Three Tips For Finding The Right Field Service Technician Job

by Alyssa Carpenter

When you begin searching for a field service technician job, you may not know where to start or how to land the right entry-level position. One way is to go through a temporary staffing agency, but if you don't have one near you, you may be left with a lot of questions and issues with the job hunt. Here are three tips for finding the right field service technician job that will fit your needs.

Consider Additional Responsibilities

Some companies are making an effort to hire someone that can handle several positions instead of just one. For example, a field service technician position may also have responsibilities in multiple repair areas. Though this saves the company from hiring several technicians, it can spell a lower pay rate for you. When you first review the job, make sure you are considering your skills along with the skills the job may be pushing as an additional responsibility. Consider the pay rate for the jobs combined and make sure it is reasonable for what they ask.

Company Reputation

If you are starting out in an entry-level position, the last thing you want to do is sign on with an unheard of company or company that just started. You want to be with a reputable company that can offer you not only benefits and reasonable pay but also can bring you more on the job experience than other companies may offer. This means that if you move on from the company, you will not only have the time on the job, you may also have the experience that others will not.

Job and Career Matching

Another tip for finding the right field service technician position is to ensure the job ad and your career match. You may find that a job ad is for a field service technician, but when you thoroughly read the ad it is for someone with an aeronautics or automotive technician. This can be an issue if your expertise is in another field. Make sure to read the entire ad, and if it doesn't give you an idea of what field the technician job is in, look at the company name. That should help you determine what field of expertise you need for the position.

With these three tips in mind, you should be able to narrow down your search for the right entry-level position. If you have questions about the field service technician job ad you find, make sure to ask at the first interview or if there is an available space in the job application itself.