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Vehicle Technician


Lyneham, Swindon, GB, SN15 4PZ

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:             Vehicle Technician 
Location:             Swindon, Wiltshire
Compensation:   Up to £32,775  Depending on Experience + Benefits
Role Type:          Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:              SF55186


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 Technician at MOD Lyneham.


MOD Lyneham is home to The Defence School of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering (DSEME), part of the Defence College of Technical Training. Babcock supports DSEME's mission to deliver effective technical training to soldiers, Royal Marines, Airmen and Officers from all three Services. We also provide best-in-class support to a wide range of Ministry of Defence equipment, including advanced military wheeled (heavy and light) and tracked vehicles.
The role
As a Vehicle Technician, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. We have exciting opportunities for enthusiastic Vehicle Technicians to join our Equipment Support Department. You'll be involved with conducting servicing, maintenance, fault diagnosis mechanical, electrical and hydraulic repair and modification to a wide range of military vehicles - one day could see you working on a Land Rover, the next on a sophisticated Challenger Two main battle tank. You'll also diagnose and repair training aids, associated plant, tools and machinery and any equipment held at DSEME and considered to be within your skillset and experience.


Day to day, you’ll inspect, service, repair and maintain a wide variety of familiar and unfamiliar vehicle platforms and training aids using modern repair techniques and technical documentation to achieve positive outcomes;


  • Conduct service, repair and maintenance activities as per the manufacturer’s instructions and technical publications
  •  Ensure all equipment Joint Asset Management Equipment System (JAMES) Job Cards  are completed accurately
  • Conduct all activities to current MOD standards, and compliance with VOSA/D inspection standards
  • Conduct all activities in accordance with current Health and Safety legislation
  • Mentor apprentices or assist the appointed Mentor, as required


The Vehicle Technician role is full-time, 37 hours per week, and based onsite at MOD Lyneham. Successful candidates must be willing and have the ability to attend courses as required, and successfully pass any specific training deemed essential to their role. 


Essential experience of the Vehicle Technician:

  • Vehicle Technician experience (post apprenticeship/qualifications)
  • Experience gained in a busy workshop environment
  • Proficient use of computer systems, with a good understanding of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Demonstrable problem-solving skills, drawing on technical knowledge and previous experience
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities as necessary, over entire range of supported platforms and equipment 
  • Ability to work efficiently and in a timely manner to achieve set targets and specific deadlines


Qualifications for the Vehicle Technician:

  • Recognised qualification in Automotive Engineering with a minimum IMI or C&G Level Three or BTEC/IMI/NVQ equivalent; OR previously served in the Armed Forces as a Vehicle Mechanic/Technician Class One
  • Diagnostic Technician qualification or significant diagnostic experience
  • Valid Category ‘B’ Driving Licence (essential)
  • Valid category ‘C’ or ‘C+E’ and 'H' licenses (desirable, but not essential)


Successful candidates must be able to achieve Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) security clearance.
Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  •  Contributory 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


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. 


Closing date: 29/02/24



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