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Mechanical Fitter - Military Fleet and Equipment


Telford, GB, TF2 8JT

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:             Mechanical Fitter - Military Fleet and Equipment
Location:            Telford, Shropshire
Compensation:   £28,924 + Benefits
Role Type:          Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:              SF53918


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 Mechanical Fitter at our MOD Donnington site.


The role
As a Mechanical Fitter, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You'll be involved with the inspection, servicing, repair and overhaul of weapons and armour systems, assemblies and general mechanical equipment (subject to necessary training and proficiency).

Day to day, you'll be working on a range of pistols, rifles and all other guns, as well as the upkeep, general maintenance and repair of Military Fleet and equipment, including Challenger Two and Warrior vehicles:


  • Diagnose, inspect and assess weapon systems, vehicles and associated mechanical / electrical / armour equipment in line with skills & competency.
  • Ensure all job transactions are accurately recorded and carried out in accordance with current ERP processes and that work completed and time taken to complete the job is submitted daily to the department / section Supervisor.
  • Completion of vehicle and equipment documentation and test certificates / reports to current standards.
  • Ensure stores and equipment issued to job are used for their correct purpose and un-used or new faulty material is returned to the section / department Supervisor as soon as it is identified.

This role is full time, based on site at MOD Donnington, working 37 hours per week. 9 day working fortnight with every second Friday off. 

Essential experience of the Mechanical Fitter

  • Experienced gun fitter or armourer desirable, however full training will be provided. 
  • Ideally, from a military / services background (desirable)

Qualifications for the Mechanical Fitter 
•    NVQ Level 3 in a Mechanical discipline or an apprenticeship qualification  

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 8% 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 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 130 years 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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