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Heavy Mobile Vehicle Mechanic/Automotive Mechanic - RAF Lakenheath



27th March 2024

Employer description

Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom, is located 70 miles northeast of London and 25 miles northeast of Cambridge. The Liberty Wing consists of more than 4,000 military members, over 1,500 British and U.S. civilians and includes a geographically-separated unit at nearby RAF Feltwell.

RAF Lakenheath is the largest U.S. Air Force-operated base in England and the only U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) F-35/F-15 fighter wing.

Main description

We are currently seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual to join a premier team of Heavy Mobile
Equipment Mechanics at the 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom.

The successful applicant will be required to troubleshoot, overhaul, repair, modify, and maintain a variety of
types of heavy mobile and automotive vehicles and equipment.

They will perform heavy mobile equipment mechanic work including troubleshooting malfunctions, determining
the type and extent of repair" required, repairing, and maintaining equipment including 25,000 (25K) and 60,000
(60K) pound capacity aircraft platform loading deck cargo loaders, bulldozers, excavators, front loaders. power
shovels, road graders, dump trucks, and mobile cranes. Repairs, overhauls, tears down/rebuilds, modifies, and
maintains a variety of systems and components whilst conducting functional and performance tests on
completed work products using a variety of test procedures and equipment.

If you’re looking for a challenging, gratifying career supporting the US Visiting Forces in the United Kingdom --
this job is for you; apply today!


UK Certification requirements of Level 3 National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) or Level 3 National
Diploma, or equivalent. Certificates must be provided with application to qualify.
https:// www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/

• Must receive training on the handling and disposition of hazardous matter.
• A valid Category B driver’s license is required. A copy must be provided with application.
• Will be required to pass a pre-employment physical to take place at RAF Lakenheath.

Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge of a variety of types of heavy mobile equipment and automotive vehicles sufficient to
    troubleshoot, repair, overhaul, modify, tear down/rebuild, and maintain systems and components.
  • Knowledge of safety practices and procedures and environmental directives pertaining to handling hazardous
  • Skill in troubleshooting and repairing malfunctions in a variety of types of heavy mobile equipment and
    automotive vehicles.
  • Skill in using a variety of hand and power tools, measuring instruments, and items of test equipment.
  • Ability to interpret and apply manufacturers’ repair manuals, technical specifications, schematics, safety
    manuals, and similar guides sufficient to effectively maintain, repair, overhaul, and tear down/rebuild
    equipment components and systems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, provide training to others, and maintain records

Other Important Information

Hours of work: 39 per week - Start & end times may be modified due to mission needs and in accordance with
organization’s flexible working policies.

  • Will be required to handle and safeguard sensitive information in accordance with applicable US and UK
    laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Must obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance.
  • May be assigned other duties that are appropriate to the grade and skill set of the employee.
  • May be required to travel by military and/or civilian aircraft in the performance of official duties or attend
    necessary training. Position may be coded as mission essential.
  • A 6-month probationary period will be required.
  • Overtime may be required.
  • May be required to travel overnight to US or other countries in the performance of official duties or attend
    necessary training


  • 25 days Annual Leave + UK Bank Holidays, Annual Leave year-to-year carryover in
    accordance with program policy
  • Paid Sick Leave; year-to-year carryover in accordance with program policy
  • Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Free on-site parking
  • Specialized Training provided throughout entire period of employment
  • Development opportunities available
  • Time off, cash and honorary awards and recognition available for significant contributions and
    consistent high performance
  • Free access to on-site gym facilities

Who Can Apply

  • Citizens of the UK, Nationals of European Community (EC) Countries, and Commonwealth Citizens, other
    Foreign Nationals, and Stateless persons provided no restrictions have been imposed as a condition of
    continued residency in the UK.
  • Applicants who have a minimum of five years consecutive residency in the UK are considered for this
    position; however, those who do not meet this criterion will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All
    successful applicants will require a security clearance.
  • Please note pre-appointment security clearance requirements may delay start date.
  • Proof of identification in the form of a photo ID will be required, for example a driving license or current
  • This position may have certain restrictions to US citizens due to the Status of Forces
    Agreement. For additional information contact the LNDH team on 01638 544955

How To Apply

Interested candidates must complete an application form obtainable from the Civilian Personnel
Website; https://www.mildenhall.af.mil/Portals/9/documents/civ_pers/AFD-150724-024.pdf?ver=2016-

All applications must submit the following documents via email to 100fss.fsmc6@us.af.mil and received prior to
the closing date to be considered for the position.

Required Documents

  • LNDH Application
  • Curriculum Vitale and/or Resume

Optional Documents

  • Transcripts
  • Certifications
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Right to Work Documentation

Equal Opportunity Employer

There will be no discrimination in employment practices based on gender, age, marital status, disability, race,
nationality, religion or beliefs, sexual orientation, being or not being a member of a trade union.

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 30/04/2024


£14.55-£15.95 per hour


This job is located in Lakenheath, Suffolk

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