International Field Service Engineer - Alkmaar

Vacancy information

Publication date:April 30 2020
Employment type:Permanent
Function Group:Engineering

Function Group: Engineering / Mechanical Engineer


The organisation is part of a ‘Group’ and offers crystallisation research systems to its customers in the pharmaceutical and chemical industry around the world. The systems enable their customers to improve their internal R&D capabilities. The systems have been developed by specialists, based on their experiences in R&D. Right now they are looking for a Field Service Engineer, where you will be part of team that covers high end technical work globally.


As a Field Service Engineer you work in the service department. You independently install high-tech research equipment at customers located all over the world. After installing the equipment, you train the end users. As the technical specialist, you will perform a factory acceptance test on the equipment sold in advance and prepare himself to travel to the customer. Afterwards, the technician must document the required information and transfer client and equipment to customer service.


The ideal candidate has the following requirements:

  • A vocational degree (MBO), preferably electrical, mechanical or laboratorium orientated
  • At least 2-4 years of work experience in a customer service or customer related work field
  • Experience in the life sciences or related
  • Experience with high tech laboratory equipment or research equipment is a huge asset
  • Relevant experience in the life sciences or related
  • Strong interpersonal skills; you have a high level of creativity and result oriented way of working
  • Strong communication skills in English, both in written and speech. Any other languages are considered a plus
  • In addition to the soft skills, it is important that you have a strong can-do mentality and strong planning and organisational skills.
  • You must be willing to meet the required travel time which is estimated up to 70% of the time


The organisation offers you a challenging job in an innovative and growing company in a dynamic technical environment. You get the chance to make an important contribution to the development and professionalisation of the company. They offer you a great position within a highly motivated and collegial working environment with lots of freedom for initiatives and space for personal development. In addition to the mentioned opportunities, the following benefits are:

  • A salary of €42,000 and €46,000 annually including 8% holiday allowance
  • 37 holidays (25 vacation days, 12 ATV-days)
  • Excellent training opportunities
  • Good pension scheme
  • Compensation for the costs made during travels


If you are interested in this job, or in similar ones, please feel free to contact me directly.

Aron Berhane
Principal Associate | Biotech & Pharma




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