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General Maintenance Assistant - Forestry

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Crimond

General Maintenance Assistant -
Crimond and attending Kinloss 


Help us make the world a safer place
We currently have an opportunity for a General Maintenance Assistant (GMA) to join our team working within Mission Systems.  
Babcock Mission Systems is a business unit within the Marine Sector of Babcock International Group. Working on a range of exciting design, manufacture and support projects, Mission Systems works with a number of key clients domestically and internationally. We’re based at a number of sites in the UK and overseas.  The business continues to win new work and grow at a significant pace, as a result we are recruiting for talented, enthusiastic and driven people.


The difference our new GMA will make
You will make a valuable contribution to the overall running of the site by supporting the Manager with the Facilities Maintenance of a large estate, both inside the buildings and out.  This is a fantastic opportunity to be responsible for a wide range of tasks including completing site & building maintenance as well as managing a large estate populated with trees, gorse and grass.  

In addition, your duties will include the maintenance, fabrication and construction of several kilometres of fencing within a Military Base. This is a great opportunity if you like outdoor working.   The role is further enhanced by undertaking periodic inspections & maintenance on specific site equipment.  
Your duties will also include the domestic & technical cleaning of the site as well as the opportunity to work at height.

Your key responsibilities will include:

•    The Safety & Health of yourself and others who may be affected by work activities
•    To be responsible for the day to day operation of the General Maintenance department, ordering materials to maintain cost effective stock levels.
•    The ground management of around 400 acres of Forestry 
•    Fencing repair & construction
•    The cleaning of domestic and technical installations or equipment.
•    Applying safety practises correctly.
•    The routine maintenance of site areas (including grounds keeping etc.), building exteriors and interiors, furniture and fittings.
•    Undertake basic plumbing, carpentry, painting and decorating.
•    Maintenance of domestic water and drainage systems.  
•    Cleaning and day-to-day maintenance of all site vehicles.
•    General labouring and porterage including receipt, packing and dispatch of goods.
•    Supervision of contracted staff to ensure that work is carried out to agreed standards.
•    To maintain technical and administration records and provide information as required.
Who we’re looking for

You’re someone for whom safety, collaboration and teamwork comes naturally.  You’ll also have the ability to undertake tasks safely & efficiently on your own.  You will be a dynamic self-starter who wants to make a positive impact on a daily basis.  You’ll have the ability to work in sometimes physically arduous conditions, but still remain focussed on safety as well as the task.


•    A comprehensive knowledge of current safe working practices & legislation as well as safety procedures.
•    Experience of commercial/military fencing 
•    Experience of rough ground clearing
•    Experience of working at height
•    Basic Computer skills including email, Word and spreadsheets
•    Experience of general building maintenance and cleaning techniques.
•    General plant experience
•    Banksman/Slinger experience (desirable)
•    Working within a military environment (desirable)

•    Possession of a current full UK driving licence.
•    4x4 off-road driving course with a qualification to tow a trailer
•    Recognised qualification in the use and operation of hand and power tools 
•    PASMA Qualification
•    CSCS Skilled Worker
•    CAT Scanning Qualification
•    Manual Handling Training
•    Emergency First Aid Training
•    National Security Vetting Clearance SC & above (desirable)
•    NPORS (or equivalent) brush cutter, strimmer, mowing flail, hedge cutters & chainsaw (desirable)


In return for your skill and passion, you’ll get:
•    Flexible working 
•    Autonomy to perform the role
•    The opportunity to make a real impact, partnering on an ambitious culture transformation programme within Babcock’s’ fastest growing business unit


As well as:
•    Holiday entitlement: 25 days, plus bank holidays 
•    Pension scheme with employee pension contributions matched up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
•    Our Babcock Rewards Platform allows you to choose from a range of benefits that best meet your needs, including: critical illness insurance, travel insurance, healthcare cash plan, dental insurance, childcare vouchers, bike scheme, shopping offers and discounts
•    Employee Share Scheme
•    Free, independent employee assistance programme, offering confidential information, support and counselling, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
•    Professional memberships, personal development training and opportunities
•    If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments


Where it all fits in:
Mission Systems forms a critical, and growing part of Babcock’s Marine organisation.  As a trusted provider for global defence & security, we have a wide portfolio of best in class technical solutions that enable our customers to carry out their missions. It’s a really exciting and fast paced business carrying out a diverse range of activities. Mission Systems employs over 1,200 people across the UK and overseas with the largest sites based in Bristol, Plymouth and Ashchurch.
The Critical Communications Business Unit is over 200 personnel strong with in excess of 70% skilled Engineering staff. We have an ever increasing portfolio of opportunities and an ambition for success and to grow. We also embrace the multitude of internal employee networks support and foster diversity and inclusion within our Babcock team, connecting people across the business and empowering them to achieve their potential. Our Diversity and Inclusion strategy amplifies their influence.

Other need to knows:
•    You must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance level for this role
•    We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


Application Guidance
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Please note that you will not be able to access the vacancy details after the closing date so you may wish to keep a copy of this advert and any supporting documents for your records.
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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.

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 click here.

Babcock International Group
For more than a century, Babcock 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 four market sectors; Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear. We’re committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. You’ll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.
This role is within the Marine Sector of Babcock International Group, which delivers a wide array of complex through-life marine engineering services to defence and civil customers across the globe. These range from UK and international naval fleet support, commercial marine, engineering consultancy, weapons handling, equipment support, intelligence, cyber security and training.  

Closing date: 06/07/22




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