Please login/register to apply for this job.
22 Feb 2021

Full-Time DE&S Complex Weapons and General Engineering (Fitter / Inspector Manager)

Defence Equipment and Support – Posted by Defence Equipment and Support Beith, Scotland, United Kingdom

Job Description


£25,500 per annum (plus benefits).

Number of posts



The role of the Engineering Support Manager is to lead a small team undertaking planned and reactive maintenance, functional testing, diagnostics, repair and modifications to a wide range of in service weapons including Naval Guns on Maritime Platforms.

It is the Defence Munitions mission to sustain the fighting power of the UK Armed forces world wide by providing a storage, processing and distribution service that meets the highest levels of professional excellence.

Job description

Are you looking for a challenging and interesting opportunity?

If so, DE&S has the perfect opportunity for you!

Defence Munitions receive store, maintain & issue a wide range of munitions that used by the UK armed forces to train, protect and serve anywhere in the world. Defence Munitions is part of the Weapons Operating Centre, which forms part of the Defence Equipment & Support Organisation within the UK Ministry of Defence. Defence Munitions Beith provides a range of Complex Weapon processing, storage and engineering.

In this role you will be required to be knowledgeable in the through life management of Complex Weapon systems and have a technical skill base in a relevant electrical and/or mechanical discipline.

As you will be interacting with a wide range of internal and external customers and stakeholders, both military and civilian, and including contractors, your strong communication, influencing and leadership skills combined with a calm, collected and collaborative, yet robust, manner are essential to success in this post.


There are two specialisms that your skills and attributes may be suited to; these are:

Complex Weapons Processing Manager: Mechanical Production Manager

• Responsible for a team that undertakes; planned maintenance, functional testing, diagnostics, repair, modification of complex weapons which may include mechanical or electrical specialisations.
• Scheduling a range of processing activities to an agreed plan.
• Attend off site trials and support overseas operations where you will provide line management and leadership to multi-disciplined teams.
• You will ensure that the risk generated by activity in your area is as low as reasonably practicable and that a strong, positive Safety and Explosives Safety culture operates in the section.

Electrical Production Manager – Test Equipment Maintainer

• Responsible for the maintenance and calibration of the Spearfish Electrical special to type test equipment. SE1 is also responsible for the diagnostic and fault-finding activities associated with test equipment and weapon hardware.
• SE1 is responsible for representing DM Beith at the Replacement Automatic Test Equipment (RATE) meetings, providing advice on technical and health and safety issues.
• When required SE1 will cover staff absence and will be responsible for the delivery of production objectives for the Spearfish Weapon. SE1 is to work with colleagues and their respective teams to achieve common DM objectives.
• SE1 is to ensure that all activities undertaken comply with legislation, MOD regulations, specified quality standards and appropriate processes and procedures.

Management of staff is likely to constitute a significant part in both roles.

You will ensure that your work areas meet all statutory and mandatory MOD requirements in respect of Explosives Safety, Occupational Safety, Health and Environment; Quality, Fire and facilities management.

You will be expected to promote and actively encourage continuous improvement, lean processing initiatives across your area and a flexible approach towards operating within a multi-disciplined team. Good communication skills are paramount to achieve the diverse range of outputs.

What you will be assessed against

To be found successful you must demonstrate the following essential criteria:

• Mechanical OR Electrical Engineering Apprenticeship at Level 3 in a suitable subject (or equivalent).

It would benefit your application should be able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:

• Working with controlled documentation.
• Ordinance Munitions and Explosives (OME) or preferably working on a Complex Weapon System.
• Implementation of SSOW including the management of Risk and COSHH assessments.
• Working within a Lean Improvement environment.

If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following technical competencies:

• Making evidence-based decisions
• Stakeholder Management

If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following behaviours:

• Making effective decisions
• Communicating and influencing

What’s in it for you?

You will receive a generous benefits package including market leading employer pension contributions of around 21% of your salary (not including any personal contribution), annual bonuses, a flexible working pattern to fit you where possible, 25 days holiday +1 additional day every year you work up to 30 days with opportunity for movement and promotion.

Find out more about what we offer by clicking here

Applicants should be aware that any move across the Civil Service may have implications on an employee’s ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.

About your team

The Integrated Logistics (iLog) Function is the integrating Function for Support within DE&S, responsible for the development, management and delivery of in-service support for our front-line command customers. The iLog Function consists of around 2,900 personnel, both civil servants and military, and with a wide range of disciplines ranging from operations management and supply chain management, technical through-life support and logistics delivery, to modelling and analysis.

Please click the link below to apply by creating an account and upload your details.


Please find ‘The Little Book of Big Benefits’ here

This post is not eligible for relocation allowances.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

Simply click on the apply button to create an account and upload your CV which clearly demonstrates the following areas (which you will be assessed against):

• Key Achievements
• Relevant Experience
• Applied Knowledge and Skills

For additional guidance on writing a CV for DE&S, please click here

Firstly we’ll check that you meet the essential criteria that are listed for the role. If you do, we’ll then carry out a more detailed review of your CV to see if your qualifications and experience are a good match for the role(s).

If you’re successful, we’ll invite you to an interview W/C 15/03/2021 so you can meet us, discuss your Key Achievements, Relevant Experience and Applied knowledge & Skills. In addition to the above, you’ll also be assessed against a technical competence and the listed behaviours, aligned to our DE&S Behaviours which can be found attached at the bottom of the page.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UKs
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

Further information on nationality requirements

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

How to Apply

Apply before 11:55 pm on Sunday 7th March 2021 Please click here to apply 

Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Complex Weapons and General Engineering (Fitter / Inspector Manager), DE&S, and Defence. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

Job expires in 6 days.

61 total views, 1 today

Apply for this Job