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Saab Global

Field Services Technical Officer

Adelaide, Australia
Closing date: 3 August 2024

The role

As part of our Naval Combat Systems group, the Field Services Technical Officer will responsible for testing, diagnosing, repairing, maintaining and upgrading a wide range of electronic, electrical and electro-mechanical equipment.

Further, the successful candidate will:

Participate in the ongoing support, repairs, maintenance and upgrade of ANZAC and LHD Command and Control, Fire Control System and Primary Search Radar equipment for ship and shore installations

• Assist in offsite activities and future Platform work AOR/OPV/DDG’s

• Assist in test, acceptance and set to work of hardware at factory and ship/shore installations

• Take an active role in the hardware maintenance and support work carried out in the Saab Workshop and test sites

• Comply with legislation and Company policies, processes and instructions, including those relating to non-discrimination, safety and duty of care and the quality management system

• Ensure adherence to approved work practices with specific responsibility for ESD prevention and electronic equipment handling practices

Flexible work arrangements such as hybrid work from home / office, 9 day fortnight will be considered for this role.

About you

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Certificate III in Electronics and Communications Engineering (or related discipline) (Mandatory)
  • 3 to 5 years industry experience in a similar engineering environment, supporting medium subsystems or group of smaller subsystems and/or equipment
  • Experience with workmanship inspection and adherence to stipulated standards.
  • Proficiency in IPC workmanship standards
  • Previous experience in field fault diagnosis and repair of electronic and electrical equipment
  • Familiarity with ISO 9001:2000 practices
  • Working at Heights Certified
  • Construction Industry White Card

As Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants will be required to hold an Australian Defence Security Clearance to NV1 level or have the ability to gain one.

About us

Saab Australia is a defence, security and cyber solutions provider, specialising in the development and integration of major defence and security systems. For over 30 years in Australia, we have built a reputation for delivering complex systems integration projects that provide proven and advanced capabilities to keep us ahead of today’s challenges.

From combat, communications, security and underwater systems, to mixed reality, cyber security and deployable health solutions, our extensive portfolio of products and services provide high-technology solutions for defence forces and civil industries across the globe.

Apply today to join our crew and deliver solutions with purpose!

Culture and benefits

We employ over 1000 Australians and are committed to fostering a culture of excellence and enriching the employee experience.

By joining Saab, you’ll be a part of a collaborative and supportive organisation, where your professional growth and work-life balance are emphasised.  You’ll work within an innovative and vibrant workplace, while having the opportunity to develop a long-term, fulfilling career.

As a valued team member of Saab Australia, you’ll access a variety of perks and benefits to support you and your family including:

  • 6 weeks paid leave each year
  • 13% Superannuation
  • Free Income Protection Insurance
  • Flexible working options
  • Access to the Saab shares matching scheme
  • Access to MySaab; our online store offering everything from cash back at hundreds of stores to discounts from exclusive partners

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Note: This role is subject to an extended advertising period and shortlisted candidates will be contacted from xx January 20xx.

By submitting an application to Saab, you consent to undertaking workforce screening activities including, but not limited to:  reference checks, Australian Federal Police check, verification of working rights and qualifications, sanctions screening and a pre-employment medical declaration.

Saab Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply. We also welcome applications from individuals with culturally diverse backgrounds.

Saab Australia is a proud supporter of the Veterans’ Employment Program and welcomes the interest of ex-service members, veterans and their families.