Catalyst Recruiting, Inc

Field Service Engineer

Catalyst Recruiting Inc. - Chicago, IL

ICP Field Engineer


Home-based, Chicago metro area, experienced Field Engineer for ICP


ICP field services engineer working for a major manufacturer of ICP (OES) instrumentation will work with customers in training, troubleshooting, optimizing of their analytical instrumentation and associated software systems.


Work with those customers will be a combination of phone, remote/on-line support and conferences (i.e. Zoom) and on-site visit. Base is the Chicago area; will require overnight travel regionally


Some position info:

  • Use your in-depth knowledge of the application ICP analytical methods in a plant and laboratory setting for existing and new customers.
  • Significant work with in-company applications and sales personnel.
  • Specific work includes:
  • Set-up and/or troubleshooting of a customer’s systems - hardware and software
  • Used to working on-site: perhaps an environmental lab, semiconductor plant, minerals plant, laboratory, etc,
  • Know the "why"; not just the mechanics of take apart/put together


Required and Ideal:


  • Degree in chemistry, materials science, etc, is preferred. Other combinations of education and experience are also perfectly acceptable. Just must be able to do the job!!


  • Have the personality to teach people that are sometimes annoying, work with people that actually want to learn, etc. Basically: peresonality is amazingly important!
  • Have a strong mechanical aptitude – working with complex and quite delicate components.
  • Able to work on-sites, able to improvise if needed
  • Able to travel, primarily in the U.S. by plane, train or automobile. Or skateboard.
  • Be able to read, interpret, work from and know what may be “inferred” from complex specs, as-built drawings, SOPs, etc.
  • Understanding of solid-state chemistry, physics, etc,
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or resident


The person must be located fairly near a large airport – like O’Hare or Midway.


Salary: It is definitely over $80k, bonus, vehicle. How much over? Depending on experience.


Posted On: Tuesday, December 8, 2020

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