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Field Service Engineer II in New York City, New York at Leica Biosystems

Date Posted: 12/9/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job ID: SEL001342

About Us

Leica Biosystems is a global leader in workflow solutions and automation. As the only company to own the workflow from biopsy to diagnosis, we are uniquely positioned to break down the barriers between each of these steps.  Our mission of “Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives” is at the heart of our corporate culture. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence. The company is represented in over 100 countries. It has manufacturing facilities in 9 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries, and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Nussloch, Germany. Visit LeicaBiosystems.com  for more information.

Leica Biosystems is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check.
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Description

Position Summary
Provide technical service and support on equipment within the company, ISO, FDA, and budgetary guidelines with the objectives of minimizing customer downtime and generating revenue opportunities for Leica.
Major Responsibilities
  • Provide installation support, maintenance, modification and/or repair on various mechanical, electro-mechanical, electronic and refrigeration instruments.
  • Achieve strategic goals and financial targets
  • Effectively communicate with internal colleagues and external customers within established time guidelines in order to meet customer’s expectations.
  • Document and complete service administration activities in a timely manner in order to comply with ISO, FDA, and Leica policies.
  • Actively support the sale of service contracts, assist sales representatives and service team members with system configurations and upgrades, and provide input on ways to improve financial performance in order to generate service revenue.
  • Broaden knowledge and experience to improve product, application and professional development skills and ultimately, represent the company in a professional manner.
  • Maintain spare parts stock within budgetary limits in order to maximize customer uptime and field service related metrics.
  • Control expenses in order to maximize the profit contribution to the company.
  • Represent the company in a professional manner in order to instill confidence with current and prospective customers of Leica products to achieve high customer satisfaction

Job Requirements



Qualifications

Required Education, Experience, Skills

Education: 
Experience/Skills:
  • Minimum 1 year of experience
  • 2 years of experience preferred
Desired Education, Experience, Skills
Education: 
  • Associates degree (or equivalent technical experience)
  • High school diploma required
Travel:
  • 70% - 90%
  • Frequent overnight travel, often with short notice.  Occasional international travel may be required.
  • Must Possess a valid Driver’s license and meet fleet eligibility requirements
Language: 
Competencies/Behaviors
  • Time management and productivity efficiency with service call handling
  • Professional with strong technical acumen – analytical with the ability to understand complex system operation and troubleshooting
  • Strong communication skills - uncovering root cause of customer frustration and understanding customer needs
  • The position has a high-impact contribution to the company’s success by providing industry leading service to our customer base
  • Proficiency with test equipment used in field service support
  • Product and associated laboratory process knowledge
  • Building and nurturing internal and external customer relationships
  • Visual daily management


Internal Relationships:


  • Service Management
  • Sales representatives/managers
  • Service Support
  • Marketing
  • Customer Service

External Relationships:

  • Customers
  • Dealers/distributors

Physical Demands & Working Environment


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, stand, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance, stoop, bend, talk and hear. 


  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 
  • This position will require heavy travel by car and flying in and out of airports with possible long wait times.


Work environment:  While performing the duties of this job, most work is in an office environment setting.  Lighting and temperature are adequate.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.


  • Overtime is a requirement for this position and may be required with little or no advanced notice and at the sole discretion of Leica. Instances of the inability to meet this requirement may result in disciplinary action





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