Field Service Engineer - Radiation Therapy - Italy


My client is looking for a Field Service Engineer, home-office based in Italy. The person in this position has front-line responsibility for installations, remote and on-site diagnostics prior to repair services as well as preventive maintenance visits on Radiation Therapy systems, primarily to customers located in Italy but occasionally in the entire EIMEA Region and throughout the world. The successful candidate must have proven ability to diagnose and resolve problems on highly sophisticated software, electronic and mechanical robotic device at clinical sites and major hospital. Applicants must have the ability to work independently and have effective communication skills.

Field Service engineers preferred work hours are from 11:30 am to 8:00 pm shift and may also occasionally work weekend days as part of their normal work days.


Field Service Director - South-East Europe India & Distribution



  • Provide installation, repair and maintenance support for Radiation Theapy systems located at customer sites in Italy primarily, but occasionally in the entire EIMEA Region and throughout the world
  • Support is provided to the customer remotely by phone, internet and by on-site visits, as determined by the machine status or customer requirements.
  • Promoting the highest level of customer satisfaction through the timely response to customer calls, clear and effective communications, professional appearance, and efficient repair/maintenance activities.
  • Self-management of schedule and work priorities to ensure that urgent customer requirements are addressed appropriately and customer satisfaction is optimized.
  • Accurate and clear documentation of work activities are to be completed within the Customer Management software program, such that these records provide appropriate documentation of the product service history for Device History File records.
  • Assist in the development of service documentation, in conjunction with the Customer Service team.
  • Assist in the training of further Customer Support staff and customer on site personnel with respect to maintenance and service activities, as required.
  • Assist in identification and development of Field Support tools and test equipment.
  • Follow Company training as needed. (e.g. basic technical training of 6 weeks at Client Headquarters in the US).
  • Learn and apply all internal policies and processes.
  • Follow local regulations (such as radioprotection rules – attends and runs TUV Audits at customer).
  • Maintain company vehicle (if provided) in accordance with fleet vehicle policy, including safe operations, vehicle cleanliness and vehicle maintenance.


  • Provides feedback through the Customer Service group for service related product improvements that could improve Mean Time to Access (MTTA) and Mean Time to Repair (MTTR), or improvements in mean Time Between Failures (MTBF).
  • Assist in the development, documentation, and testing of service tools and design updates to the product.
  • Works effectively with other engineers, scientists, subcontractors, and consultants.
  • Support project team activities, with attendance at team meetings, representation of Field Service requirements, and provision of documentation as required.


  • Observe Safety Program requirements and work practices.
  • Help ensure that safety requirements and quality considerations are pro-actively addressed and implemented in the design of the product.
  • Communicate or where possible directly address, quality issues raised by customers, in a timely fashion.
  • Supports the Quality System and Safety and Health Program by following procedures and mentoring others.
  • Takes ownership of individual safety to maintain a safe work environment.


  • The employee must routinely lift and/or move physical inventory, tools and test equipment, office supplies, or stored records weighing up to 35 kilos.
  • The employee must occasionally move or transport physical inventory weighing up to 680 kilos utilizing lifting/moving devises such as jib cranes, boom cranes, lifting fixtures, hand dollies and equipment dollies.
  • The employee occasionally is required to climb ladders, kneel, or crouch as required during servicing of equipment.

The incumbent may be asked to perform other function-related activities in addition to the above mentioned responsibilities as reasonably required by business needs.

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or physics. Other qualifications with significant related work experience may also be considered. (I.E. military technical training/experience, BS in electronics, Electro-Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering Technology, AS in Electronics, Electro-Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering Technology). A basic understanding of medical physics is desirable.
  • At least 3 years of field support, engineering or manufacturing experience with high technology electrical/electronic products. Prior work experience with a Medical Device manufacturer would be a plus.
  • Hands-on experience with electronic test equipment.
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills.
  • Good H/W and S/W computer skills, including network knowledge and the use of standard office software programs including spreadsheet, word processing and email applications. Ability to quickly learn to use new software tools.
  • Experience in basic administration of Windows-based computer hardware, software, and networking would be an advantage.
  • Fluent reading, writing and speaking in Italian and English.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and customer relations skills and strong customer service orientation.
  • Team player - ability to work well in a close team environment.
  • Must be comfortable with extensive travel ( 50% travel time ), sometimes on short notice, and occasional after-hours support requirements. On rare occasions you may be away from your home base for multiple weeks and may be asked to travel internationally.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and good driving record.