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Rigger Mechanic/Technician ‎

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Preston

Job Title: Rigger Mechanic Technician

Location: Inskip/UK Wide

Compensation: Up to £32,000 with regular O/T paid @ a 1.5 base rate – All Expenses covered when working away from based site.

Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Job ID: 44541


Help us make the world a safer place

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Rigger Mechanic/Technician to join us in our Communication Systems and Critical Assets business area within Mission Systems.

Mission Systems is a business unit within the Marine Sector of Babcock International Group.  Working on a range of exciting projects, Mission Systems works with a number of key clients domestically and internationally. We’re based at a number of sites in the UK and overseas. 


The difference our new Rigger Mechanic/Technician will make

You will construct, install, maintain and inspect antenna and feeder systems, support structures and related rigging equipment to a standard that does not impair the service and is cost effective.


Your duties will include:

  • Applying safety practises correctly and maintain safety equipment to agreed standards.
  • In the absence of the PiC to be responsible for day-to-day operations in the Antenna field.
  • To maintain technical and administrative records and provide information as required.
  • Supervising Babcock staff and Contractors to ensure that their work is carried out to agreed standards.
  • Fabricating and assembly components and structures from patterns and drawings to a high standard.
  • Be prepared to undertake work away from base, in the UK & Overseas sometimes at short notice and for long periods.
  • Be prepared to attend work at short notice out of normal working time
  • Demonstrating flexibility by multi-skilling in other departments when necessary.
  • Having the ability to undertake tasks that maybe new and complicated.
  • Knowledge of and compliance with the Health & Safety policy and regulations consistent with their responsibilities.
  • Ensuring the Health & Safety of self and others who may be affected by work activities


Who we’re looking for


You will be working in a small but highly effective team where the highest of standards will be expected from both a technical and behavioural perspective. You will need to collaborate with Customers, Service Users and Babcock staff to achieve results.




  • Climbing experience and thorough knowledge of rigging practices.
  • Experience of interpreting antenna and support structure drawings.
  • Experience in the use of hand and power tools, abrasive wheels and specialist rigging equipment.
  • Knowledge of safety regulations relating to rigging work and RF hazards.
  • Understanding of LOLER 98.
  • Knowledge of Electrical Systems & PAT testing.
  • Basic Knowledge of Pneumatics & Hydraulics.
  • Experience of the operation and maintenance of winches.


Skills & Attributes      


  • You’ll be a self-motivated individual who wants to make an impact on a daily basis.
  • Real time decision making and problem solving abilities.
  • Willingness to travel within UK & Overseas sometimes at short notice.
  • A good level of computer literacy with proficiency in MS Products.
  • Ability to understand and follow procedures.



  • ONC / NVQ or 'A' Level in a science or technical subject.
  • Qualified MEWP Operator.
  • Advanced climber qualification or equivalent.
  • Qualified Tractor & Forklift driver.
  • Feeder Termination Course attendance.
  • Possession of a current full driving licence.



What else do I need to know?

  • All applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK and be subject to satisfactory security clearance which includes 3 years reference checks. Verification of any qualifications/passport/licences must be shown at interview stage.
  • We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview


Application Guidance

If you are currently employed by Babcock/Cavendish Nuclear please let your line manager know that you’re applying for this vacancy.  You should also let them know if you are attending an interview or assessment for a role.

Please note that you will not be able to access the vacancy details after the closing date so you may wish to keep a copy of this advert and any supporting documents for your records.


We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. 

If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.



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