Vehicle Mechanic

Job Description

Job Title: Vehicle Mechanic

Location: Wattisham, Ipswich, UK - Onsite

Compensation: £28,173.00 + benefits

Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Role ID: SF: 46652

Amplify your impact

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 Vehicle Mechanic at Wattisham, Ipswich

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 Vehicle Mechanic 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 Vehicle Mechanic will make

As a Vehicle Mechanic you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. Day to day, you'll help with the servicing and maintenance of equipment, the work will be both scheduled and unscheduled. You will carry out routine inspections in accordance with Technical Publications within all Health and Safety guidelines.

This includes ensuring that appropriate clothing is worn, and that Personal Protective Clothing (PPE) is used (PPE is provided). You will ensure work areas are always clean and free from hazards and ensure that all Team-work areas are maintained in a clean, tidy and safe condition, following agreed "Safe Systems of Work".

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
City and Guilds Craft Studies 381 or equivalent.
Obtain or have the ability to obtain SC Clearance
Good hand skills.
Good interpersonal skills.
Able to work on own initiatives with defined guidelines.
Good communication skills.
Good organisational skills.

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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