Real lives

Josh Gregory

Mechanical Fitter
for seven years

Q. What is your favourite part of the job?

A. My favourite part of the job is the variety of jobs I work on day-to-day and the team/
dockyard banter.

Q. What job did you have before working in Babcock?

A. Before working for Babcock I built bikes and serviced them in a cycle store.

Q. What do you love about living in the South West?

A. My favourite part about living in the South West is you’re never far from lovely beaches and the countryside.

Q. What do you do to relax away from work?

A. When I’m not at work I spend a lot of time at the beach, sometimes surfing. I also do a lot of cycling and walking.

Q. What is the most challenging task/project you have worked on at Babcock?

A. The most challenging project I have worked on is a double diesel engine change on a Warship. Working 12 hour shifts to get the job done in time.

Q. Talk me through your typical day

A. In the morning I meet with my boss and get my job/jobs for the day. After getting the tools and equipment required I go on board and find out who from the ship’s company is running with the job. We make sure all the spares are ready to go and get any systems tagged out while waiting for the tag out to be done; I usually have a cup of tea and a snack. Then I crack on with the job until lunch time or the time I have to go home.

Q. What project/platform are you currently working on?

A. I work on fleet time support, so I am on different vessels all the time. One day I could be on a frigate, next a destroyer and sometimes even foreign ships.

Q. Describe your job in 3 words

A. Varied, challenging, fun.
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