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Plater Fabricator


Faslane, Helensburgh, GB, G84 8HL

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:              Plater Fabricator 
Location:              Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute
Compensation:    £35,558 + Benefits 
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:               SF56681

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 Plater Fabricator within our Engineering Support section at our Clyde, Faslane site.

The role
As a Plater Fabricator you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You’ll play an integral role ensuring the serviceability of submarines and surface ships through detailed maintenance, repairs and refit periods.

Day to day, you’ll undertake light to heavy fabrication and structural activities, utilising your skill set determining the best way to investigate, rectify and repair faults. You will also understand plans, drawings, procedures and standards when manufacturing, repairing or altering any system.

  • Completion of all Engineering Support work packages to ensure the department meets the objectives of the business and 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.


This position involves working in confined spaces, at height and over water. Candidates must be able and willing to work comfortably and perform tasks safely in restricted conditions.


This role is full-time and based onsite at HMNB Clyde, near Helensburgh.


Essential experience of the Plater Fabricator:

  • Carrying out light and medium fabrication/plater activities
  • Burning, welding and drilling is required ideally gained in an engineering environment.
  • Competent in operating power tools and workshop machinery.
  • Experience of working with maintenance technical instructions and acceptance standards would be an advantage.
  • Excellent attention to detail and a focus on producing high-quality work to meet rigorous acceptance standards.
  • Experience of maintenance procedures, risk, COSHH assessments and Safe Systems of Work 

Qualifications for the Plater Fabricator:

  • Recognised Fabrication/Plater Apprenticeship qualified to SVQ Level 3 (or NVQ and C&G equivalent) or HNC and above in a Fabrication/Plater 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
  • Excellent development opportunities and benefits package including an employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing.

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: 02/05/24


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