Site Technician

Vacancies 26 October 2018

At Saab, we constantly look ahead and push boundaries for what is considered technically possible. We collaborate with colleagues around the world who all share our challenge – to make the world a safer place.

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Mark Rowe, UK DTES Support Manager E-mail
Pratima Prakash, HR Business Partner E-mail
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What you will be part of

Business Unit Training & Simulation develops and manufactures training systems mainly towards military users. The offer ranges from laser simulators and management systems to virtual simulators and e-learning. The products are based on a combination of electronics, advanced application development, IT technology with databases, optics, analog and digital radio technology and precision engineering. Training & Simulation operates globally with employees spread out on the local sites in England, Kenya, Huskvarna, Helsingborg, Stockholm, Sweden, Germany, USA, Canada, Norway, Holland, the Czech Republic, and Finland.

Your role

Saab Training and Simulation are looking for an energetic team player and motivated Site Technician to join their warehouse team in Tilshead.

This Saab facility provides the technical and logistical support to a wide range of laser based training equipment used by The British Army. Although predominantly based in the warehouse facility the job may require some travel as well as occasional extended working hours (including some weekend work). The successful applicant will need to pass a basic level of security clearance.

Your experiences and skills

  • Planning and preparation of training equipment (packing, system configuration, testing)
  • Issue and receipt of equipment
  • Corrective maintenance
  • Electrical and mechanical repairs
  • Preventive maintenance
  • Stock taking
  • Technical troubleshooting
  • Instructing equipment use

Essential skills and experience:

  • Good communication skills with the ability to interact with military and civilian staff
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Computer literacy with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Maths and English academic qualifications (GCSE grade or equivalent)
  • Willingness to work in a military environment

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Forklift operating license
  • Soldering certificate
  • Qualified to drive with a trailer
  • Experience of instructing
  • Experience of working in logistics

Saab is a global defence and security company operating in the fields of air, land and naval defence, civil security and commercial aeronautics. We number 16,000 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and one-fifth of our earnings are spent on research and development. Saab is also a company with opportunities. A company where we see diversity as an asset and where you have both considerable responsibility and good opportunities for advancing in your career. But also a company that respects each person’s needs for a rewarding life beyond work.

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