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Skilled Machinist


Bristol, GB, BS3 2HQ

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:         Skilled Machinist
Location:         Bristol, UK - Onsite
Compensation:     £ 32,602.00 + benefits
Role Type:         Full time / Permanent
Role ID:         SF 47185
Shift pattern: 1 week early Monday to Thursday 06:15 to 14:15, Friday 06:15 am to 12:15. 1 week late 14:00 to 21:00 Monday to Thursday and 12:00 to 20:00 on Friday. Shift pattern allowance for both shifts - Time and 3rd. Also, agile working to bank hours in order time off.


Make your skills count

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 Skilled Machinist at our Bristol site.
As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers’ defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation and flexibility


Mission Systems 

The Skilled Machinist role is based within our Mission Systems business area.


Babcock is a trusted provider of integrated solutions for global defence and security. We have a wide portfolio of best-in-class intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance solutions, communications, and weapons launch and handling solutions across all domains, integrating the best of industry to meet our customers’ needs.

The role


The difference our new Skilled Machinist will make
As a Skilled Machinist, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You will be working in a small but highly effective team where the highest of standards will be expected from both a technical and behavioural perspective.


Day to day, you’ll be machining components to drawing tolerances in a range of materials. The components are medium to large, up to 10 tonnes.


At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you’ll continually develop your knowledge and expertise. 


We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This role is based Onsite in Bristol.


CNC Miller

Required Experience
Time served skilled machinist with experience of manufacturing medium/large components on CNC milling machines.  The ideal candidate would have excellent all round engineering skills, understand Heidenhain & Hurco programming, be able to use overhead cranes and be flexible to shift patterns.To machine components to engineering drawings with tolerance and planned hours.



What we offer


Generous benefits including:
•    Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays 
•    Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave 
•    Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
•    Our Big Benefit Platform allows you to make your money go further, with discounts from over 850 retailers.
•    Employee Share Plan
•    Professional memberships, personal development training an opportunities
•    STEM ambassador training and volunteering opportunities
•    Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing 
•    Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme
•    Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best


Babcock International 
For over 130 years, we have 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. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.


Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.

Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. 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.




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