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Vehicle Mechanic


Leicester, GB, LE13 0HX

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:             Vehicle Mechanic
Location:             Cottesmore, Oakham, Rutland
Compensation:   £28,924 + Benefits
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:               SF56608


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 at our Cottesmore site.


The role

As a Vehicle Mechanic, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. With your skills and experience, you’ll be undertaking the servicing, repair, maintenance and overhaul of vehicles and electrical equipment, including diagnostic and inspection duties. You’ll also be carrying out equipment examination to meet production requirements.


Day to day, you’ll be carrying out work to the required standard and specification as detailed in accordance with customer requirements, current regulations, local instructions, process plans and other technical publications. You’ll also ensure stores and equipment issued to job are used for their correct purpose.


  • Diagnose, inspect and assess vehicles and associated mechanical / electrical equipment in line skills and competency
  • Ensure stores and equipment issued to job are used for their correct purpose and un-used or new faulty material is returned to the section / department Team Leader as soon as it is identified
  • Creation of job cards and demanding material where the relevant ERP (SAP) training has been completed
  • Completion of vehicle and equipment documentation and test certificates / reports to current standards

Essential experience of the Vehicle Mechanic

  • Previous experience within similar role is required 
  • Hydraulics experience
  • Dealership / Local Garage experience
  • A real team player with the ability to adapt and build rapport
  • All personal protective equipment (PPE), special and personal tooling provided (including toolboxes) is also provided.


This position involves manual work. This could include lifting, bending, using tools or standing for extended periods of time


This role is full time and based onsite at our Cottesmore facility. 

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Qualifications for the Vehicle Mechanic:

  • IMI Level 3 Diploma in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles or equivalent


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
  • Recognition by ‘Ovation’ linked to our principles
  • Employee referral programme benefits
  • 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

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: 14/06/2024





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