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Workshop Technician


Peterborough, GB, PE28 2EA

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:                   Workshop Technician
Location:                   Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Compensation:         Up to £35,000 (Dependent on Experience) + Benefits
Role Type:                 Full time / Permanent
Role ID:                     SF57656

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 Workshop Technician at our RAF Wyton site.


The Role
As a Workshop Technican, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. We wish to appoint a skilled Workshop Technician with expertise in metalwork and machine fabrication and this is an ideal opportunity to be part of a team that offers a great place to work within a stable company with a role that can be varied and interesting.

Day-to-day, you’ll operate and maintain lathes and milling machines to produce precision components according to specifications, as well as:

  • Utilize fabrication techniques to assemble, cut, and shape materials to meet project requirements. 
  • Maintain welding equipment and ensure a safe working environment. Perform welding tasks using various techniques (MIG, TIG, or ARC) to fabricate metal components, and inspect welded joints for accuracy and conformance to specifications.
  • Be the appointed Inventory holder for materials and tools.
  • Collaborate with clients to understand their needs and provide regular updates on project progress.
  • The ideal candidate should be proficient in the operation of lathes, milling machines, drills, and various welding techniques (MIG, TIG, and gas welding). This role involves not only the technical aspects of metalworking but also requires effective communication and collaboration with customers throughout the projects. 


This role is full time and based onsite at RAF Wyton.


Essential Experience of the Workshop Technician:

  • Proven experience as a Workshop Technician or similar role in operating lathes and milling machines to producing high-quality work.
  • Ability to work on own initiative independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills.

Qualifications for the Workshop Technician:

  • Level 3 Award in Gas, Mig and Tig Welding with knowledge of the different welding techniques.
  • Full driving licence.
  • Normal colour perception graded as CP2.

Security Clearance

  • The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain SC Clearance.
  • 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: 14/08/2024




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