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Manufacturing Field Service Technician

Field Service Technician Job Description
Test or modify developmental or operational electrical machinery or electrical control equipment and circuitry in industrial or commercial plants or laboratories. Usually work under direction of engineers or technologists. A job as a Field Service Technician falls under the broader career category of Electrical Engineering Technicians

What do Field Service Technician's do?
•Assemble electrical and electronic systems and prototypes according to engineering data and knowledge of electrical principles, using hand tools and measuring instruments.
•Provide technical assistance and resolution when electrical or engineering problems are encountered before, during, and after construction.
•Set up and operate test equipment to evaluate performance of developmental parts, assemblies, or systems under simulated operating conditions, and record results.
•Collaborate with electrical engineers or other personnel to identify, define, or solve developmental problems.
•Build, calibrate, maintain, troubleshoot, or repair electrical instruments or testing equipment.
•Review existing electrical engineering criteria to identify necessary revisions, deletions, or amendments to outdated material.
•Draw or modify diagrams and write engineering specifications to clarify design details and functional criteria of experimental electronics units.
•Analyze and interpret test information to resolve design-related problems.
•Conduct inspections for quality control and assurance programs, reporting findings and recommendations.
•Plan method or sequence of operations for developing or testing experimental electronic or electrical equipment.
•Modify electrical prototypes, parts, assemblies, or systems to correct functional deviations.
•Install or maintain electrical control systems or solid state equipment.
•Plan, schedule and monitor work of support personnel to assist supervisor.
•Evaluate engineering proposals, shop drawings and design comments for sound electrical engineering practice and conformance with established safety and design criteria, and recommend approval or disapproval.
•Prepare electrical project cost or work-time estimates.
•Write commissioning procedures for electrical installations.
•Visit construction sites to observe conditions impacting design and to identify solutions to technical design problems involving electrical systems equipment that arise during construction.
•Perform supervisory duties, such as recommending work assignments, approving leaves, or completing performance evaluations.
•Prepare contracts and initiate, review and coordinate modifications to contract specifications and plans throughout the construction process.

We do not have salary data for this specific career but we can provide average wages for all careers in the category of Electrical Engineering Technicians

MEDIAN ANNUAL WAGE: $56,690
MEDIAN HOURLY WAGE: $27.26

TOTAL EMPLOYEED NATIONALLY: 147,750

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2010 wage data external site and 2008-2018 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2008-2018). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.