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Vacancy - Large Calibre Armourer 447jc

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Location: Shoeburyness, Essex
Salary: up to £28k
Vacancy type: Permanent
Sectors: Engineering
Placed by: Ex-Mil Recruitment
My client, who is a major player in the defence sector both in the UK and Overseas are now seeking an Armourer to join their existing team.

You will be reporting to the Ordnance Supervisor and your role will be to repair and maintain medium and large calibre ordnance, ensuring that all weaponry and associated equipment’s are issued for trial and proof activities in a serviceable condition.

Therefore, your key accountabilities will include:
• To prepare and inspect ordnance/weapons and ancillaries prior to issue to meet the range programme.
• To carry out six monthly and annual weapon and mounting inspection and examinations
• Required to maintain and repair all ordnance/weapons and test equipment’s, mountings and ancillaries, many of non-service pattern and design.
• To investigate and report, weapon and mounting defects and ensure that the Ordnance Supervisor is informed.
• Able to work without supervision with others or on his own.
• To ensure all weapon history books and computer records are kept up to date.
• To ensure that the security of weapons and the armoury is maintained at all times.
• Be capable of doing engineering tasks e.g. general fitting.
• Preparation and maintenance of Mk 8 copper crusher gauges including reading and measuring of the Mk 8 coppers and gauges.
• Preparation and maintenance of various static rocket rigs. Pressure and Thrust measurement along with Burnout Trials.
• To clear stoppages when asked upon by Trial Officers.
• To assist on the range, e.g. firing and loading of weapons, when required by Trial Officers.
• To ensure that the requirement of the Health & Safety as laid down in the Company SHB Health & Safety Regulations are observed.
• To become a competent user of the Company Public Store Account - SMIS
• To assist the Team Leader to develop and train staff to meet the requirements of the Personal Development Review system.
• Be available to deploy to other sites if the need arises

To be eligible for this role you will need the following capabilities and knowledge:
• A good knowledge, experience and competency working with large calibre ordnance and their recoil systems and ancillaries.
• A good knowledge, experience and competency in carrying out inspections and examinations of large calibre ordinance.
• A good knowledge, experience and competency of the H&S regulations relating to weapon and engineering practices.
• A good knowledge, experience and competency of the Microsoft Office Suite.
• A good knowledge of the Home Office legislation regarding the Section 5 allocation of weapons and their critical components.

As well as experience and qualifications
• A recognised military large calibre armament apprenticeship
• ONC/BTEC Level 3 or equivalent.
• Computer literacy In the Microsoft Office Suite.
• A full UK driving licence is required.
• Time management skills are essential to work to strict deadlines.

The ideal candidate would probably be an ex Tiffy or similar, who is a qualified armourer and who has solid experience of working on larger calibre guns, i.e. field artillery or naval guns. This would probably suit either ex Royal Navy Weapons Engineer, or Army REME Armourer, who has worked within one of the Artillery or Tank regiments.

With the right individual there is also a clear promotion path, as they will be looking for this individual to move into the Supervisor role within 12-18 months and possibly team leader in a couple of years after that.

In return they are offering an excellent starting package and the ability to live in work in a wonderful part of the country, and for the right individual they may be able to offer some relocation assistance as well.
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