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8 Jan 2021

Full-Time DE&S Electrical Engineering and Maintenance

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

Job Description


£23,230 per annum (plus benefits).


Join an integral part of the UK’s Defence and play your part in the procurement and in-service support of all our armed forces’ equipment, from fighter jets, armoured vehicles, submarines and aircraft carriers, to clothing, food, and ammunition. If you have the pride, passion and commitment to be part of an exciting organisation at the forefront of supporting our country’s armed forces deliver on operations at home and abroad, then apply online now!

Job description

Defence Munitions Receive Store, Maintain & Issue (RSMI) a wide range of munitions that are used by the UK armed forces to train, protect and serve anywhere in the world. Our Defence Munitions staff work closely with DE&S project teams and front-line commands in order to ensure our troops have the right items at the right time. We work as an important part of the wider MoD establishment that supports, procures and supplies our troops, providing them with a range of munitions from bullets, shells, and flares, up to and including Complex Weapons such as high-calibre ammunition and guided or targeted weapons. Our Defence Munitions staff work closely with the DE&S project teams ensuring the frontline commands have the correct munitions to train, protect and serve anywhere in the world.

We are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated, hard-working and organised individual who can work in a pressurised, customer-focused environment to tight timescales while remaining positive and focused on delivery. Given the nature of the role, the ability to readily engage with a wide variety of stakeholders up to and including team leader / manager level is also essential.


As an Engineering Maintenance (Electrical) Logistics Operative, you will work on a range of tasks related to Defence Munitions, including:

* Primarily carrying out routine electrical maintenance and repair of Jetty Portal Cranes and associated equipment throughout the depot.
* Additional tasks may include other technical/maintenance when required.
* You will be required to work on a range of associated documentation and IT Support (MS Office based), all to ensure that our armed forces are correctly supported and supplied in a timely and effective fashion.
* As a multi-skilled individual capable of being flexible, you will also operate a range of manual handling equipment and related vehicles such as overhead cranes and other lifting equipment.

While this role mainly works on our deep-water Jetty other essential tasks will be required such as berthing, loading and unberthing RN, RFA ships on our deep-water Jetty, operating fixed machinery and shoring ISO Containers on a tasking basis where required.

Above all, you will be passionate about safety and process, closely following the guidance and procedures that mean equipment is maintained and operational to a high standard to allow ammunition, explosives and other resources to be handled in a safe, effective and consistent fashion.

It should be noted that:

* Work is often undertaken in unusually difficult or challenging environments such as outside in poor weather or working at heights / within confined spaces. Given this, a safety conscious approach that embraces a responsible way of working is essential.
* Successful candidates will be put through an MHE medical assessment.

What you will be assessed against

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

• Electrical Engineering Apprenticeship.
• Due to the location of the depot facilities, a full UK driving license is essential.

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

• 18th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations.
• Previous experience of operating Mechanical Handling Equipment (MHE), using hand tools / wood working equipment would be an advantage, although for the right individual full training can and will be provided.
• Knowledgeable and experienced in maintenance and repair of electrical systems/equipment (experience of crane maintenance would be beneficial).

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

• Making Evidence Based Decisions
• Customer Service

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

• Working together
• Making effective decisions

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. Some of our sites include an onsite gym, onsite restaurants, cafes and much more.

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 and internal continuous improvement consultancy services.

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 01/02/21 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 the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries
  • 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 24th January 2021 Follow link to apply Please click here to apply    

Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Defence and Electrical Engineering and Maintenance. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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