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Field Service Engineer

Company: SOFIE
Location: Houston
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Title - Field Service EngineerLocation - Houston, TXDepartment - Technical ServicesReports To - Manager of Technical ServicesOverviewThe Field Service Engineer is accountable for overseeing the operation and maintenance of nuclear isotope production related equipment at multiple locations in the assigned geographic area. This position will also be required to manage a team of several highly skilled Cyclotron and Facility Engineers (and their trainees) who handle the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the production-related equipment. This individual should be capable of independent decision-making abilities for complex situations and will be called upon to troubleshoot non-routine manufacturing concerns.Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesPerform routine, non-routine, scheduled, and emergency maintenance on cyclotrons, radiosynthesizers, hot cells, and manipulator arms.Oversee the activities, provide technical training and support, and perform annual performance reviews of the Cyclotron and Facility Engineers (and their trainees) in an assigned area of coverage.Develop standardized operating procedures or work instructions for Cyclotron and Facility Engineers on cyclotron, radiosynthesizer, hot cell, and manipulator arm use and maintenance.Oversee documentation related to all maintenance activity at the site level.Plan accelerator maintenance activities.Perform diagnosis and repair on the following: Electronic equipment, electro-pneumatic systems, high vacuum systems, deionized chilled water systems, high voltage, target, and RF systems.Submit all work tickets, time cards, and expense reports in a timely manner.Provide information to supervisors regarding equipment operation and status.Perform routine service and equipment audits at the sites in an assigned area of coverage and provide documentation of audits.Assist site personnel with PM's and equipment issues.Design and build equipment to improve operational reliability for cyclotron and isotope manufacturing.Perform trend analysis and tracking of cyclotron performance data.Provide cyclotron operation coverage when required by schedule including shift work, weekend work, and after-hours on-call support.Respond to all calls in a reasonable amount of time.All other duties as required.Qualifications5+ years of cyclotron experience with Associates Degree in a Technical Discipline or BS in Mechanical or Electronic Engineering required.Able to troubleshoot electronics down to the component level required.Understand detailed theory of operation for most accelerator systems required.Ability to read and interpret mechanical and electrical drawings, procedures, and manuals required.Knowledge of basic electronic test equipment, multimeters, oscilloscope, and network analyzers required.Working knowledge of mechanical tools used in maintenance of accelerators required.Working knowledge of project management techniques required.Experienced in diagnosis and repair of equipment failures of accelerators required.Knowledge of radiation field survey meters required.Knowledge of basic cGMP practices and procedures preferred.Ability to climb ladder and stairs, work in protective clothing with respirators, operate in confined spaces (i.e. inside or underneath the cyclotron) and lift a minimum of 50 lbs. required.Occupational exposure to ionizing radiation required.Work with high voltage equipment required.Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions required.Detailed oriented, accountable, able to work in a team environment with minimum supervision required.Experienced in Microsoft suite required.Travel up to 75%.PDN-98a2920e-10f0-48fe-9e6f-c817dc68333b

Keywords: SOFIE, Houston , Field Service Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Houston, Texas

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