Trainee Field Engineer - Kent, South EastMotorola Solutions — Kent, South East£18,000.00 per year + Great company benefits, full training program provided.
At Motorola Solutions, we create technologies our customers refer to as their lifeline. Our technology platforms in communications, software, video and services help our customers work safely and more efficiently. Whether it’s helping firefighters see through smoke, enabling police officers to see around street corners, or reliably keeping the lights on in homes and businesses around the world, our work supports those who put their lives on the line to keep us safe. Bring your passion, potential and talents to Motorola Solutions, and help us usher in a new era in public safety and security.
Role Location: Kent, South East
This trainee / junior role is directed towards those applicants that are recent college leavers (BTEC, A Level, Diploma .etc)
You’ll be part of a dynamic and supportive team learning all the skills to operate and maintain the Airwave TETRA network. This network supports the UK’s emergency blue light services and many others, providing them with critical communications coverage to 99% of England, Scotland and Wales. Being resilient, effective and covering the far reaches of the UK this differs from your standard phone network. We ensure it is available in the moments that matter, saving lives and supporting its users 365, 24/7.
You’ll gain a wide reaching telecommunications knowledge and understanding deemed acceptable by the operations manager in many specialist activities. These include, but not limited to, radio and transmission principles and utilisation, mast/antenna repairs, radio interference detection, network optimisation, 2nd line customer control room support/maintenance and datacentre infrastructure maintenance. This role has a huge variety of aspects that you’ll have the chance to experience.
Accountabilities and role responsibilities will change and increase as your experience and skills progress over the training period.
Once fully qualified / competent as a Trainee Field Engineer you will be a vital member of this dynamic team. We will support and guide you through this process, providing an 18 month training program in the following areas:
- Safely climb telecom installations and towers as part of a 2 engineer team.- Maintain telecom transmission systems at height.- Safely inspect and repair electrical systems within our installations to a recognised standard (18th Edition).- Safely install, maintain and repair TETRA base sites and its power (AC/DC) requirements.- Data transmission elements used within the Airwave network.- Maintenance and repair of data centre and emergency services control rooms.
As you work toward gaining the essential knowledge and skills to allow you to work independently, once completed and adjudged to be competent you will:
- Respond to Network Incidents.- Support our telecommunications transmission systems.- Site planned maintenance visual inspection and functional check.- Electrical inspections.- Structural Inspections.- Lightning Protection Inspections.- Customer Control Room inspections.- Upgrades/downgrades of equipment.- Rigging/climbing activities.- Antenna replacement.- Hardware / Software replacement.- 1st and 2nd line maintenance.- Upon qualification / competency, partake in a 1 in 4 call out rota.
Skills and Experience Needed:
- Must have at least 1 A Level in a Science or Maths.- Be comfortable with heights. Climbing tower structures to replace equipment - (following the completion industry recognised training - provided).- Expectations of travel, and a clean drivers licence.- IT capable / competent. Good grounded understanding of IT systems.- Ability to work solo and as a team member.- Interest in modern telecommunications / electronics / electrical equipment / soldering / cabling.
Trainee Field Engineer - Kent, South East
Motorola Solutions — Kent, South East£18,000.00 per year + Great company benefits, full training program provided.
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