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Mechanical Fitter (Combat Systems/Marine Engineering/Nuclear Repair) x18


Helensburgh, GB, G84 8HL

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:                     Mechanical Fitter (Combat Systems/Marine Engineering/Nuclear Repair) x18
Location:                     Faslane, Helensburgh, GB, G84 8HL
Compensation:           £33,395 + 33% Shift Disturbance Allowance (SDA)
Role Type:                   Full time / Permanent
Role ID:                        SF 43675

At Babcock, we’re creating a safe and secure world, together and you can play your part. Join our newly forming one Babcock shift team that’s at the forefront of supporting the Royal Navy at HM Naval Base Clyde. You’ll play an integral role ensuring the serviceability of submarines and surface ships through detailed maintenance, repairs and refit periods. 


You will be part of a 3–team working pattern, below is an example of the 21-day rota system which repeats itself. Each working shift is 12 hours. Day shifts at 08:00 - 20:15 hours, night shifts are 20:00 - 08:15 hours.


•    Day 1(Tue), 2 (Wed) & 3(Thu): 20:00 – 0815 
•    Day 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 rest days but can volunteer for overtime, subject to working time directive
•    Day 11 (Fri), 12 (Sat), 13 (Sun) & 14 (Mon): 20:00 – 0815
•    Day 15, 16, 17 & 18 rest days but can volunteer for overtime, subject to working time directive
•    Day 19 (Sat) & 20 (Sun): 08:00 – 20:15
•    Day 21 rest day


Who we are looking for?

 We are looking for qualified Mechanical Fitters with a proven track record who will utilise their skill set to determine the best way to carry out some of the following activities: investigate rectify/repair faults, conduct planned/reactive maintenance, testing activities, carry out valve repair/ maintenance, pipework repair and weld preparation.
What will you be doing?


•    Completion of all planned preventative maintenance and nuclear implicated work to ensure the department meets the objectives of the business.
•    Identification and rectification of all system, manufacture, defects and alterations to ensure the continued availability and performance of HMNB Clyde Submarines, Surface Ships and the Infrastructure Estate.
•    Ensure that work is carried out in line with current legislation and site processes and make suggestions on improving systems and processes to increase productivity in accordance with set objectives and timescales.
•    Work within all H&S legislation, Safe Systems of Work and control of work processes within BM&T Clyde policies.
The experience you’ll bring


•    Previous experience in Mechanical Fitter roles ideally within a Marine Engineering environment, with experience carrying out valve repair/overhaul, fault finding, maintenance, pipework repair and preparation.
•    Recognised Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship qualified to SVQ Level 3 (or NVQ and C&G equivalent) or an HNC or above in Mechanical or Marine Engineering discipline and industry experience.
•    Comfortable working at heights and in confined spaces.
•    Experience in Submarine / Ship tag-out and operating procedures, maintenance technical instructions, nuclear procedures and acceptance standards would be advantageous.
•    Ability to demonstrate attention to detail and a focus on producing high-quality work to meet rigorous acceptance standards.
•    Experience of Maintenance Procedures, Risk Assessments, Method Statements, COSHH assessments and Safe Systems of Work with excellent team working and interpersonal skills Candidates must demonstrate that they meet and uphold our Purpose and Principles. 
•    You must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance level for this role. 


What a role with Babcock offers?


Generous benefits including:

•    Shift pattern supporting a 7-day working week and a shift disturbance allowance above the salary stated
•    Generous holiday entitlement, 227 hours holiday entitlement increasing to 263 after 5 years of service (includes public and privileged holidays).
•    Matched contribution pension scheme with life assurance
•    Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts, and our Share Ownership Scheme
•    Employee Assistance programme
•    Training and development opportunities
•    Autonomy. Feel trusted to deliver
About Babcock
For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability, and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure, and specialist training.
HM Naval Base Clyde is located 6 miles north of Helensburgh in the West of Scotland. We are well placed for commuter links to Glasgow and the wider region, but it is recommended for employees to travel by car due to the location.
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Application Guidance:
All applications should be made online.
We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strive to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.
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