Test Technician

  • Job Reference: REQ_25511
  • Date Posted: 28 June 2024
  • Employer: Saab AB
  • Location: Fareham, Hampshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description


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:

To test all main assemblies and sub-assemblies (including PCB's) to the correct test procedure. To ensure all sub-assemblies and tested components are completed on time and in-line with delivery schedules whilst ensuring the highest quality standards are maintained.

Key accountabilities and responsibilities:

  • To test and repair products as prioritised by the department team leader.

  • Good knowledge of electrical and electronic components and principles

  • To maintain and help generate test procedures and build documentation.

  • To test any PCB's or assemblies to component level in accordance with test procedures and to the quality control standards.

  • To maintain /repair and help design company test equipment.

  • To highlight any build / design faults to the department team leader.

  • To raise change requests and provide information to improve product quality, or improve efficiency to support the continual improvement process.

  • To help and support others with training when possible by passing on knowledge and skills.

  • To be able to understand and interpret electrical drawings.

  • To ensure any soldering and electrical looming is carried out to a high standard in line with company standards and procedures.

  • To maintain a good knowledge in the use of crimp tools, crimps, receptacle, sleeving and heat shrink materials.

  • To ensure a good knowledge in the use of fibre optic termination equipment and testing.

  • To ensure that their working area is a safe and clean environment and in compliance with the 6S best practice and health & safety policies.

  • To use personal judgement and initiative to develop effective and constructive solutions to challenges and obstacles in day to day activities and procedures within the specified role.

  • To maintain personal ability in, and appropriate use of, all relevant IT (Information & Technology) and other systems required to adequately perform the role.

  • To act ethically, with integrity and in the best interest of the business at all times

  • To maintain a professional and supportive relationship with team members and other departments in order to deliver business and delivery objectives or deadlines.

  • To carry out any other duties as detailed by the team leader or Manufacturing Manager.

  • Further education in Electrical or Electronic engineering (e.g. ONC, HNC, HND)

  • Experience of PSUs (Including HV PSUs would be desirable but training will be provided)

Quality, health, safety and environment (QHSE)

  • Cooperate with the company to achieve a healthy, safe and sustainable working environment

  • Work in ways that ensure your own safety and that of others; "Do the right thing even when no one is looking."

  • Report any incidents, near misses or other health, safety and environmental concerns

  • Deliver all products and services in line with Saab Seaeye quality standards to ensure we meet our customer requirements and highlight any quality concerns or potential improvements.