Field Service Engineer job description

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Field Service Engineers are required to design, install, or repair equipment related to different sectors of technology world. Their repair and installation duties may be performed at client´s home or in a place of business. These engineers can work both in public and private sector in electronic manufacturing companies. Sometimes these workers are required to train customers on how to use certain type of hardware.

Field Service Engineers usually perform many of the following tasks:
• Interacting with clients to solve their issues.
• Installing new hardware and software.
• Keeping track of purchased equipment.
• Checking existing problems.
• Teaming up with other professionals.


• Having excellent mechanical skills.
• Being able to work alone or with a team.
• Having good knowledge about computer’s software and hardware.
• Being able to travel frequently.
• Having interpersonal skills.
• Being self-motivated.
• Having excellent problem-solving abilities.
• Being organized and proactive.
• Having high attention to details.
• Being able to understand client´s needs.


Field Service Engineer job placements require candidates having a Bachelor´s Degree in a scientific, computer or engineering subject from an accredited institution as a minimum. Some workers of this industry choose to continue graduate programs in order to obtain a Master´s Degree and have better possibilities to get a job at senior level positions. These programs have a deeper focus into mechanical principles, allowing students to perform their duties as independent workers. Related degrees for this industry are Bachelor´s degrees in Electrical, Civil, and Mechanical Engineering.

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