Field service engineers work in a variety of trades, including automotive and heavy machinery technology, computer support, telecommunications and general maintenance. Their jobs usually involve customer service because they work on-site to solve customer problems.
The person you hire will need technical skills to resolve issues on-site, often without assistance or supervision, so state that in your field service engineer job description. Although some company-specific, on-the-job training may be necessary, look for a person with strong problem-solving skills and a background in technology. Your new hire will also need to be able to test systems to verify that installation or repairs were successful.