Equipment Operative

Full-time Permanent Babcock Email Job
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Job Description

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 Equipment Operative at our Bardon site.


The role
As an Equipment Operative, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You’ll have the opportunity to maintain and service fire and rescue equipment.

Day to day, you’ll carry out servicing, cleaning, and maintenance on emergency service equipment; this could be search cameras, working at height equipment and various other pieces of fire and rescue equipment. You’ll also carry out testing high volume hoses, infantry checks, replenishment of stock and completing paperwork / updating asset data management system.


  • Carry out basic day-to-day servicing, cleaning and maintenance duties on equipment as instructed
  • Support your area colleague and area supervisor/manager maintain and achieve set productivity targets
  • Assist in the stowage of vehicles, modules, equipment and consumable stores
  • Accurately complete inventory checks within required time frames
  • Ensure all service documents are accurately completed and submit within the required time frames


This position involves manual work. This could include lifting, bending, using tools or standing for extended periods of time.


This role is full time, 40 hours per week and is based on site at Bardon.


Typical working pattern will be 5 days week one and 4 days a week two.

Week 1: Monday-Thursday 07:00am – 4:30pm. and Friday 07:00 – 3:30pm
Week 2: Monday -Thursday 07:00 – 4:30pm

Essential experience of the Equipment Operative:

  • Attention to detail
  • Good work ethic
  • Labouring or a maintenance background would be beneficial but not essential
  • Forklift Truck Licence would be beneficial, but it would be 10% of the job only


Qualifications for the Equipment Operative 
We value difference and don’t have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience and/or willingness to learn then we would like to hear from you.


Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Standard BPSS security clearance for this role.


Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels – GOV.UK (


What we offer 

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, 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
  • Growth opportunities
  • Potential to develop skills


Babcock International 
For over a century Babcock has 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.


We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header ‘Reasonable adjustments requirement’. 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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