Mechanical Fitter/Turner

Posting Date: 12 June 2019

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

Company: Babcock

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Mechanical Fitter/Turner

Clyde - Coulport


About the role


Here at Babcock International we’re looking to recruit a Mechanical Fitter/Turner to join the team at Coulport. You will be responsible for performing planned and preventative maintenance, defect identification and repair activities to Surface Support Equipment (SSE), facility support equipment and workshop machinery. As well as carrying out alterations and modifications to SSE and facility support equipment as required.


You will be responsible for understanding plans, drawings or sketches, working out material requirements then building to plan and manufacturing facility production aids, jigs, fixtures and bespoke items as required using workshop machinery such as lathes, grinding, engraving and milling machines and pedestal drills.


Other responsibilities include determining improvements for building and facility equipment, implementing these improvements, supplying sketches to be transferred to drawings for further approval and manufacturing new production aids.


What do I need to do the role?


You will hold an Engineering Turner/Fitter Apprenticeship or HND Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.


You will be an Experienced Turner/Fitter with the ability to work independently and within time constraints.

You will have an aptitude in interpretation of engineering drawings and knowledge of Strategic Weapon Systems and Surface Support Equipment.


You will also have an understanding of the Quality Control system, both assurance and inspection plus experience within COSHH & safe systems of work.


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.


The working hours for this role are 08:00 – 16:45 Monday to Thursday and 08:00 – 12:00 Fridays.

This role may be considered for flexible working.


This position is part of a bigger team and the turning part does not acquaint to full time so you must be happy and flexible to support on more mechanical fitting type duties as and when required.


About Babcock International


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.


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: 25/06/2019


Job Reference: 25476

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