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22 Feb 2021

Full-Time DE&S Engineering Fitter – Complex Weapons

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

Job Description


£23,230 per annum (plus benefits).

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The role of the Engineering Fitter is technical and the incumbent will be part of a team of technical staff focused on maintenance and repair, storage and/or modification and delivery of complex weapons and associated equipment, which may range from mechanical working, technical planning, Special To Type Equipment (STTE) and configuration management.

Job description

Are you excited about an interesting role working with Complex Weapons?

Do you have a recognised indentured apprenticeship with a minimum NVQ/SVQ Level 3 or equivalent within the specialisation.

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

Defence Muntions (DM) is part of the Weapons Operating Centre (WOC) which forms part of the Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) organisation within the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD). Defence Munitions Beith provides a range of Complex Weapon processing, storage and engineering support functions.

As a Mechanical Fitter the post holder will be part of a team within 1 of 2 distinct roles.

The first role is primarily responsible for delivery of production and engineering outputs for various MoD customers. You will work within a team of experienced craftsmen, performing a range of clearly defined and challenging processing operations which can include assembly and disassembly, preparation and testing of complex weapons as well as their associated support equipment.

The second role will primarily be responsible for tasks within Technical Planning. This role requires the post holder to engage with a range of stakeholders to produce documentation in support of the Monthly Plans for depot production areas, and the control, data capture and maintenance of processing history records. You will also provide support, advice, guidance and suggestions relating to their specific tasking and also provide technical support to production areas.


The roles available also involve a range of production and engineering operations to deliver wider set plans that follow controlled processing documentation; ensuring production output targets and goals are achieved to the requisite high quality and safety standards.

You will also have the opportunity to provide advice on a range of technical solutions; ranging from the mundane to the highly complex in line with a ‘continuous improvement’ mindset and our organisational goals. This will be in line with the relevant statutory and mandatory MoD safety standards in order to manage the risk generated by operations in a ALARP fashion (As Low As Reasonably Practicable). Safety is important to us, and should also be to you.

As part of a multi-disciplinary team that works on a range of equipment; excellent communication skills are essential to achieve the diverse range of goals and outputs in a coherent, timely and effective fashion. In order to carry out this role, you will therefore be able to demonstrate a solid understanding of engineering practices and methodologies at interview.

A medical examination will also be required post interview if successful in the role.

What you will be assessed against

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

• Recognised Apprenticeship in relevant Engineering discipline and Level 3 NVQ/SVQ OR equivalent within the specialisation.

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

• Experience in a Production background.
• Have a passion for safety legislation and safe working in order to buy-into and work within relevant Safety Management Systems.
• A degree of IT literacy and experience will be required.
• Having a broad understanding of risk and working within a lean improvement environment will be an advantage.

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

• Enhancing service support systems
• Making evidence-based decisions

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

• Working together
• Delivering at pace

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 click here to apply

Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: DE&S Engineering Fitter - Complex Weapons. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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