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Vehicle Operative


Ipswich, GB, IP7 7RA

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:                 Vehicle Operative
Location:                 Ipswich, Suffolk
Compensation:       £29,583.00 + Benefits
Role Type:              Full time / Permanent
Role ID:                  SF54389


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 Vehicle Operative at our Wattisham Flying Station site.


The role
As a Vehicle Operative, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. An opportunity has arisen at Wattisham Flying Station for a Vehicle Operative working at 7 Aviation Close Support Battalion REME


Day to day, you’ll help with the servicing, maintenance (both scheduled and unscheduled) of equipment, as well as:


  • Carry out repairs in accordance with Technical Publications as directed within all Health and Safety guidelines. 
  • Carry out routine inspections in accordance with Technical Publications within all Health and Safety guidelines.
  • All work is carried out and recorded in line with unit working practices and processes.
  • Always ensure that appropriate clothing is worn and that Personal Protective Clothing (PPE) is used (PPE is provided).
  • Ensure work areas are always clean and free from hazards.
  • Follow agreed “Safe Systems of Work” wearing appropriate provided PPE when required


This role is full time, 38 hours, based onsite at Wattisham Flying Station.


Essential experience of the Vehicle Operative:

  • City and Guilds Craft Studies 381 or equivalent. 
  • Good hand skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work on own initiatives with defined guidelines.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Good organisational skills


Qualifications for the Vehicle Operative:

  • We value difference and we don’t have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience and willingness to learn then we would like to hear from you.


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


Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 4.5% of salary, 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 a 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: 18/12/2023

Job Segment: CSR, Management

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