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Posted: 2/19/2021 8:26:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/19/2021 9:53:38 PM EDT by DuneShoot]
I'm in the market for a new career.Ideally some type of field service technician position where I'm traveling to a customer site to install, repair, or upgrade some type of electronic, electrical, and or mechanical assembly.


Any leads are greatly appreciated!

ETA: More about me: I have a Bachelor's in electronics.
Have had many positions from electronic circuit test & repair, to radio/repeater installs, working on remote control locomotives, vehicle repairs and upgrades. RF experience (years ago), cell phone design & repair, manufacturing lines, and very mechanically inclined. Excellent technical writing abilities, reliable employee, and solid communication skills on many levels.


Link Posted: 2/19/2021 8:53:13 PM EDT
If you never, ever want to be home, abused like a madafaka and required to work on equipment you've never even seen, apply with Customer Engineering Services.  You will get service calls all over the country, because their planners, supervision and support are ate up like a soup-sandwich.  If you don't repair the equipment, without resources or knowledge, they will bitch at you and call you names.

Just a little "head's up" if you get a call from them.
Link Posted: 2/19/2021 9:24:35 PM EDT
Does not sound good!
Link Posted: 2/19/2021 9:39:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DuneShoot:
I'm in the market for a new career.Ideally some type of field service technician position where I'm traveling to a customer site to install, repair, or upgrade some type of electronic, electrical, and or mechanical assembly.


Any leads are greatly appreciated!
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Are you okay with climbing communication towers?
Link Posted: 2/19/2021 9:47:27 PM EDT
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Are you okay with climbing communication towers?
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Absolutely OK with heights but I'm not in the greatest shape so I'd be slow.
How high are you talking?
Link Posted: 2/20/2021 2:03:56 PM EDT
Empire Southwest is looking for a Product Link Specialist, it's working with installation and repair of telematics devices on heavy equipment it may fit what you are looking for.
Link Posted: 2/21/2021 12:32:55 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By jdrautoworks:
Empire Southwest is looking for a Product Link Specialist, it's working with installation and repair of telematics devices on heavy equipment it may fit what you are looking for.
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Yes they are and also for a field technician level 1.

https://jobs.empire-cat.com/job/Mesa-Technology-Field-Technician-I-AZ-85210/703249200/

https://jobs.empire-cat.com/job/Mesa-Product-Link-Technical-Specialist-AZ-85210/715196700/
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 5:25:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/22/2021 5:32:57 PM EDT by wildearp]
TriMedX

These guys were trying to get a field service division off the ground.  Definitely worth a phone call.

Also:

GE Healthcare

I used to do field service, over 20 years.  Be sure you are OK with the operational tempo and travel interfering with your home life and personal schedule.  Many think they are and they are not.  Most of my interviewing was screening to be sure that applicants knew what they were getting themselves into.

There is nothing like telling someone Friday they need to be on a plane Sunday.  That is when you get to figure out how bad you really want the job.  The boss doesn't give a shit about weddings, funerals, school schedules, soccer games or any other thing in your personal life.  I have had days where I had to leave my desk and go directly to the airport with only my computer bag. (we FEDEX'd our tools)

You will either live for the travel, or it will burn you down.  I am still married after 30 years.  Many coworkers were on either wife 2 or wife 5...........
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 9:48:06 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By jdrautoworks:
Empire Southwest is looking for a Product Link Specialist, it's working with installation and repair of telematics devices on heavy equipment it may fit what you are looking for.
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I wanted this job very badly, right up my alley! I applied and interviewed twice a few months apart, no luck
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 9:52:42 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By wildearp:
TriMedX

These guys were trying to get a field service division off the ground.  Definitely worth a phone call.

Also:

GE Healthcare

I used to do field service, over 20 years.  Be sure you are OK with the operational tempo and travel interfering with your home life and personal schedule.  Many think they are and they are not.  Most of my interviewing was screening to be sure that applicants knew what they were getting themselves into.  

There is nothing like telling someone Friday they need to be on a plane Sunday.  That is when you get to figure out how bad you really want the job.  The boss doesn't give a shit about weddings, funerals, school schedules, soccer games or any other thing in your personal life.  I have had days where I had to leave my desk and go directly to the airport with only my computer bag. (we FEDEX'd our tools)

You will either live for the travel, or it will burn you down.  I am still married after 30 years.  Many coworkers were on either wife 2 or wife 5...........

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Don't see any listings for field tech's at TriMedX.
GE doesn't sound good at all :)

Thanks though!
Link Posted: 2/22/2021 9:55:37 PM EDT
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Tried for that 1st one twice with no luck. Not sure I'm qualified for the 2nd one.


