Field Service Engineer Trainee in Carol Stream, IL at ITW

Date Posted: 7/3/2018

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Job Description


Loma Systems, an ITW Company, designs and manufactures inspection equipment to identify product defects and contaminants for the food industry. The company was established in the UK in the 1960’s, and today it is one of the leading global companies involved in food safety systems. Loma has over 400 employees worldwide with machines installed in over 100 countries. Loma has an impressive installation base, boasting 120,000 metal detector installations globally. Our people work across the world in a friendly, supportive work environment. Where a no politics culture means there is nothing to stop you reaching your full potential.


We currently have a great opportunity for a Field Service Engineer Trainee. In this entry level position, you will go through an extensive training program at our Carol Stream, IL facility for 9-12 months where you’ll learn and gain an expertise in the Metal Detection, Checkweigher and X-Ray technology. Upon graduation from the Trainee Program, you will be expected to move into an open Field Service Engineer position anywhere in US.


The Field Service Engineer (FSE) services our Metal Detection, X-Ray and Checkweiging products at Loma’s customer sites throughout USA. The FSE does so in a manner consistent with Loma Systems policies and procedures while delivering exceptional customer service and promoting Loma Systems as the best in class operator.


  • Travel and deliver efficient field support to our customers in the food and pharmaceutical industries.

  • Verify that machines are operating at peak efficiency by proper calibration and testing.

  • Commission and test machines using certified test procedures, perform preventative maintenance and emergency service at customer sites.

  • Accurately document and report all service related activities. These include, but are not limited to submitting Electronic Service Reports, Calibration Reports and Expense Reports at appropriate intervals per company established procedures.

  • Promote sales of additional Loma product offerings such as service contracts, new equipment leads, spare parts kits, etc.

  • Provide timely feedback on equipment reliability and design.

  • Maintain a satisfactory parts inventory and requisition additional parts required to perform normal FSE duties.

  • Maintain all company property, including laptop, cell phone, safety equipment and tools in good working condition.

  • Exercise safe working practices and procedures at all times.

  • Conduct on-site training with customer’s personnel to ensure proper operation of equipment.

  • Hold meetings with customers, including scope and exit meetings.

  • Participate in the rotation of weekend on-call duties and after-hours phone support.

  • At Loma’s team environment, frequently communicate between the field and the internal office support staff on technical related issues.

  • Attend refresher training classes and FSE meetings with other service team members to promote continuous improvement of technical and non-technical skillsets.

  • In addition to the duties listed above, the position holder must carry out tasks assigned by their supervisor that are essentially related to their duties

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma required. Associates degree from a technical school or 4 years of military experience is also required.

  • Must be able to relocate anywhere in the US.

  • Basic knowledge of diagnosing, troubleshooting and repairing electro-mechanical equipment in the field and ability to identify root-cause.

  • Take pride in being organized with regards to completion of paperwork, expense reports, etc.

  • Must be self-motivated with an inner drive to exceed expectations.

  • Ability to read, comprehend and interpret complex technical information involving mechanics and electronics. This includes interpretation of schematics and electrical diagrams.

  • Professional communication with an ability to resolve customer issues and defuse conflict.

  • Must be capable of a desire to learn a diverse set of products and continually improving product knowledge.

  • Ability to learn the use electronic test equipment such as Multi-meters.

  • Ability to accept changes in a fast paced and changing environment; enjoy taking a hands-on approach in solving problems.

  • Work independently with little supervision while managing difficult and high pressure customer situations.

  • Proficient with office software applications required.

  • Ability to work overtime and weekends.

Physical & Environmental Requirement

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.

  • Must be able to travel extensively (80% or more approximately) as required to service our customers.

  • Must be able to work within tight spaces and environments that may be noisy, odorous, dusty, cold and hot on a regular basis.

  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 60 lbs. regularly.

  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time as well as walk, twist, bend, kneel, crawl, crouch, reach, climb and work in awkward positions on a regular basis.


Along with opportunities for career growth and development, Loma Systems provides a comprehensive benefits package, in conjunction with ITW, which supports our employees’ educational endeavors, wellness and financial security. Here are some of the features our comprehensive package has to offer:

  • Medical and dental benefits

  • 401(k) retirement savings program

  • Paid vacation, sick days and holidays

  • Company leased vehicle

  • VA certified on-the-job training program

  • Wellness and fitness program

  • Life insurance up to 8x the salary

  • Advancement opportunities

  • Educational assistance

  • Employee assistance program

  • Employee discounts with the ITW key suppliers: cars, computers, appliances and more

Loma Systems, an ITW Company, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. If you need an accommodation to apply for this position due to a disability, please contact