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$5,000 Sign on Bonus!!!! Field Service Engineer - San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco, California | , Remote

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Location San Francisco, CaliforniaUS Job ID JR-025889

We are offering a $5,000 Sign on Bonus!!!

Imagine a world where you could detect health issues sooner to treat them more effectively. Where food and water are always safe, even in remote corners of the earth. And where scientific and medical research are enhanced to solve the greatest challenges of our times. At PerkinElmer, we imagine this world every day. Then, we innovate and collaborate to make it happen everywhere.

Our dedicated team of about 14,000 employees worldwide, pioneers scientific technologies for better detection, imaging, and informatics to help our customers work to create healthier families, improve the quality of life, and sustain the well-being and longevity of people globally.

If you are seeking a meaningful, impactful, and stimulating career, look no further.

PerkinElmer, Inc. is seeking an individual to join a customer focused field service team in our InVivo Imaging Business Unit. The InVivo Imaging Business Unit focuses on the sales of Ivis Imagers, Quantum uCT, platforms and related products. The successful individual will provide field service support for the rapidly growing InVivo Imaging install base in the United States including installations, customer training, preventative maintenance and repair.  The individual will also assist with technical support to end-users and field service engineers. 


  • Apply knowledge of mechanics, electronics, optics, computers, and PerkinElmer products to the installation, preventive maintenance and repair of Imaging products and accessories.

  • Perform equipment installations and validation including customer training, introducing the customer to basic features and functions of the instrument and software.

  • Provide real-time and follow-up support (technical, operational, logistical) to our customers, both internal and external, including direct Technical Support telephone coverage when necessary.  Evaluate the customer issue, diagnose the problem, create a repair strategy then perform and verify the repair.

  • Manage, prioritize and schedule all work to be performed to satisfy internal and external customer demands.

  • Log and track all support calls and field service visits in the appropriate database in a timely manner.  Properly maintain and inventory a trunk stock of service parts. 

  • Communicate strategic customer, competitive and sales lead information to the appropriate Sales Account Manager.

  • Report potential quality issues via the PerkinElmer corrective action process.  Provide awareness of critical customer and service issues, with potential recommended solutions to the technical support group. , Provide advisory services for management on both equipment and customer problems.

  • Delight our customers with prompt and courteous service and support at all times.

  • Accountable for assigned company assets to include: Company vehicle, tools, test equipment, telecommunication equipment, personal service parts inventory, etc.

  • Contribute to account profitability through billable labor/travel orders, parts orders, support orders, billable install orders, and consumables.

  • Drive the sale of new maintenance agreements, maintenance agreement upgrades and instrument add-ons to existing contracts.

  • Maintain a valid driver's license.

  • Maintain a valid passport.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree or Technical Degree in Applied Science, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Electronics, Mathematics, Engineering or related discipline including military experience in troubleshooting, repairing, and providing qualification services OR
  • Associates Degree with 2+ years experience in medical and/or biological research device support

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with microscopy, digital imaging, fluorescence, and motion control systems preferred. 
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Strong Windows operating system knowledge.
  • Strong electro-mechanical skills.
  • Ability to troubleshoot over the telephone and in the field. 
  • Must be comfortable speaking to a group in a training setting. 
  • Experience in MS-Office and SAP CRM, and ServiceMax.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and to meet deadlines is required.
  • Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift or move weights up to 100 pounds.
  • Travel expected to be 60 -80% of the time.


PerkinElmer provides competitive compensation plans / Top notch training and development / Comprehensive benefits package / Paid time off and holidays / generous tuition reimbursement plan / 401(k) with match and immediate vesting / an environment that fosters career growth.

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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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