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Job Description

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

As part of the Unity Lab Services organization, the Field Service Engineer is responsible for installing, repairing, and maintaining laboratory equipment (may include, but not limited to: centrifuges, incubators, refrigeration, ultra-low freezers, water products, shakers, water baths, and monitoring systems) and training end-users on equipment operation. The Field Service Representative position will be remotely-based with travel to customer sites within the territory. The ideal candidate will possess technical expertise in electronics and refrigeration, excellent communication, time management and problem solving skills.


  • Promotes a spectrum of service offerings to customers (including, but not limited to: installations, extended service contracts, preventative maintenance, time & material service, service parts kits and consumables, service training, validation, and wireless monitoring services)
  • Repairs and supports customers’ products and provides courteous and knowledgeable response to technical issues, meeting commitments in a timely manner
  • Performs technical diagnosis of operational problems and repairs/calibrations on wide range of laboratory equipment to ensure that the equipment is operating to the customer’s complete satisfaction and manufacture specifications
  • Provide consistent and timely communication to customer as it relates to service event (status, cost, scheduling, etc.)
  • Schedules and delivers preventative maintenance service
  • Advises customers on how to properly operate instruments
  • Complete all administrative tasks (expense reports, work orders, etc.)
  • Maintains spare parts inventory, tools, manuals and test equipment
  • Promptly escalate customer and/or technical issues to Regional Service Manager
  • Provide territory coverage and depot repair support, as needed.
  • In addition to training end users and distributors, serves as a source of technical product knowledge and trains, as required, other service engineers and provides supervision as required in the course of this duty.
  • Performs technical evaluations on product changes and on new products, including software verification, collection of performance data, assessment of user friendliness, ease of maintenance, etc. Provide written reports on evaluations.
  • Assists with customer training by preparing instruments and supplies as well as giving presentations
  • Promotes and sells various types of extended warranty and preventative maintenance contracts on equipment, user training, and Service Replacement Orders
  • Advises sales representatives of potential selling opportunities within accounts
Minimum Requirements:
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Hands-on lab equipment experience (which can include, but not limited to, centrifuges, incubators, refrigeration, ultra-low freezer, cold rooms and LN2 cryo storage)
  • 1 -3 years job related experience
  • Proven ability to diagnose and resolve problems on sophisticated electronic, mechanical and optical instrumentation in a commercial scientific laboratory environment.
  • Ability to read, interpret and analyze component layout drawings, schematics, assembly drawings, wiring and labeling diagrams.
  • Strong communication skills in all delivery methods
  • Ability to prioritize service requirements (service calls, installations, and escalations) and establish realistic schedules to meet requirements
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products and basic PC skills
  • Ability to travel overnight up 20%
  • Available to work overtime, as required
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license and safe driving record
  • Essential Functions and Physical Requirements
    • Ability to safely lift 50 Lbs with assistance on occasion.
    • Ability to safely lift and carry 25-30 Lbs continuously throughout the day.
    • Ability to bend, squat, stretch, and reach on a daily basis in a service function.
    • Maintain a valid driver’s license and safe driving record

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Associates Degree in Electronics, or equivalent experience
  • HVAC/R Technical School certification and/or degree, or equivalent experience
  • Refrigeration / EPA Universal certification
  • Experience with: Cascade Refrigeration, Separation products, Controlled temperature lab product/instruments, and/or Wireless Monitoring Systems

The territory primarily covers a customer location in Wilson, NC, and will provide support to other customer sites in the Raleigh, NC and Charleston, SC areas. This position will be remotely-based in the territory with local travel required. Overnight travel required up to 20%.

This position has not been approved for Relocation Assistance.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 50,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.


Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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