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Skilled Technician - Mechanical


Leicester, GB, LE8 6LH

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:                 Skilled Technician - Mechanical
Location:                 Whetstone 
Compensation:       Competitive salary + benefits
Role Type:               Full time 
Role ID:                   SF50972


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 Skilled Technician at our Whetstone site.


The role


As a Skilled Technician you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. As a Mechanical Technician in our production operations within the Mission Systems team, you’ll be part of an international company that’s continually innovating. Our aspirations are big – and you’ll help make them possible.


Day to day, 


  • Previous experience of assembly and fitting of high quality mechanical equipment in accordance with engineering drawings and specifications.    The ideal candidate with have completed a mechanical technician apprenticeship or similar, can read engineering drawings and use standard measuring equipment.
  • Experience or a working knowledge of hydraulic testing would be desirable.
  • Someone who has a desire to learn about our product and broaden their skills.                                                                                    
  • A driven individual who has a desire to own and deliver and can work well in a close team who are flexible and enjoy variation


Essential experience of the Skilled Technician


  • Excellent use of assembly and fitting hand tools
  • Able to read and work to engineering drawings and technical manuals
  • Experience of strip, survey and the production of written survey reports
  • A sound understanding of traceability and compliance
  • Recording of serial numbers and measurement of critical dimensions


This role is based onsite full time at Whetstone


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


Our Benefits

•    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 ten 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

For the full extensive Benefits package please visit our Careers pages


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: 09/06/2023

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