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Field Service Technician - Vancouver, BC, Canada

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

July 11, 2024

Swisslog Healthcare Field Service Engineers are critical to our customer care and support initiatives. Our technicians are on the front-line, interfacing with our hospital customers on a daily basis, keeping their systems up and running, ensuring optimal system performance, and improving patient safety, which in turn allows doctors and nurses to focus on critical patient care in hospitals across North America.

Field Service Engineers perform all Customer Support duties and responsibilities relating to Swisslog Healthcare products, including preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance, warranty service, emergency service, on-call service, start-up of current systems, operator maintenance and user training, and promotion of company products and services as required.

This position is located in Vancouver, British Columbia. This individual can expect to focus primarily (at least 85-90%) on our Pharmacy Automation (Medication Management) solutions. They may also provide occasional backup support for our existing Transport Automation (pneumatic tubing) products.

The Field Service Engineer will be scheduled to work on-site at customer sites 60-75% of the time for regularly scheduled service (preventive maintenance, customer training, etc). Additional administrative and other miscellaneous duties may be performed remotely. Due to the mission-critical nature of the business, this position also requires 24/7 on-call availability for emergency troubleshooting and repair.


*At this time, we are only able to consider candidates who currently reside in the country where the position is located. Applicants outside of Canada will not be considered or contacted.

*Applicants MUST be authorized to work legally for ANY employer in Canada. We are unable to sponsor, or take over sponsorship of, an employment visa at this time.

*During the initial training period (8-12 weeks), some international travel to the United States may be required for training and orientation.

Short Facts

  • Vancouver
    Vancouver, Canada
  • Field Service
    Field Service
  • Permanent Position
    Permanent Position

Your collaboration

Perform all Customer Support Duties and Responsibilities including:

  • Provide scheduled preventive maintenance services to contract customers in assigned area.
  • Provide on-demand corrective, 24/7 emergency, and paid services to customers in assigned area as required.
  • Provide start-up services on Translogic Systems as assigned.
  • Assist with start-up services on new Swisslog Healthcare products as required, working closely with the assigned Installation Specialists.
  • Report product quality issues to assigned Senior Field Service Engineer and/or Customer Care Manager and file quality reports as directed/required.
  • Train Swisslog customers on system and light maintenance operations.
  • Promote parts orders, provide recommended parts lists to clients and recommend inventory stocking levels to customers as required.
  • Conduct periodic customer care visits to monitor product performance and customer satisfaction.
  • Maintain accountability/inventory of assigned spare parts (crash kit) and customers’ consignment inventories when inventories are contractually maintained by Swisslog.
  • Assist all customers within assigned area with parts orders, consumables, repair and return of defective parts, and requests for information pertaining to their systems.
  • Advise Customer Care Manager of any problems or opportunities that arise within their area of responsibility.
  • Ensure that required administrative paperwork, Service Work Orders, Expense Reports and Downtime Reports, and start-up logs are properly filled out and processed in a timely manner.
  • Communicate and share information with sales personnel and support personnel as it relates to their assigned customer base.
  • Exercise proper care and accountability of all assigned company property, be mindful in spending company’s money and resources responsibly, and exercise proper care and responsibility when working with customers’ property and/or facilities.
  • Maintain a clean and professional appearance at all times when working with customers.
  • Adhere to and strictly enforce all company safety policies and procedures.
  • Attend required training programs to keep current on system updates.
  • Position may require some travel as well as holiday and weekend work. Extensive on-call is also required.
  • During the initial training period (8-12 weeks), some international travel to the United States may be required for training and orientation.

Your competence

  • Vocational school, related military experience, or job experience equivalent.
  • 1-3 years field service experience with electro-mechanical products.
  • Successful candidates will have an effective communication style that builds customer's trust and satisfaction.
  • Ability to read blue prints, schematics and wiring diagrams to extract necessary technical information.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills (customer service skills) and communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • PC Computer software and hardware literate/Windows Application experience.
  • Basic computer networking skills.
  • Must be a self-starter, well organized, and be able to work independently without supervision.

  • Desirable, but not Essential:
    • Experience working in a mission-critical, on-call environment is strongly preferred.
    • Associate's Degree from a Technical or Vocational School preferred.
    Eligibility Requirements:
    • Applicants MUST reside in Canada and be legally authorized to work in Canada.
    • Ability and willingness to travel 30 to 70% of the time for technical support and training purposes.
    • Ability and willingness to work on-call hours including weekend, night, and/or holiday work.
    • Ability and willingness to lift, lower and carry objects up to 50 lbs., work from heights, climb ladders, and work in confined spaces as needed.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license and excellent driving record.
    • During the initial training period (8-12 weeks), some international travel to the United States may be required for training and orientation.
    Compensation: CAD $52,000 to $65,000 depending on experience and skill set, plus car allowance ($7,200/year), fuel card, overtime and on-call pay, tuition reimbursement.

    MUST reside in Canada. Applicants outside of Canada will not be considered or contacted.

    We are open to considering any applicant who resides in Canada and is legally authorized to work in Canada. However, Swisslog Healthcare is NOT able to provide (or take over) sponsorship for immigration or work visas for this position.

    Clarity on your path

    At Swisslog Healthcare, we are constantly looking for people who shape and develop our company. We offer exciting opportunities to learn, develop and lead change. You benefit from clear communication and development plans that are aligned with your personal strengths and our common goals. Enjoy many other benefits that we are constantly reviewing and expanding.

    Our commitment

    We use automation to make a difference in hospitals and healthcare facilities. 1,200 dedicated employees in more than 3,500 facilities around the world are already relieving the burden on staff and giving them more time for patient care activities. With the latest technologies in the field of medication management, we are taking responsibility for shaping tomorrow's healthcare system to improve patient care and increase medication safety.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Swisslog Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, status as a protected veteran, or any other applicable status protected by federal, state or local law.

    Swisslog’s FMLA policy can be found at:

    Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation to complete the application or to perform your job, please contact Human Resources at

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