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Fabricator Welder


Auckland, NZ, 0624

Onsite or Hybrid: 

Babcock New Zealand are looking to expand our highly skilled team in Devonport by adding some experienced Fabricator Welders.


About the role


Join our team at Babcock NZ Ltd and be part of a dynamic environment where your Heavy Fabrication skills will shine. You will have the opportunity to work on challenging projects involving marine and industrial fabrication.

With a focus on continuous improvement, you can lead and implement positive changes while ensuring that all work is completed on time, within budget, and to the highest quality standards.

If you're looking for a role where you can apply your expertise and make a real impact, this is the opportunity for you.


Hourly rates


  • $40+ per hour (trade cert essential)
  • 1.5x paid after 40hrs
  • 2x paid after 43hrs
  • Additional benefits
  • Full time/40hrs per week

Key Responsibilities


  • Heavy Fabrication: Construct fabrications from materials such as Mild Steel, Aluminium, Stainless Steel, and Copper Nickel with varying thicknesses.
  • Fabrication Machinery: Operate heavy fabrication workshop machinery, including Rolls, Hydraulic Presses, Guillotines, and CNC Profile Cutters for plate, pipe, and beam manipulation.
  • Welding: Undertake welding of ferrous and non-ferrous materials using various welding equipment such as TIG, MIG, and Stick welding, following written welding specifications.
  • Pipe Systems: Fabricate medium and heavy gauge pipe systems using existing or old systems as references.
  • Technical Proficiency: Read and work from engineering drawings or plans to develop new products and assist with maintenance recommendations and estimates.

Key Required Skills


  • Trade Certificate: Hold a Level 4 Trade Certificate in Heavy Fabrication.
  • Welding Qualifications: Possess relevant welding qualifications.
  • Experience: Have a minimum of 5 years' experience in Marine or Industrial Heavy Fabrication.
  • Driver's License: Hold a full NZ Driver's License (Class 1 minimum).
  • Problem Solving: Demonstrate excellent problem-solving skills, along with strong communication and customer relations skills.

The perfect applicant for this role is a highly skilled Heavy Fabricator with a Level 4 Trade Certificate, relevant welding qualifications, and a minimum of 5 years' experience in the field.

They are someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment, excels in problem-solving, and can make decisions confidently, even in emergencies. Excellent communication and customer relation skills are a must. The ideal candidate is a team player who can also work under pressure while maintaining composure and focus on the task at hand.

If you have a proven track record in marine or industrial fabrication and are committed to safety and quality, we encourage you to apply.


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;
  • Your wellbeing is supported through our online wellbeing program Munch, Mind, Move, Money, access to our employee assistance program plus you can access two days annually from your personal leave as wellbeing days;
  • You’ll be able to participate in our weRecognise program which is an opportunity to recognise the outstanding work our people do each and every day in living our principles which are Be kind, Collaborate, Be Curious, Think Outcomes, Be Courageous and Own & Deliver


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.

Locally in New Zealand, our Centre of Engineering partners with the Royal New Zealand Navy to provide complete engineering, maintenance, repair and overhaul services to the entire fleet. As the Navy’s strategic maritime partner, we also undertake ship conversions, life extensions, retrofits and major repairs in dry-dock or in water for our customers. Located on the Devonport Naval Base, this is a great opportunity to work in partnership with our customer and see the results of your hard work first-hand.

To provide you some local context, some of the programs our team 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 #52344

Job Segment: Hydraulics, Engineer, Engineering

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