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Field Engineer
Job#: 200242
Positions: 1
Posted: 08/16/2013
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Reynoldsburg, OH
Department: EF & I
Category: Engineering
Salary: Salary
Benefits: Full-time Benefits
Business Unit: E F & I
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Job Description

The Field Engineer will be a member of the EF & I Services team and will be dedicated to adhering to procedures, focused on producing the best quality service, being highly productive and mindful of costs.  The successful candidate must be comfortable working in a challenging, dynamic, team-based environment.


The successful candidate must meet a majority of the knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience requirements outlined below.



JOB RESPONSIBILITIES                                                                                                                                           

The Field Engineer acts as the focal point for projects. He/She is capable of performing without supervision or direction work operations/job activities, including, but not limited to the following:


  • Evaluates customers' requests to provide EF&I services for their project.
  • Conducts site surveys (if applicable) with customer for requested work.
  • Provide detailed site survey to engineering and TEO Prep/Estimating.
  • Provides a detailed installation specification to installation department for installing requested equipment.
  • Provides installation with on-site engineering support as needed.
  • Receives and analyzes input document from customer, paying close attention to critical dates and detailed information supplied.
  • Contacts customer to schedule site survey (if feasible) and gathers the necessary form and drawings for the walk through.
  • If feasible, conducts detailed Engineering site survey with the customer, or independently as needed.
  • Furnishes survey information for development of the bid or customer specific response forms.
  • Compile list of all required material types, quantities, cable lengths, etc to complete requested work.
  • Pre orders long lead material items, as needed, so as not to jeopardize critical due dates.
  • Prepares/issues, as needed, detailed job spec, and drawings prior to the installation start date.
  • Creates a presence and maintains a continuing dialog with the customer in order to proactively plan/recommend future projects.
  • Recommends changes to standard material libraries to ensure that the appropriate supplies are being provided.
  • Assist in updating AFL Engineering standards and procedures as required to meet customer or equipment requirements.
  • Assists field installation groups in resolving technical issues.
  • Attends customer held meetings, as needed.
  • Adhere to and promote the environmental, health & safety policies of AFL.
  • Perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned.


KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / COMPETENCIES                                                                                                              

  • Self-starter with integrity and confidence who strives to achieve in even the most challenging environments with limited supervision.
  • Able to comprehend and follow work instructions, apply basic math, and use handheld measurement devices.
  • Team player with well-developed interpersonal skills who is comfortable in a cross-functional, multi-cultural environment.
  • Mechanically oriented individual with the ability to solve problems and implement change.
  • Strong communication and writing skills with the ability to clearly explain issues.
  • Good time management skills.

Bachelors degree and/or six years of industry related experience

Knowledge of Telco services and systems.

Knowledge of engineering and computer principles.

Knowledge of installation procedures.

Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Use of standard office equipment


Climbing of stairs, ladders, and/or scaffold.

Exposure to mechanical, electrical, and/or other hazards.


Assists in providing training, work direction, and problem solving assistance for other workers.


Works under minimal supervision

Equal Opportunity Employer



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