Apply now »



Rosyth, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, GB, KY11 2YD

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:               Fabricator
Location:               Rosyth, Fife
Compensation:     £49,629 (including shift premium) + great benefits
Role Type:            Full time / Permanent / day and night rotating shifts
Role ID:                SF51904

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 Fabricator at our Rosyth site and to join the team that is at the forefront of supporting the production of the Successor Project. 


The Successor Programme will deliver a new generation of submarines to carry the UK’s nuclear deterrent. It is the largest programme in Defence with a budget of £34 billion. The Successor Programme will deliver a new generation of submarines to carry the UK’s nuclear deterrent. It is the largest programme in Defence with a budget of £34 billion. We are responsible for manufacturing 22 tactical missile tube assemblies as part of the common missile compartment (CMC) project for the UK Successor and US Ohio Class replacement submarine programmes. This highly specialised, internationally significant work is part of the second phase of the project at Rosyth and places Babcock as a critical supplier of missile tube assemblies, utilising our core skills and expertise delivering part of a programme to support the future deterrent submarines for both the UK and US Navies.


The role

As a Fabricator, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. If you can bring technical skills and a safe working attitude, then we can provide you with one of the most exciting engineering projects this country has to offer.


Day-to-day, you’ll be expected to undertake general fabrication activities including below:


  • Structural steel fabrication
  • Working with high tolerances
  • Lining out and marking off
  • Interpretation of drawings, and specifications, for fabrication work
  • Grinding, burning and drilling
  • Use of disc cutters, guillotine and band saws
  • Arc air gouging
  • Tack welding
  • Making moulds and Templates
  • Fabrication and fitting ventilation


This role is approximately 39 hours per week over a working time shift pattern,and will include an additional shift premium. We are happy to discuss this in more detail. 


Essential experience of the Fabricator:

  • You’ll have the ability to read engineering drawings and interpret work instructions, be competent in the use of handheld and semi-automatic burning equipment and general workshop machinery and tools specific to fabricating (grinders, disc cutters, guillotines and band saws).
  • The Successor project has a requirement for Fabricators with experience in Plate Development, Rolling, cutting and forming of carbon, Stainless and Nickel alloy heavy fabrications.
  • Ideally, will have worked in the marine industry with experience of Royal Navy ships and submarines, Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels or large commercial ships - although other relevant experience will be considered.
  • Experienced in heavy fabrications for the oil, Gas, Petrochem, Nuclear and/or Defence Industries.


Qualifications of the Fabricator (at least one of the following):

  • