Vehicle Crew

  • Location

    Blackwood

  • Sector:

    Land

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Excellent rates

  • Contact:

    Jeanette Davies

  • Email:

    jeanette.davies@mneglobal.com

  • Phone:

    +44 (0)1384 220047

  • Job ref:

    JD - VC

  • Duration:

    Long term

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To operate as a Specialist Vehicle tracked driver, commander or gunner during the various SV prototype vehicle trials.

  • To maintain the vehicle and its fitted systems in accordance with the associated publications

  • Assist in level 2 maintenance and repair activities 

  • Assist in commissioning vehicle systems and test equipment and liaise with 3rd party contractors as necessary

  • Liaise with domain engineering specialists with regard to trials incidents and vehicle issues

  • Contribute to the writing of daily test logs through provision of feedback from conducting test serials

  • Produce supporting data to DRACAS incidents and root cause investigations

  • Conduct platform maintenance, repair and update maintenance records in accordance with schedule

  • Provide as required support to trials readiness reviews for individual trials activities

  • Be able to deal with MoD customer personnel

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

ESSENTIAL

  • UK category H tracked driving license holder

  • Proven experience in crewing medium weight tracked AFV in the roles of Driver & Maintainer and Vehicle Commander and Gunner in accordance with AFV Standing Orders

  • Proven experience in operating small and medium weapons on AFV

  • Self-starter, able to work on own initiative when necessary

  • Strong written, verbal and communication skills

  • Ability to liaise with and present information to multidiscipline and multinational stakeholders

  • Willing to work unsociable hours when necessary to support trials 

  • Willing to travel extensively within the UK and Europe

DESIRABLE:

  • AFV Driving and Maintenance Instructor

  • Medium and small arms weapon Instructor and safety supervisor

  • BCIP user

  • Knowledge of DRACAS and incident reporting systems

  • Familiar with relevant Defence Standards, Military Standards and EC Directives.

  • Appreciation of Defence Lines of Development