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Maintenance Support Engineer

Bordon, Hampshire
Closing date
13 May 2024

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Job Title: Maintenance Support Engineer
Location: Bordon, Hampshire
Compensation: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF56870

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Maintenance Support Engineer at our Oakhanger site.

The role
As a Maintenance Support Engineer, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You'll be the primary support of all station equipment working on a national defence contract.

Day-to-day, you'll:

  • Work with your colleagues, the Operations Support Supervisor, the Station Manager and the Network Operations Centre (NOC) to ensure capacity across our network
  • Work with the installation and maintenance teams
  • Escalate failures in line with departmental reporting expectations
  • Deputise and cover for the Senior Maintenance and Support Engineer in their absence
  • Create/change written authorised procedures and manuals as directed by the Senior Maintenance and Support Engineer
  • This position involves manual work. This could include lifting, bending, using tools or standing for extended periods of time. Candidates must be able to work safely and perform tasks at varying heights.

The successful candidate will be expected to work a flexible schedule, including weekend shifts, as required.

This role is full time, working forty-four hours over an eight-day cycle and will be based onsite at Oakhanger.

Essential experience of the Maintenance Support Engineer

  • Networking experience
  • Serial Data Coms experience
  • Proficient in working with Microsoft Office software
  • Good awareness of fibre and copper cable management
  • Competent in the setting up, maintenance and fault diagnosis of equipment used in X, S, and Ku band satellite control and baseband data communication systems

Qualifications for the Maintenance Support Engineer

  • HNC or above in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or relevant evidence of experience
  • A full UK driving licence

Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.

Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held.

What we offer

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • 'Be Kind Day' enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity

Babcock International
For over a century Babcock has helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal.

We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header 'Reasonable adjustments requirement'. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

Closing date: 25/04/2024


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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