Vehicle Mechanic

Posting Date: 12 June 2019

Location: Chippenham, Wiltshire, GB, SN15 4XX

Company: Babcock

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Babcock is the UK's leading engineering support services organisation employing over 28,000 people across the world. Babcock offer a hugely diverse number of career options.


Equipment Support Department (ESD) Vehicle Technician



General Description of Job




  • Expected to positively support and assist the Senior Technician, Service Manager and Equipment Support Manager (ESM) in achieving positive engineering and non-engineering outcomes within specified timeframes. Expected to monitor own performance ensuring you perform to the highest standard. You are expected to carry out routine and bespoke servicing, maintenance, fault diagnosis mechanical/electrical and hydraulic repair and modification to a wide range of advanced military wheeled (heavy, light) and tracked vehicles In accordance with MOD policies and procedures . You are expected to diagnosis and repair special to role training aids, associated plant, tools and machinery and any equipment held at Defence School Electronic and Mechanical Engineers (DSEME) Lyneham considered within your skillset and experience. All repairs are completed to current MOD standards and compliant with VOSA/D of T inspection standards. All repair activities are to be carried out in accordance with current Health and Safety legislation, Babcock policy, Army Equipment Support Publications (AESP’s), AESP 601’s Table 7 and manufacturer’s handbooks. Expected to diagnose and source equipment spares utilising technical documentation and the Joint Asset Management Equipment System (JAMES) Job Card system. You are expected to conduct cross skillset training and utilise these in support of EMTC and other DSEME departments. You will be expected to be proactive, enthusiastic and display positive behaviours in line with Babcock competency framework actively encouraging yourself and other Staff to strive to deliver.


Main Tasks


  • Expected and responsible for conducting in depth diagnostic , engineering and electrical work on wheeled (heavy & light) vehicles including tracked vehicles, Training Aids and associated miscellaneous equipment’s.
  • Responsible and expected to use experience and skillset to inspect, service, repair and maintain a wide variety of familiar and unfamiliar vehicle platforms (wheeled heavy, light and tracked) and training aids using modern repair techniques, skills and technical documentation available achieveing positive outcomes and results.
  • Responsible for and expected to read, comply and embody technical modiications to DSEME vehicles and associated training aids.
  • Responsible and expected to read and utilise repair manuals, spares lists and modern diagnostic schematics through modern media assets as required.
  • Directly responsible for complying with and conducting servicing, repair and maintenance activities IAW AESP’s, AESP 601’s Table 7 and all other associated or relevant publications e.g Manufacturers Hand books etc.
  • Responsible and expected to ensure all JAMES Job Cards are completed accurately and correctly for all servicing, maintenance and repair activities conducted, including responsibility for the completion of associated testable element evidence.
  • Responsible and expected to ensure all JAMES Job Cards and testable element evidence is submitted to Supervisor/Service Manager for audit purposes.
  • Responsible and expected to be proficient at problem solving using technical knowledge and experience to obtain positive outcomes and results
  • Resposnible and expected to work efficiently in a timely manner to achieve set targets and specific deadlines set by Senior Technician and Service Manager to achieve positive results and outcomes.
  • Expected to diagnose and source equipment spares utilising technical documentation (on-line), laptop’s and JAMES IT systems.
  • Must be able to operate as an individual and within a team displaying positive behaviours in order to achieve positive results and outcomes.
  • Expected to be agile, resourceful and flexible able to adapt to changing priorities as necessary over entire range of supported equipment within EMTC.
  • Expected to have or attain competent level of IT skills enabling proficient use of computer based vehicle management, diagnostic and spares requisition systems.
  • Expected to conduct outdoor work and flexible working across all vehicle platforms and equipment’s to assist team ethos displaying positive behaviours and approach.
  • Expected to utilise experience and technical skills in support of other departments when requested by Service Manager or other Line Managers to achieve positive outcomes in support of EMTC.
  • Expected to adhere to internal and external Health & Safety policies or initiatives as directed by Senior Technician, Service Manager or other Line Managers.
  • Expected to be enthusiastic, reliable and driven striving to deliver their best with the ability to support and encourage colleagues to achieve the same high standards.
  • Expected to construct and deliver technical toolbox talks to colleagues on relevant topics as detailed by Service Manager or Equipment Support Manager.
  • Expected to positively embrace and support Senior Technician, Service Manager or Line manager requests that utilise your skill set/capability in both engineering and non-engineering capacities.
  • Expected to attend and successfully pass any special to role training required or provided deemed essential to your role. Any courses attended that require study or revision in your own time you are expected to conduct this.
  • Expected to assist with ESD administration tasks such as engineering hygiene and ESD open/close procedures e.g. Workshop Keys as directed by Senior Technician, Service Manager or Line Manger.
  • Directly responsible for complying with Babcock H&S policies and procedures, Risk Assessments, Safe Systems of Work and any other local instructions relating to H&S
  • Expected and responsible for wearing Personal Protective Equipment, Corporate Clothing and maintain and account for individual tool kit or specialist stores issued or provided.
  • Expected to positively engage and actively participate in the company Personal Development Report (PDR) and Mid-Year Review (MYR) process.


