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Mechanical and Electrical Technician - Ground Support Equipment


Ruislip, London, GB, HA4 6NG

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:                Mechanical and Electrical Technician – Ground Support Equipment 
Location:                Ruislip, Middlesex
Compensation:      £32,621.94 + £2009.40 flexibility allowance, Benefits 
Role Type:             Full time / Permanent
Role ID:                 SF55312


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as an Mechanical and Electrical Technician at our RAF Northolt site.

The role
As a Mechanical and Electrical Technician, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. Babcock International maintains the airfield support contract for the aviation requirements at RAF Northolt. The timely servicing and rectification of any occurring faults are an important part of the role, working in a team whose job it is to keep both military and civilian assets supplied with the right ground support equipment at the right time. The right candidate for this position will enable the smooth functioning of RAF Northolt, in accordance with RAF and Company safety standards, practices and procedures.

Day to day, you’ll look after the ground support equipment, as well as:


  • Carrying out general tasks in support of the aircraft 
  • Carrying out the servicing and full maintenance of equipment 
  • Refuelling and maintenance activities in support of the aircraft
  • Full management of serviceable equipment and lighting


This role is full time and based on site at RAF Northolt.


Experience of the Mechanical and Electrical Technician

  • Skilled in the use of all tools associated with mechanical maintenance
  • An analytical mind, able to diagnose and rectify faults
  • The ability to follow work and maintenance instructions to a high standard
  • Performance driven individual who demonstrates initiative and adaptability 
  • Good organisational skills; ability to prioritise 
  • Passionate about creating a great People Experience and enabling a diverse and high performing culture


Qualifications for the Mechanical and Electrical Technician

  • Trained Electro / Mechanical Technician to at least City and Guild 381/382/383 qualifications in Heavy Vehicle / Plant Equipment or equivalent,  or timed served
  • Normal colour perception graded as CP2 (needed to work on an airfield) - can be obtained at an opticians
  • Full Manual UK driving licence 


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

Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 4.5% of salary, 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 most 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. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


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