ABB Group
- Field Service Engineer
At a glance
Location: US-TX-Houston Map
Posted: 01/04/2022
Closing: 02/03/2022
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Job description

Field Service Engineer

Take your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future.

At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.

In this position, you will provide technical support for Service in Process Automation Marine & Ports, delivering superior, professional service, remotely or on site.

Reporting to the Field Service Manager, you will plan and execute, with minimal professional guidance, complex technical field assignments involving the installation, modification, test, inspection or repair of company products and equipment.You may also coordinate work with other groups to ensure meeting customer commitments. Since the Field Service Engineer (FSE) is often the one who interacts with the customers operations people, they may also recommend measures to improve operations and customer service.

Your responsibilities

  • General: Follows ABB policies and business ethics
  • Works in accordance with ABB procedures using applicable tools
  • Submits job paperwork in a timely fashion immediately following the applicable job assignment
  • Technical: Works independently to install, modify, test, repair or inspect company products and equipment including, but not limited to: low voltage and medium voltage circuit breakers, transformers, switchgear, protection relays and rotating machinery
  • Performs or coordinates complex and diverse engineering activities associated with field projects
  • Interprets technical drawings and schematics and makes changes as necessary in the field to reflect work carried out on site
  • Increases product and technical knowledge through factory or third party training, technical manuals and conventional or non conventional resources
  • Troubleshoot and repair equipment, applying personal knowledge and experience
  • Provides technical advice to customers on site and remotely
  • Works closely with project managers to coordinate site activity. Assume the role of site manager on some projects
  • Provides leadership in the assembly and operation of lab and field service equipment
  • Records, compiles and reduces data for analysis and assists in the subsequent assessment and reporting
  • Leads assigned field services responsible for planning, analysis and reporting of projects ranging in complexity from simple to advanced
  • Assumes the role of a mentor or an advisor to less experienced company personnel and customers
  • Ensures quality and safe operations in the field
  • Projects: Represent the company in conferences and meetings with customers
  • Prepares or provides input for technical documents such as specifications, quotations, procedures or technical reports
  • Reports opportunities and problems to management
  • Prepares timesheets, service reports, expense reports and other documents immediately following the work assignment
  • Sales: Promotes to customers ways to optimize their operations or make general improvements
  • Seeks other opportunities to promote customer satisfaction and foster harmonious business relations
  • Leadership And Personal Characteristics: Good sense of urgency to Customer needs / Good Customer relations

Your background

  • Associates Degree in engineering or other technical field and minimum 2 or more years experience in marine power generation and power distribution with a focus on circuit breaker and switchgear maintenance
  • Alternately a special combination of education and experience and/or demonstrated accomplishments
  • Strong knowledge of protection relays and excitation
  • Familiarity with marine/offshore work environment and procedures
  • Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for ABB in the US


  • Retirement plan
  • Life insurance
  • Medical insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Wellbeing program

More about us

ABB Marine & Ports supplies world-leading technologies that are driving the evolution of sustainable shipping. Electrical propulsion, data-driven decision support and integrated solutions for ship and shore from ABB are paving the way to a zero-emission marine industry, providing greater efficiency and reliability to shipowners, and preparing vessels to meet the demands of tomorrow. Our automation and electrical solutions are making port and terminal operations safer, greener and more productive. ABB Marine & Ports operates in 26 countries and has 2,000 employees.

We look forward to receiving your application. If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at ABB

ABB in the United States requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or in specific and limited circumstances, be approved for a sincerely held religious belief or a medical/ disability accommodation.

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Field Service Engineer