What does a Field Service Engineer do?
Field service engineers design, install, or repair equipment related to different sectors of the technology world. They perform repair installation duties at a client's home or in a place of business. They can work in public and private sector settings and at electric manufacturing companies. Sometimes they are required to train customers on how to use certain types of hardware.
Field service engineers interact with clients to solve their issues. They install new hardware and software or systems and keep track of existing problems; they check on these existing problems and, at times, team up with other professionals. They are responsible for keeping track of newly- purchased equipment. Field service engineers work directly with people, have extensive knowledge of computer software and hardware, and possess excellent people and mechanical skills. Field service engineers need a minimum bachelor's degree in a scientific computer or engineering subject.
Field Service Engineer Salaries
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Field Service Engineer Career Path
Learn how to become a Field Service Engineer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
Field Service Engineer Insights
“This isn’t a good place to learn good design and development habits in manufacturing.”
“I have been working here during 6 years and it has been such a great opportunity for my career.”
“Holiday bonus is based on the company's profit and is out of your control.”
“The job itself is interesting and the company is growing which opens new opportunities for career advancement.”
“The only way I even got a raise was someone had to leave and I got their job.”
“Good peers and highly experienced colleagues who offer help when needed and can guide you at the start of your career.”
“Long hours (but I guess it should be expected if you work in the construction industry).”
“Working at Emerson as a field engineer is a great opportunity to learn new things.”
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a field service engineer
When working as a field service engineer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Operating Systems, Written Communication, Microsoft Office Suite, Windows and PLC.
- Field Service Technician
- Project Engineer
- Program Manager
- Project Manager
The most common qualifications to become a field service engineer is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.