Field Service Engineer – <h1>Medical Equipment</h1>
There are many types of high-tech, high-value equipment sold into hospital Trusts, used either to diagnose or to facilitate patient treatment. As with any type of electronic equipment, this can on occasion develop faults. The role of the Field Service Engineer is to troubleshoot any faults that arise and make immediate repairs as necessary.
In addition to fault diagnosis and repair, the Field Service Engineer will also install equipment at the customer site and perform regular maintenance checks to ensure continued efficiency. With so much time being spent on site (either within a hospital or a primary care setting) the Engineer must have a professional manner and good communication skills.
<h2>Field Service Engineer</h2>
When recruiting for a Field Service Engineer, companies tend to look for candidates with a background in electronics, perhaps educated to HND level in Electronic Engineering or someone who has been through an equivalent apprenticeship. Previous experience of fault diagnosis with electronic equipment is always looked upon favourably, and with much medical equipment now networked, IT networking skills are warmly received.
Working as a Field Service Engineer in the healthcare sector is a very rewarding job for anyone who has an interest and background in electronics, but who enjoys interaction with customers/clinicians. This is a vital role in ensuring that patients are receiving the best and most efficient treatment possible.