Phillips: Field Service Engineer Trainee (Johannesburg)

Field Service Engineer Trainee


Job Title

Field Service Engineer Trainee

Job Description

At Philips, we are striving to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation, with the goal of improving the lives of 3 billion people a year by 2025.

It’s true that at 127 years old, we’re much older than you, but we’ve been around that long for a reason! The spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship is in our genes. Agility has helped us thrive, allowing us to reinvent ourselves and respond to global health challenges since the Philips brothers started out all those years ago. There’s no way we could have predicted more than a century ago that we’d be at the forefront of innovation and digital disruption today. But embracing the unexpected has led us here.

Philips Africa comprises all 54 countries of Africa, from the Cape to Cairo, and from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean. Philips Africa is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa and it has a direct presence in four other African countries, in the cities of Accra, Casablanca, Cairo and Nairobi.  

Don’t just learn to work – work to learn, surprise yourself with Philips!

We have been successfully running the traineeship programme in South Africa for the last past five years and this year again we are expecting to bring onboard talented fresh graduates who will during the 12 months of traineeship not just learn to work but work to learn! Therefore, please apply now if you meet the below requirements:

In this role you will have the opportunity to

provide technical support to customers on operational or maintenance aspects of a variety of system equipment.

You are responsible for:

  • Repairing the equipment - bench repairs in the workshop.

  • Providing limited technical support within fixed limits to customers on operational or maintenance aspects of system equipment.

  • Serving as secondary customer contact on technical and service related problems.

  • Diagnosing mechanical, hardware, software and systems failures using established procedures.

  • Operating relatively autonomous within procedures, methods and techniques.

  • Assisting Field Service Engineers in the field as required.

  • Adopting appropriate ESD control while servicing Personal Health equipment.

  • Reporting identified device safety issues according to applicable Personal Health quality standard policy.

To succeed in this role, you should meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering: Light Current/ Computer Systems completed /Biomedical Engineering.

  • You must be a South African Graduate and have completed all modules/credits for the qualification mentioned above with a minimum of 60%.

  • Qualifications obtained post -2016 will be preferred.

  • Please indicate if you have completed the Practical 1 & Practical 2 on your CV.

In return, we offer you

A 12-month programme that that will provide a unique opportunity to gain valuable skills in a supportive environment, learning on-the-job and in the classroom. The challenging and meaningful work you do will help clinicians in rural communities, clinics and hospitals provide vital healthcare for patients across Africa.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Visit our careers site to learn more. 

Application Process:

Applications must be accompanied by a recently updated comprehensive CV, certified copies of all qualifications (academic transcript must be attached) and certified copy of SA identity document.