Marine Mechanical Fitter
Posted on May 18, 2019 by Experis - Babcock International
Marine Mechanical Fitter
Potential Earnings: Up to £35,000
About the role
You'll play an integral role in ensuring the serviceability of the Royal Navy fleet through detailed maintenance and refit periods by working within multi-trade teams. You'll remove, install, repair and maintain marine mechanical systems and equipment on board ships and submarines.
You'll remove, overhaul and install a variety of mechanical equipment which could include hydraulics, weapons, water and fuel systems and LP/HP air, among other assets. Working to engineering drawings and technical specifications, you'll also in install and align new equipment and carry out system and equipment functional tests and surveys.
What do I need to do the role?
You'll have the ability to read engineering drawings to interpret work instructions and be competent in the use of general workshop machinery specific to mechanical fitting.
Ideally will have worked in the marine industry with experience of Royal Navy ships and submarines, Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels or large commercial ships although other relevant experience will be considered.
You'll need to hold qualifications in at least one of the following:
- Indentured Apprenticeship
- Level 3 Modern Apprenticeship in a mechanical discipline
- Armed Forces PO/CPO/NCO with mechanical specialisation
- Level 3 Mechanical Engineering qualification
What else to I need to know?
Your safety and wellbeing is of paramount importance to us and health and safety is an integral part of our business. We operate in a high risk environment; therefore we are looking for people who share our understanding and respect for health and safety for ourselves and each other to ensure that everyone goes home safe every day.
We offer a competitive salary, where you have the opportunity to increase your earnings through shift and overtime allowing you to potentially take home around £35,000 annually. Alongside this there is a contributing pension scheme of up to 8% employer contributions.
In addition to a competitive salary and a hugely rewarding career in a great South West location, you'll receive additional benefits which make your new role all the more appealing including:
- 25 days a year annual leave + bank holidays
- 3 days unpaid leave each year
- 13:30 finish on a Friday for industrial employees
About Babcock International and Devonport
For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.
You will be based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, Devon. Working at Devonport puts the best of the South West at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities - It's why Devon and Cornwall are such a desirable place to live and work.
Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy's new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme.
We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.
All applications should be made online. Please use a desktop PC or laptop to create your account and apply for a job. Once you've completed this you'll be able to apply to jobs from mobile devices.
Recruitment correspondence is normally by email so please check your email account and spam folder regularly.
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs
Armed Forces Covenant
We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week's special paid leave to help them meet their commitments.
Closing date: Friday 14th June 2019