Portable Appliance Tester

Posting Date: 09 October 2019

Location: Ashchurch, Gloucestershire, GB, GL20 8LZ

Company: Babcock

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Portable Appliance Tester


About the role
Here at Babcock International we’re looking to recruit a Portable Appliance Tester working within Defence Systems Technology (DST), Bristol.  DST is a business unit in the Marine & Technology Division of Babcock International Group. 

You will work as part of a professional team, to undertake Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) as directed by your Line Manager (LM) primarily in the UK, but occasionally overseas, to required quality standards and in accordance with legislation and national guidelines.


Primary Responsibilities:
• Undertake PAT as directed, primarily but not limited to, desk top installations, data centres and portable appliances.
• Accurately record test data using industry-standard test equipment.
• Provide support in the preparation of documentation as required – method statements, risk assessments etc.
• Accurately attach appropriate labelling to tested equipment.
• Rectify minor faults by undertaking simple repairs at the point of test – i.e. replacing cables, fuses, plug tops etc.
• Be prepared to travel on occasion to other locations within the UK, including overnight stays.
• Be prepared to work on occasions outside of Core Hours as required.
• Follow health and safety guidelines, risk assessments and method statements associated with the role.
• Ensure Company health, safety and environmental procedures are complied with at all times.


What do I need to do the role?
You will need a basic understanding of the requirements for electrical equipment safety testing and of the hazards associated with working with electricity. You will need to demonstrate a methodical approach, following process and attention to detail as well as a basic practical aptitude sufficient to undertake simple repairs.


You will require the following:
• To possess or be prepared to attain City and Guilds 2377-22 Certification, for the In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment.
• To possess or demonstrate the aptitude to attain a thorough familiarity with the current edition of the IET Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment.
• A working knowledge of electrical installations
• To possess or be prepared to attain the Emergency First Aid at Work qualification
• Sufficient IT literacy to operate test equipment, complete certification, timesheets etc.


What else do I need to know?
• The successful candidate must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance level for this role.
• We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

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’re 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’ll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.

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If you experience difficulties please check our career website for more information. Recruitment correspondence is normally by email so please check your email account and spam folder regularly.

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 we will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.

Armed Forces Covenant
We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week’s special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please check our career website for more information.

Closing date: 4th November 2019


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