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Mechanical Fitter (Combat Systems) x5

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Faslane, Helensburgh

Mechanical Fitter (Combat Systems) x5


Location – Faslane, Helensburgh

Business Unit – Clyde

Salary: £33,395 plus package


About the role


Here at Babcock International we are looking to recruit Combat Systems Mechanical Fitters to join our Fleet Engineering department.


You will work within a team which is responsible for carrying out planned and reactive maintenance, testing and commissioning activities on specialist hydraulic and pneumatic systems.


Working on board submarines and in workshop environments, you will carry out scheduled maintenance and will diagnose and repair mechanical faults, ensuring that all activities are undertaken in accordance with departmental procedures and Health & Safety legislation.


You must be comfortable working at heights and in confined spaces and may occasionally be required to travel within the UK and internationally.


What do I need to do the role?


You will have demonstrable previous experience in Mechanical Fitter roles working with high pressure hydraulic and pneumatic systems along with a recognised Mechanical Engineering qualification to SVQ Level 3 (or NVQ and C&G equivalent) or HNC as a minimum.  You will demonstrate attention to detail and a focus on producing high-quality work to meet rigorous acceptance standards. You will have experience of Maintenance Procedures, Risk, and COSHH assessments and Safe Systems of Work with excellent team working and interpersonal skills.


Candidates must demonstrate that they meet and uphold our Purpose and Principles.


Experience in the follow tasks would be advantageous although not essential:


  • Hydraulic/Pneumatic valve overhaul
  • Hydraulic/Pneumatic system and commissioning skills
  • Hydraulic/Pneumatic fault finding
  • Valve removal & replacement
  • Interpreting and working from engineers drawings & procedures
  • Pressure testing experience
  • Submarine weapons discharge equipment


What else do I need to know?


This role may include a shift pattern and a shift disturbance allowance above the salary stated.


This role is based at HM Naval Base Clyde, located 6 miles north of Helensburgh in the West of Scotland. We are well placed for commuter links to Glasgow and the wider region, with easy access for car and public transport.


The working hours for this role are a standard 4.5 day week, Monday to Thursday 08:05 – 16:45 and Friday 08:05 – 12:05.


The successful candidate must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance level for this role.


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 are 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 will benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.
Application Guidance

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We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strive 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 will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.


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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.




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