Bruker Corporation

  • Field System/ Application Engineer (Specialist) L2

    Job Locations US-OR-Portland
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/7/2018 11:45 AM)
    Req. #
    2018-5910
    # of Openings
    1
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    As one of the world’s leading analytical instrumentation companies, Bruker covers a broad spectrum of advanced solutions in all fields of research and development. All our systems and instruments are designed to improve safety of products, accelerate time-to-market and support industries in successfully enhancing quality of life. We’ve been driving innovation in analytical instrumentation for 50 years now. Today, worldwide more than 6,000 employees are working on this permanent challenge, at over 70 locations on all continents.

    Responsibilities

    SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

     

    This Field Service, System, and Application position within the service organization is an ambassador of Bruker Semiconductor instrumentation and technology.  Bruker Semiconductor manufactures the world's leading Atomic Forces Microscopes, Stylus profilers, X-Ray Metrology (XRR, XRD, XRF, TXRF), and non-contact 3D optical microscope instrumentation.  This technical role is responsible for customer direct post-sale instrumentation and application support including: installation, basic user and application training, instrument diagnostics/fix, and post-sale developed applications support.  Individual must be customer focused with strong industry background and technical experience capable of independent judgement that enables our customers to maintain their instrument at peak performance and maximize productivity for their intended use case.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    70% service activities including:

     

    1. Install and qualify Bruker Semiconductor instruments, upgrades, and/or accessories including but not limited to:
      1. Unpack and setup metrology equipment and instrumentation and interconnection of sub-components and assemblies.
      2. Independently troubleshoot and overcome a wide range of start-up issues using creative solutions to ensure the objectives are met.
      3. Qualification of the instrument and accessories using standard customer samples.
    2. Work directly with customers to diagnose Bruker Semiconductor instrument issues including but not limited to
      1. Diagnose, research, experiment, test, develop, optimize, communicate, and execute the most efficient solution plan for complex electro mechanical hardware/software instrument issues with minimal guidance or documentation.
      2. Form and drive team of senior internal and external personnel when complex issue is outside of own area of expertise using engineering problem solving methods (8D, 5 Why’s, Ishikawa diagrams, etc.)
      3. Create and maintain record of activity in support database
    3. Preventative maintenance on Bruker Semiconductor instruments which can include but not limited to:
      1. Basic maintenance and calibration of instrument and accessories
      2. Re-certification of instrument using both Bruker and customer samples.

     

    30% customer empowerment and application support activities including:

     

    1. Empower customers to optimize performance of their Bruker Semiconductor instruments through support and instruction including but not limited to:
      1. Teaching Theory of operation and training new users on instrument operation
      2. Demonstration of instrument ability on Bruker or customer samples, applying professional experience, judgement and industry statistical practices to enable new applications
      3. Provide post-sale user and application training and support samples leveraging industry experience and soft skills to fully enable customers on the instrument.
      4. Work with customer on in depth application needs and locate potential new applications. Autonomously work with the factories to develop these solutions.
      5. Establish and enhance customer relations and drive additional Bruker business including service products

     

    ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Other duties as assigned

     

    ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

    • 80% travel both domestically and internationally on short notice
    • Able to work in Government sites, Semiconductor cleanroom, production floor, & laboratory environments
    • Must have & maintain valid driver’s license

    Qualifications

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

    Customer focused, passionate about science and technology, and passionate to enable customers with Bruker technology.  Basic understanding of semiconductor processing and the integral role the metrology equipment plays within the process.  Proven understanding of engineering problem solving methods, statistical process control, and Gauge repeatability and reproducibility calculations.  Proven experience of analytical capability, theoretical understanding of physics, working knowledge of electronics, mechanics, control systems, computers, networking, and common tooling such as oscilloscope, multi-meter, etc… to be an effective independent problem solver of complex system, product user, and/or application issues.  Proven experience, independent judgment and discretion necessary to install, qualify and be a trainer and technical resource that empowers our customers in the use of complex electro-mechanical instrumentation.  Proven experience to independently provide clear, logical, and effective communication.  Proven experience to develop, communicate, implement, and execute assigned project including achieving required deliverables on time.

     

    EDUCATIONAL/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

    minimum of 2 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 1 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD without experience.

     

     

    Bruker Corporation offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including medical, dental, 401(k), paid vacation, holidays, and tuition assistance (as applicable).

     

    Bruker is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.

     

    Certain positions at Bruker require compliance with export control laws and as a result, all interviewed candidates for all positions will be screened pre-interview to determine their eligibility in light of export control restrictions. 

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