Field Service Engineer II - Factory Automation

Location: San Jose, CA
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $1.00 - $1.00
Hourly: $30.00 - $32.00
Degree: Associate of Science;
Date: 1/17/2018
Job ID: 02538086
Job Description

Our client, an industry leader in factory automation, products, solutions and services, is seeking a Field Service Engineer in Northern CA.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide technical service and support to our customers, including: MTBs, dealers, and end-users, via:
* On-Site service at customer facilities using learned knowledge and experience of electro-mechanical assemblies, system operations, programming, and diagnosing of equipment problems
* In-House telephone support using an automated call distribution network (ACD) with heavy call volume maintaining department goals for time to answer and total log-in time
* Communicate with customers in e-mail, on-line chat and internal technical forums
- Diagnose equipment breakdowns where knowledge of machinery and other automated systems is used to maintain customer UPTIME
- Install components and solutions offered by company where knowledge of programming, calibrating, tuning, rebuilding and maintaining customer’s equipment in the field is being utilized
- Support the in-house systems for diagnostics such as simulators, programming systems, tools, etc.
- Present and sell customers our value added services (VAS) to help accomplish their UPTIME goals; CloudCNC, extended warranties, optional functions, machine tuning, control upgrades, training, etc.
- Promote the sales of spare parts to customers which would further assist in their machine UPTIME
- Determine, order, and replace parts as necessary while maintaining the consignment inventory account by following up on the defective and unused parts returns
- Enter all technical claims, service activity, follow ups, and other customer related inquiries into SAP, while maintaining data integrity
- Support the business operations, including:
* Participating in company training programs whereby passing with satisfactory levels
* Create and/or update technical documentation
* Feedback areas of improvement in design to Technical Support Engineers
* Feedback to management for newly found issues-
- Follow up on performed service calls and open technical support claims using established database via company phone and e-mail systems
- Cooperate with and take instruction/support advice from Senior Engineers

Travel Requirements
50-80% travel based on customer demand, primarily within assigned region
Required Skills
BSEET or equivalent related experience preferred, Associates in Engineering Technology required
Minimum of 3 years of experience in field service for industrial or factory automation
Ability to sell value added services to customers
Knowledgeable on electrical and mechanical tools for machine repair
Mechanical aptitude
Hands-on knowledge of volt meters, oscilloscopes, and other test / measuring equipment
Ability to read and understand technical documentation: schematics, logic, procedures, etc.
Strong verbal and written communication skills to communicate with and maintain effective relationships with customers and colleagues
Organization skills for arranging travel plans and service call schedule
Ability to travel by car and plane to on-site service calls
Ability to be “on call” to meet customer’s service needs as they arise
Ability to perform a hands-on role in an industrial environment, including but not limited to: wearing of proper safety attire, maneuvering into tight locations, occasional heavy lifting and carrying, standing on hard surfaces, and knowledgeable on electrical and mechanical tools for machine repairs
Team orientation
Computer proficiency – knowledge of MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)
Customer focused

Beneficial Education, Skills and Experience
Experience in Computerized Numeric Controls (CNC's) products preferred
Experience in motion controllers (AC and DC) and programmable logic controllers (PLC's) a plus
Experience in field service a plus