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Saab Global

Field Services Technical Officer

Adelaide, Australia
Closing date: 5 April 2023

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.

The role

As part of our Maritime group, the Field Services Technical Officer will be 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 RAN Command and Control, Fire Control System and Primary Search Radar equipment for ship and shore installations
  • Assist in offsite activities
  • 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
  • Ensure adherence to approved work practices with specific responsibility for ESD prevention and electronic equipment handling practices

  • Review technical documentation such as reports, system and sub-system specifications

    Work at customer test facilities/ships interstate and occasionally overseas

Please note: frequent travel to interstate sites will be required for the role.

About you

Your skills and experience will include:

  • 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
  • Proficient in the use of PCs and relevant software applications (Microsoft Office Suite etc.)
  • Experience in circuits and wiring fault finding in PC and industrial computing bus systems (cPCI, VME)
  • Previous experience in field fault diagnosis and repair of electronic and electrical equipment
  • Certificate III in Electronics and Communications Engineering (or related discipline)

As Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain an NV1 clearance.

Culture and benefits

We employ over 00 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.

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Click ‘Apply’ to submit your CV and cover letter in support of your application. You may contact our careers team at for a copy of the full position description. Kindly observe that this is an ongoing recruitment process and in exceptional circumstances, the position might be filled before the closing date of the advertisement. We encourage applications as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

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.