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Job 2 :  Field Service Engineer for X-Ray Team



SciMed is a leading distributor of scientific equipment covering the UK and Ireland. Following the rapid growth of our XRF instal base, we are currently seeking a Service Support Engineer who will join the X-RAY (XRF/XRD) customer support team and act as a backup for other product ranges. The successful applicant will be based either at our Stockport facility or at home in a location close to the main motorway network. As part of the role, travel to customers throughout the UK and Ireland will be required as well as occasional trips abroad for product training at manufacturer locations (mainly in the USA, Japan and Germany).

The role will initially involve installing the equipment and carry out maintenance visits.

It would be beneficial for the successful candidate to have experience at being a field service engineer in a similar field although the roles is also open to a talented candidate with no prior field service.

The desire to learn and develop an interest in other equipment supplied by the Company is essential.

The Role

Specific Tasks


  • Perform installation on ED-XRF and benchtop XRD units
  • Provide initial training on benchtop XRD
  • Perform annual preventative maintenance visits on ED-XRF and benchtop XRD units
  • Take responsibility for chiller service, maintenance and support
  • Travel to all SciMed customer sites within the UK and Ireland
  • Travel to relevant locations for product training ( US, Germany, Japan or France)
  • Complete all paperwork and follow all set procedures.


  • Respond to breakdown calls on ED-XRF and benchtop XRD units
  • Expend knowledge onto other products

Experience, Qualifications

Whilst it would be an advantage, no prior field service engineer responsibility is required.

Relevant education enabling candidate to take on the responsibilities. Relevant education includes (but not limited to):

  • Degree in a STEM subject
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering HNC
  • Military Electronics training
  • High School Diploma degrees in relevant subject

Aptitude, and Legal Prerequisites


  • Ability to learn fast
  • Willingness to travel
  • The ability to prioritise tasks effectively
  • Dynamic, self-motivated, well organised individual
  • Proactive nature to determine when other tasks need to be carried out and take ownership of them
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team
  • IT literate/ willing to learn to operate new software
  • Comfortable with the use of video conferencing tools and equipment
  • Right to work in the UK
  • Full UK driving licence

Reporting structure

The successful candidate will report to the Service Manager (currently one of the directors)

Location of role

A central (Midlands) location would be ideal.


This role is proposed to be between full time, Monday to Friday.


  • Salary based on experience. Basic salary range £25K – £40K pa.
  • Company car or allowance for private car ownership
  • Bonus up to 15% of basic salary and based upon both employee and company performance
  • Contribution to personal pension above the legal minimum
  • Health insurance for employee (and family if desired)
  • Death in service and long-term sickness insurance
  • Five weeks holiday + bank holidays + Christmas shutdown

Selection Process

The selection process will be as follows:

  1. Applications will be long listed to a list of candidates of no more than 10. The long list process will remain open until a suitable list is obtained
  2. The longlist candidates will be invited to a 30-minute web interview
  3. This list will be narrowed to a shortlist of no more than 4 and candidates will be invited for a 1-hour interview in person at our offices in Stockport
  4. If a suitable candidate is found the position will be offered on the condition that 2 satisfactory references are received one of which is from your current/last employer

This role will remain open until a suitable candidate has been appointed and no specific timeframe is being worked to.

Start Date

This position is ready to be filled once a suitable candidate is found and if applicable their notice period is worked.


If you would like an informal discussion about the role prior to applying please do not hesitate to contact to Paul Vanden-Branden ( 

  • To apply for this role please send your CV with covering letter detailing
  • Why you feel you are suited to this role
  • Your motivation for applying for this role
  • Any other information you deem relevant to your application

Both documents should be in pdf format and e-mailed to with the heading “Job Application – Field service Engineer”

Applications without a covering letter clearly stating the above will not be considered.

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