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Industrial Painter ‎


Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:              Industrial Painter
Location:              Plymouth, Devon 
Compensation:    £34,163.00 + Benefits
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent
Role ID:               SF58521


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as an Industrial Painter at our Devonport Royal Dockyard site.


The role
As an Industrial Painter, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You'll be crucial to maintaining our Naval vessels, from warships to nuclear submarines. Working within multi-trade teams, you'll contribute to some of the most exciting engineering projects in the country, with confirmed work scheduled well into the future.


Day-to-day, you'll work alongside a team of dedicated industrial staff to ensure surface preparation standards are met and coating application techniques are properly utilized in vessel maintenance. Your tasks will include descaling, brush and roller painting, painting accommodation areas, fine brush painting, large spray evaluations, and more. In this role, you will also:


  • Prepare bare surfaces and existing coatings using a systematic approach. 
  • Show a strong understanding of quality standards for surface preparation.
  • Understand the requirements in paint manufacturer’s technical and safety data sheets.
  • Apply coatings in a marine environment using brushes, rollers, conventional spray, and airless spray.


The position is full-time, 35 hours per week, with hours from Monday to Thursday, 07:30 to 15:30, and Friday, 07:30 to 12:30. It's located at Devonport Royal Dockyard. Optional overtime and shift work available depending on work section requirements.


Essential experience of the Industrial Painter:

  • Experience of various painting techniques such as Brush, Roller, and Conventional spraying
  • Sound understanding of Health & Safety / COSHH.


Qualifications for the Industrial Painter:

  • NVQ level 3 Industrial / Marine / painting / Decorating or equivalent experience


Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.


Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (


What we offer 

  • Progression opportunities 
  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Potential to develop skills.
  • Opportunity to work on some of the most exciting engineering projects this country has to offer.
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Opportunity to work with innovative technology.
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity


Babcock International 
For over a century Babcock has helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. 


We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header ‘Reasonable adjustments requirement’. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working – please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


Closing date: 18/07/2024



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