual Learning- Demonstrates an understanding of new technical and organization concepts and information. Builds on stengths and addresses weakness. Pursues self-development. Seeks opportunities to master new knowledge.

Technical Skills- Assesses own stengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development opportunities strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.

Continual Improvement- Streeses accountability and continuous improvement. Builds on ideas of others to come up with new ways to address organizational issues or problems. Generates creative new solutions and approaches to customer issues and organizational processes. Make use of quality tools to improve processes.

Listening- Provides feedback on what was heard. Must show respect for opinions for others and conform to ensure atmoshere is free of needless interruptions, difficulity or discrimination. Asks clarifying questions when understanding is incomplete to assure the speaker of the commitment to understanding what was said. Must communicate information and state problems of challenges to be resolved in a clear, cocise, courteous, nondiscriminatory, and professional manner.

Interpersonal Skills- Must maintain courteaous and effective working relationships with employees at all levels of the organization. Must maintain courteous and effective working relationships with clients, vendors, and or any other representatives of external organizations. Maintains confidentiality ; listens to others without interupting; keeps emotions under control; and remains open to thers ideas and tries new things.

Customer Focus- Makes customers and their needs a primary focus of one's actions. Quicly and effectively solves customer problems. Readily readjusts priorities to respond to pressing and changing client demads. Develops trust and credibility with the customer and goes the extra mile to satisfy customer needs and expectations.

Oral Communication- Speaks clearly and persuasively in a positive or negative situations, listens and gets clarification.

Written Coomunication- Writes clearly and informatively; and can read and interpret written information.

Judgment- Displays willingness to make decisions. Exhibits sound and accurate judgment. Suuports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision making process and amkes timely decisions.

Planning/Organizing- Prioritizes and plans work activities and uses time efficiently. Must be suufficiently adaptable to or no advance notice.

Professionalism- Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accets responsibility for own actions and follows through on commitments.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge skill and or ability required. Reasonable accomidations may be made to enable individual with disibilities to perform the esstential functions.


Associate degree in an appropriate area of engineering and or science from accredited college or university; plus 6 months to 2 years related expertise and training; or equivalent combination of education and expertise.


Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply analog and digital electronics. In a particular, A1 Engineers knowledge and ability to apply principles of RF electronics . EO engineers shouls have knowledge andability principles of analog and digital electronics.

Ability to prepare reports and other appropriate documentation. Ability to analyze, plan and implement reports appropriate reccomendations where needed.

Solid mechanical understanding: ability to analyze, evaluate, and asses complex and interactive mechanical components.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standard ization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written oral, diagram, or schedule.


Computer literacy required. Familiarity with web-based expense reporting, CRM and labor tracking systems preferred.


Valid driver's license and passport required. Must have the ability to obtain a goverment security clearence.


The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an emplyee to successfully perform the essential fuctions of this job. Reasonable accomidations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to sit. stand and use hands to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to walk; reach with hands and arms; kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and or move up to 50 ponds. On rare occasions may need to lift up to 100 pounds with assistancee. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, clor vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential fuctionsof this job. Reasonable accomidations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential fuctions.

As a responsibility of this position, employee residences must be located within reasonable driving distance from JEOL customers. Geographic territories are defined by the District Managers and Senior Service Management subject to the approval of the VP & General Manager of the Service Division. Work is performed at client locations requiring the Field Engineer to travel to the client's business by car or airplane as appropriate. The work is performed in an office or laboratory environmen when the noise level is usually very quiet to mederate. Off hour support is required. Some contracts may require 24/7 support.

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