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Senior Technical Support Specialist

Hopkinton, Massachusetts | Naperville, Illinois

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Location Hopkinton, MassachusettsUS Job ID JR-022809

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Job Title: Senior Technical Support Engineer-this is not an IT role, it's to work on scientific instrumentation.

Location: Hopkinton, MA or Naperville, IL

Job Summary & Responsibilities:

Provide technical support to field engineers in the diagnosis, troubleshooting, repair and debugging of PerkinElmer liquid handling automation instruments and software. Support new product (NPI) development through the creation of installation, training materials and maintenance documentation.


Provide Technical Support and problem resolution to field service engineers

  • Provides technical support to field engineers who are diagnosing, troubleshooting, repair and debugging PerkinElmer instruments and software.
  • Accelerate conclusion of non-routine field service problems to meet or exceed warranty and installation cost provisions.
  • Monitor and respond to field service escalations and Alerts
  • Work closely with other business functions (R&D, Manufacturing and Quality) to troubleshoot and evaluate product problems, drive root-cause analysis and implement product and/or process improvement.

Maintain Technical Documentation

  • Play an active role in the development, maintenance and implementation of technical documentation, user information services and in-house technical knowledgebase systems to improve the efficiency of junior technical specialists and field service resources.
  • Maintain updated service documentation and regularly distribute service update communications to field service organization

Support New Product Introduction

  • Support new product development efforts by providing critical input and evaluation of design-for-service, creating service documentation, defining, and forecasting service parts, developing installation protocols, training field service specialists, and participating in launch teams to monitor initial installations and assure successful product launches.
  • Develop technical training course content for service engineers in the use of assigned product line
  • Works with engineering, business elements, and manufacturing to ensure that course material reflects current product features and specifications.


  • Other responsibilities and assignments as requested by Manager

Basic Qualifications

Associates in an engineering or technical discipline

5 plus years in electromechanical, instrument, medical devices, and lab automation

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree


Office/lab/production Environment

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