MS Service Specialist

Mass Spectrometry (MS) Service Specialist

Denver, CO / Salt Lake City, UT – Supports the Midwest Service Territory


Shimadzu Scientific Instruments is one of the largest suppliers of analytical instrumentation, physical testing, and environmental monitoring systems in the world. Our products include Gas Chromatographs, Liquid Chromatographs, Mass Spectrometers, Total Organic Carbon Analyzers, UV-Vis Spectrometers, Fluorescence, Atomic Absorption, IR, X-Ray, and Universal Testing Machines. In 1975, SSI Corporate Headquarters was established in Columbia, Maryland and we currently have nine regional offices coast to coast.

SSI is currently hiring a Mass Spectrometry (MS) Service Specialist to cover the Midwest Service Region. Strong attention paid to experience with LCMS products. This position will be based in the Denver to Salt Lake City area. A position description is as follows:


The individual in this position is responsible for a wide variety of service related support functions including, but not limited to, the repair, maintenance, after hours phone support and installation of Shimadzu products. Additionally, responsibilities include the training and support of regional staff and less experienced personnel. As well, other related duties may be assigned from time to time.

This position is responsible for the repair, maintenance, and installation of those products sold by Shimadzu Scientific Instruments anywhere within the company’s market area. Direct area of support is the regional territory for Mass Spec and related products.


  1. The repair, maintenance, and installation of those products sold by Shimadzu Scientific Instruments or its representatives.
  2. Providing technical service training to customers, service and technical support personnel.
  3. Accurate documentation and reporting of all repairs and product failures; and when applicable, providing design change and improvement recommendations.
  4. Assist in the development of preventative maintenance procedures for Shimadzu products as required.
  5. The maintenance and control of repair parts inventories within the position's assigned region in accordance with the administrative policies as defined by the Service Center in Columbia, Md.
  6. Providing customers and other personnel with the necessary technical support (phone, FAX, E-Mail etc.) and documentation required to effect instrument repairs, maintenance, and installations.
  7. Phone Support to include after hours (night and weekend) technical assistance to customers anywhere within the SSI market area.
  8. Repairing instruments returned to the Regional Service Center in a timely manner.
  9. Travel to provide service support to customers and other SSI personnel.
  10. Timely submission of all required paperwork and reports.


This position's primary focus is to provide quality, efficient service to our customers and to support the other Service, Technical Support, and Sales & Marketing staff in the performance of the same. Will report directly to the Regional Service Manager and will work in conjunction with Corporate Service management as needed.





Leadership Skills

Organizational Skills

Report Preparation

Lab Procedures

Japanese Culture

Training Methods


Computers & Software

Use of Electronic Test Equipment

Mechanical Knowledge

Product Knowledge – Mass Spec

Customer Service Skills
Instrument Repair & Maintenance


Incumbent must be proficient at effectively troubleshooting and resolving instrument problems, performing installations, and providing, when necessary, customer and staff training Incumbent must also be capable of successfully running standard samples and reading/interpreting the chromatography to determine if the instrument is functioning properly. Must be able to resolve basic and complex applications related customer problems, through exercising independent discretion and judgment based learned industry specific knowledge and company policies/protocol.


A bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or a closely related field is required, while an advanced degree is preferred. Incumbent should have at least one (1) year (while two or more is highly preferred) of field exposure supporting mass spec instrumentation, or the equivalent experience. Must be proficient in LCMS instrumentation.

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments 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.


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