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Saab Global

Site Technician (m/w/d)

Paderborn, Germany
Closing date: 29 September 2023

Saab Deutschland GmbH are looking for an energetic and motivated team players to join their team supporting the British Army in Paderborn, Germany as 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 warehouse facility in Paderborn, the job offers the opportunity of some travel to support other Saab sites and British Army exercises.

Our team in Paderborn is expanding from 4 to 5 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 do not work shifts but when we support exercises, we may have to work extended hours.

Outside of exercise periods we maintain the equipment. This is also on the job training with an element of training in Sweden or West Down Camp on Salisbury Plain, UK.

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)

Skills and experience required:


  • Fluent English
  • Good communication skills with the ability to interact with military and civilian staff
  • Full German 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


  • Ability to communicate in German
  • Forklift operating license
  • Soldering certificate
  • Qualified to drive with a trailer
  • Experience of instructing

This position requires that you pass a security vetting based on the current regulations around/of security protection. For positions requiring security clearance additional obligations on citizenship may apply.

Applications should be made in English by the 30 September.

Success candidates will be offered a Skype interview in October. This will be followed by an interview in Paderborn for those chosen from the Skype interviews. The starting date is 1 January 2024.

For more information about the role please contact:

Alan Little - Support Manager Paderborn,                               

Tom Flecchia - Capability Manager Training & Simulation,