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Fabricator Welder

Country/Region:  Ne
City:  Devonport

About the role

Reporting to the Assistant Production Manager and based on the Devonport Naval Base, this position will execute a range of Heavy Fabrication activities associated with ship and shore based Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul and Installation.


Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Constructing fabrications from materials such as Mild Steel, Aluminium, Stainless Steel and Copper Nickel
  • Roll, bend, cut and shape plates, pipes, beams and other heavy fabrications by using Heavy Fabrication workshop machinery.
  • Undertake welding of ferrous & non-ferrous materials.
  • Fabricate new medium and heavy gauge pipe systems utilising mocking up techniques of existing or old Pipe systems.
  • Develop from new or repair existing Fabricated products.
  • Assist with estimate development / recommendations relating to Coatings modifications, alterations and proposed maintenance.
  • Make recommendations for workshop process and procedure improvements or changes to maintenance routines.


About you

You will have a Trade Certificate (Level 4) and relevant welding qualifications, ideally with 5 + years’ experience in a Marine or Industrial Heavy Fabrication discipline. You come with a variety of heavy fabrication skills, excellent problem-solving abilities and are able to work under pressure. You actively promote Health and Safety and take care to protect yourself and others at all times.


Your future at Babcock – what we offer you

  • We provide an agile work environment where you’re able to work onsite and remotely, and to set you up for this we provide a laptop and working from home kit if required, in addition we offer a compressed week which can provide you even more flexibility.
  • Our work life integration policy brings together leave entitlements which include annual leave, wellbeing leave, paid parental leave.
  • 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.


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


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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.

The health and safety of our people, customers and communities is our number one priority. By requirement of a New Zealand Defence Force directive, it is essential that you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and are required to provide proof of vaccination status.

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