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Slinger (Fleet Engineering)

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Faslane

Job Title:                     Slinger (Marine Engineering)

Location:                     Faslane, Helensburgh, GB, G84 8HL

Compensation:            £26,685 to £32,422 dependent on experience/qualifications + Benefits

Role Type:                   Full time / Permanent
Role ID:                        SF41291


This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an experienced team and advance your knowledge and broaden your experience working collaboratively alongside the Fleet Engineering teams supporting the completion of all planned preventative maintenance and ensuring the department meets the objectives of the Business.


Who we are looking for?

We are looking for a Slinger who will provide slinging, fleeting and support for the Fleet Engineering teams and undertake the movement of plant and equipment as required, on and off surface ships and submarines and fleeting within combined spaces. You will work on a number of different tasks on a daily basis and you can be involved in basic to complex tasking taking several days or weeks to complete.


What will you be doing?


  • Provide support to engineering teams to enable the completion of all planned preventative maintenance to ensure the department meets the objectives of the Business. 
  • Provide support to engineering teams to enable the identification and rectification of all system, manufacture, defects and alterations to ensure the continued availability and performance to Clyde HM Submarines, Surface Craft and the Estate.
  • Ensure that work is carried out in line with current 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


  • Educated to NVQ Level 2 Slinger / Banksman qualified and hold a Nationally Recognised Slinging Card (NPORS/CPCS).

  • Previous Slinging, Rigging and Fleeting experience within a Fleet Operations environment or from an Engineering/Construction background.

  • Knowledge of Fleet Engineering activities and equipment e.g. scaffolding, Fork Lift Truck operations, as well as manual handling experience.

  • Show initiative and be a team player who is equally at ease working alone along with the ability to interpret work instructions and perform the work on time to quality of standards expected.

  • Experience of Maintenance Procedures, Risk, and COSHH assessments and Safe Systems of Work with excellent team working and interpersonal skills. 

  • You must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance level for this role


What a role with Babcock offers?


  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • 4.5 day working week
  • Overtime opportunities
  • Pension Plan
  • Share Ownership Scheme
  • Access to make a difference for a sustainable environment for future
  • A tailored personal development and training programme.
  • Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to deliver and be your best.


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.


Please follow the link when you apply to find out more about how COVID-19 is impacting Recruitment and On-boarding for applicants.


Closing Date: 25th January 2022



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