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Physical Electronics USA Inc. (PHI) is a subsidiary of ULVAC-PHI, the world's leading supplier of UHV surface analysis instrumentation. PHI’s innovative XPS, AES, and SIMS technologies provide our customers with unique tools to solve challenging materials problems and accelerate the development of new processes and products. As the only supplier that provides a full range of high performance XPS, AES, and SIMS surface analysis instruments, PHI is in a unique position to provide complete surface analysis solutions to potential clients in a broad range of high technology fields including: nanotechnology, microelectronics, storage media, catalysis, bio-materials, pharmaceuticals, and basic materials such as metals, polymers, composites and coatings. (For more info go to

CURRENT OPENINGS (1)                         

Support Engineer - Minneapolis, MN (Chanhassen)

We are currently seeking a Support Engineer in the suburban Minneapolis (Chanhassen)  area to join our team.  

As a Support Engineer, you will be providing remote or on-site technical direction and diagnostic assistance to Field Engineers and customers in instrument installation and in resolving system failures. Travel to customer sites may be domestic or worldwide.


Qualified candidates will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Surface Science, Electrical Engineering or a closely related field. Some experience in analytical instrumentation or vacuum technology is a plus, strong electronics knowledge required. Persons with an Associate Degree or military training with directly relevant experience may be considered. Strong written and verbal communication skills are also critical to this position. Must be able to travel up to 25% (domestic and international) with some work requiring eligibility to work in a government facility.

 We offer a full benefits package and competitive wage with all the advantages of a small company environment.

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Physical Electronics is an equal opportunity employer.

Physical Electronics USA is an Affirmative Action employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees according to all applicable equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, directives and regulations of federal, state and local governing bodies and agencies. In keeping with this commitment, Physical Electronics USA will recruit and hire the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, age, sexual orientation or status as a Vietnam era, special disabled, or other covered veteran.