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Customer Support Engineer-Pittsburgh area

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  • Pittsburgh, PA

Status Regular Job ID JR-014709 Recruiting Region Americas

PerkinElmer is a global leader committed to innovation for a healthier world. The company is a leading force in the development, production, marketing, servicing, and supporting of laboratory instrumentation and ancillary services throughout the world.

Job Description:

This is a field based position that covers (but not limited to) Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas.  These areas may include Cleveland, Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Columbus.  The product line focus will be our Environmental Health business – The product lines will include but not limited to AA, ICP, ICPMS, GC, GCMS product lines.

Purpose:

The Customer Support Engineer helps PerkinElmer customers enhance the productivity of their laboratory processes and drives high levels of customer satisfaction by performing maintenance, repair and validations of the instrumentation.  The Customer Support Engineer represents the face of PerkinElmer to the customer and fosters business expansion by providing ‘best-in-class’ responsiveness and professionalism in all customer interactions. This also includes key account expansion, sale of new maintenance contracts, upgrades, customer training classes and new instrument sales leads.

Key Responsibilities:

Installation, Maintenance & Repair: Install, maintain, verifiy performance and repair equipment at customer sites ensuring best-in-class service within established time frame and assigned geographical area or site. Drive toward zero service recalls. Completes assigned preventive maintenance calls at customer sites within prescribed time frame and established performance standards. Provide scheduled preventative maintenance for contract customers, remedial maintenance for non-contract customers billed at an hourly rate and all warranty services, which apply to our products in the field. Demonstrate knowledge of and adherence to the Installation, warranty, and service contract provisions to provide adequate billing information to the customer.

Business Development: Drive the sale of new maintenance contracts, maintenance agreement upgrades and instrument add-ons to existing contracts. Encourage customers to purchase training, support, software and field installed computer hardware upgrades. Assist and support local sales representative secure new instrument orders. Contribute to account profitability through billable labor/travel orders, parts orders, support orders, billable install orders, and consumables. Provide appropriate referral to other employees for answers to specific questions or to obtain product information.

Information/Asset Management: Maintain up to date electronic and repair documentation for dispatch, inventory and service support functions of the job. Perform timely uploads and downloads of required data to ensure the integrity of the service system. Accountable for assigned company assets to include: Company vehicle, tools, test equipment, telecommunication equipment, personal service parts inventory, etc. Manages inventory levels to ensure that adequate supply and appropriate records are maintained.

Continuous Self  Development: Take an active role in developing technical skills and soft skills to maintain and enhance PerkinElmer’s value proposition to the customer. Seek higher level certification through participation in company sponsored training & development initiatives.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, electronics, biology, or a related discipline
  • 2+ years of experience doing installations, working in a lab or maintaining equipment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must have a driver license and able to travel.
  • Overnight stays will be required on as needed bases.
  • Hands on service skills and experience.
  • Target attributes
    • critical thinking and problem solving
    • customer ownership
    • self-motivation
    • continuous development
  • Additional valued experience
    • GMP/GLP compliance rigor and attention to detail
    • GC/LC/AA/ICPOES/ICPMS operation and/or service experience
    • Training development and execution experience
    • Business development/ownership skills

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PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

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