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15 Jan 2021

Temporary DE&S WOME Logistics Processing Operative – FTA 12 Months

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

Job Description


£17,931 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

As a WOME (Weapons, Ordnance, Munitions and Explosives) Logistics Operative you will provide support to receive, store, maintain and issue the range of General Munitions (GM) and Complex Weapons (CW) as mandated by the MoD to equip the Armed Services. The role will normally work under the supervision of a WOME Logistics Lead Operative, although it is not unusual to work remotely from the supervisor/delivery manager in undertaking storage and logistic tasks. You will be required to work on a range of associated documentation and IT Support, 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 mechanical handling equipment. While this role mainly works in our warehouses 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 ammunition and explosives are handled in a safe, effective and consistent fashion.


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.

Key duties, will include:

* Knowledgeable in the through life management of explosive and non-explosive inventory warehousing activities including road and waterfront support.
* Ensure all routine and/or priority receipts and issues are thoroughly checked, paperwork or computer records are correctly completed.
* Handle munitions and explosives in a safe and efficient manner to comply with Safe Systems of Work including authorised procedures, risk assessments, manual handling & COSHH.
* Assist with stuffing, destuffing of ISO Containers.
* Carry out Certified Free From Explosives (CFFE) inspections.
* Able to operate a variety of Mechanical Handling Equipment (cranes and vehicles) and be proficient in the use of hand tools/wood working equipment as required for their duties.
* Carry out all manual/mechanical operations in a safe and recognised manner to comply with local and departmental policy and procedures.
* Assist with all logistics and storage activities to ensure that customers’ requirements are met on time and in full, this may include working on-board HM Ships and other military establishments.
* As directed, assist other team members or carry out additional ad-hoc tasks appropriate to the role.

At times work will be conducted in an unusually difficult environment including working outside in poor weather or working at heights. The working environment can vary and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be worn at all times.

Please note that this position is subject to a full medical, due to the operation of MHE.

What you will be assessed against

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

• Previous warehouse and inventory procedures / management experience

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

• Previous experience in handling explosives / ammunition
• Previous experience in operating Mechanical Handling Equipment

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

• Customer Service
• Distribution and Warehousing

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. 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.

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This post is not eligible for relocation allowances.

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Job Types: Temporary. Job Tags: DE&S, Defence, Fife, and WOME Logistics Processing Operative. Salaries: Less than 20,000.

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