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Danaher Corporation Field Service Application Specialist in Zimbabwe


Ensure customer satisfaction through effective installation, training, maintenance and troubleshooting of GeneXpert OMNI products. Addresses customer issues promptly and professionally, onsite and remotely.


  • Integrate Cepheid instruments into customer laboratories and provide support to the customer during the evaluation and validation process.

  • Provide maintenance and troubleshooting to ensure a smooth and rapid start-up for customers.

  • Install instruments, train users on assay and ensure a smooth and rapid start-up for new customers.

  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with customers, ensuring a high level of customer satisfaction through proactive attitude and actions to optimize system performance

  • Priority with personal and surrounding safety-first approach and EHS Policy adherence

  • Reinforce processes to get support from Cepheid in case of problem

  • Proactive preventive maintenance & data transfer, installations and de-installations, in a timely, productive, and cost-effective way

  • Monitor sites and provide trainings (system, software, reagents and connectivity)

  • Record information related to field activities, installations, training, customer support and follow-up in SalesForce.com as well as market intelligence data and report to the program manager

  • Interpret customers’ needs and take responsibility for problem resolution amongst other functions liaising with the customer on administrative and technical matters

  • Manage all aspects of field support, which is not limited to system hardware and Mobile device and networking/wireless networking

  • Work closely with internal stakeholders to address customer concerns, determine corrective action and customer follow-up

  • Spares management including stock levels. Manage inventory for car stock and other required spare parts

Secondary Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides technical direction, documentation and support to customers on instrument operation, assay development, and maintenance of company products following approved procedures.

  • Support the logistics of kit management and delivery to the defined customers.

  • Work closely with sales and customer care to address customer concerns, determine corrective action and customer follow-up

  • Spares management including stock levels, request and dispatch

  • Ensuring correct documents and labels are sent with new instruments

  • Perform monthly cycle counts of the car stock

  • Troubleshoot, support Cepheid instruments following approved procedures

  • Provide clear and concise documentation for all work in accordance with company procedures and ISO/QSR requirements

  • Feedback any improvements

  • Complete accurate service records both electronically and manually


  • Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time


Education or Experience (in years):

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3+ year of related work experience OR

  • Master’s degree in field with 1+ year of related work experience OR

Knowledge and skills:

  • Experience in Clinical Laboratory setting along with experience in molecular or microbiology

  • Diploma or Bachelor degree in Engineering or Biology, experience in Molecular Biology an advantage

  • Dedication to customers and service

  • Capable of explaining technical procedures in writing or verbal is essential

  • Ability to follow defined processes and protocol is key

  • An exceptional time management skill is a must

  • Ability to work and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers

  • Results driven and self-motivated with a demonstrated ability to achieve measurable goals


  • Driving License

  • Fluent in English and local dialects, as needed

  • Travel in-country approximately 80% of the time with exceptional international travels

  • Work independently and self-motivated

  • Understands and complies with the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures

The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria and general work performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills for this job.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .

Operating Company: Cepheid