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Vehicle Mechanic

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Tewkesbury

Job Title: Vehicle Mechanic

Location: Ashchurch, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 8LZ

Business Unit: Defence Equipment


About the role

Inspection, servicing, repair and overhaul of vehicles, assemblies, electrical and general equipment including diagnostic and inspection duties. Manufacture of miscellaneous items. Carrying out examination tasks to meet production needs subject to necessary training and proficiency. Carry out duties as above to occasional civilian vehicles and mechanical equipment.


What do I need to do the role?

The post holder has Responsibility for:


  • Report near miss and accidents to Supervisor for escalation in a timely manner, in accordance with HSE policy.


  • Carry out work to the required standard and specification as detailed on the job card in accordance with the customer requirements, current regulations, local instructions, processes and other approved technical publications.
  • Diagnose, inspect and assess vehicles and associated mechanical / electrical 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.
  • Maintain the requirements of COSHH, Health & Safety and other statutory regulations. Ensure a good standard of housekeeping, cleanliness and safety in the work area is maintained at all times. Comply with local policy on the correct disposal of hazardous or waste products.
  • Inform the Supervisor of any issues which directly affect the repair process and any additional work to the task which is not detailed on the job card is deemed necessary to complete the task.
  • Consult Supervisor regarding any problems affecting Quality or Health & Safety.
  • Provide support across internal trade boundaries and Mobile Support Teams (MST) on a voluntary basis.
  • Execute other duties commensurate with grade and post on occasional basis as detailed by his / her Line Management chain.


  • Creation of job cards and demanding material where the relevant ERP (Baan) training has been completed.
  • Ensure tools and workshop equipment is maintained in good serviceable order and report any faults to the Supervisor.
  • Ensuring work areas remain safety compliant in accordance with Quality standards and all relevant policies.
  • Ensuring personal compliance with PPE requirements


Technical Experience and Qualifications


  • Educated to Level 3 in Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) / National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) as a minimum (Advanced Apprenticeship, Level 3 VRQ/NVQ)
  • Holds valid and appropriate UK driving licence


  • Holds at a minimum Category 3 F-Gas Qualification
  • Holds 18th Edition Electrics Qualification
  • Holds valid UK driving licence with Categories C, C+E and H
  • Has equipment specific training and experience
  • Competent PC user (MS Office, MS Outlook, SharePoint, ERP system)


Skills Profile:

Skills requirements:

  • Follow up on and take responsibility for unresolved issues or escalations
  • Able to develop effective relationships internally at a variety of levels
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to work on own initiative to assist delivery of site objectives & targets in line with internal policy/process & ISO 9001, ISO14001 & OHSAS18001

Behavioural requirements:

  • Demonstrates understanding of and alignment with Babcock’s guiding principles (Being Babcock)
  • Demonstrates understanding of and alignment with Babcock’s Target Quality Standards
  • Promotes and advocates the ‘Babcock Behaviours and Expectations’ for safe working
  • Demonstrates Babcock’s Respect principles
  • Demonstrates Babcock’s security (physical and electronic) principles

Training and tools requirements:

  • Babcock Picasso account Systems access - ERP System on iPad (where relevant)
  • Role appropriate competency and familiarisation training for assets being worked on


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 we will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.


Closing Date: 26th April 2022

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