Technical Support Specialist Position

Job Title: Technical Support Specialist

Department: Support

Pay: Hourly, $20.00 DOE

City: La Mesa, CA

Position type: Full time, exempt

Work with a small, dedicated, problem solving Support team. Learn about the manufacturing industry from the ground up and how technology plays a role in the future of it plus much more!

Job Description:

Are you curious about technology? Obsessed with making customer’s happy? Do you enjoy taking initiative and exceeding expectations? Here at SFA, the Support Team is what sets up apart from the competition.

We are looking for candidate’s with passion and experience with technology and support. To be successful in this role, you must be able to be independent, able to follow work instructions, and self-motivated. You’ll also have the desire to ensure customer issues are resolved as expeditiously and completely as possible. Attention to detail is a must. Business Hours are M-F 7am-4pm.


  • Respond to inbound phone and email requests from external customers
  • Make outbound calls based on designated priority
  • Identify problems, research answers, and guide customers through corrective steps via telephone or email
  • Make detailed entries in the Help Desk ticketing system to provide continuity of service across the Support team
    • Such as tracking, escalating, resolving and closing issues and support tickets
  • Offer alternative solutions/upsell where appropriate with the objective of retaining clients’ business
  • Additionally, some requests may include
    • Processing of orders or inventory
    • Production or assembly of cables, including soldering and crimping following diagrams
    • Documentation of procedures and protocols
    • Other tasks as requested

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience in
    • Business-to-business (B2B) Help Desk / Technical Support
    • Help Desk ticketing systems like ZenDesk, Zoho Desk, ServiceNow, etc.
    • Improvised Troubleshooting equipment, hardware or software
    • CRM’s like Salesforce, Zoho, HubSpot etc.
    • Remote Support tools like TeamViewer, LogMeIn, WebEx, etc.
    • MS Office Products
    • Windows operating systems
    • Wireless/Wired Networking
  • Ability to:
    • Retain most technical knowledge and know where to reference the rest
    • Use logical and critical thinking methodology to solve problems
    • Prioritize tasks based on available resources vs urgency or circumstances
    • Work and solve problems independently while knowing when to escalate issue to a higher level of support
    • Extract pertinent information from customers in difficult situations so that you can help them
    • Educate customers on best practices and provide forward-thinking solutions.
    • Quickly pick up new software from a User perspective
    • Adhere to company standards and guidelines, and contribute when appropriate
    • Maintain attendance schedule with dependability and consistency
    • Work at a desk in an office environment all day
    • Communicate well verbally and in writing
    • Pass background checks and drug tests
  • Work and Education Experience:
    • High school diploma from an accredited institution
    • 2 years in Help Desk / Technical Support

Preferred Experience in:

  • Phone based Customer Service
  • Technical documentation
  • Maintenance of a Knowledge Base
  • Enterprise Networks
  • Firewalls and Ethernet
  • Legacy OS such as Win 95/NT
  • VB Scripting
  • A manufacturing / CNC machining environment
  • Customer Service for 1 year
  • Conversational Spanish


  • Healthcare coverage from Kaiser Permanente – includes dental plan
  • Employee will pay 15% of monthly premium (subject to change)
  • Healthcare starts beginning of the month after hiring date
  • 401k plan for eligible employees which includes a 3% match from SFA
  • Paid time off (PTO) for eligible employees that increases over time
  • More benefits, which will be discussed via a review of the SFA handbook

Employee must be able to lift 50 lbs., typically a tool bag or inventory etc. There is significant use of hands and arms while installing hardware onsite, running serial cables and mounting equipment. There can be long periods of standing or walking. The travel component requires the individual to carry bags, stay overnight away from home and manage the entire travel process. This position is based in La Mesa, CA.

Please submit your resume for consideration to or CLICK HERE TO APPLY


Shop Floor Automations (SFA) is a national service provider to the manufacturing industry focusing on software and hardware integration to improve the performance, efficiency and longevity of heavy manufacturing equipment such as CNC machines and more.

We have a relaxed office environment located in La Mesa, CA and have been in business since 1998. Located close to SDSU and Grossmont College.

Our small and friendly atmosphere is demonstrated by the length of service of many of our employees. Some over 10 or 20 years.

Our standards of excellence are demonstrated by our standing as top software reseller of multiple software lines year after year.

SFA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All positions are subject to background checks and drug tests.