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AST Vehicle Mechanic


Darlington, GB, DL9 3LL

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:                 AST Vehicle Mechanic
Location:                 Kenya and Oman
Compensation:       Competitive Overseas Salary + Benefits + Travel Allowance
Role Type:               Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:                   SF52868


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as an AST Vehicle Mechanic.


The role
As an AST Vehicle Mechanic, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You will carry out routine and bespoke inspection, servicing, maintenance, fault diagnosis mechanical/electrical repair to a wide range of advanced military wheeled vehicles to Level 1-3 Maintenance Standards.


Day to day, you’ll utilise repair manuals, spares lists and modern diagnostic schematics through modern media assets as required.

  • Deliver the production plan
  • Ensure use of correct tools (with in-date calibration evidence), plant/machinery available to deliver the plan
  • Ensure H&S standards are followed including use of PPE, safe working areas, near miss and accident reporting and adherence to risk assessments
  • Ensure management chain is notified of risks of meeting output plan as soon as is apparent


Essential experience of the AST Vehicle Mechanic:

  • Experienced IT skills competent at utilising laptops and diagnostic computers with a good understanding of MS Word and Excel
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to challenge and have awkward conversations
  • Ability to make rational decisions based on information available


This is a full time, hybrid role based in Kenya and Oman.


Qualifications for the AST Vehicle Mechanic:

  • A recognised qualification in Automotive Engineering with a minimum City and Guilds level-3 or BTEC/IMI/NVQ equivalent or has served in HM Armed Forces as a Vehicle Mechanic Class One.
  • B1 Driving Licence  


The successful candidate must be able to achieve BPSS/SC security clearance for this role.


Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up,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 century Babcock International 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. 

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.


Closing date:  08/12/2023


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