Job Information

Thermo Fisher Scientific Field Service Technician, Life Sciences - VA in Leesburg, Virginia

When you're part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you'll be supported in achieving your career goals.

Location/Division Specific Information

Territory will cover Virginia.

How will you make an impact?

The Field Service Technician (FST) performs planned maintenance, repairs and other verification/qualification services on a variety of laboratory instruments in assigned territory. The FST engages with customers and provides basic instrument services in a professional and timely manner.

What will you do?

  • Provides planned maintenance (PM), basic repair services and temperature verifications

  • Displays professionalism, understanding, tact, fairness and technical knowledge in all customer interactions.

  • Follows all reporting responsibilities of Remote Service Dispatch (RSD), Escalation, Field Problem Report (FPR) and Field Service Report (FSR) submissions.

  • Is familiar with and follow policies that pertain to the handling of spare parts: ordering, usage, returns, physical count, car stock management, etc.

  • Maintains their technical competency by attending trainings, staff meetings and remaining up to speed on new products, markets, customers and competitors.

  • Manages travel expenses and follows Thermo Fisher travel policies and guidelines.

  • Executes Qualification & Validation Products at customer sites as required

  • Collaborates with internal partners to resolve customer issues and improve processes.

  • Communicates regularly and effectively with management

  • May be required to perform other related duties as required and/or assigned.

How will you get here?


  • Minimum required education: High school diploma/GED with 2 years of relevant experience


  • At least 1 year of customer facing experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written

  • Basic technical, electro-mechanical and laboratory knowledge

  • Knowledge of and ability to deliver a high degree of customer satisfaction

  • Strong organizational and administrative skills

  • Uses effective questioning to identify customer needs

  • Exercises sound logic and judgment setting work priorities

  • Ability to self-direct and requires minimal oversight

  • Participates as a positive influence to the team

  • Quickly adapts to change with positive and constructive feedback

  • Requires valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum of 1+ years of relevant experience in a related science, engineering and/or customer facing role

  • Experience in a clinical, diagnostics and/or other regulated environment

  • Aptitude for learning and understanding IT systems and processes

  • Experience in related product applications

  • Open to relocation as other field service opportunities arise in North America

Working Conditions

  • Frequent travel to customer site is required and ranges from 50-75% of work time.

  • Works both in home office as well as in a laboratory environment.

  • Is required to lift up to 40 lbs.

  • May be required to stand for long periods of time while performing duties.

  • Must be able to work safely with chemicals and hazardous materials.

  • Must be able to work overtime and flexible shifts.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 75,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission-enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.