Combat Systems - Ordnance Specialist

  • Job Reference: 6974190/001
  • Date Posted: 28 July 2020
  • Recruiter: South West
  • Location: Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Technology
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description


Venn Group

Combat Systems - Ordnance Specialist
Recruitment Agency Reference: 6974190

Clyde - Faslane

£hourly rate (DOE)

**Candidates must satisfy security clearances**

A position has arisen for a Combat Systems - Ordnance Specialist to carry out fault diagnosis, repair, and maintenance of Mechanical Tactical Weapons systems and equipment on all class of vessels based at, or visiting, HMNB Clyde or elsewhere as required.

Your duties will include:

  • Conducting planned maintenance, class modifications, alterations and additions on Tactical Weapons systems and equipment on board RN vessels

  • Diagnosing and rectifying defects (including OPDEFs) on Tactical Weapons systems and equipment as reported by ship's staff, and where possible, the rectification of those defects in situ

  • Ensuring correct Quality Documentation is reviewed and called for at commencement and throughout each activity (AC17, AC28)

  • Providing specialist advice and guidance to the customer on all aspects of Ordnance Tactical Weapons systems and equipment

  • Updating, on a daily basis, the company software and databases to record employee overtime and absences

  • Assisting the Combat Systems Manager in maximising the utilisation, SQEP and the efficiency of the Ordnance section resource

  • Reviewing and updating complex weapon systems maintenance/repair procedures and documentation

  • Participating in extensive technical discussions internally and externally with relevant design authorities/technical authorities with respect to solving challenging technical problems associated with weapons systems and equipment including the determination of risks presented during operations

  • Making decisions as to when it is right to advise Ships’ Staff and other stakeholders on operations and support equipment, in particular, when evolutions require to be halted in the interests of safety

  • Managing Ordnance Specialists and assurance oversight of Combat Systems Mechanical Fitters; supervising and training ordnance specialists and Combat Systems Mechanical Fitters

The successful candidate should have:

  • Weapons systems and equipment

  • Weapon handling and discharge systems

  • Masts and periscopes (desirable not necessary)

  • Magazine floods and sprays

  • T, A and V Class mechanical weapon systems

  • Slinging and Fleeting operations

  • Scaffolding operations


  • Safe Systems of Work

  • Risk Assessments

  • Quality Assurance

  • Health, Safety & Environment

  • Planning processes

  • Business applications