Marine Engineering Slinger

Posting Date: 15 April 2019

Location: Helensburgh, Argyll & Bute, GB, G84 0EH

Company: Babcock

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Marine Engineering Slinger



About the role


Here at Babcock International we’re looking to recruit a Marine Engineering Slinger to 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.


This is an exciting, challenging opportunity within diverse working conditions with advancement prospects for a solutions driven individual.


What do I need to do the role?


You must be educated to NVQ Level 2 Slinger / Banksman qualified and hold a Nationally Recognised Slinging Card (NPORS/CPCS)


You will have Slinging, Rigging and Fleeting experience within a Fleet Operations environment or from an Engineering/Construction background.


You will also have knowledge of Fleet Engineering activities and equipment e.g. scaffolding, Fork Lift Truck operations, as well as manual handling experience.


Lastly but not least, you will 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.


What else do I need to know?


This role is based at HM Naval Base Clyde, located 6 miles north of Helensburgh in the West of Scotland. We are well placed for commuter links to Glasgow and the wider region, with easy access for car and public transport.


This role includes the requirement to work overtime at short notice and may include support to RN vessels abroad.


About Babcock International


For more than a century, Babcock 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.


We are committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme.  You will benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.


Armed Forces Covenant


We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week’s special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please click here.


Application Guidance


If you are currently employed by Babcock/Cavendish Nuclear please let your line manager know that you’re applying for this vacancy.  You should also let them know if you are attending an interview or assessment for a role.


Please note that you will not be able to access the vacancy details after the closing date so you may wish to keep a copy of this advert and any supporting documents for your records.


We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives 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.


Closing date: 29/04/2019


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