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  • Posted: Apr 20, 2020
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    Elekta is proud to be the leading innovator of equipment and software used to improve, prolong and save the lives of people with cancer and brain disorders. Our advanced, effective solutions are created in collaboration with customers, and more than 6,000 hospitals worldwide rely on Elekta technology. Our treatment solutions and oncology informatics portf...
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    Field Service Engineer, South Africa

    Description –

    The engineers are responsible for the installation and servicing of all Elekta products within the South Africa Market. This is a home based and office role with a requirement to travel throughout South Africa as required and as directed by the Service Manager. Engineers are informed by the office which work needs to be undertaken, engineers are then expected to work under their own initiative to complete the tasks appointed, if necessary, problems or issues are escalated to the office. Activities include planned maintenance, emergency corrective maintenance, upgrades, installation work, courtesy calls to local customers and telephone support either from the office or from a remote location. Jobs may require the engineer to be away from home for several days at a time. There is a need for occasionel travel to sites outside of South Africa.

    Technically the work involves a very diverse skill set including fault finding complex electronic systems down to component level, HT and RF power generation, vacuum systems, water systems, pressurized gas systems, mechanical assembly and adjustment of the radiation beam to achieve the required output specification.

    All work is to be carried out in accordance with Elekta’s safety instructions and procedures. Any issues or problems that may adversely affect Elekta, the product, its ongoing reliability or the safety of any personal must be reported to the Service Manager in a timely manner.

    Training and assessment is carried out both in the classrooms and on site as necessary. Engineers will not be deemed to be competent to install or maintain a product until the Service Manager has confirmed that the relevant competences and skill have been achieved. Engineers with the relevant knowledge and experience will be expected to guide and assess other engineers on site and advise the Service Manager accordingly.

    Upon completion of any work on site, the engineer is required to complete and submit to the appropriate manager the relevant reports and documentation.


    Responsibilities –

    • To have excellent knowledge and proven skills in electronics, mechanics, pc’s & servers, networking, high vacuum, high/low voltage & current, equipment and a general knowledge of all engineering disciplines.
    • To be able to fault find and repair at board level & below.
    • To be able to manage own workload.
    • To be highly motivated, dynamic, have good leadership skills & be a god problem solver.
    • To have a strong customer focus and have excellent customer service skills. To ensure that all customers are provided with high quality care and attention throughout the sales and service process, so that each customer is fully satisfied with the support they receive from Elekta.
    • An excellent communicator at all levels. Written and verbal output shall be concise and accurate.
    • To engender and support Elekta values.
    • To represent Elekta in a professional and positive manner.
    • To complete the administration requirements of the role in accordance with the quality system in a timely and accurate manner.
    • To follow at all times Elekta’s quality and safety policies.
    • To be prepared to work as required at times and locations dictated by the needs of the customer and Elekta.
    • To provide feedback to the Service Manager any problems, solutions or opportunities which may need to be communicated to other parties.
    • To carry out without supervision corrective maintenance within acceptable time-scales prompting escalation of the problem if required and maintaining ownership of problem until customer is satisfied.
    • To install without supervision all systems within the product portfolio to the required specification and within the project time-scales. (Subject to completion of training)
    • To assist in the promotion and sale of upgrades and options.
    • To identify and implement improvements that enhance the customer’s satisfaction with Elekta.
    • Demonstrates innovation with regard to installation processes and the Service Business.
    • To maintain an up to date knowledge of all Elekta products in the service portfolio.
    • To provide training to other staff when necessary. (Subject to completion of training)
    • To undertake any other duties as required.

    Authorities - (Using e.g. bullet points, identify the authorities of the role and the extent to which decisions may be made on behalf of the function)

    Relevant Knowledge, skills and competEncies -

    Key performance competencies

    • Excellent communication and customer management skills.
    • Competent with relevant IT technology including Windows OS, Microsoft Office applications, networking.
    • Proven ability to manage ones own environment and complete the tasks deployed to them.
    • Demonstrable drive and commitment to Elekta and the tasks in hand.
    • Team player.
    • Ability to travel extensively.
    • Travel aware & clean driving license.
    • Abilities to speak English.

    Relevant Experience

    • Formal technical qualification.
    • Previous field service experience.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Elekta on to apply

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