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Fuels Group Operator

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Ruislip

Fuels Group Operator
RAF Northolt, Ruislip
About the role

Here at Babcock International we’re looking to recruit a Fuels Group Operator.

We are an established respected aviation support services company with solid credentials and values. We offer a generous remuneration and conditions supported by an excellent team providing the customer with first class contract delivery.


The main purpose of your role is to drive and operate aviation support refuelling/defuelling vehicles carrying out refuelling and defuelling operations across a wide range of Military and Civilian aircraft, which includes rotary aircraft, in accordance with local operating procedures and regulations. In addition, on occasion there may be a requirement to provide refuelling/defueling assistance to Ground Support Equipment.
You will be required to work flexibly, as part of a team, in support of the mission at RAF Northolt ensuring excellent contract service delivery which facilitates the safe and effective operation of refuelling vehicles and F&L activities across the site.
Main Tasks:
• Safe operation of a wide range of refuelling/defuelling vehicles.
• Daily checks on refuelling/defuelling vehicles.
• Fuel management duties, including testing of a range of fuels.
• Safe and compliant management of fuel storage and bunding areas.
• Safe storage management and handling of compressed gasses.

Other duties will include driving an Airfield sweeping vehicle, F&L spill control management limiting as far as possible any environmental damage following spill incident, F&L batch/stock management, Fuel Accounting – Ground and Aviation fuels and daily first line maintenance of refuelling/defuelling vehicles and effective reporting of defects.


What do I need to do the role?

You’ll need to be Fuel Tanker driver qualified (ADR), hold LGV Cat C and have an excellent team working ethos.

Successful candidates must be prepared to work on a 24/7 shift system, on a 37.5 hr/wk basis. You must not be colour blind and be IT literate.


What else do I need to know?
• The successful candidate must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance level for this role.
• Please follow the link to find out more about how COVID-19 is impacting Recruitment and On-boarding for applicants:

• This role is a 4 on 4 off working shift pattern.

About Babcock International
For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.

We’re committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme. You’ll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.

Application Guidance
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If you experience difficulties please check our career website for more information. Recruitment correspondence is normally by email so please check your email account and spam folder regularly.

Strength in Diversity
Advancing an inclusive and diverse Babcock

In Babcock, we are committed to equality of opportunity and we appreciate and value the benefit we get from the different life experiences of all of our colleagues. We will continually strive to improve the diversity within our organisation because we know we’re not representative of the society we work within and we want to change that. Although we have some way to go to achieve our ambitions, we want to continue to attract the best talent, no matter who they are or how they identify. This will ensure our culture is one centred around respect and inclusivity with people at the heart of what we do. Not because we are the same, but because we accept individuals for who they are and value their differences.

Armed Forces Covenant
We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week’s special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please check our career website for more information.

Closing date: 23/05/2021


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