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Field Service Engineer

  • Newcastle upon Tyne (Tyne and Wear)
  • Design / Civil engineering / Industrial engineering

Job description

Job Description

Field Service Engineer, Alcon, UK

Job purpose:

The Field Service Engineer is responsible for carrying out installation, repair and planned maintenance and performing retrofits and upgrades on Alcon surgical equipment, in accordance with established performance targets. The role is responsible for maintaining high customer satisfaction within the territory and facilitating rapid communications and problem resolution. From time-to-time, the role will be required to cover other territories across the UK and Ireland, which includes overnight stays as required.

Key Responsibilities:

• Perform Pre Delivery inspection instrument checks and item schedules at Alcon offices or in-situ as necessary
• Perform preventative maintenance routines: maintain and repair equipment, perform commissioning and provide service training for new equipment installation as scheduled etc.
• Install retrofits, upgrades and instruct customers of resultant benefits and changes in accordance with Field Safety notice instructions
• Perform ‘emergency’ visits as requested by customers as part of their contracted service agreements or on a one off billable basis
• Ensure all resources (parts, tools etc.) are available for successful customer call completion
• Accurately and thoroughly document customer calls and work carried out on the company’s CRM system.
• Minimise instrument failure call back
• Arrange and schedule visits to customer sites whenever necessary and arrange for additional customer support as required, communicating with customers on a daily basis. Demonstrating knowledge of the complete surgical procedure and assist the customer with all aspects of the use/set up of the instrument (not including clinical support)
• Communicate regularly with the wider Surgical team to ensure all commercial opportunities are maximized including promotion of products features/benefits
• Consult with local and international management on chronic or unusual problems
• Provide feedback to the Alcon Sales Force and Management Team to ensure high levels of communication. This should include customer, competitor and market information gained through customer contact
• Maintain and uphold an excellent company image, by way of personal presentation both in attitude, dress and condition of company car at all times
• Work the hours necessary to achieve objectives on a daily, weekly, monthly and cycle basis to achieve targets including but not limited to first time fix, same or next day response.
• Ensure that adequate administrative duties are carried out to guarantee efficient operation of territory
• Ensure your personal level of knowledge and training are up-to-date and adequate for your primary tasks
• Work to all relevant Alcon work instructions and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
• Control expenses within budgeted guidelines and in a timely manner.
• Any other duties or projects as requested by the Line Manager commensurate with the grade and level of responsibility for this role, for which the associate has the necessary experience and/or training

About Alcon:
Alcon is a world innovator in eye care and the second-largest division of Novartis. As the global leader, Alcon develops and manufactures innovative medicines and devices to serve the full life cycle of eye care needs. We offer the broadest spectrum of surgical, pharmaceutical and vision care products to treat many eye diseases and conditions.

While meeting patients’ needs in every aspect of Eyecare, the diversity of the franchise model across Alcon gives associates the opportunity to experience a commercial environment spanning medical devices, primary and secondary care and OTC.

Alcon has one mission: to provide innovative products that enhance quality of life by helping people see better.

Benefits of Working for Alcon:
• Competitive Salary
• Annual Bonus
• Pension Scheme
• Share Scheme
• Paid Holidays
• Comprehensive Medical Insurance
• Subsidised Canteen
• Employee Recognition Scheme
• Sports & Social Club

‘I came for the job, I stay for the culture’

Position Title

Field Service Engineer

Ideal candidate profile

Minimum requirements

The ideal candidate will have:

• University degree qualification or equivalent in Professional Engineering with an emphasis on Electronics or Bio-medical Engineering
• Technical School graduate/HND technical qualification of equivalent – desired

• Holder of a current full driving license

• Fluency in English (verbal and written)
• Any other European language would be an asset

• Experience with ophthalmic Lasers from Ultra Violet to Infra-Red Spectrum and other Ophthalmic Devices, i.e. Phaco emulsifiers, OCTs, etc.
• Experienced in installing, maintaining and repairing large medical device capital equipment
• Customer Service, Field Service, Technical Support and Training in Medical Devices
• Experienced in providing excellent standards of customer service: account ownership, customer satisfaction, escalation processes

• Communication Skills (oral, written and listening ability): Effectively and efficiently conveys clear, complete and focused information; interacts with people at all levels of authority; tailors messages to audiences and listen to the views of others; effectively presents topics/information to individual and group audiences
• Interpersonal Abilities: Builds rapport and demonstrates sensitivity and awareness to other people and cultures
• Organizational Skills: Prioritizes tasks efficiently and productively, and manages time well
• Problem Solving: Takes a logical and analytical approach to solving problems; generates workable solutions and resolves issues/challenging situations
• Self-Motivation: Self-starter able to work independently and proactively on own initiative
• Teamwork: Team player, able to excel at building trusting relationships with customers and colleagues; builds positive working relationships to achieve positive goals and business objectives
• Results Orientated: Demonstrates a high degree of results orientation; drive, enthusiasm and commitment towards achieving results / fulfilling objectives; ability to work under pressure / strict deadlines
• Adaptability/Flexibility: Highly adaptable / flexible – ability to react and respond positively to changing conditions, priorities and workload; works independently or as part of a team to effectively manage, prioritize and juggle multiple concurrent tasks or projects
• Customer Focused: Assigns the highest priority to customer satisfaction; establishes effective relationships with customers, gains trust and respect
• Detail Oriented: Accurate with a high degree of detail orientation
• Computer/Technical Literacy: Computer-literate performer with software proficiency covering a variety of applications. Moderate knowledge of Microsoft Office is essential

We focus on creating an inclusive organisation and welcome people who have different knowledge, perspectives, experience and working styles from across the global population.
Job Type

Full Time

United Kingdom
Work Location

Functional Area


Business Unit

Employment Type

Company/Legal Entity

Alcon Eye Care UK Ltd