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Production Support Operative


Bristol, GB, BS3 2HQ

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:             Production Support Operative
Location:             Ashton Vale, Bristol 
Compensation:   Competitive Salary + Benefits
Role Type:          Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:              SF57512


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 Production Support Operative at our Ashton House site.


The role
As a Production Support Operative, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You will be supporting the machine shop in terms of production which comes with a great opportunity to progress your career at Babcock with further training and support.


Day-to-day, you’ll physically move goods and products using counter balance/reach fork lift trucks and overhead gantry cranes as well as:


  • General housekeeping duties e.g. sweeping up, emptying bins, lifting equipment, cleaning up spills, keeping all areas clean and tidy at all times ensuring a safe working environment
  • Banksman duties interacting with hauliers and couriers
  • Ensuring full familiarity and awareness of risk assessments and any healthy and safety issues associated with the work and ensuring full compliance with these requirements
  • Participating as a full member of the team, offering help and assistance to other team members including training and inducting other team members as needed


This role is full time, thirty-six hours per week and is based on site at Ashton House.

Essential experience of the Production Support Operative 

  • Use of counter balance/reach trucks
  • Carrying out lifting and slinging using overhead gantry cranes (beneficial)
  • Experience of working within an engineering workshop environment in the defence industry (desirable)


Qualifications for the Production Support Operative

  • Lifting and slinging experience and associated qualification 
  • Counter balance/reach truck experience and associated qualification

Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be a UK national who is 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. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (

What we offer 

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, 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: 24/06/2024



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