Field Support Engineer

BAE Systems
Telford, England, Shropshire
Closing date
2 Oct 2020

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Field Support Engineer

Would you like to play a key role in supporting the Military's Communications systems? We currently have a vacancy for a Field Support Engineer working out of MoD Donnington.

As a Field Support Engineer, you will be responsible for testing and fault identification on the full range of telecommunications equipment under the BATCIS portfolio. You will also be responsible for resolving issues where possible or returning items to the original manufacturer if repairs are not possible.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work alongside defence partners in a challenging and rewarding environment.

Your main responsibilities as a Field Support Engineer will involve:

Receipting of incoming equipment

Performing equipment serviceability tests -

Performing equipment repairs at component level.

Recording work, effort and outcomes into JAMES (Joint Asset Management and Engineering Solutions)

Preparing equipment for return to service.

Contributing to trend analysis and KPI (Key Performance Indicator) reporting.

Your skills and qualifications:


Experience in the maintenance of communications systems (Military systems would be a distinct advantage).


Previous experience in Military Communication Equipment.

Service management and Logistics IS/IT experience (including ITIL framework)

REME Telecommunications Technician or R SIGNALS Communication Systems Engineer would be advantageous.

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a proactive and diligent individual and work well within a small team. You will have strong communications skills with the ability to interact with different individuals, you will also be able to work within a team and on your own initiative when needed.

Location: MoD Donnington, please note there may be some travel involved with this role to meet business requirements.

Salary: £38,300 + Dependant on experience

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

BAE Systems Air

If you'd like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent - at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

As part of our Air team, you could be working at the edge of what is technologically possible, shaping the future to ensure our customers are ready to face challenges we cannot even imagine today. You could be developing and evolving the technologies that will defend the UK for generations to come and supporting our customers around the globe.

Join us and you'll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.

At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world's most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. We employ a skilled workforce of more than 83,000 people in 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture, and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

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