Special Tools and Test Equipment (SPTATE) Specialist

Posting Date: 08 May 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:

  • Responsible for the day to day operation of the inventory and warehousing activities in support of the Extended Docking Work Periods (EDWP) and the Fleet Maintenance Facility (FMF)
  • Maintain the materials list and tool control in support of the Extended Docking Work Period
  • Maintain accurate records of;
    • temporary loans
    • Calibration records
    • Load testing register
    • SPTATE Master files
    • Controlled goods forms



  • Maintain related documentation and Quality Assurance certification as required by the C-23-VIC-)/AM-001(Quality Assurance and Safety in Submarines – VICTORIA Class)
  • Initiate requisition requirements through ERP system with relevant technical requirements to allow procurement team to source through supply chain
  • Liaise with procurement to ensure goods and services are delivered on time; advise the project if goods and services are late and develop mitigation actions
  • Organize and monitor heavy lift evolutions
    • Provide description of proposed lift and required end result
    • Ensure all safety precautions are adhered to by contractors and equipment certifications valid
    • Review to ensure Purchase order contains all relevant terms and conditions with respect to the contractor providing relevant quality and test certificates for the required material handling equipment and lifting apparatus
  • Act on behalf of the SPTATE Manager in their absence
  • Other duties as assigned



As our ideal candidate,


  • You hold a minimum high school diploma or equivalent
  • You hold APICs, Supply Chain certifications(considered an asset)
  • You have experience (3+ years) in a warehouse environment in a similar role;
  • You are proficient in Microsoft Office programs, specifically Outlook, Excel, and Word
  • You have excellent organizational and time management skills; great attention to detail and accuracy
  • You have experience in the following areas:
    • Methods and practices used to receive, store, issue, transport, and distribute material
    • Data entry
    • Warehousing, stock control, and inventory management
    • Control of Documentation
    • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems (such as IFS)
    • Department of National Defence (DND) supply chain processes and Defence Resource Management Information System (DRMIS) (an asset)
    • Operation of MHE, such as pallet jacks, forklifts, etc. (An asset – additional training will be provided)
    • Workplace Hazardous Management Information Systems (WHMIS) (an asset – annual training is provided)
  • You have knowledge of material management for major equipment and systems.
  • You have a technical background(considered an asset)
  • You demonstrate knowledge in material management ERP systems, procedures and control of documentation
  • You must be flexible for work hours; the successful individual may be required to work early mornings, late afternoons, and on-call weekends
  • You are eligible for a Canadian Secret Security and ITAR Clearance and Controlled Goods


Applicants, please apply online through our LinkedIn posting or through our website at http://www.babcockcanada.com/.

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.


We welcome your interest in joining the Babcock family.

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