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Fabricator Welder


Auckland, NZ, 0624

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Babcock is looking for a Heavy Fabricator to join the Fabrication team based in Devonport, Auckland.


Join our dynamic team in Devonport, Auckland, where you'll have the opportunity to showcase your expertise as a Heavy Fabricator.


As a crucial member of our Fabrication department, you'll play a pivotal role in executing a diverse range of Heavy Fabrication activities, contributing to both ship and shore-based Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul, and Installation projects.


With a supportive work environment, competitive benefits package, and opportunities for career growth, this position offers the perfect platform for you to thrive and excel in your career as a Fabricator.


Role Specifics


  • $42ph – qualifications and experience essential
  • 1.5x paid after 40hrs, 2x after 43hrs
  • Full-time – 40 hrs per week.


Key Responsibilities


  • Fabrication: Construct fabrications from various materials using Heavy Fabrication workshop machinery.
  • Welding: Undertake welding of ferrous & non-ferrous materials in accordance with welding specifications.
  • Pipe System Fabrication: Fabricate new medium and heavy gauge pipe systems utilizing mocking-up techniques.
  • Estimate Development: Assist with estimate development and recommendations for Coatings modifications and proposed maintenance.
  • Collaboration: Work collaboratively with other departments and assist during peak load periods to ensure project success.


About you


As the ideal candidate for this role, you possess a wealth of experience in Heavy Fabrication, with a demonstrated ability to construct fabrications from various materials and undertake welding tasks with precision.


You thrive in a fast-paced environment, making quick and confident decisions, especially in emergencies. Your excellent communication skills enable you to effectively collaborate with team members and maintain strong relationships with clients.


With a proactive mindset and a keen eye for continuous improvement, you're eager to identify and implement process enhancements to optimize efficiency and quality.


Key Required Skills


  • Trade Certificate (Level 4) with relevant Fabrication Qualifications: Demonstrated expertise in Heavy Fabrication and welding techniques.
  • 5+ Years of Experience in Marine OR Industrial Heavy Fabrication: Proven track record of success in executing Fabrication projects.
  • Full NZ Driver’s License (Class 1 Minimum): Ability to commute to and from work locations as required.
  • Excellent Problem-Solving Skills: Capacity to troubleshoot issues and find innovative solutions.
  • Ability to Work as Part of a High-Performing Team: Maintain composure and task focus in high-pressure situations to meet project deadlines.


Your future at Babcock – what we offer you 


  • Our work life integration policy brings together leave entitlements which include annual leave, wellbeing leave, paid parental leave, defence reservist leave plus more;
  • We will provide you with a supportive and engaging environment where you can grow your career, supported by our capability framework plus ongoing access to self-led learning modules through LinkedIn Learning and access to study leave;
  • You’ll have access to beRewarded which will provide you with endless discounts across retail, health, entertainment, travel and much more, plus novated leasing options and corporate shares plan;


Who we are


Babcock International Group, the aerospace and defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly skilled engineering services for over a century.


Across Australia and New Zealand, Babcock has grown to a team of over 1,600 talented people, and we are on a path of continued growth and expansion. We operate across sectors such as defence, commercial marine, aviation, airports, communications, emergency services and engineering consultancy.


Locally in New Zealand, we are actively growing our team to deliver some key projects for the defence and commercial sectors in Aotearoa. Our team of over 120 trades people work on the Devonport Naval Base in partnership with our customer, the Royal New Zealand Navy. As the Navy’s strategic maritime partner, we provide complete maintenance, repair and overhaul services to their entire Navy fleet. We also undertake ship conversions, life extensions, retrofits and major repairs, in both the dry-dock and in the water, for our customers.


Some of the programs our team across Australia and New Zealand are proud to be a part of involve:

  • Providing emergency medical and search & rescue aviation services through our Aviation & Critical Services business;
  • Designing and supporting key systems for submarines and surface ships through our Marine business;
  • Providing fleet wide through life support and asset management services for Navy customers;
  • Managing critical assets for a range of sectors through our Land Business.


So, if you would like to join us and help create a safe and secure world, together, please apply via the ‘Apply Now’ button below.


To learn more about us visit


We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds and experience however, the successful candidate must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand and capable of obtaining a New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Security Clearance.


Please note, should your application progress you may be required to complete pre-employment checks. These checks may include but not limited to, reference checks, MOJ, security check, qualifications and right to work.


Babcock Australasia is a Circle Back Initiative Employer - we commit to respond to every applicant.


Job Req #56939


Job Segment: Engineer, Engineering

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