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Nuclear Repair Coppersmith / Mechanical Plumber


Helensburgh, GB, G84 8HL

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:         Nuclear Repair Coppersmith / Mechanical Plumber
Location:         Faslane, Helensburgh, UK - Onsite
Compensation:     £33,395+ benefits
Role Type:         Full time / Permanent
Role ID:         SF 43682


Build a better world

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 Coppersmith / Mechanical Plumber at Clyde.
As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers’ defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation and flexibility



The Nuclear Repair Coppersmith / Mechanical Plumber is based within our Clyde business area.


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. We also deliver operational maintenance, upgrades and repairs to support Royal Navy vessels, including the Vanguard and Astute-Class nuclear submarines.  


The role


The difference our new Nuclear Repair Coppersmith / Mechanical Plumber will make
As a Nuclear Repair Coppersmith / Mechanical Plumber, 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 carry out all planned preventative maintenance (PPM) and nuclear implicated work, identify/rectify all defects and alterations and 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.

At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you’ll continually develop your knowledge and expertise. 


We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This role is based Onsite at Clyde - Faslane, Helensburgh.

Essential experience

•    Experience in Pipe Bending, Brazing, mechanical APT, Pipe Material Awareness, and pipework Jointing Method/Procedures.
•    You will hold a recognised Coppersmith Apprenticeship to N/SVQ Level 3 or HNC and above Coppersmith discipline and industry experience.
•    You will have great communication skills, as you will be engaging with people of varied levels from both Navy and Civilian personnel.
•    You will be able to withstand harsh environments, comfortable working at heights and in confined spaces and be capable of thinking on your feet in order to problem solve and work within a team.
•    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 we offer


Generous benefits including:
•    Generous holiday allowance plus bank holidays
•    Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave 
•    Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
•    Working from home and flexible work patterns 
•    Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing 
•    Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme
•    Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best


Babcock International 
For over 130 years, we 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. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.


Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.
Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. 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.




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