Field Technical Specialist (Remote)
Buffalo Grove, IL 
Posted 5 days ago
Job Description
Summary of Position:

The Field Technical Specialist/Controls Engineer is the primary technical resource supporting the successful sustained engineering of ARxIUM solutions in a customer environment.  They are also an escalation point for service issues that cannot be resolved by a Customer Support Representatives.   The position is responsible for troubleshooting, resolving or identifying product issues (including hardware and software) and escalating bugs or defects to Product Development/Engineering.

Essential Functions:

·        The Field Technical Specialist/Controls Engineer is a subject matter expert for the OptiFill and PPS product family. 
·        They are responsible for providing advanced technical support, investigating, analyzing, and resolving complex support case escalations.
·        Analyzes malfunctions in equipment/software and provides instructions to the Customer Support Representative to resolve the service ticket utilizing knowledge of mechanics/electronics, PLCs, software, database, and/or interface development skills.
·        Interprets maintenance manuals, schematics, software/interface requirements and wiring diagrams.
·        Maintains service documentation. Responsible for timely and accurate completion of all paperwork and reports.
·        Liaisons with Product Development/Engineering to determine solutions to escalations or product enhancements.
·        Provide software support and system configurations on projects.
·        Performs technical needs analysis.
·        Performs User Acceptance Testing.
·        Timely communications with the Customer Care team regarding changes, system interruptions, new tools and documentation resources.
·        Contributing to a customer-focused environment that encourages information sharing, team-based resolution activity, with focus on improving customer and employee experience.
·        Ability to travel up to 40 percent of the time.
·        Responsible for following ARxIUM Policies and Procedures.
·        Performs duties as assigned.

  • Broad technical knowledge base including mechanical, electrical and software including automated systems with sensors, servo motors, stepper motors, electrical grippers and robotic arms.
  • Knowledge or experience in troubleshooting, coding, and designing Allen-Bradley specific PLC code and physical hardware configurations.
  • Strong analytical problem solving and decision-making skills. Ability to handle difficult or sensitive situations.
  • Knowledge of LAN, WAN, VPN and TCP/IP technologies
  • Excellent self-motivated time management and organizational skills.
  • Must have excellent computer skills.
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills; ability to think creatively to find resolutions to complex problems.
  • Basic understanding of pharmacy operations and systems preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office applications suite.
  • Must be familiar and/or trained with technical support know-how, blueprints, schematics, manuals, and other specifications to determine service procedures.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, managing multiple deadlines simultaneously.
  • Must work well within a team, have satisfactory written/reading communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Good customer service skills and is adaptable to changing environments.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with technical staff as well as less technical colleagues.
  • Ability to travel to customer sites for further investigation/issue resolution.
  • Highly motivated and self-disciplined

Education and Experience:
·        Diploma or Degree in computer science, software development, mechanical, electrical, computer, biomedical engineering; or equivalent experience is desirable.
·        Minimum of 5 years of experience in Hardware Development, Software Development, pharmacy automation or related experience.
·        Minimum of 4 years of experience in Allen-Bradley or equivalent PLC heavy environments, where candidate acted as escalation point, engineer, or developer to the systems.
·        Experience in healthcare industry is preferred.
·        Experience in creating/updating service manuals, troubleshooting guides and knowledge base is preferred

If you are smart, hardworking, have great ideas, and want to play a crucial role in the modern-era pharmaceutical industry, then join our team!  ARxIUM offers a competitive salary and benefits package including a company match 401K and opportunity for personal and professional growth. In addition, you will be eligible to participate in the ARxIUM Employee Profit Sharing Bonus Plan, intended to give employees the opportunity to increase their earnings by contributing to the profitability of ARxIUM.

Please note that candidates need to be eligible to work in the U.S. now and in the future without ARxIUM sponsorship for an employment-based visa.

ARxIUM is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Disability and veteran. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status or other characteristics protected by law.

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Job Summary
Start Date
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
1st Shift
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
4 to 5 years
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