Armourer - Repair & Overhaul

Armourer - Repair & Overhaul

Job Title: Armourer - Repair & Overhaul
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Wareham, Dorset
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 896711_1583753161
Contact Name: Lucy Hoyle
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 09, 2020 11:26

Job Description

Our client, one of the largest defence suppliers in the UK, providing support to all three areas of the British Armed Forces, is seeking an Armourer for their site in Dorset. They are a leading provider of critical, complex engineering services which support national defence, save lives and protect communities.

Your role will include inspection, servicing, repair and overhaul of weapons and armour systems, assemblies and general equipment. Manufacture of miscellaneous items. Carrying out examination tasks to meet production needs subject to necessary training and proficiency.

An ex-military background is essential for this opportunity, as is a Military Class 1 Armourer Qualification.

Your tasks and responsibilities will include:

Diagnose, inspect and assess weapon systems, vehicles and associated mechanical / electrical / armour equipment in line with skills & competency.
Ensure all job transactions are accurately recorded and carried out in accordance with current processes and that work completed and time taken to complete the job is submitted daily to the department / section Supervisor.
Completion of vehicle and equipment documentation and test certificates / reports to current standards.
Ensure stores and equipment issued to job are used for their correct purpose and un-used or new faulty material is returned to the section / department Supervisor as soon as it is identified.
Ensure all weapons systems and component parts are stored and transported securely, in accordance with relevant policies and UK firearms legislation. Report any potential or actual security related incidents or breeches immediately to line management.
Maintain the requirements of COSHH, Health & Safety and other statutory regulations. Ensure a good standard of housekeeping, cleanliness and safety in the work area is maintained at all times. Comply with local policy on the correct disposal of hazardous or waste products.
Inform the Supervisor of any issues which directly affect the repair process and any additional work to the task which is not detailed on the job card is deemed necessary to complete the task.

Qualifications / Experience

Military Class 1 Armourer Qualification
Educated to Level 3 in Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) / National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) in an Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering discipline as a minimum (Advanced Apprenticeship, Level 3 VRQ/NVQ)
Holds valid and appropriate UK driving licence
Holds valid UK driving licence with Categories C, C+E and H (desirable)
Competent PC user

Job Title:Armourer
Salary:Competitive, TBD
Location:Wareham, Dorset
Job Type:Perm
Job ID:895537


Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet these criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.

In the first instance, candidates should send us their CV, clearly stating salary expectations, location preferences and availability. Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to submit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time. Services advertised by Electus Recruitment Solutions are those of an Agency. This is a permanent opportunity.

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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