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Senior Field Service/Support Sensor System Technician

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date
30 December 2021
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Job Description:

At Saab, Inc. 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.


Saab, Inc. is currently recruiting for a highly skilled individual to perform

customer support activities involving the site preparation management, installation, modification and repair of complex electro mechanical equipment. This position will install, integrate, power up and checkout critical airport equipment all over the world.

Responsibility and accountability will include application of comprehensive technical knowledge to solve complex problems, planning work sequences, tool selection, provide technical guidance as required, isolate equipment start up malfunctions and equipment failures to determine cause and corrective action.

You will have the opportunity to positively and effectively interface directly with customer representatives, supervise and direct subcontractor activities, develop, prepare or recommend schematics, specifications, electrical drawings and parts lists, and participate in installation survey and planning.

Skills and Experience:

  • 5 Years’ experience in the installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of complex electronic equipment and systems, processing equipment, RF sensors and communication equipment, also including electrical distribution and grounding systems supporting computer equipment.

  • Advanced electrical / electronics training from Jr or Community College, Military training, trade school or equivalent experience

  • Working knowledge of fiber optics, audio, digital, and wireless radio frequency technologies. Frequencies range from 1 GHz to 9 GHz

  • Familiarity with various test equipment such as the Anritsu Site Master, digital volt meters and other equipment a plus

  • Ability to read and interpret manufacturer's manuals, schematic diagrams, blueprints, cable and mechanical drawings

  • Self-starter, resourceful, creative, and flexible. Able to work both unsupervised or in a team environment depending on the project

  • Demonstrated flexibility and professionalism in stressful situations (customer situations, job situations and supervisory situations)

  • Customer and subcontractor interface experience

  • Strong communication

  • Must be able to obtain a U.S. Government clearance and pass background investigations to obtain local airport badges

  • Must have a valid driver's license

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

  • Working knowledge of National Electrical Codes.

  • Familiarity of FAA standards a plus

  • Airport experience is a plus

  • Cellular and or wireless communication systems experience

  • Must be willing to travel (up to 75% of the time) and work flexible hours often involving overtime and some weekends. This position requires travel both domestic and international.  A candidate’s proximity to Syracuse Hancock airport will be taken into consideration.  Domestic travel is typically scheduled during a normal work week but there are occasions of last minute travel to repair/troubleshoot hardware.  International travel frequently requires travel over weekends, depending on location

  • Must be able to carrying bulky, sometimes heavy equipment up a ladder or multiple flights of stairs

Saab, Inc. provides an excellent working environment offering professional growth opportunities, competitive wages, comprehensive benefits, work/life balance, business-casual atmosphere, paid holidays, cafeteria and a fitness facility.

Citizenship Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to participate in a drug screen and background check that will include, at a minimum, a criminal record check, education and employment verification.

About Us:

Saab is a global defense and security company operating in the fields of air, land and naval defense, civil security and commercial aeronautics. We number approximately 17,000 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 a company where we see diversity as an asset and offer unlimited opportunities for advancing in your career. We are also a company that respects each person’s needs and encourage employees to lead a balanced, rewarding life beyond work. Saab values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran, disability status, or any other federal, state, or locally protected category.