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Vehicle Mechanic/ Examiner


Kirkcaldy, GB, KY16 0JX

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:                Vehicle Mechanic and Examiner
Location:                St Andrews, Fife
Compensation:      £30,371 + Benefits 
Role Type:              Full time / Permanent
Role ID:                  SF57062


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 Mechanic and Examiner at our Leuchars site.


The role
As a Vehicle Mechanic - Examiner you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. Carrying out duties to Military variants, occasional civilian vehicles, and other mechanical equipment.

Day to day, you'll carry out work to the required standard and specification as detailed on the James or SAP workflows card in accordance with Army Equipment Support Publications, customer requirements, current regulations, local instructions, process plans, and other technical publications.  Your tasks will include:


  • Diagnosis, repair, inspection, and assessment of vehicles and associated mechanical or electrical equipment in line with skills and competency
  • Undertake diagnostic duties on equipment and carry out road testing,
  • Ensure all transactions are carried out in accordance with current processes and that work completed and time taken to complete is submitted daily,
  • The completion of equipment documentation and test certificates or reports when required and to required standards,
  • Ensuring that stores and equipment issued to each job are used for their correct purpose and any unused new faulty parts are returned and reported to supervisor

This position involves manual work. This could include lifting, bending, using tools or standing for extended periods of time. All tools, equipment, and personal protective equipment provided.

This role is full time, 37 hours per week and is based on site at Leuchars. Typically working Monday – Thursday 8 hours per day and 5 hours on Friday. No Mandatory overtime, nightshift or weekend work. 


Essential experience of the Vehicle Mechanic - Examiner:

  • HGV experience 
  • Holds valid UK driving licence


Qualifications for the Vehicle Mechanic - Examiner:

  • Educated to Level 3 in Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) National Vocational
  • Qualification (NVQ/SVQ) in Motor Mechanics (Light or Heavy) or EAL Level 3 NVQ/SVQ Extended
  • Diploma in Engineering Maintenance (Mechanical)


Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.


Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (


What we offer 

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, 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 has 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. 


We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header ‘Reasonable adjustments requirement’. 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: 21/08/2024




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