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Ships Mechanical Fitter

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Ships Mechanical Fitter

Would you like to play a key role in the ever-growing maritime business unit? We currently have a vacancy for a Ships Mechanical Fitter at our site in Portsmouth.

As a Ships Mechanical Fitter, you will be working within workshop facilities or afloat areas for repair and the manufacture of projects for our Ministry of Defence and other military and commercial customers.

This role will provide you with an opportunity to work as part of a large team within our maritime business function as well as providing you with a variety of projects to work within, including a number of different vessels.

Your main responsibilities as a Ships Mechanical Fitter will involve:

Carry out a Trade specific Take 5 plus 5 dynamic risk assessment before every task

Abide by all risk assessments, BAE polices and the law

Ensure all tools and equipment that are used are suitable, fit for purpose and in date for any inspection required

Attend all training courses, TBT and briefings where possible

Carry out planned and reactive maintenance, overhaul and repair on a variety of mechanical equipment machinery and systems

Removal, overhaul, repair, Installation and testing of Mechanical equipment, machinery and systems

Ensure all tools and equipment being used are suitable and in date for any inspection required

Develop and maintain positive relationships with customers, managing their expectations and needs

Complete works as detailed by team leader

Report all accidents, incidents and near misses via the appropriate reporting tool

Have a Business issued mobile phone to unsure full mobile working capability

Your skills and qualifications:


Recognised apprenticeship or industry / naval equivalent qualifications within the mechanical sector

Sound knowledge of mechanical systems and associated equipment

Have a good understanding of safe systems including tag-out (loto), confined spaces, work at height and Royal Navy specific safety operations

Willing to undertake additional training to be able to undertake extraneous duties to support the production team

Candidates must be flexible to undertake tasks across any trade disciplines as required


Flexible approach to delivering work at various sites as required

Shaft line and dock bottom experience, high- and low-pressure pump experience

What we're looking for in you:

Our ideal candidate will be an excellent team player with a good understanding of time constraints. We need a strong and effective communicator who can utilise the technology available to get the most from their role.

Location: Portsmouth

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

Maritime Services

Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of ú600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us. Our people are encouraged to be as creative as they can be and are always looking at ways to develop and challenge the way we do things, identifying and prioritising continuous improvement activities across the business.

From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. (COMPANY NAME) Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy's complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.

With our international programmes and core support to the Ministry of Defence, you could find yourself working on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels, historic ships and more. Our highly skilled teams design, develop, support and maintain a wide range of complex equipment. This includes Spearfish, one of the most powerful and capable wire guided torpedoes on the market. Currently undergoing a major upgrade programme, Spearfish will soon benefit from further sophisticated advances in its homing, warheads, tactical and fuelling systems, as well an upgraded guidance link. Then there's Artisan, the 3D radar that can identify a target the size of a tennis ball, travelling at a speed of more than 2000 miles an hour more than 25 kilometres away!

Join us and the projects you'll be involved in will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. You'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

(COMPANY NAME) is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at (COMPANY NAME), including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

Please be aware that many roles working for (COMPANY NAME) will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation

Source: Company website
Posted on: 16 Nov 2019
Job duration: 0 months
Languages: English
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