Mechanical Specialist

Posting Date: 26 October 2019

Location: Faslane, Argyll & Bute, GB, G84 0EH

Company: Babcock

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Mechanical Specialist

Clyde, Faslane

Salary £35,718


About the role


We currently have multiple opportunities for Mechanical Specialists to join the team, working on challenging and complex engineering tasks.


You will work on HP gas systems, being responsible for routine maintenance inspections, as well as hydraulic systems, and defect investigation and rectification.


You will also provide functional and verification testing/checks on bespoke equipment, interrogate and interpret system drawings, be involved with report writing and recording, and you will also work on-board submarines. The majority of your workload will be afloat conducting mechanical engineering and testing, the remainder of working time will be spent completing maintenance recording.


This is a great opportunity to work on a unique engineering project within a small specialist team, developing your professional skills and qualifications, and working with various stakeholders interfacing directly with the end user providing specialist advice. Our future work stream is increasing as the team size continues to grow.


There is also exciting potential for travel within the UK and overseas in support of operational programmes.


What do I need to do the role?


You will be qualified in an apprenticeship/qualification within a mechanical engineering discipline or equivalent and have previous experience / knowledge of working on gas systems/pipe work and oxygen systems as well as submarine operations.


You will come from a Marine engineering or commercial oil & gas background and possess diving systems knowledge or are a dive technician. You will also have a good knowledge of Safe Systems of Work (SSOW).


You will have the ability to work without supervision and in a small team demonstrating excellent communication skills.


You will also have the ability to interpret complex drawings, are competent in the use of Microsoft Office applications and can be flexible and adaptable to short notice change.


What else do I need to know?


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.


We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


You must be able to satisfy MOD security checks.


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.


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 visit our website.


Application Guidance


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If you experience difficulties please visit our careers website. Recruitment correspondence is normally by email so please check your email account and spam folder regularly.


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


Closing date: 15/11/2019


Job reference: 27671


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