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Field Engineer


Location: Launceston, Tasmania

Job Type: Full time


Job Expectations

Build your career and Australia’s future.

Not many people can say they are working on building Australia’s future. With us you’ll be doing just that, leaving a legacy for all Australians. Plus, there’s equal employment, great training, and true flexible working arrangements.

A bit about your role

Based in Launceston, your new role as Field Engineer would require you to represent nbn’s Field Services team for all field-based assurance activities. You will be responsible for the support, integration, augmentation, field audits, connect quality and Delivery Partner quality activities across nbn and the services connected to the network.

You will provide high level field support which may involve frequent travel, scheduled after hours activities, and may require you to be part of an on-call roster and respond to afterhours call outs.

The role would see you:

  • Manage and conduct equipment and system level Service Assurance activities in the field
  • Quality improvement of Active network construction activities and investigation of early-onset faults
  • Provide on-site, complex, technical, and ad-hoc network support
  • Resolve technical escalations from Customer Field Technicians
  • Perform end user installation and assurance activities
  • Provide support for changes or upgrade to network elements
  • Work within the confines of SLA, OLA and CRQ timeframes
  • Knowledgeable in basic FTTX design principals
  • Strong understanding of FTTP/FTTN technologies

A bit about you

You would come from a technical field background, ideally with strong network assurance experience in one or more nbn technologies such FTTP, FTTN and the Active Network.

You will be a natural problem solver with a methodological approach. Having the aptitude to learn quickly would be an advantage in this role. Given the nature of this role, you will have the ability to be flexible and adaptable. You will be working to deadlines and managing your own priorities.

Life at nbn

Please note that this role is Permanent Opportunity and applications for this role will close at midnight on 31st Tuesday 2023.

At nbn our people have a clear and shared purpose - empowering Australians to redefine the way they live, work and play into the future. As one of the Australia’s largest infrastructure projects ever undertaken in Australian history, you’ll be part of a team building a brighter future for the country.

In your personal career, you’ll benefit from technical training for professional development, leadership programs and access to the latest technology, as well as being led by a diverse executive team.

nbn is committed to an inclusive, flexible and supportive workplace where everyone can feel valued, respected and have equal opportunity to thrive and succeed. We encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities, abilities and cultures - including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTI+ community and people living with disability. We're happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs – we encourage you to advise us at the time of the application via

We actively focus on our people having a fair go at reaching their career aspirations. We’re committed to equal opportunities for all employees. With initiatives like Women’s Leadership Programs, a commitment to equal pay, flexibility and market leading parental leave, we truly are paving the way for true equality in the workplace.

Continue the conversation

If you think this role might be for you, we want to hear from you. Please apply by following the links and sending in your resume only. We do not require a cover letter or any selection criteria to be addressed.

At nbn, health, safety and wellbeing will always be our highest priority and we are committed to protecting our employees, and the customers and communities we serve. nbn recognises that vaccinations against COVID-19 are critical and necessary in certain situations. As such workers who regularly engage face to face with our customers or the community must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (which means two doses of an ATAGI approved vaccine).

At nbn our people and our planet matter. We have an unwavering commitment to the wellbeing and safety of our employees so that everyone goes home safely each day and can perform at their peak to deliver the nbn™ network. nbn also aims to build a network that minimises energy use and can be operated with minimal impact on the environment.

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Full time