Job Description

Job Title: Technician
Location: Penrith, Cumbria
Compensation: Competitive + Bonus
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF53211

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 Technician at our Skelton site.

The role

As a technician you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. Babcock Mission Systems is growing, and we need you to support us delivering the next generation of Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) Radio Frequency (RF) Communications solutions for a variety of national and international customers.

Day to day, you'll carry out routine maintenance activities on site and provide a first response to technical issues on site equipment as prompted by alarms.

  • Carrying out operational engineering duties on site.
  • Be the first line response to technical issues on site following simple basic procedures and working with Telephone support from Engineers as appropriate.
  • Support the engineering team in all operational and technical matters.
  • To maintain technical and administrative records and provide information as required.
  • Carry out lone working, in accordance with Babcock Health and Safety instructions
  • An adequate knowledge of and compliance with the Health and Safety policy and regulations consistent with their responsibilities, observing safe working practices as advised and instructed
  • Be proactive in the Safety & Health of self and others who may be affected by work activities.

This role is a great development opportunity for those looking to build a career within the telecommunications field. At Babcock, we have multiple routes to progression we are happy to discuss with you at interview stage.

Essential experience of the Technician:

  • Electronic principles knowledge
  • Working with hand and power tools
  • Knowledge of relevant health and safety rules
  • Possess basic knowledge of data communications and networking technologies

This role is based on site at Skelton, full-time position at 37 hours per week. The role works as a 24/7 shift rota (including morning, evening, and night shifts) to carry out round the clock engineering support and helpdesk duties.

Qualifications for the Technician:

  • NVQ in electrical/electronic subject (OR Maths or Physics GCSE grade A-C)
  • Full UK driving licence.

The successful candidate must be a sole UK national who holds, or has the ability to achieve DV security clearance.

Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • 'Be Kind Day' enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity

Where it all fits in:

Mission Systems forms a critical, and growing part of Babcock International Group. Our dynamic and motivated leadership team is committed to an exciting transformation agenda that will help Mission Systems to innovate, modernise and create a more people-focussed business that can support our customers. Working across a range of exciting design, delivery and support projects, Mission Systems employs approximately 1,500 people across the UK and overseas with the largest sites based in Bristol, Plymouth as well as sites at Harrogate, Skelton and Corsham.

This role is within the Communications & Critical Assets area of Mission Systems, which delivers a wide array of complex communications and engineering services to defence and civil customers across the globe. Currently, we have a number of exciting major RF communications programmes within both the UK and for overseas customers including the Commonwealth of Australia and the New Zealand Defence Force.

A number of employee networks support and foster diversity and inclusion within Babcock, connecting people across the business and empowering them to achieve their potential. Our Diversity and Inclusion strategy amplifies their influence.

Babcock International

For over 130 years Babcock International 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.

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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