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Field Service Technician

Job Location Columbia, South Carolina Job ID 2021-12752


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

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  • Health and Well-being

  • Retirement and Savings Program

  • Work/Life/Balance

  • Professional Development

  • Employee Discount Programs

  • Vehicle Program



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

What can you expect as a Service Technician?

As a Service Technician, you provide repair and installation on a variety of veterinary equipment and products. The Service Technician learns and follows manufacturer guidelines relative to the repair of veterinary medical devices. Training is supplied by mentorship program with other branch technicians, manufacturers, online training courses and the Patterson Technology Center.


  • Independently responds to assigned customer service calls, diagnosing problems and making appropriate repairs.
  • Determines parts, supplies or tools needed to complete service requests.
  • Relays any special problems to Service Coordinator following each call.
  • Ensures that service commitments are met within standard response time.
  • Loads, delivers, installs, and specs equipment.
  • Trains customers on the use and basic maintenance of equipment sold.
  • 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).
  • Returns defective modules, assemblies or parts to the local office and labels items.
  • Manages vehicle inventory and restocks as necessary.
  • Ensures proper vehicle maintenance guidelines and safe driving habits are followed.
  • Follows specific manufacturer, Federal/State, BHR guidelines for repairs.
  • Complies with all company, OSHA, or other agencies’ policies related to asepsis.
  • Assists management in analyzing pricing strategies and other Service Department procedures.
  • Serves as a technical contact for assistance with the training and ongoing technical support for other technicians, sales staff and administrative staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record required.
  • Previous X-Ray experience preferred.
  • Technical training in electronics or related technical field is preferred.
  • At least 4 years of experience as a Veterinary Technician will be considered.
  • Minimum 4 years of experience as a field service technician in the veterinary/human medical field is preferred. 
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to lift and load equipment into vehicle and unload at repair or installation site.
  • Must be able to lift 100lbs.
  • Electrical, schematic reading, plumbing, mechanical or carpentry skills are helpful.
  • Some travel required.

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?

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An Equal Opportunity Employer

Patterson Companies, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors.

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