From ship to shore
Scott Kallin, Combat Systems Engineer, talks about how his role at Saab, which quite literally, takes him from ship to shore and everything in between:
“I’ve been in the defence industry for the last 10 years, most recently working on the Air Warfare Destroyer program. I’m lucky that I’ve got a cool job, working with some smart people on interesting projects; so it’s natural that a lot of people ask what I do for work. It can be a complicated answer, because we have such a broad scope and variety of work, so I’ll usually say – we help the Navy look after their combat equipment on their ships.”
“A change is as good as a holiday so when I started looking to move companies I heard rumours of this fantasy place with free coffee, massages and two weeks extra leave, so I threw in a resume and here we are!”
“The nature of the work I do varies from week to week. One week I’m on board a Navy Frigate supporting Sea Trials and the next I’m involved in a technical capacity for a bid for new work. I enjoy the new challenges!
In the future I hope to be involved with big projects from early concepts to the final tests – you don’t get those experiences just anywhere.”
Originally published by Saab Australia.
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