Military/Trials Vehicle Crew

Military/Trials Vehicle Crew

Job Title: Military/Trials Vehicle Crew
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Blackwood, Caerphilly
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 895363_1542886272
Contact Name: Bradley Baxendale
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 22, 2018 11:31

Job Description

Our Client is looking to recruit Military Vehicle Crew. The successful candidate will be a key player within the team, providing hands-on expertise in the area of support to a test and trials programme through vehicle driving, commanding, gunnery, and maintenance. The role will require close liaison and co-operation with the field trials teams. The candidate must be a team player who is prepared to lead from the front and work with a multi-national engineering team and the customer community. The individual will be required to work across geographical and cultural divides to support the delivery of a comprehensive engineering trials capability.

You will be working with a world leader in the integration of cutting-edge defence and security systems, delivering decisive advantage to military, government and civil customers worldwide. Their employee culture is one that thrives on innovation, embraces teamwork and possesses a strong will to succeed.

As part of your role you will be responsible for:

To act as the vehicle driver, commander or gunner in a safe manner during the various vehicle trials in accordance with test specifications and conditions
Assist with the commissioning of vehicle systems and test equipment and liaise with 3rd party contractors as necessary
Liaise with domain engineering specialists with regard to trials incidents and vehicle issues
Contribute to the writing of daily test logs through the provision of feedback from conducting test serials
Produce supporting data to DRACAS incidents and root cause investigations
Conduct platform maintenance, repair and update maintenance records in accordance with the schedule
Provide as required support to trials readiness reviews for individual trials activities
Be able to deal with MoD customer personnel

You will have the following experience
H-classification UK driving licence holder
Proven experience with certification in crewing medium-weight tracked AFVs in the roles of driver, commander, and gunner
Self-starter, able to work on own initiative when necessary
Strong written, verbal and communication skills
Ability to liaise with and present information to multidiscipline and multinational stakeholders
Willing to work unsociable hours when necessary to support trials
Willing to travel extensively within the UK and Europe (Spain)
Familiarity with current British Army tracked and wheeled vehicles.
Familiar with relevant Defence Standards, Military Standards, and EC Directives.
Appreciation of all Defence Lines of Development

Title: Trials Vehicle Crew
Pay Rate: Competitive day rate
Location: Blackwood, South Wales

Key Skills: Defence, Military, Soldering, Driving, Artillery, Tracked Vehicle,

If you are a good match then please apply with a CV to learn more about this truly fantastic opportunity to work for a market leader who has an enviable reputation.

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 this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level

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 resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

This is a 6-month Contract Role initially.

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

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