Skip Navigation

Field Equipment Service Technician

Job Location Birmingham, Alabama Additional Location(s) Bessemer, Alabama; Pelham, Alabama Job ID 2021-12547


As a service technician for Patterson Companies you will install, maintain and repair equipment for either our dental or animal health customers. In this role you can expect to:

  • Solve new, exciting challenges every day – from troubleshooting and diagnosing issues to training office staff on newly installed equipment
  • Work independently
  • Expand your technical knowledge while building rewarding, long-lasting customer relationships

We’re looking for technical professionals who have a general mechanical aptitude, solid problem-resolution skills, and a strong desire to provide excellent service. If you aspire to work for an industry leader, apply today!

Success Profile

What makes a successful service technician at Patterson Companies? Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Customer-focused
  • Mechanically minded
  • Personable
  • Reliable
  • Technical aptitude
  • Solution oriented

Back to Job Navigation (Success)


  • Health and Well-being

  • Retirement and Savings Program

  • Work/Life/Balance

  • Professional Development

  • Employee Discount Programs

  • Vehicle Program



Patterson Companies is looking for an independent worker who is interested in the field of veterinary medical device equipment repair, maintenance and installation.

Job Summary

Provides intermediate level on-site repair, installation and maintenance on a variety of veterinary products including networking, computers, and software in a Windows environment. Learns and follows manufacturer guidelines relative to the repair of devices.


Install and/or Repair Veterinary Equipment 

  • Independently responds to assigned customer service calls, diagnosing problems and making appropriate repairs.
  • Repairs, loads, delivers, installs, and specs equipment to meet specific manufacturer, Federal/State, BHR guidelines
  • Trains to perform standard system installations and tests the functionality of all components.
  • Trains customers on the use and basic maintenance of equipment sold.
  • Learns and follows specific manufacturer guidelines for repairs as well as all company, OSHA, or other agencies' policies related to asepsis.
  • Completes all required service forms (work order entry, inventory, BRH forms, expense reports and/or purchase card statements, time sheet, and equipment related items).
  • Maintains strong and supportive customer relationships by providing technical support after initial installation of Equipment, PC software, and hardware and ensuring that service commitments are met within standard response time.
  • Relays any special problems to Service Coordinator following each call.

Inventory Management

  • Determines parts, supplies or tools needed to complete service requests.
  • Uses, maintains, and secures test devices and tools used to adjust, calibrate, and repair equipment.
  • Completes all required paperwork (time sheets, service orders, forms, inventory, expense reports, purchase card, and equipment related items)
  • Manages vehicle inventory and restocks as necessary.

Asset Management 

  • Ensures proper vehicle maintenance guidelines and safe driving habits are followed.
  • Ensures proper use and maintenance of all company provided assets, including but not limited to computer, parts, uniforms, etc.  

Working Conditions

Physical Demand:

Lifting or carrying

Frequent to continuous heavy physical activity

Up to 100 pounds

Sitting or standing

Light physical activity

Use of hands

Occasional or frequent moderate physical activity


Light physical activity

Environment Factors:

  • Operating a computer or other office device (laptop at 1 hr per day)
  • Talking or hearing -- "position involves frequent communication with (customers, inside staff, etc.) and requires ability to understand and effectively exchange accurate information"
  • Reading or sight -- "requires frequent review of vendor contracts"
  • Hazardous chemicals
  • Biohazard materials or waste
  • High voltage
  • Confined spaces (if installation or maintenance typically involves accessing wires in sub-floor crawlspace)


Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
  • Carpentry/plumbing/heating/electricity/electronics related experience.
  • 3-5 years prior experience in a Veterinary/Medical/Dental environment or equivalent Field Service Experience.
  • Technical training in electronics or related technical field.
  • C. skills in Windows based programs
  • Experience with peripherals such as printers, backups, scanners, and modems.
  • Strong customer service skills
  • TechEdge Basic Certification
  • SAP User Knowledge
  • Motivated team player

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associates degree in a computer related field.
  • At least 4 years of experience as a LVT or CVT will be considered.
  • Previous X-ray experience preferred
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certification or MCP.
  • TechEdge Advanced Certification


This position requires occasional travel (25%) overnight in a regional and national area.

What's In It For You:

We provide competitive benefits, unique incentive programs and rewards for our eligible employees:

  • Full Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits and an integrated Wellness Program.
  • 401(k) Match Retirement Savings Plan.
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).
  • Paid Time Off (PTO).
  • Holiday Pay & Floating Holidays.
  • Volunteer Time Off (VTO).
  • Educational Assistance Program (Tuition Reimbursement).
  • Full Paid Parental and Adoption Leave.
  • LifeWorks (Employee Assistance Program).
  • Patterson Perks Program.

Why Join Patterson?

Click here  to see what it’s like to be a part of our winning team! Patterson isn’t just a place to work, it’s a partner that cares about your success.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

As a people-first company, Patterson promotes a culture that embodies and celebrates diversity and inclusivity. We believe our employees’ unique experiences and differences are what strengthen us and drive our success. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

We are Patterson. We welcome you.

Sign up for job alerts

Interested InSearch for a category, location, or category/location pair, select a term from the suggestions, and click "Add".

  • Technical Services, Birmingham, Alabama, United StatesRemove
  • Technical Services, Bessemer, Alabama, United StatesRemove
  • Technical Services, Pelham, Alabama, United StatesRemove
  • Service Technician, Birmingham, Alabama, United StatesRemove
  • Service Technician, Bessemer, Alabama, United StatesRemove
  • Service Technician, Pelham, Alabama, United StatesRemove

Featured Jobs


Training and Development


Diversity and Inclusion


Community Giving



Why join Patterson?

Jump in and see what it’s like to be a part of our team.
Patterson isn’t just a place to work, it’s a partner that cares about your success.

Considering applying to Patterson? Watch this video first!

Getting Hired

We’re excited that you’re interested in joining Patterson Companies. We offer a wide range of opportunities, and the hiring process may vary based on position. Learn how to submit a job application, and the typical evaluation processes used at Patterson, click here(This link opens a PDF file).

Corporate Responsibility

At Patterson Companies, we measure success by the strength of our relationships with our clients, customers and employees. From working with our partners to bring innovation solutions and provide best-in-class experience to our customers, to supporting employee volunteerism large and small, we’re committed to building strong connections to support the communities we live and work in. Learn more about our corporate responsibility, click here.

Our Mission

Be a part of a great organization with a special mission: to be the market leading dental and animal health company supplying technology, marketing, support and logistics to maximize customer success. We connect expertise to inspired ideas, products and services and create a relevant, memorable difference in the lives of our clients, customers and employees. To learn more about our Mission and Values click here.


It has been brought to our attention that there has been fraudulent activity by scammers attempting to represent themselves as Patterson employees or recruiters. These individuals are attempting to reach potential job seekers through online chat interviews and sending false offer letters, representing Patterson without our consent. If you’re concerned that you’ve been contacted by an unauthorized Patterson recruiter or employee, please notify You may also report suspicious fraudulent activity to your local law enforcement agency or the FBI. Thank you.