Field Service Engineer, Vacuum Systems in Longmont, CO at VaporTech

Date Posted: 6/30/2019

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Job Description

Field Service Engineer, Vacuum Systems


Vapor Technologies, Inc. is seeking a highly motivated, Field Service Engineer for vacuum process equipment used in thin-film deposition. The Field Service Engineer builds, modifies, upgrades, repairs, maintains and validates equipment at customer sites globally.  The position also provides remote support to customers via email and phone. 


  • Build and validate vacuum coating equipment, machinery, and associated mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and electrical components.  Requires the use of overhead cranes, rigging, fork trucks, machine shop equipment, measurement tools, power tools, and hand tools.
  • Applicant must have strong electrical/mechanical knowledge, including, but not limited to, an understanding of hydraulic and electrical circuits, building systems, and computer knowledge. 
  • Trains customers in operating and maintaining vacuum equipment while in the field.
  • Consult on technical issues over the phone or in the field to meet customer needs.
  • Electrically troubleshoot system components and understand programmable logic controllers.
  • Domestic and international travel on short notice is required, up to 50% per year.  Typical travel will range in duration from several days to several weeks.
  • Works from specifications, drawings, manuals, sketches and/or verbal instructions.
  • Ensures conformance with established company quality and safety standards.
  • Applies an extensive practical experience and knowledge base to develop alternative solutions to difficult and unusual equipment and machinery problems and assignments.
  • Reports improper operation, faulty equipment, defective materials and unusual conditions to department manager.
  • Performs such individual assignments as the supervisor may direct; establishes and maintains effective work relationships within the company, facility, and department.
  • Maintain work area and equipment in a clean, safe, and orderly condition.
  • Accepts new responsibilities as delegated or required.  Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.

Desired Skills, Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in a technical field.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience with industrial machinery as either a maintenance or field service engineer/technician. 
  • Experience with safety circuits, power distribution, motor control, VFDs, pneumatics, sensors, analog and digital I/O
  • Knowledge of PC configuration, operating systems and industrial networking
  • Experience with Rockwell Automation (Allen-Bradley) or similar programmable logic controllers
  • Experience with communication interfaces and protocols including Ethernet, EtherNet/IP, ProfiBus, RS-485 and RS-232
  • Experience working with vacuum coating systems or other complex industrial machinery
  • Strong problem-solving and root cause analysis skills.
  • Good customer facing communication skills.


Full or Part Time

Full time

Vapor Technologies (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and we want to have the best available persons in every job. The Company makes employment decisions only based on merit. It is the Company’s policy to prohibit discrimination in any employment opportunity (including but not limited to recruitment, employment, promotion, salary increases, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment) based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical/mental disability, medical condition, marital/domestic partner status, military and veteran status, height, weight or any other such characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company regardless of where the employee is located and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company.

Vapor Technologies is an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees in the United States. Please click on the following links for more information.

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No visa sponsorship is available for this position, unless specified within the job description.