Senior Mechanical Technologist - Lock Out Tag Out

Posting Date: 29 June 2020

Location: Victoria, CA, V8Z 0B9

Company: Babcock

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Underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, asset management, and specialist training, Babcock International works with customers around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the key market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear.


In Canada, Babcock is best known for our work in the Marine sector; providing critical and complex support to Canada’s submarine fleet. We are now expanding our Canadian business into the Aviation sector by providing Aerial Emergency Services to the Province of Manitoba.


Our business relies on our people delivering their best day in and day out. As individuals, we all make a difference to our colleagues, our customers and others who we interact with on a daily basis.  Collectively at Babcock, our employees exude the ‘Being Babcock’ principles that help make us great at what we do:


  • Always strive to deliver
  • Build great relationships based on trust
  • Safeguard customers’ reputations
  • Never compromise on health and safety
  • Challenge ourselves and each other
  • Respect people and value their diversity
  • Thrive on complexity
  • Trust our people to deliver


In this role, you will:


  • Be responsible for the Occupational Health and Safety of those temporarily assigned to be under your supervision
  • Supervise the Safe Release of Work for Victoria Class Submarine systems and equipment during the production phase of Submarine Extended Docking and Operational Work Periods
  • Coordinate activities of System Controllers and Work Package Specialists to ensure all work requests are analysed for Lock-Out Requirements, application of the isolation, update of records followed by the release of work to production to meet the Project Schedule
  • Monitor the use of Safety Procedures to ensure the regulatory requirements for WorkSafe BC are satisfied for group Lockout and other safety requirements
  • Record the state of lockout on submarine systems using Babcock IT applications, updating them as work is progressed and completed
  • Be responsive to Commissioning Managers for dynamic program delivery requirements in a shipyard waterfront environment
  • Identify risks and opportunities during the course of testing and maintenance
    As our ideal candidate you have:
  • Strong technical skills including post-secondary education or apprenticeship in an engineering discipline or equivalent experience
  • Eligible for recognition as AScT or CTech designation, as applicable, in British Columbia
  • Strong communication skills; written, verbal and interpersonal in order to maintain close liaisons with Customer, Project Management and Production staff
  • Strong Knowledge of the regulatory requirements for Individual and Group Lockout, and general knowledge of worker safety regulations included in WorkSafe BC.
  •  Strong computer skills including the MS Office suite


Assets for this position include:


  • Familiarity with inspections, certification and testing in a marine environment
  • Marine, offshore oil and gas drilling or naval vessel experience
  • Experience with Commissioning of Newly constructed vessels or retro-commissioning in the marine environment
  • Submarine operational experience


Applicants, please apply online through our LinkedIn posting or through our website at

Given our commitment to employee development across the board, employees enjoy a long and satisfying career at Babcock in an environment that values their contributions, rewards them properly, and is committed to their safety and wellbeing. Employee benefits may include but are not limited to:


  • Relocation assistance for individuals and families
  • Pregnancy and Parental Leave top-up available
  • Company sponsored continuing education
  • Employee recognition and bonus programs
  • Reimbursement of annual professional membership dues
  • Health and Wellness Program
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits
  • Employer matching of employee retirement contributions
  • Paid vacation that increases with years of service


Babcock is committed to promoting employee equity and building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. If you require accommodation during any stage of our recruitment process, please let us know how we can assist you.

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