Field Service Technician II- SEA (Seattle, WA) job vacancy in Smiths Detection (Seattle, WA)

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Company name : Smiths Detection
Location : Seattle, WA
Position : Field Service Technician II- SEA (Seattle, WA)

Description :
As a level two Field Service Technician, this individual must be team oriented and flexible, and actively seek to share information and assist his peers. Possesses excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Demonstrates strong electronic repair troubleshooting methodology and maintains at least an intermediate technical level of product knowledge. Ability to read and follow electrical/mechanical schematics to assist in isolating fault to root cause component/assembly. Cross trains on products serviced in the field, and displays intermediate proficiency in servicing the Trace, X-Ray, CT X-Ray and Cargo Inspection Systems product lines. Eagerness to work on special projects, some of high visibility, and/or in direct support of applicable project lead, as assigned. Looks for common-mode problem occurrences and seeks to resolve, both independently and with the aid of others. Has a working knowledge of business PC applications (MS Word, Excel & Power Point) and able to effectively use them to provide clear, concise information summaries as needed.

Troubleshoots, services, installs (deploys) and repairs Trace, X-Ray, CT X-ray and Cargo Inspection equipment at customer sites. Maintains field service log and filing system to properly initiate, organize and maintain all field service and job files until work is completed. When not on travel or on an assigned shift, individual will provide assistance to the Technical Support staff. Demonstrates initiative and dedication through positive use of downtime and an overall willingness and eagerness to consistently exceed customer and company requirements. Conducts follow up calls with the customer to ensure satisfaction of work. Mentors lower level FSTs in order to improve their skill and knowledge of the equipment.

Duties & Responsibilities


Responsible for meeting daily service repair needs and driving customer satisfaction
Foster positive customer relations and a high degree of customer satisfaction by communicating effectively with customers.
Installs, repairs and maintains equipment in the field; provides customer training as required.
Must be able to respond to emergency and non-scheduled calls for service within established response time goals.
Completes all scheduled maintenance within required deadlines. Documents all inspections, maintenance, repair work and submits paperwork in a timely basis
Order, install, and return parts and manages repair parts cycle time
Maintains an accurate inventory of parts and tools.
Maintains currency on all technical certifications.
Reviews all logs for open issues and prepares formal reports to customers as necessary.
Participates in Service Sales opportunities and assists with promoting and implementing revenue programs.
Looks to senior level FSTs for knowledge growth and support when needed.
Ensures that tools and test equipment are properly maintained and calibrated
Assesses product/equipment performance based on field support data; recommends modifications or improvements.
Seeks to provide technical support to customers and other service professionals as required.
May participate in site surveys, pilot program service activities, attend meetings, champion special projects and prepare exclusive reports.
Possesses a solid level of technical knowledge on the company’s Trace and X-Ray technologies.
Maintains clear and concise business communication proficiency, both oral and written
Establishes and maintains a close relationship with senior level FST’s and Product Managers in order to support the needs of the customer and remain aware of current technical trends.
Exercises every available measure to control and minimize costs while maximizing revenue
Must submit expenses, timecards and other administrative tasks within the specified timelines.
Travel, overtime and work hours other than Monday-Friday may be required.
Comply with and ensure department compliance with Company health, safety and environmental policies.
Comply with all applicable CA export control and security regulations.
Other duties as required.

Diversity & Inclusion

We believe that different perspectives and backgrounds are what make a company flourish. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, economic status, disability, age, or any other legally protected characteristics. We are proud to be an inclusive company with values grounded in equality and ethics, where we celebrate, support, and embrace diversity.

The Individual


Associate’s Degree or Related Trade Certification (electrical, electronic, mechanical) or Military Training (electrical, mechanical, electronics). Equivalence achieved through comparative work and life experience is acceptable (>3 years work experience in a related electrical or mechanical field service role).
Computer literacy; competency in use of all programs within MS Office Suite and aptitude for learning specialized software programs.


Minimum of 5 years experience directly involved in troubleshooting and field repair of electrical and electronic systems and equipment.


Individuals shall possess excellent communications skills and have a strong orientation for customer focus and teamwork. Must be responsive to all customer issues at all times. Must be willing & able to travel at short notice.


While supervision is not considered a primary responsibility of this position, there may be instances where supervision of others on a project basis may be required

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