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Trade Assistant


Auckland, NZ, 0624

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Babcock New Zealand are looking for a Trades Assistant to join the Production team on the Devonport Naval Base.


About The Role


Join our team at Babcock NZ Ltd, where you'll play a vital role in supporting various trade tasks, including safety certification, all within our dynamic fabrication and welding department.


At Babcock, we prioritize safety and continuous improvement, providing you with opportunities to lead improvement initiatives specific to fabrication and welding.


If you're seeking a dynamic work environment that encourages personal growth and fosters a strong safety culture within the fabrication and welding sector, this position is your gateway to a fulfilling career in industrial engineering.


Join us and contribute to our commitment to excellence and safety in the fabrication and welding department.


  • $29 per hour
  • 1.5x after 40hrs, 2x after 43hrs
  • Additional benefits

Key Responsibilities


  • Perform Trade Tasks: Carry out various trade-related tasks for maintenance, repair, and installation, including painting, safety checks, and surface preparation.
  • Safety and Compliance: Ensure safety by certifying compartments, conducting gas tests, and operating equipment safely.
  • Maintenance Support: Assist other maintenance teams during busy periods and collaborate with different departments.
  • Self-Management: Manage your own performance and contribute to team objectives.
  • Continuous Improvement: Actively seek and lead improvement opportunities to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.

Key Required Skills


  • Basic Trade Skills: Apply basic trade knowledge in a practical environment to complete work tasks effectively.
  • Welding Proficiency(highly regarded): Demonstrate proficiency in welding techniques, ensuring quality and safety standards are met in the fabrication and welding department.
  • Decision-Making: Make quick and confident decisions, especially in emergency situations.
  • Technical Competence: Interpret and follow instructions, technical drawings, and plans accurately.
  • Safety Awareness: Demonstrate a strong commitment to health, safety, and environmental standards, actively promoting a safety culture within the organization.

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.


Across Australia and New Zealand, Babcock has grown to a team of over 1,300 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. 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 #53652

Job Segment: Industrial Engineer, Engineer, Engineering

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