Catalyst Recruiting, Inc

Field Service Engineer

Catalyst Recruiting Inc. - -, Northeast United States

Field Engineer


Home-based, northeast U.S (Montreal or Toronto, perhaps?)


Key words: elemental analysis, Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy (SIMS), electron probe and microprobe, Wavelength Dispersive Spectroscopy (WDS) and more.


  • The engineer will work with customers (medical, biopharma, semiconductor, high-purity materials/ceramics, geoscience and related, etc, industries) and optimize, repair, troubleshoot, etc, use of the company’s instrumentation with the customer’s needs.


  • Travel to customer sites primarily in the northeast U.S. and Southeast Canada. Where/when possible, this will include considerable virtual/video visits


    • Set-up and/or troubleshoot instruments at customer sites. This is not a simple “read manual and fix it” position! You must understand the “what” and “how”!


    • Assist with set-up and lead and/or effect repairs of instrumentation if that is possible in the field; manage off site repairs if needed. Perform periodic maintenance



Some of this is more “desired”. There is training. No one fits the mold precisely!


  • MUST have a very strong mechanical aptitude – working with complex and quite delicate components.
  • MUST be able to work on-sites, able to improvise if needed, able to travel (U.S., Canada), effectively problem-solve difficult problems with potentially really annoying customers.
  • 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, crystal chemistry, physics, etc, is a very good thing. The more the better. BSc great.
  • Decent human being with energetic personality that can go on a site and work with the humans and the equipment!
  • There are many processes and systems. Knowledge and operational expertise in as many as possible:
    • X-ray spectroscopy, positron spectroscopy, XRF (WDS) – systems, components, safety, etc
    • Vacuum systems – Turbomolecular, ion, cryo pumps. UHV
    • Electronics analysis: Oscilloscopes, TDR, Meters, etc (usual stuff)
    • Electrical systems: high voltage, step-down, electrical safety, UPS, etc


 Person must be located near a decent airport. Might consider a relocation. Salary is simply “over $80k” with bonus and necessary things to do the job.

Posted On: Wednesday, September 9, 2020

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