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Saab Global

Training/Exercise Support Staff (CDL Required)

Oceanside, California, United States of America
Closing date: 31 March 2024

Job Description:

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) Force-on-Force Training Systems-Next (FoFTS-Next) program will provide the training tools needed to prepare Marines for any contingency, anywhere. 

Saab, Inc has an exciting opportunity for a Training Support Staff (CDL Required) to provide integral support to the FoFTS-Next program. The Training Support Staff provides detailed logistics support during the conduct of a USMC Training event utilizing the Marine Corps Training Instrumentation System (MCTIS) by managing the delivery, setup, and sustainment of the exercise support equipment. The Training Support Staff will be based out of the Oceanside Maintenance and Logistics Facility and will report to the Site Lead.

 Join our team as we assist the Marines in revolutionizing their force-on-force training methodology!

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist with the delivery, erection and maintenance of the communication system as required.

  • Form part of a Contact Team to conduct the following tasks throughout an exercise: 

    • Deliver equipment familiarity and functionality lessons in the field as necessary. 

    • Troubleshoot and exchange communication and support equipment throughout an exercise. 

    • Support equipment emplacement in the training areas, maintenance of that equipment, and troubleshooting. 

  • Performs authorized levels of maintenance on the MCTIS equipment.

  • Documents and reports all faults and incidents.

  • Monitors stock levels and assists with inventory accountability.

  • Plans, prepares and configures system equipment prior to each exercise. 

  • Assists with the maintenance, serviceability, and resupply of the Saab Training Support Team vehicles. 

  • Performs exercise support when required.


  • Stops work upon suspicion of any quality defects.

  • Makes decisions on repair or BER.

  • Determines the validity of warranty claims.

  • Contributes to manpower/resource planning and scheduling.

  • Interacts with internal or external customers on technical and programmatic issues.

  • Lead small team projects or lead period of instruction on levels one through four electrical and mechanical repairs.

  • Understanding business objectives and opportunities to influence/impact.

Compensation Range: $83,400-$104,300

The compensation range provided is a general guideline. When extending an offer, Saab, Inc. considers factors including (but not limited to) the role and associated responsibilities, location, and market and business considerations, as well as the candidate's work experience, key skills, and education/training.

Skills and Experience:

  • Requires a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A (5 to 10+ years of experience)

  • 3+ years of experience and knowledge in troubleshooting of mechanical, and electrical equipment.

  • Knowledge of fault finding and testing cables.

  • Knowledge of production documentation, configuration documents and control instructions.

  • Knowledge of design structures and documents, Work Order handling, NCR reporting.

  • Experience with Shipping Container Transport

  • Preferred Experience in Hazardous Materials Transport

  • Experience operating PALFinger systems or similar container handling systems

Physical Requirements: (if applicable)

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs., stand and walk for long periods of time.

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.

Drug-Free Workplaces:

Saab is a federal government contractor and adheres to policies and programs necessary for sustaining drug-free workplaces. As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen.


Saab provides an excellent working environment offering professional growth opportunities, competitive wages, work-life balance, business-casual atmosphere and comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical, vision and dental insurance for employees and dependents

  • Paid time off including: minimum of 3 weeks vacation, 5 floating holidays, 8 designated holidays, parental leave, personal illness, bereavement, jury duty, long-term and short-term disability

  • 401(k) with immediate vesting on employer match

  • Tuition assistance

  • Student loan assistance

  • Wellness account, subscription and employee assistance programs

  • Employee stock purchase program with employer match

About Us:

Saab is a leading defense and security company with an enduring mission, to help nations keep their people and society safe. Empowered by its 19,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer, more sustainable and more equitable world. In the U.S., Saab delivers advanced technology and systems, supporting the U.S. Armed Forces and the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as international and commercial partners. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, the company has business units and local employees in eight U.S. locations.

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.