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Technical Trainer - Radar Maintenance

The Customer Training department of Thales Netherlands in Hengelo is hiring! We are looking for dynamic training professionals or people excited about technology that can transfer knowledge and skills to trainees in a professional training setting.

About Thales

The people we all rely on to make the world go round – they rely on Thales. In a world that is increasingly fast-moving, unpredictable and full of opportunities, they come to us with big ambitions: to make life better and to keep you safer. Combining a unique diversity of expertise, talents and cultures, our employees design and deliver extraordinary high-tech solutions. With 68.000 talents working in 54 countries, 2000 employees are based in the Netherlands. We are one of the biggest high-tech employers in the field of safety and security.

We help our customers think smarter and act faster in the fields of transportation, defence , space, aerospace and cyberspace, mastering ever-greater complexity and every decisive moment along the way. We are therefore leading the digital transformation, focusing on artificial intelligence, big-data & data analytics, connectivity, mobility and internet of things and cybersecurity.

In the Netherlands, we are located in four cities: Huizen, Delft, Eindhoven and Hengelo (HQ). Together with an extensive ecosystem of knowledge partners, customers and suppliers, we work on radars for naval vessels, cyber security solutions, transportation systems, communication equipment for land forces, cryogenic cooling solutions, research & development for radar tech (in collaboration with TU Delft) and research & development for serious gaming (in collaboration with the University of Twente).

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 – Radar Maintenance

(suitable for candidates with a background in ICT, Linux and networking who are excited about transferring technical information to trainees)

About the job

The trainees who participate in those types of training are typically members of navies from around the world who: • operate a ship’s radars and effectors (weapons) in the ship’s CIC (combat information center) • are stationed on board the ship and maintain the various systems on board, like radars

We have a team consisting of about 15 Technical Trainers who deliver the training. The trainers and trainees are supported by a full-time Welfare Officer who looks after the trainees while they are participating in training in Hengelo. We also employ a full-time Training Designer who is in charge of generating digital training content to supplement our training offer.

The training can take place in our International Training Centre in Hengelo, or on board battle ships and at other customer locations around this world. This means a Technical Trainer is constantly coming into contact with new and challenging types of technology, regularly travels to other countries and also has contact with many of the world’s languages & cultures.

Previous experience in the navy, or knowledge of radar systems, is of course a plus – but not a prerequisite for this type of work.

Thales offers

• An interesting job within a nice team in an international high-tech environment; • Room for and attention to personal development and personal initiative; • The opportunity to grow within the organization, for instance on a technical, managerial, commercial or international level; • An open and flexible work environment where a good work-life balance is considered important; • A pleasant workplace in "the best building in the Netherlands" (Public’s Choice Award, 2015) with our own Starbucks corner; • Excellent work conditions, with 40 holidays a year, among other benefits.


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