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Xylem Inc.

Field Technician - Environmental Sciences

Xylem Inc. - Houston, TX

Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to developing innovative and smart technology solutions to the world’s water and energy utility challenges. The Company’s products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services, and agricultural settings.  With its November 2016 acquisition of Sensus, Xylem added smart metering, network technologies and advanced data analytics to its portfolio of solutions for water, gas and electric utilities.  Headquartered in Rye Brook, New York with 2016 revenue of $3.8 billion, Xylem does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands.  The Company’s nearly 16,000 employees bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on identifying comprehensive, sustainable solutions.
The Role: YSI, a Xylem brand, seeks to hire a Field Technician, Environmental Sciences to be responsible for installing, maintaining, calibrating and servicing a variety of hydrological, meteorological and coastal sensors, RTU’s, and data logging devices.  This position will be field based approximately 75% of the time, with moderate amount of travel required during peak seasons.
Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

Monitor and maintain customer(s) monitoring sites as assigned
Maintain site appearance; perform necessary weed control, report vandalism or damage to sites.
Follow company procedures, safety policies, SOP’s and checklists
Installation, activation, maintenance and troubleshooting of air and water quality monitoring instruments and data collection/telemetry
Calibration, validation and certification testing to ensure installation or maintenance work is complete and meets client’s objectives
System wiring and testing for client acceptance using proprietary manufacturer’s software for monitoring instruments and data collection platforms
Assist with site construction and equipment installation
Documenting field activities and writing service reports for customers

Additional Responsibilities

Unrelated tasks may be assigned during low utilization periods or downtime
Although not a primary requirement, and aptitude and willingness to assist with site field construction
Willing and able to work overtime as required for unscheduled or emergency site repairs

Education and Experience:

Excellent customer facing skills and ability to communicate effectively through email and telephone
B.S. Degree in Electronics, Systems Engineering or other technical discipline preferred along with 3 years of experience working as a field technician. Candidates with an A.S. or Vocational Certificate in Electronics or other technical discipline and a minimum of 5 years of relevant field experience will be considered.
Ability to pass background checks during hiring and as required by our clients
Must have and keep a clean driving record
Proven ability to work in demanding conditions (outdoors, near water, in harsh weather and in remote environments)
Willingness to travel outside of local area with occasional overnight travel required

EOE/Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Disabled

7 days 17 hours ago

Xylem Inc.


Field Technician - Environmental Sciences Xylem Inc. - Houston, TX, United States


Location: Houston, TX

Company Profile:
Xylem. Derived from classical Greek, our name refers to the supporting tissues that help transport water and nutrients from a plant's roots to its leaves. To the people of Xylem, our name stands for our promise to live our values while solving our customers' most challenging water problems, and to set industry standards for fluid technology applications and water solutions.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​