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Mechanical Fitter Estates


Faslane, Helensburgh, GB, G84 8HL

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:               Mechanical Fitter
Location:               Helensburgh, Argyll & Bute
Compensation:     £35,558 + Attractive Benefits
Role Type:            Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:                SF53991


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Mechanical Fitter at our Clyde, Faslane site.


The role

As a Mechanical Fitter within our Estates Maintenance team you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. As the Ministry of Defence’s commercial partner at HMNB Clyde, Babcock provides specialist engineering support services, including the management of infrastructure and nuclear facilities.


Day to day, you’ll be responsible for investigating and diagnosing faults, repairing and maintaining mechanical aspects of facilities:


  • Carry out planned and reactive maintenance and fitting on a variety of mechanical systems
  • Defect identification and repair
  • Typical systems worked on will include – Heating and Ventilation, Generators and Compressors as well as pressure systems and other mechanical equipment and plant

Essential experience of the Mechanical Fitter:

  • Proven experience in mechanical fitting or maintenance gained within an Industrial or Commercial environment
  • Ability to read and understand technical and engineering drawings
  • Ability to  work in a safe manner – able to understand statements of work, risk assessments etc
  • Comfortable working at height and in confined spaces on occasion

This is a full-time role, 36 hours per week: Monday to Friday day-shifts, with an early finish on Fridays. Based onsite at HMNB Clyde near Helensburgh. 


Babcock is committed to supporting agile ways of working to enable a better work-life balance. We are currently developing Self-Directed Teams (SDT) within the Infrastructure Maintenance Department, which allows our employees to own and deliver work packages – therefore improving efficiency, encouraging empowerment and supporting development opportunities through various team tasks. Successful delivery of key objectives for the week may result in being given the Friday off work.


Qualifications for the Mechanical Fitter:

Recognised Mechanical Apprenticeship, qualified to SVQ Level 3 or equivalent (NVQ3, City & Guilds, HNC etc)

The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC level security clearance for this role.


Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • DC pension scheme, with life assurance
  • 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 130 years Babcock International have 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. 
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. 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: 05/12/23



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