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Armourer/Gun Fitter vacancy in Bovington, Dorset (056jc)

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Location: Bovington, Dorset
Salary: £25,468 + Benefits
Vacancy type: Permanent
Sectors: Engineering
Placed by: Ex-Mil Recruitment
Our Client is one of the UK's leading engineering support services organisation employing over 28,000 people across the world, who offer a hugely diverse number of career options are now seeking to recruit an Armourer/Gun Fitter for their operations at Bovington, Dorset.

Your Role will be the 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.
Carry out duties as above to occasional mechanical equipment.

The post holder has Responsibility for:
• Report near miss and accidents to Supervisor for escalation in a timely manner, in accordance with HSE policy.
• Carry out work to the required standard and specification as detailed on the job card in accordance with the customer requirements, current regulations, local instructions, processes and other approved technical publications.
• 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 ERP 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.
• Consult Supervisor regarding any problems affecting Quality or Health & Safety.
• Provide support across internal trade boundaries and Mobile Support Teams (MST) on a voluntary basis.
• Execute other duties commensurate with grade and post on occasional basis as detailed by his / her Line Management chain.
• Creation of job cards and demanding material where the relevant ERP (Baan) training has been completed.
• Ensure tools and workshop equipment is maintained in good serviceable order and report any faults to the Supervisor.
• Ensuring work areas remain safety compliant in accordance with Quality standards and all relevant policies.
• Ensuring personal compliance with PPE requirements

The post holder has Accountability for:
• Carrying out work in an efficient manner
• Carrying out work in accordance with prescribed technical information
• Ensuring appropriate PPE is worn in accordance with policy
• Complying with clocking policy and Flexible Working

The post holder has delegated Authority to:
• Sign for completion of own work in accordance with prescribed technical information
• Stop work if safe environment for work is compromised
• Query or challenge quality of technical information to Supervisor if deemed inappropriate to complete work to a known standard

The post holder will be measured by indicators including:
• Policy Adherence – 100% adherence to all HSE policies
• Near Miss Reporting – 100% adherence to Near Miss reporting process
• Accident Reporting – 100% of accidents are escalated/reported on same day as the incident occurred
• Individual productive hours – Deliver in line with team’s objectives for monthly productive hours (actual time or standard time), not including hours completed on overtime (based on annual utilisation objectives).
• Individual Production Hours Gap (PHG) – Achieve a PHG of less than 5% each week (1.85 hours or less out of a 37 hour week not booked to a productive task or diversion code) throughout FY
• Procedure adherence – 100% adherence to flexible working and clocking procedures
• Escalation of route time inaccuracies – identify and escalate to Supervisor all
• Individual mandatory training – To complete all mandatory training modules in accordance with the Technical Training Competence Matrix to agreed timeline
• Competence – 100% completion of currency and competency training requirements
• Team Quality – Following receipt and closure of investigation, to have zero customer complaints for quality defects found against work carried out by your work centre throughout FY19/20
• Target Quality – Report any quality issues in accordance with Target Quality standards (measured against quality issues identified)

Technical Experience and Qualifications
• 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) (essential)
• Has demonstrable awareness of AESP documentation (desirable)
• Has conducted weapon equipment courses or have significant demonstrable equipment familiarisation (desirable)
• Has conducted training to operate overhead crane (essential if used in position-specific work area) (desirable)
• Holds valid mechanical handling equipment operation qualification (desirable)
• Holds Military Class 1 Armourer Qualification (desirable)
• Holds valid and appropriate UK driving licence (essential)
• Holds valid UK driving licence with Categories C, C+E and H (desirable)
• Has equipment specific training and experience (desirable)
• Competent PC user (MS Office, MS Outlook, SharePoint, ERP system) (desirable)

Skills Profile/ Other requirements
Skills requirements:
• Follow up on and take responsibility for unresolved issues or escalations
• Able to develop effective relationships internally at a variety of levels
• Effective interpersonal and communication skills
• Able to work on own initiative to assist delivery of site objectives & targets in line with internal policy/process & ISO 9001, ISO14001 & OHSAS18001

Behavioural requirements:
• Demonstrates understanding of and alignment with the Company’s guiding principles
• Demonstrates understanding of and alignment with the Company’s Target Quality Standards
• Promotes and advocates the Company’s Behaviours and Expectations’ for safe working
• Demonstrates the Company’s Respect principles
• Demonstrates the Company’s security (physical and electronic) principles

Training and tools requirements:
• Picasso account Systems access - ERP System on iPad (where relevant)
• Role appropriate competency and familiarisation training for assets being worked on

Behavioural and Leadership Competency Profile
• Build great relationships based on trust - be easy to do business with; support each other – work towards a common goal and tell us as it is – give honest feedback and constructive criticism
• Never compromise on Health and Safety: - ensure everyone goes home safe every day; challenge unsafe behaviour and update and improve their practices, constantly
• Build great relationships based on trust: - be easy to do business with; support each other – work towards a common goal and tell us as it is – give honest feedback and constructive criticism
• Never compromise on Health and Safety: - ensure everyone goes home safe every day; challenge unsafe behaviour and update and improve their practices, constantly
• Respect people and value their diversity: - treat everyone with courtesy and thoughtfulness, be fair with people at all times and listen to others’ points of views
• Trust people to deliver: - Give people the authority to do the job; respect colleagues’ expertise and create an environment where everyone can excel
• Thrive on complexity: - be a problem solver; strive to make the complex simple and keep a cool head in a crisis
• Challenge ourselves and each other: - inspires colleagues to do their best, always look for better ways of doing things and embrace opportunities to learn
• Safeguard customers’ reputations: - pull out all the stops, achieve positive outcomes for each other and take ownership and responsibility
• Always strive to deliver – be flexible when it counts; be agile and responsive to changing needs and deliver to the highest standards, whenever and wherever

In return they are offering a good starting salary as well as a benefits package you would come to expect with a large company.
This vacancy has now been filled, click here for our current vacancies.


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