What does a Field Service Engineer do?

A field engineer is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the equipment that is on the site. They are responsible for the testing machinery to make sure that it works and meets safety regulations. A few of the main duties of a field engineer are conducting research, installing new technologies, monitoring activities at the assigned area, and doing quality control work. They also have to create reports of the area to ensure that all requirements are being met. Some of the jobs titles that a field engineer could grow into are engineering manager and senior field engineer.

A field engineer should have two years of experience in a similar role as well as a Bachelor's degree in engineering. One of the most important skills that a field engineer will have is great attention to detail. Another skill is self motivated as the field engineer will have to work independently at the assigned site.

  • Create reports about the assigned site
  • Test equipment to make sure it meets safety regulations
  • Monitor activities at the assigned site
  • Install new technology at the assigned site
  • Maintain the equipment at the site
  • Conduct research at the assigned site
  • Assist in the preparation of a new site
  • Coordinate with other employees to maintain company equipment
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering
  • Incredible problem solving abilities
  • Ability to diagnose problems with equipment
  • Ability to communicate with clients
  • Ability to move at least 60 pounds
  • Great math and analytical skills
  • Ability to stand on your feet for 8 hours
  • Ability to create concise reports
  • Collaboration skills to work with any team

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
2 - 4
5 - 7

Common Skill Sets

Operating Systems
Written Communication
Microsoft Office Suite
Test Equipment
Time Management

Field Service Engineer Seniority Levels

Field Service Engineer
Field Service Technician
10% made the transition
Project Engineer
21% made the transition
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Field Service Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$69,344 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $69K
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