Field Service Engineer


The PALFINGER values of People, Entrepreneurship, Respect and Learning are more than words. We strive every day to create and support an atmosphere of collaboration, transparency, empowerment and customer focus so our greatest assets, our people, will be able to harness their passion, drive and motivations to make a significant impact! Lifelong learning is essential to us. Offering education and development programs for all our employees make PALFINGER an employer of choice. We encourage you to improve your knowledge and skills, so as you are growing, our business does as well. Sounds like a company you want to work for? We are looking for talented professionals to work with us across all areas of our business!

As an international group, PALFINGER continuously pursues our vision of being the preferred manufacturer of highly reliable, innovative and customized deck equipment and lifesaving appliances for Maritime Industries. At the moment, PALFINGER operates business in 16 sectors: loader cranes, EPSILON timber and recycling cranes, marine cranes, davit systems, winches and offshore equipment, offshore cranes, boats, wind cranes, hooklifts, access platforms, tail lifts, passenger lifts, mobile cranes, truck bodies, railway systems, and truck-mounted forklifts as well as attachments and equipment for increasing crane efficiency. 

TALENTED, AMBITIOUS AND READY FOR A NEW CHALLENGE? We are currently looking for a Field Service Engineer to work for our Anacortes, Washington office and globally as required.


Job Summary

The Field Service Engineer will be responsible for completing all service, testing, commissioning, and annual & 5-year inspections on lifeboats and davit/winch systems globally. This position reports to the Operations Manager at our Anacortes, Washington office.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conduct services, participate in testing, commissioning, and annual & 5-year inspections on lifeboats and davit/winch systems globally.
  • Complete service reports and deliver them to the Service Coordinator.
  • Perform Safe Job Analysis according to the procedures and as advised by the Service Coordinator.
  • Communicate with the Service Coordinator/Operations Manager and the customer regarding the progress of the service job.
  • Satisfactorily complete Palfinger Marine In-house courses related to position/service missions.
  • Diagnose, adjust, repair or overhaul of PALFINGER cranes and/or Life Saving Equipment (LSE).
  • Annual inspections on PALFINGER cranes.
  • Assist Production Manager in Assembly/Productions when required.
  • Apply electronically, hydraulically, and mechanical theory and related knowledge to test and modify operational electrical machinery.
  • Apply electronically control equipment and circuitry, hydraulic circuits and components, and mechanical equipment.
  • Operate machine for test, inspection, diagnosis and troubleshooting.
  • Test mechanical products and equipment after repair or modification to ensure proper performance and compliance with the manufacturer's specifications.
  • Repair and replace damaged or worn parts with original equipment manufacturer (OEM) spare parts and OEM repaired parts.
  • Dismantle and reassemble heavy equipment using hoists and hand tools.
  • Clean, lubricate and perform other routine maintenance work on Palfinger machines.
  • Examine parts for damage or excessive wear using relevant measuring devices.
  • Read, understand and interpret operation manuals, parts manuals, blueprints and technical drawings.
  • Overhaul and test machines or equipment to ensure the machine's operating efficiency and safety integrity.
  • Inspect and verify dimensions and clearances of parts to ensure conformance to factory specifications.
  • Understand and communicate the basic SOLAS regulations that apply to the LSE and the processes the FSR is working with.
  • Demonstrate the ability to take control of the job and communicate clearly with the client.
  • Complete assigned paperwork as to procedures. Fill out all forms properly, including the customer's signature where applicable.
  • Work following the company’s latest Strategy, Quality Manual, HSE Policy and applicable laws and regulations
  • Be willing to travel globally as required.
  • Superior may delegate other tasks.


  • Technical background with proven experience in hydraulic construction.
  • Marine/offshore experience.
  • Experience in Service Engineering.
  • Have sound theoretical knowledge of cranes/hydraulics/electrical knowledge in the marine/fishing industry environment and one year of hydraulics experience.
  • Be able to support other product divisions.
  • English—written and verbally.
  • Ability to communicate orally with management and other co-workers is essential.
  • Passport with no travel restrictions.
  • Computer skills.
  • Clean driver's abstract.

Physical Demands:

  • Regular use of various measuring tools, the telephone and email for communication, is essential.
  • Standing or sitting for extended periods is common.
  • Hearing and vision within normal ranges are essential to conversations.
  • Must be physically and mentally fit and prepared to travel away from home for periods to time
  • Heavy lifting is expected. Exertion of up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally may be required.
  • Have the ability to climb stairs into the boats and must not be afraid of heights.

Preferred Skills—Personal Qualities:

  • Organized/Structured

What We Offer

  • A very interesting and challenging full-time job
  • Chance to be part of the fast-growing PALFINGER MARINE family
  • Competitive compensation package (100% paid health, dental and life insurance for employee, vision coverage offered at employee's expense, paid vacation, paid holidays, 401K plan)
  • And last but not least, a friendly team, open-door policy and informal company culture

EEO Statement

Palfinger Marine USA, Inc. considers all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, veteran status, non-duty-related disabilities, or any other legally protected status. Palfinger Marine USA, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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HR Business Partner

Hillary Gary

Human Resources Business Partner
Palfinger Marine USA Inc
912 Hwy 90 E | 70560 New Iberia | United States

Anacortes, WA

PALFINGER North America

United States
Palfinger Anacortes, WA

Job Benefits

  • 98% Health Insurance Coverage
  • AXA Life Insurance
  • 100% Dental and Vision
  • 401k After 1 Year of Service
  • Aflac Insurance—Short Term Disability, Accident, Cancer and More