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Field Application Engineer

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. 


Vaisala’s industry-leading weather observation technologies, instruments, and solutions lay the foundation for the Weather and Environment business area’s strategy, enabling our customers to improve their ability to measure and forecast weather and weather phenomena. The business area serves selected weather-dependent customers to whom accurate, real-time, uninterrupted, and reliable weather data is essential to run efficient operations.


Position Description:
We are currently searching for a highly motivated Field Application Engineer to work with the Energy product line and Lidar to provide technical field support, field installation, and training.  This Position requires 75% to 90% travel in North America with potential for international travel. 


The successful candidate for this role will be vaccinated against COVID-19.


Your key responsibilities include:

  • Managing customer interactions in a confident and professional manner to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Participation in installation and commissioning of Vaisala Lidar products at customer's facility to ensure full functionality according to specifications.
  • Provides on-site technical service to troubleshoot and repair Vaisala Lidar products.
  • Coordinates problem resolution with engineering, sales, and other personnel to expedite.
  • Produces commissioning and service reports for field activities.
  • Analyzes review and inspection findings to determine source of problem and performs or recommends repair, replacement, or other corrective action.
  • Develops knowledge base based on field investigations, engineering changes, and overall knowledge of product.
  • Develops and conducts training on the operations of the Vaisala Lidar products and demonstrates skills to trainees, including both team members and customers.



  • Associate Degree or equivalent Military/technical school and at least 2 years of experience in field service work and technical troubleshooting.  Or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Independent and self-motivated
  • Ability to work with minimal instruction
  • Strong communication skills with technical competence
  • Travel will be approximately 75% to 90% of the workload 
  • Prepared to travel internationally in support of our products 
  • Ability to work alone in harsh outdoor environments, including cold and hot conditions and remote locations. 
  • Able to adhere to company and OSHA safety standards
  • Strong Service orientation and customer focus
  • Energetic and Driven to Succeed
  • Fluency in French a plus
  • Current driver’s license in good standing 

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. 



ANTICIPATED SALARY RANGE: $65,000-75,000 annually. (Salary is determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data).  Additionally, we offer our employees a competitive benefits package which is outlined below.

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.


EEO Is the Law Poster


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 Please note that you can easily submit application by attaching your LinkedIn profile in the recruitment tool (LinkedIn Apply functionality).

Nearest Major Market: Boulder
Nearest Secondary Market: Denver

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