Technical Experience and Qualifications  



  • A recognised qualification in Automotive Engineering with a minimum IMI or C&G level 3 or BTEC/IMI/NVQ equivalent or has served in HM Armed Forces as a Vehicle Mechanic/Technician Class One.
  • Diagnostic Technician qualification or at least 2 years proven diagnostic experience
  • Hold a current category ‘B’ license
  • Hold a current category ‘C’ or C+E license.



  • Hold relevant MoD spec equipment training course qualifications.
  • A good knowledge of/able to use JAMES
  • Hold a current category ‘H’ License
  • Valid  FMT600
  • Experienced IT skills competent at tilising laptops and diagnostic computers with a good understanding of MS Word and Excel.   


Skills Profile

  • Candidate Is expected to be extremely positive and resourceful with a determination to succeed obtaining results using their initiative and experience. Must be focused on pursuing the highest standards and able to adapt refusing to accept that a solution cannot be found.
  • Candidate is expected to embrace a work place culture of trying to always achieve positive outcomes.
  • Expected to fully support Service Manager/Line manager in performance improvement initatives when required.
  • Expected to utilise their skillset and experience in any area requested by their line manager in support of delivering the contract.
  • Candidate is expected to set a high moral work code installing in others and themselves the importance of producing efficient, timely and high quality work.
  • Candidate is expected to display and show a high level of positive behaviours and operate with honesty and integrity.
  • Identifies and evaluates priorities by differentiating between the urgent and important recognising that providing an excellent service always comes first.
  • Able to influence and positively support others to achieve the high standards expected.
  • Focused and driven fully supporting their line manager to achieve the customers’ expectations.
  • Listens to others ideas and concerns and test understanding by summarising and questioning, recognises how particular statements or actions will be received and modifies approach to gain desired outcome.
  • Display a personal commitment to the companies procedures in sickness Absence, Disciplinary, Health & Safety and Environmental ensuring they strive to be exemplary at all times.


Being Babcock Principles


  • Build great relationships based on trust: be easy to do business with; support each other – work towards a common goal and tell us as it is – give honest feedback and constructive criticism
  • Never compromise on Health and Safety: ensure everyone goes home safe every day; challenge unsafe behaviour and update and improve our practices, constantly
  • Respect people and value their diversity: treat everyone with courtesy and thoughtfulness, be fair with people at all times and listen to others’ points of views
  • Trust our people to deliver: Give people the authority to do the job; respect colleagues’ expertise and create an environment where everyone can excel
  • Thrive on complexity: be a problem solver; strive to make the complex simple and keep a cool head in a crisis
  • Challenge ourselves and each other: inspires colleagues to do their best, always look for better ways of doing things and embrace opportunities to learn
  • Safeguard customers’ reputations: pull out all the stops, achieve positive outcomes for each other and take ownership and responsibility
  • Always strive to deliver – be flexible when it counts; be agile and responsive to changing needs and deliver to the highest standards, whenever and wherever


Defence College of Technical Training Electro Mechanical Training (DCTT EMTC) Contract Overview

Babcock’s role on the DCTT EMTC contract is to provide best in-class technical training, training support and other functions including media, graphics and equipment support to the Ministry of Defence at both Lyneham and HMS Sultan.

Babcock supports over 700 courses with 180 different types of course to over 5000 students per year. Babcock is also responsible for over 2500 pieces of equipment including weapons, tanks, helicopters, trucks and electrical FELS. For the contract at HMS Sultan, Babcock provides equipment support for cooling towers, dynometers, HP System engines and simulators.


Defence School of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering (DSEME) Overview

Based at MOD Lyneham, Wiltshire, DSEME is part of the Defence College of Technical Training. DSEME delivers flexible, affordable, modern and effective technical training in order to support equipment capability that meets the requirements of the nation’s Army and the needs of their trainees now and in the future.

Defence School of Marine Engineering (DSMarE) Overview

Based at HMS Sultan, Gosport, DSMarE is part
of the Defence College of Technical Training. DSMarE delivers flexible, affordable, modern and effective technical training in order to support equipment capability that meets the requirements of the nation’s Navy and the needs of their trainees now and in the future.



MOD Lyneham. Chippenham, SN15 4XX



Applicants must have. or be able to obtain, SC Security


Closing Date

9 November 2018


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