Vehicle Mechanic (VM) Field Service Engineer

Employer
General Dynamics UK
Location
CF48 4LA, Merthyr Tydfil
Salary
Competitive, flexible benefits & bonus
Closing date
17 Sep 2019
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General Dynamics Land Systems is a global leader in providing products and support across the full spectrum of combat vehicles. Our global team has more than 6,000 employees working towards creating a diverse product portfolio delivering best-in-class capability to Armed Forces communities worldwide.  In the UK, we employee more than 650 people and are leading the way in Armoured Fighting Vehicles and sustainment services. Our vision is documented and embedded into our culture, so all employees understand the Company’s direction and their role in achieving it.  We are currently delivering the AJAX programme, providing 589 Armoured Fighting Vehicles in six variants to the British Army and have also developed and delivered 400 Foxhound vehicles - a highly-protected and mobile 4x4 platform with high-deployment availability.

The Role:

A VM Field Service Engineers (FSE) a highly adaptable, senior vehicle Engineer who can work independently or with other FSEs to provide diverse vehicle maintenance and specialist advice to MOD and GDLS-UK personnel.  The VM FSE will be based at the GDLS-UK Repair Facility in Merthyr Tydfil, but will normally work at UK Army Units or trials locations throughout the UK, where the AJAX variants are deployed.  Whilst based in the UK they could be deployed to support the MOD in foreign countries (e.g. BATUS in Canada) and also be free to work extended hours and some weekends when required.

Responsibilities:

  • Technical focal point for all vehicle related matters including modifications, Post Design Services (PDS), technical training and defect reporting.
  • Assess battle damage, warranty faults and recommend rectification procedures.
  • Provision of training to new team members and oversee/advise/mentor MOD AJAX crew personnel and Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME).
  • Work with design/project engineers to develop optimised engineered solutions. Provide field feedback on technical issues and support System and Software Engineers in designing technical resolution.
  • Carrying out all levels of repairs on AJAX Variants (up to Level 4) and also upgrades / modifications, as per Design changes.
  • Perform business support administration (timesheets, procurement of equipment, stocktaking, collect and report data) using provided IT (GDLS-UK and MOD)
  • Document, maintain and improve Work Instructions (including strip down, non-destructive testing, etc.)
  • Working outside of a 9 to 5 routine both in the UK and overseas (this could involve weekends).
  • Deploying for agreed period of time in worldwide locations

Education/Experience:

  • Demonstrable knowledge of automotive systems and how they work together. Including CANbus systems, hydraulic and electrical systems
  • Highly customer focused with good communication skills.
  • IT literate with working knowledge of automotive diagnostic systems
  • Used to working away from home for protracted periods and willing to work several months in demanding locations
  • Practical knowledge of JAMES to record repair activities
  • In depth Armoured Fighting Vehicle experience
  • Certified Driver/Maintainer for at least one SV (AJAX) vehicle type
  • Previous CONDO experience
  • Member of a Professional Institution (e.g. IET, IMechE) with professional recognition

GDUK offers a competitive compensation package with opportunities for growth and professional development. A flexible benefits package, 25 days holiday, a compressed fortnight offering every other Friday off and an attractive bonus scheme.

What sets us apart is a fresh approach that thrives on innovation. It creates an entrepreneurial atmosphere enjoyed by our world-class people.

We are a well-established Company with a firm focus on the future. We are commercially successful and growing fast. Once you talk to us you will see why we stand out from the crowd.

We are world-class but still ambitious; large but still dynamic; growing but still innovative.

General Dynamics has more than 1,300 employees in the UK, including approximately 1,000 who work for General Dynamics UK, located across four sites. Our highly-skilled people relish the fact that we are a recognised leader in the defence industry. They are part of our exciting future. You can be too.

General Dynamics UK is part of General Dynamics Corporation, one of the top six defence companies in the world. General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 92,000 people worldwide. The Company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems; armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies.

More information about the Company is available at www.generaldynamics.com

What we do

Pioneering technologies and the quality of our people give us our competitive edge.

As a leading prime contractor and complex systems integrator, we provide network enabled solutions for the UK Ministry of Defence and international markets.

In the UK we are structured around two main businesses: Land Systems and Mission Systems.

Our solutions include:

  • Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFV)
  • Avionic systems
  • Bowman – Command Battlespace Management (Land) (CBM(L))
  • Command Control Communications Computers and Information (C4I) systems
  • Digitised training solutions and services
  • ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition & Reconnaissance) systems
  • Modelling, simulation and experimentation systems

 

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