Field Service Engineer - VSAT

England, Surrey, Redhill
£24000 - £30000 per annum + Car + Pension + Overtime
11 Jul 2017
08 Aug 2017
Simon Grant
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Field Service Engineer - VSAT

Location: Candidates should be a commutable distance from Redhill, Surrey or Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

The role…

To support Field Services for installation/commissioning and repairs UK offshore and overseas and Workshop in repairs, testing and projects activities.

-To carry out field service and repairs on all company's scoped equipment & systems.
-To carry out standard & special to type field service installations, test & commissioning.
-To liaise with customers prior to carrying out field duties.
-To prepare test equipment/tools/spares/installation materials prior to mobilisation, this may entail short notice being given.
-To provide accurate and detailed technical reports for all activities and give feedback to facilitate future service planning and improvements.
-To provide time sheets/expense sheets for each activity and code accordingly for charging to customer where appropriate.
-To maintain inventory of materials and test equipment held and to record usage and reinstatement where appropriate.
-To ensure that all returnable unused spares and/or defective spares are returned without delay using correct paperwork.
-To maintain in good order and be accountable for all allocated vehicles, IT equipment, mobile telephones, test instruments and tools.
-To organise own travel arrangements when outside Redhill base.
-To ensure technical knowledge and familiarisation with company products is maintained.
-To provide competent Datacoms and Satcom repair, test and equipment build, and support for Workshop as required.
-To conduct GMDSS surveys
-This role will cover both commercial and MoD/Government clients and anything from land based applications overseas, to rigs or luxury yachts and naval vessels.
-This role requires extensive overseas and UK travel, often at short notice.

The person…

-Maritime satcoms experience including VSAT
-Electronics Engineering or IT qualifications/experience
-Offshore survival certificate is ideal but we will send for training as long as candidate can pass the medical examination
-Full UK driving licence with no more than 3 penalty points
-O level or equivalent standard of education
-Presentable and articulate
-It is necessary that the candidates can achieve security clearance. This means that they must be either British Nationals or have been permanently resident in the UK for at least 5 years.

The reward…

-The starting salary is £24,000 - £30,000 depending on skills and fit to the company
-The use of a pool vehicle or car allowance
-Sponsored personal pension plan (On successful completion of probation)
-In addition to salary and benefits, there are additional non contractual items, such as overseas (£50 per day) and offshore allowances (£100 per day) and overtime hours on field visits.
-A high level of overtime is to be expected