Defence Maintenance Engineer


£34K - £37K

Role: Defence Maintenance Engineer

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £34,008 + £3k bonus for maintaining Sponsored Reserve status

The Defence Engineers are integral to the delivery of this MOD contract. As part of this role you will be required to become an active member of the Army Reserve as a Sponsored Reserve. As part of the recruitment process those who have no military experience or have been out of the military for over 6 years will be required to attend Army Reservist basic training. 

As a Defence Maintenance Engineer you will be responsible for;

  • The service and maintenance of materials handling and plant equipment in support of the MOD 
  • Fault finding, break downs, planned preventative maintenance and pre delivery inspection of all equipment 
  • Ensuring customer service is kept to a high level and any queries are addressed 
  • Following all MOD site rules whilst on base
  • Adhering to safety guidelines and all policies set out by customers and the company
  • Complete job activity electronically and ensure all required parts to complete tasks are ordered in a timely fashion to support MOD activity 
  • Ensuring customer relationships are maintained and developed through high standards of service

As a Defence Maintenance Engineer you will demonstrate;

  • Relevant technical qualification and experience of working on plant, MHE, powered access, HGV’s or related equipment experience 
  • Previous military experience is advantageous but not a necessity as full military reservist training is offered
  • Good understanding of hydraulic, mechanical and electrical principals
  • The ability to work independently and under pressure
  • The ability to manage and prioritise workload
  • Understanding customer needs

As a Defence Maintenance Engineer you will command;

  • A base salary of £34,008 (subject to yearly increases) based on a 40 hour working week
  • Overtime is payable at x1.5 Monday – Friday and x2 at weekends when not assigned to the MOD
  • Annual bonus of £3000 (subject to maintaining Sponsored Reserve deployable status)
  • Pay enhancements when deployed on MOD assignments
  • 40% pay enhancement for Sponsored Reserve mobilisation 

Other benefits include;

  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Paycare health scheme
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Company sickness scheme 
  • In-depth product training with long term opportunities for personal growth and development

Forward Assist Recruitment is operating as an employment agency. Forward Assist Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities employer; we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

For further details and / or to apply for this job, please contact us today quoting Ref: JB-150303

07748 707550

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