Field Service Technician, Sr. - Newark, NJ in Newark, New Jersey at Hach

Date Posted: 9/21/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: HAC006825

About Us

Hach is a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of analytical instruments, test kits and reagents for testing the quality of water, aqueous solutions and air. Our products are designed specifically for quality, accuracy, and simplicity. Strengthened by our sister companies in the environmental industry worldwide, our goal for the future is to continue to provide customers with reliable instrumentation, accurately prepared reagents, proven methods, simplified procedures and outstanding technical support. We offer an environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. Working at Hach will provide you the opportunity for robust career development.

OUR MISSION: Ensuring water quality for people around the world.
OUR VISION: We make water analysis better – faster, simpler, greener and more informative – via unsurpassed customer partnerships, the most knowledgeable experts, and reliable, easy-to-use solutions.


Danaher`s Water Quality Business is a global leader in water quality analysis and treatment, providing instrumentation and disinfection systems to help analyze and manage the quality of ultra-pure water, portable water, wastewater, groundwater and ocean water in residential, commercial, industrial, and natural resource applications. Our water quality business provides products under a variety of brands, including HACH, ChemTreat, and Trojan Technologies.



Conducts service, repair and/or installation of products or IT solutions at customer site, including electrical and mechanical testing, in accordance with maintenance contracts. Diagnoses system failures and determines most cost-effective solution. Escalates complex issues to greater level of technical support or quality reporting system. May develop new customer service/product agreements. Responds to customer support calls within an assigned territory.
  • Utilize established company guidelines and standard work to perform onsite start-up, preventive maintenance, routine repair, and calibration/verification of instrumentation.
  • Serve as onsite customer contact for technical and service-related activities.
  • Instruct customer in proper preventive maintenance and operation of instrumentation.
  • Submit prompt, accurate service reports utilized as proof of service for regulatory agencies, and which affect billing and parts inventory.
  • Follow environmental, health, and safe-work policies of both Hach and the customer.
  • When possible, utilize the Knowledge Base and other technical resources to answer technical and procedural concerns.
  • Accurately complete expense reports in a timely manner.
  • Involve the supervisor or product expert when encountering new and challenging or complex problems.
  • Accurately track and categorize time on a daily basis utilizing established tools.
  • Identify new service contract and instrumentation sales opportunities and transfer related information to the sales channel.
  • Provide mentoring and guidance to new or low performing Field Service Technicians.
  • Maintain accurate parts inventory utilizing reports, and participate in both formal annual counts and informal mid-year counts.
  • Ensure lean parts inventory levels for self and for other division Field Service Technicians.
  • Collaborate with the dispatch team for efficient and effective routing of Field Service Technicians.
  • Travel as necessary for completion of job duties utilizing company vehicles and air transportation, including frequent overnight stays.
  • Complete special projects as assigned by the Division Service Manager.
Mandatory overtime may be required as business needs dictate, and as such flexible scheduling is required of associates in this position.

  • Team with other division staff to meet personal, regional, and national objectives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • AAS/BA/BS technical degree preferred.
  • 5-7 years of relevant experience as a service technician, ideally with Hach instrumentation.
  • Demonstrated proficiency of instrument start up and customer training for the territory installed base.
  • Demonstrated mentoring skills and/or previous supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated application proficiency for territory product installed base as required.
  • Demonstrated proficiency of PM, diagnostics & repair on core products as required.
  • Demonstrated proficiency of PM, diagnostics & repair on other products as directed by Manager to fulfill customer requirements within the territory.
  • Driver’s License and clean driving record.

The physical demands 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. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is constantly required to sit, including for purposes of driving. The employee may occasionally squat, turn/twist, or reach.  The employee is constantly using hands to: finger, handle, feel or operate objects, and use computer keyboards. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, climb, balance, climb/descend stairs, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk, hear, and smell. 

The employee may occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 70 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 
  • The work environment for this position is primarily field service with occasional office activities.
  • The field service activity will take this individual into customers’ locations and moderate physical activity (e.g. lifting/carrying of materials) occurs.  Customer site environments may include but will not be limited to municipal drinking and wastewater treatment, power production, beverage, chemical and petrochemical refining, food production, light and heavy industrial, pharmaceutical, medical, semiconductor, and general manufacturing.
  • Frequent overnight travel monitored by GPS.
  • Random Drug/ Other testing which may be required to meet customer site access requirements.  
  • Strict adherence to proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while working in the field, which may include: eye and hearing protection, protective ESD smock, steel toe shoes, gloves, hard hats, or face shields. 
The duties, physical demands, and work environment listed in job descriptions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.


Hiring into this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen, background check, physical and physical capacity testing, and possible credit history review.

Hach 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.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.

Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.