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Saab Global

Site Technician

Wiltshire, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 31 July 2024

Saab UK is part of Scandinavia's largest defence company, bringing together the best of Swedish and British innovation. Saab offers world-leading solutions and services in defence, aviation, space, and civil security to keep people and society safe. Our UK presence has been growing at pace, meaning we can offer a wide range of opportunities for personal fulfilment and career growth. We currently employ over 500 people across eight sites in the UK, and our specialisations include software engineering, underwater robotics, radars, AI, and armed forces training.

As part of the global entity Saab AB, Saab UK combines the innovative spirit of a start-up with the resources and expertise of a larger corporation. Globally, Saab employs over 22,000 people, with operations on every continent. Our partnerships with UK customers and industry mean we are able to deliver innovative solutions to complex challenges, anticipating the threats of tomorrow. We invest 23% of our annual revenue into research and development, collaborating with a range of partners including industry and academia.

Saab is a company that offers our employees plenty of opportunities for growth and advancement. We embrace diversity and are committed to providing a workplace where individuals can thrive professionally, paving the way for future progression. We also recognise the need for a healthy work-life balance to ensure our staff have the chance to live a fulfilling life beyond the workplace.

Job Purpose:

Saab UK are looking for an energetic and motivated team player to join their team supporting the British Army in Tilshead, Wiltshire as a Site Technician.
This Saab facility provides the technical and logistical support to a wide range of laser-based training equipment (DFWES) used by The British Army. Although predominantly based in the workshop and warehouse facility in Westdown Camp, Tilshead, the job offers the opportunity of some travel to support other Saab sites and British Army exercises.

Our team in Westdown Camp currently stands at 12 employees.

We are responsible for maintaining, issuing and receipting the British Army’s DFWES simulation equipment.

As part of the team you will learn, through on the job training, to fit our equipment to British Army Vehicles and fault find to ensure the system is working correctly.

There is an element of travel involved sometimes, as we support the Army on exercises everywhere they use the equipment.

Occasionally the opportunity arises to work with other NATO partners who use the same simulation equipment.

We typically a 40 hour week, from 0800- 1630 weekdays.  We do not work shifts but, when we support exercises, we may have to work extended hours and occasionally weekends.

Outside of exercise periods we maintain the equipment. This is also on the job training with an element of training in Sweden.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Assist in planning and preparation of training equipment (packing, system configuration, testing).
  • Assist in the issue and receipt of equipment.
  • Fitting of the equipment to the vehicle platforms.
  • Technical trouble shooting on the equipment fitted to the vehicle platforms.
  • Corrective and preventative maintenance.
  • Electrical and mechanical repairs.
  • Stocktaking
  • Instructing on equipment use.
  • Requirement for occasional extended working hours (including some weekend work).
  • Willing to take on secondary roles on a temporary basis
  • Undertake courses such as off road driver training, CONDO and first aid.

Skills and experience required


  • Good communication skills with the ability to interact with military and civilian staff.
  • Full UK driving license.
  • Computer literacy with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Math’s and English academic qualifications (GCSE A-C grade or equivalent).
  • Willingness to work in a military Environment.
  • Fitness to be able to mount and dismount vehicle platforms and work safely on top of them.


  • Forklift operating license.
  • Soldering certificate.  J-STD and 610
  • Qualified to drive with a trailer.
  • Experience of instructing.