Field Application Engineer

FTS Forest Technology Systems Ltd.

July 16, 2015

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Company Overview: 

FTS is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of rugged, easy to use, environmental monitoring systems that help monitor the world’s remote natural environments.  FTS is a profitable, growing, privately held Victoria-based company with a proven 30-year track record of excellence in our industry.  Our best sales tools are the incomparable customer references of our thousands of deployed monitoring stations. Please visit our website at for a complete overview of our company.

Job Summary: 

We have a great opportunity for a seasoned Field Application Engineer who excels at providing high quality technical support from various locations.

Do you have an impressive background in electronic system integration and a demonstrated level of excellence in customer support for technical products?  Are you a strong communicator in both English and Spanish, and an excellent problem solver with a hands-on technical background?  Are you interested in the opportunity to travel to a variety of international locations to assist customers with installations and monitoring?  If so, we would like to hear from you!

Key Responsibilities

  • Be a key system integration and application resource for technical support and customer service
  • Develop solutions to technical problems with both FTS and customer-supplied equipment
  • Provide site-specific troubleshooting for complex and various applications
  • Effectively communicate technical information to non-technical audiences, and provide demonstrations when required
  • Provide both hardware and software technical support in the field
  • Create clear and detailed application documentation for internal and external users

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Engineering degree or Electronics Technologist qualification or equivalent with experience in electronic system integration and sensor application work
  • Hands-on field experience in cellular or sensor installation, configuration, field calibrations and troubleshooting
  • Experience collaborating with customers in a technical support role
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills with an ability to analyze options to provide the best solution
  • Self-motivated - must be able to work independently with little or no supervision/instruction
  • Ability to travel to remote international locations
  • Excellent English verbal and written technical communication skills
  • Ability to provide technical communications for customers in Spanish, both verbal and written
  • Knowledge or training in ISO9001 based quality management systems is an asset
How To Apply: 

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply in confidence to with a covering letter and resume that clearly demonstrates your education and experience required of this position, as well as your salary expectations by Friday, August 14, 2015.

We thank all applicants who apply; however only those selected for consideration will be contacted.