Field Service Technician Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Field Service Technician in Charlotte:
"Top salary."
Find something else. Not enough pay in sign industry, too much travel, always crazy timelines and expectations. ,

Field Service Technician in Ohio:
"Personal Branding."
Do your work well enough that you stand out. Get the customer to remember you by name and start asking for you specifically by name. Don't be a generic, interchangeable technician. I don't want to be a commodity of the company. I want to be TNT (Top Notch Technician). That's when my career really took off, when I figured that out.

Field Service Technician in Oklahoma City:
"Forklift tech."
Go to school. Try to get an internship to pay for a technical school.

Field Service Technician in Albany:
"Stuck."
I wish I had known that I could only move so far up in the company before my age and personal agendas would stop my career growth.

Field Service Technician in Jacksonville:
"Daily Pay with no overtime."
The tell you a hourly pay but when you start working you find out its daily pay with half the hourly pay when you work over 40 hours.

Field Service Technician in Oceanside:
"Everyday can be different."
This is not a cubicle job; you will have to interact with people in person & around the world. Even though you are trained to fix equipment, your people skills have to be at the top of their game. You must be a self-starter and be able to manage your obligations with minimal guidance from management. Most managers in this business cannot do your job; they mostly are their to make sure the metrics are in-line. You must be self-reliant but as a member of the team you will be called on to assist in areas where you have more experience or more recent training. Field Service Engineer is one of the best jobs you could ever have.

Field Service Technician in Chicago:
"Choice."
Find a company that pays well the skill set for mechanical and electrical trouble shooting is pretty open.