Heavy Vehicle Mechanic


Job summary

£100,000 or more
Engineering Consultancy
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job Title: Heavy Vehicle Mechanic
Location: Southend-On-Sea.
Package: Highly Competitive Salary + Benefits Package
Role Type: Full time
Role ID: SF15164

QinetiQ is a leading science and engineering company dedicated to providing solutions for defence, security, and critical infrastructure challenges. Our Shoeburyness site is a hub of innovation and expertise, where we support a wide variety of vehicles critical to our mission.

The role:

We are seeking a skilled and experienced Heavy Vehicle Mechanic to join our team at the Shoeburyness site. As a Heavy Vehicle Mechanic, you will play a vital role in maintaining and ensuring the operational readiness of a diverse fleet of vehicles, including tracked vehicles, armoured vehicles, gun carriers, tanks, fire engines, forklifts, tractors, grass cutters, HGVs, and other specialized vehicles.

Day-to-day, you will be:

  • Conducting routine maintenance, inspections, and repairs on a wide range of heavy vehicles.
  • Diagnosing and troubleshooting mechanical and electrical issues.
  • Performing engine and transmission overhauls as needed.
  • Keeping accurate maintenance records and documentation.
  • Collaborating with a team of skilled mechanics to ensure vehicle reliability.
  • Participating in vehicle upgrades and modifications as required.

Essential experience of the Heavy Vehicle Mechanic:

  • You should have varied experience with maintenance on vehicles.

Qualifications for the Senior Systems Engineer:

We value difference and we don't have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience and willingness to learn then we would like to hear from you.

Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance, as a minimum.
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Why Join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there's never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation, courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You'll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you'll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits. You'll receive highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what's happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more.

About QinetiQ

As a company of over six thousand dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.

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