Link Posted: 2/23/2021 8:29:09 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By DuneShoot:
.......GE doesn't sound good at all .......
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That was my conclusion back in the early 80's when several of my classmates went to work for them.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 11:14:48 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By DuneShoot:

I wanted this job very badly, right up my alley! I applied and interviewed twice a few months apart, no luck
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Who did you interview with?  This position at least that I am aware of has not posted externally before, just want to make sure you have the positions correct as there are a few posted the are alike but are not the same job/location.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 11:28:32 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By jdrautoworks:


Who did you interview with?  This position at least that I am aware of has not posted externally before, just want to make sure you have the positions correct as there are a few posted the are alike but are not the same job/location.
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1st time with John and Cory. 2nd time just Cory.

was for field technology technician working on gps system for heavy earth moving equipment.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 12:14:40 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By DuneShoot:
1st time with John and Cory. 2nd time just Cory.

was for field technology technician working on gps system for heavy earth moving equipment.
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This posting is for a different position with a different department, might be worth applying for if it's a field of interest.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 1:13:27 PM EDT
I see the difference now. Will apply, thanks!
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 1:31:55 PM EDT
If you want to work in the semi-conductor industry, look up ASML, ASM, Nikon Precision Inc., Tokyo Electron Ltd., Applied Material, BAC Edwards.  All make machines that support that industry.  All have constant openings for people willing to travel.

I did it for 6 years and that was enough for me.  The money can be very good.  Lots of OT available most of the time.  Travel can and will burn you out.  If you can get a job on a site, most work a 3-4, 4-3 12 hour shift.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 1:40:16 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By wildearp:
TriMedX

These guys were trying to get a field service division off the ground.  Definitely worth a phone call.

Also:

GE Healthcare

I used to do field service, over 20 years.  Be sure you are OK with the operational tempo and travel interfering with your home life and personal schedule.  Many think they are and they are not.  Most of my interviewing was screening to be sure that applicants knew what they were getting themselves into.  

There is nothing like telling someone Friday they need to be on a plane Sunday.  That is when you get to figure out how bad you really want the job.  The boss doesn't give a shit about weddings, funerals, school schedules, soccer games or any other thing in your personal life.  I have had days where I had to leave my desk and go directly to the airport with only my computer bag. (we FEDEX'd our tools)

You will either live for the travel, or it will burn you down.  I am still married after 30 years.  Many coworkers were on either wife 2 or wife 5...........

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Getting told on Friday that you have to travel on Sunday is a breeze.  Try getting told at Friday at 4:30pm to be on a flight out that night to work standby as the machine becomes available to you, any time over the weekend because someone didn't plan on needing to do extra work.  And we one of 2-3 people in the country trained to do that work.  That is the real killer of personnel time that traveling tech's life.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 3:59:42 PM EDT
Have you tried cbre? Basically commercial properties where crap breaks and you need to fix it.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 4:27:43 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Beretta_Jerry:
Have you tried cbre? Basically commercial properties where crap breaks and you need to fix it.
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I wouldn't be a decent fit for that. Thanks though.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 7:01:54 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By jdrautoworks:


This posting is for a different position with a different department, might be worth applying for if it's a field of interest.
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Turns out I did apply for the field technology technician position in early January. However the newer listing was posted on Feb 4th. Both are the same req number. I sent Corey an email.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 10:02:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2021 11:49:49 PM EDT by jdrautoworks]
Thx!
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 10:17:41 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By jdrautoworks:
shoot me a email at [email protected]
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Sent.
Link Posted: 3/3/2021 10:31:10 AM EDT
Still on the hunt.
Any leads are appreciated!
Link Posted: 3/3/2021 8:24:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/3/2021 8:26:34 PM EDT by wildearp]
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Originally Posted By azcheesehead:


That was my conclusion back in the early 80's when several of my classmates went to work for them.
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Originally Posted By azcheesehead:
Originally Posted By DuneShoot:
.......GE doesn't sound good at all .......


That was my conclusion back in the early 80's when several of my classmates went to work for them.
GE is a huge corporation.  For instance, I know the OEC division of GE is based in SLC Utah and their product line is much more narrow.  A FE job with OEC is not as bad as the mothership.  Most of your travel will be in a company car and in a driving region.

There are a lot of biomedical companies that have field engineer support.  It is a more stable industry than some.  A friend started his own FE company doing PMs on laser systems and is making bank.  He doesn't have much of an electronics background, but picked up enough to do full service on a few laser lines. He even buys, refurbs, and resells them.
Link Posted: 3/3/2021 8:32:32 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By wildearp:
GE is a huge corporation.  For instance, I know the OEC division of GE is based in SLC Utah and their product line is much more narrow.  A FE job with OEC is not as bad as the mothership.  Most of your travel will be in a company car and in a driving region.

There are a lot of biomedical companies that have field engineer support.  It is a more stable industry than some.  A friend started his own FE company doing PMs on laser systems and is making bank.  He doesn't have much of an electronics background, but picked up enough to do full service on a few laser lines. He even buys, refurbs, and resells them.
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Do you have a contact I can email my resume for a possible position?
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