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Technical Trainer - Sensor Maintenance

Job ID: R0143866 Location: Hengelo, Overijssel, Netherlands
Regular Employment, Full time
Location: Hengelo, Netherlands

About the team

In the Customer Training department of Thales Netherlands, we have made it our mission to transfer knowledge and skills to our trainees, enabling them to safely and efficiently operate/maintain the Thales combat systems and sensors, allowing them to act at decisive moments. Fort the Customer Training Department we are in search for a

Technical Trainer - Sensor

About your future job

We offer the possibility of working in an exciting and technically challenging domain providing technical training programmes for our customers about maintaining our systems and solutions.

Our systems (or sensors) are radar or electro optical systems containing various technologies and networks, with a combat management system in place to combine the inputs from these sensors to enable users (operators) to control the use of effectors on board the naval platform. Maintenance on our systems typically includes areas like computer clusters, IP networking and security, motor drives, cooling and RF. Depending on the training subject, skills and/or experience are requested in these areas.

In the role of Technical Trainer you will be part of the training team where each member takes care of several systems and/or audiences, during several phases of the systems/solutions lifecycle (initial and repeat courses). Our training programmes focus mainly on different levels of maintainers or operators and can be tailored to fit customer specific requirements. You will work both at our premises and at customer locations (land-based test locations and on board of ships) around the world.

The main tasks are:

  • Specify and develop training plan and material, in cooperation with logistic engineers, technical authors, system test engineers and project teams;

  • Perform setting to works and maintenance tasks including the review of customer manuals to prepare for training deliveries;

  • Deliver training programmes in our Thales International Training Centre or at customer locations.

  • Act as host for our trainees, together with our Welfare Officer and project team;

  • Collect information for our support teams in case of technical and/or performance problems;

  • Participate in services such as system health checks, maintenance and repair.

About you

We are in search of a colleague who:

  • Is an enthusiastic professional with the ambition to work on a broad variety of systems with

  • customers from around the world. We are looking for a hands-on colleague who is interested in working with both legacy and new technologies, as we support our products during their long product life cycle.

  • Bachelor/Master in the technical domain, e.g. Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Physics.

  • Proven didactic skills, knowledge of teaching meth.

  • Able to analyse and interpret complex hardware / software specifications and documentation.

  • Professional language skills in English (verbal and writing); German is a plus.

  • Analytical and problem-solving capacity.

  • Ability to empathize with other cultures and customs.

  • Flexibility to travel (several weeks per year; world).

What's in it for you

  • A challenging job in a great team within our high-tech, innovative work environment. Includes the freedom for initiative and good ideas.

  • Room for personal and professional growth within our organisation, for example in regards to technical, commercial or international skills.

  • Valuable international collaboration with coworkers from 68 different countries around the globe.

  • A comfortable work space in a modern environment, with a focus on flexibility and the right work life balance.

  • You can usually work where and whenever you want. Within Thales, we aim for a 60/40 balance, where you work from home at least two days a week, when your role allows this.

  • A good salary, fitting travel allowance, and the ability to personalise your employment conditions: for instance, you can trade PTO for internet costs, our bicycle plan, company fitness and relocation costs.

  • 40 days off per year (PTO). Yes, really.

Apply now! Click on the button below to upload your profile and show your interest.
To ensure that we are a good match, we can ask you to participate in an assessment.

Diversity Statement
We actively support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions. That means that equal opportunities, inclusion and an informal culture are integral to our success. It also means that your well-being and happiness matter to us! That’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, remote working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times.

Security Requirements
In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in The Netherlands and employment and/or education history. Some vacancies may require a security clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for security clearance please refer to the General Intelligence and Security Service.

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About our location

Hengelo, Netherlands