Mechanical Fitter (Combat Systems)

Helensburgh, Argyll & Bute
Up to £31164 per annum + plus package
Closing date
4 May 2021

Job Details

Mechanical Fitter (Combat Systems)
HMNB Clyde, Faslane

About the role

Here at Babcock International we are looking to recruit 4 x Combat Systems Mechanical Fitter's to join our Fleet Engineering department.

You will work within a team which is responsible for carrying out planned and reactive maintenance, testing and commissioning activities on specialist hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

Working on board submarines and in workshop environments, you will carry out scheduled maintenance and will diagnose and repair mechanical faults, ensuring that all activities are undertaken in accordance with departmental procedures and Health & Safety legislation.

You must be comfortable working at heights and in confined spaces and may occasionally be required to travel within the UK and internationally.

What do I need to do the role?

You will have demonstrable previous experience in Mechanical Fitter roles and experience of working with high pressure hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Although not essential, experience of any of the following tasks would be advantageous:

* Hydraulic/Pneumatic valve overhaul
* Hydraulic/Pneumatic system and commissioning skills
* Hydraulic/Pneumatic fault finding
* Valve removal & replacement
* Interpreting and working from engineers drawings & procedures
* Pressure testing experience
* Submarine weapons discharge equipment

You will demonstrate attention to detail and a focus on producing high-quality work to meet rigorous acceptance standards.

Key areas of competency we require are as follows:
* SVQ Level 3 Mechanical Engineering / completed Modern apprenticeship or equivalent qualification
* Experience of Maintenance Procedures, Risk, and COSHH assessments and Safe Systems of Work
* Diligence and attention to detail when undertaking all tasks
* Excellent team working and interpersonal skills

What else do I need to know?

This role is based at HM Naval Base Clyde, located 6 miles north of Helensburgh in the West of Scotland. We are well placed for commuter links to Glasgow and the wider region, with easy access for car and public transport.

The working hours for this role are a standard 4.5 day week (half day finish on Fridays).

About Babcock International

For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure, and specialist training.

We are committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme. You will benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.

Application Guidance

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Please note that you will not be able to access the vacancy details after the closing date so you may wish to keep a copy of this advert and any supporting documents for your records.

We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment.

If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.


Be Part of Something Big.

From supporting national defence to saving lives and protecting communities, Babcock provides critical, complex engineering services in the UK and internationally.

Babcock delivers vital services and manages complex assets on behalf of their customers across three key markets; defence, emergency services and civil nuclear. You could be part of this, leveraging their technology, expertise, infrastructure and assets to ensure delivery for their customers, for whom failure is not an option.

Career Opportunities at Babcock

Working for Babcock will give you the opportunity to develop your career, with fantastic prospects for promotion, along with the ability to learn transferrable skills and earn nationally recognised qualifications.

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