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Combat Systems Ordnance Senior Specialist

Argyll & Bute, Helensburgh
£43000 - £48000 per annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2022

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Job Title: Combat Systems Ordnance Senior Specialist

Location: Faslane, Helensburgh, GB, G84 8HL

Compensation: £43,000 - £48,000 + benefits

Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF 42755

An exciting opportunity has arisen to become part of diverse, dedicated and growing team where you'll play a key senior specialist role supporting the Combat Systems team with overall task supervision, technical advice and solutions.

Who we are looking for?

We are looking for a Senior Specialist who will carry out fault diagnosis, repair, and maintenance of Mechanical Tactical Weapons systems and equipment on all class of vessels based at, or visiting, HMNB Clyde or elsewhere as required. Utilising their expert skill set to review and update complex weapon systems maintenance/repair procedures and documentation, and participate in extensive technical discussions with respect to solving challenging technical problems associated with weapons systems and equipment including the determination of risks presented during operations.

What will you be doing?

  • Conduct planned maintenance, class modifications, alterations and additions on Tactical Weapons systems and equipment on board RN vessels.
  • Diagnosis and rectification of defects (including OPDEFs) on Tactical Weapons systems and equipment as reported by ship's staff, and where possible, the rectification of those defects in situ.
  • Ensure correct Quality Documentation is reviewed and called for at commencement and throughout each activity.
  • Provide specialist advice and guidance to the customer on all aspects of Ordnance Tactical Weapons systems and equipment.
  • Updating, on a daily basis, the company software and databases to record employee overtime and absences.
  • Assist the Combat Systems Manager in maximising the utilisation, SQEP and the efficiency of the Ordnance section resource.

The experience you will bring

  • Recognised Engineering Apprenticeship and HNC in Engineering or equivalent with relevant industry experience.
  • Significant experience working in a mechanical and / or electrical engineering role within a submarine operation, maintenance or commissioning environment, with in-depth knowledge of weapon systems, handling, equipment and discharge systems. Experience of masts and periscope maintenance would be advantageous.
  • Strong level of capability in utilising coaching and mentoring to drive performance and development.
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and manage workload within a high pressured environment.
  • Effective relationship building and interpersonal skills.
  • Expert knowledge of Maintenance Procedures, Risk, and COSHH assessments and Safe Systems of Work with excellent team working and interpersonal skills.
  • Candidates must demonstrate that they meet and uphold our Purpose and Principles.
  • You will already hold, or be able to achieve, the appropriate security clearance level for this role within a Ministry of Defence facility

What a role with Babcock offers?

  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • 37 hours over 4.5 day working week
  • Overtime opportunities
  • Pension Plan
  • Share Ownership Scheme
  • A tailored personal development and training programme.
  • Trusted and empowered to deliver and be your best.

About Babcock

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.

HM Naval Base Clyde is located 6 miles north of Helensburgh in the West of Scotland. We are well placed for commuter links to Glasgow and the wider region, but it is recommended for employees to travel by car due to the location.

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Application Guidance:

All applications should be made online.

We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strive 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.

Please visit our website for more information.


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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