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Field Application Engineer-Central California

Our Vaisala solutions contribute to societies and people’s lives in over 150 countries – and can even be found in space. With our technological innovations for measuring weather, environmental and industrial conditions, we have a key role in solving the grand social and environmental challenges of our time. We offer you a career with a clear purpose and a chance to create observations for a better world.


Building on over 80 years of experience, we employ approximately 1,900 professionals worldwide today. We are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange and our headquarters is located in Finland. 


Industrial Measurements business area serves a wide range of industries and applications ranging from pharmaceutical to food industries, and from warehouses to power transformers. It offers a broad range of accurate and reliable measurement instruments based on the cutting-edge technology to help our customers optimize their processes, improve efficiency, minimize energy consumption, and ensure the high quality of their end-products. 

Position Description:

We are searching for a talented and motivated Field Applications Engineer to join our Industrial Measurements team to provide onsite installation and support services for our viewLinc® continuous monitoring system product line. The position primarily covers central and southern California, the western U.S. and Mexico.  The successful candidate for this role should reside within central California and will be vaccinated against COVID-19, pursuant to Executive Order 14042.


Vaisala is a market leader in environmental monitoring systems designed to meet the stringent requirements of FDA regulated GxP customers. Our environmental monitoring system products are part of our global Industrial Measurements business unit, which develops measurement technologies and sells to thousands of customers in life science, power transmission and many other industrial application markets.


This role requires a background that encompasses instrumentation, computer networking and metrology. Vaisala field application engineers travel extensively to customer sites therefore, this role must live within the assigned geographical territory with close proximity to a major international airport. GAMP knowledge and experience with electronic records in the pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing industries (FDA 21 CFR Part 11) is extremely valuable.  


Your key responsibilities include:

  • Onsite Single/Multi Point calibrations 
  • Plan and book own travel
  • Provide instrumentation service both by phone and/or on site.
  • Troubleshooting, configuration, and documentation of calibrations performed.
  • Provide instrumentation training to customers.
  • Accurately documents instrumentation service work performed.
  • Planning and scheduling work with clients.
  • Managing workload to maintain effectiveness and productivity.
  • Manage expenses and service report. 
  • Assist with developing internal process improvements and documentation.



•    Bachelor’s degree in a technical field and 2 or more years of experience in a technical professional role. 
•    Or equivalent combination of education and experience
•    Certified training in either metrology, computers or electronics required.
•    Knowledge of low voltage analog signal wiring and basic circuit diagnostics
•    Familiarity with both wired and wireless TCP/IP networks
•    Self-motivated and ability to work independently
•    Strong problem solving, communication and organizational skills with a penchant for quality and attention to detail.
•    Current U.S. Passport and willingness to travel internationally, up to 75% annually
•    Ability to work at elevation, enclosed spaces, and in cold environments


Please send your application including CV and salary request soon. We will close the application process when we have a suitable number of qualified candidates. 

We take pride in being pioneers who strive to bring about positive changes in both the society and environment, and our work is not done yet. Take advantage of this opportunity and join our team to make a difference!


What we offer:

Our innovative high-tech business provides opportunities for curious challenge-seekers to make a real difference.  As a part of our global team you can contribute with science and technology to solve the big environmental and societal challenges of our time.


Vaisala offers a competitive benefits package including: health, dental, and vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, company paid life, long and short term disability, 401(K) plan with company match, and tuition reimbursement. We also offer holiday pay and a generous paid time off plan.


To be considered for this position you must currently be eligible to work in the U.S. Vaisala participates in the E-Verify employment verification system. Candidates are subject to a personal work preference assessment and complete background check prior to an offer being extended.



Vaisala is proud to be an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legal protected status.


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Reasonable Accommodation Notice

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. As a government contractor, Vaisala complies with Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (the Act), which is a law that prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating in employment against individuals with disabilities and requires employers take affirmative action to recruit, hire, promote, and retain these individuals.


If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application for a recognized disability under applicable law, please contact Human Resources by phone at 303-499-1701 or by email at ushr@vaisala.com. Please note that you can easily submit application by attaching your LinkedIn profile in the recruitment tool (LinkedIn Apply functionality).

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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