Non Destructive Testing Technician B8T

Job Description

Job Title: Non-Destructive Testing Technician B8T

Location: RAF Valley, UK - Onsite

Compensation: £46,000 + benefits

Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Role ID: SF: 47652

Build A Better World

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 Non-Destructive Testing Technician B8T at RAF Valley

As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers' defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation, and flexibility


The Non-Destructive Testing Technician B8T is based within our Aviation business area.

Our Aviation business helps defend nations, save lives, and protect communities through innovative delivery of critical and vital aviation services to the civil and defence sectors. Everyday lives, livelihoods, safety, and security depend on the operations we fly and enable.

The role

The difference our new Non-Destructive Testing Technician B8T will make

As a Non-Destructive Testing Technician B8T, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. Ensuring that, with the equipment available, the tasking of NDT maintenance activities is completed in a timely and effective manner.

Day to day, you'll be Carrying out NDT techniques on aircraft and aircraft components as tasked by Part M and Hangar Management. - primary task, you'll be maintaining SQEP in the desired NDT techniques via annual and 5 yearly reviews, holding a relevant certificate of competence from the BAES NDT RL3 and maintaining your EN4179 L3 for each of the desired NDT techniques, manage workload, interfacing with the customer professionally and utilising diplomacy to de-conflict incompatible priorities across the organisation.

You'll also ensure that all tasks are carried out in accordance with TAA published approved data and Part145 regulatory approvals, check that all equipment required for tasking is available and reporting all deficiencies, completing approved preventative and corrective maintenance to ensure maximum capability is maintained. Maintain radiation safety records to demonstrate minimal radiation exposure, monitor the handling, distribution, and satisfaction of engineering instructions (MODs, RTI's, UTI's STIs, SIs etc.) and their associated reporting procedures, carry out additional duties as required by the Support Bays Manager. Maintain an effective changeover by debriefs or written log to provide a smooth transition and continuation of trade tasks between each shift (Where/when applicable)

Champion a culture of Near Miss and Error Reporting and take the lead for subsequent investigations, assist with the management of Staff Performance & Development, maintain Environmental, Quality, Security and Health & Safety standards as defined by Babcock Policy and conduct self in line with the Being Babcock set of principles.

At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you'll continually develop your knowledge and expertise.

Essential experience
Significant practical NDT experience
Significant engineering work experience within a Part 145 environment.
Current Training Certificate to EN4179 L2 standard in a minimum of three of the five common methods (Dye penetrant, Magnetic Particle Detection, Eddy current, Ultrasonic and Radiography testing)
Full Driving License
CP2 test
Security clearance to BPSS/CTC level
Knowledge of applicable legislation and Standards
Knowledge of auditing techniques: planning, conducting, and reporting
Knowledge of human factors, human performance, and limitations
Knowledge of occurrence reporting system and understanding of the importance of reporting occurrences, incorrect maintenance data and existing or potential defects
Knowledge of safety risks linked to the working environment
Understanding of professional integrity, behaviour, and attitude towards safety
Understanding of his/her own human performance and limitations
understand personnel authorisations and limitations and understanding critical task.
Obtain or have the ability to obtain SC Clearance

What we offer

Generous benefits including:
Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays
Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave
Matched contribution pension scheme up to 4.5% of salary, with life assurance
Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental, and financial wellbeing
Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts, and our Share Ownership Scheme
Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best

Babcock International

For over 130 years, we 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. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.

Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.

Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. 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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