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Nuclear Repair Welder


Faslane, Helensburgh, GB, G84 8HL

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:              Nuclear Repair Welder
Location:              Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute
Compensation:    £35,558 + Benefits
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:               SF55012


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 Nuclear Repair Welder at our Clyde, Faslane site.


The role
As a Nuclear Repair Welder you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You'll be joining a pro-active and engaging team of highly motivated and skilled professionals working on complex and cutting-edge equipment and systems.  This role offers excellent development opportunities as well as access to specialised training to further enhance your skill set.     
Day-to-day, you’ll carry out welding activities (MMA and TIG welding where appropriate) in support of operational tasks and utilise your skills and experience in welding and fabrication to provide key services in the repair and inspection of various systems and equipment on all Royal Navy vessels alongside at HMNB Clyde. 


You must be comfortable working at heights and in confined spaces. This position also involves manual work. This could include lifting, bending, using tools or standing for extended periods of time.


This role is full time. Hours of work will be Monday to Thursday - 8.05am to 4.45pm and Friday 8.05am to 12.05pm based full time, onsite at HMNB Clyde.


Essential experience of the Nuclear Repair Welder 

  • You will be able to demonstrate previous welding experience, including significant experience of pipe welding.
  • Experience of MMA process and proficient at TIG welding on small-bore pipework encompassing Carbon Steels, Stainless Steels and Copper Nickels.
  • Previous experience of working with maintenance technical instructions, welding procedures and acceptance standards.
  • Experience of FCAW and mechanised welding would be advantageous.
  • Ability to demonstrate attention to detail and a focus on producing high-quality work to meet acceptance standards.
  • Experience of maintenance procedures, risk assessments, method statements, COSHH assessments and Safe Systems of Work with excellent team working skills.

Qualifications for the Nuclear Repair Welder

  • You will hold a recognised Fabrication/Welding Apprenticeship to N/SVQ Level 3 or HNC and above in a fabrication/welding discipline with industry 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 

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution 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
  • Opportunity to work with innovative technology.
  • Opportunity to work on some of the most exciting engineering projects this country has to offer.


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: 30/07/2024




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