Senior Field Service Engineer (UPLC/MS)

San Francisco Bay area, CA

Are you an experienced service engineer in the field of liquid chromatography (HPLC / UPLC) and/or mass spectrometry (MS)? Are you an advanced instrument user looking to find a dynamic job outside of the confines of a cubicle and the same lab year after year?

VRS is currently recruiting a Senior level Field Service Engineer to cover the San Francisco Bay area for our client, a premier independent service organization which maintains state of the art instrumentation in the Clinical, Biotech, Pharma, and CRO industries. The candidate will provide both one-off repairs and be responsible for managing long-term service contracts, all the while ensuring the highest level of customer service.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Maintain (preventative and repair) multi-vendor LC/MS instrumentation
  • Provide support in GLP instrument compliance to existing customers
  • Issue field service reports
  • Maintain knowledge of current technology and customer applications
  • Occasional travel outside of the assigned geography

Candidate Qualifications

  • Minimum of BS (Engineering, Chemistry, or Life Sciences preferred) +3 yrs experience
  • Knowledge of HPLC and/or Mass Spec for one or more major OEM Brands (Waters mass spec experience highly sought!)
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills; must attack system level problems thoroughly and logically
  • Must be able to remain cool under pressure and work independently


  • $100K MINIMUM base for qualified candidates + commission on new business!
  • Vehicle reimbursement or company car available
  • 401k with match
  • Health / Life Insurance


Click the Apply link on this posting to submit your application to VRS Recruitment. Please include an updated resume and cover letter.

Reference#: VRS1695

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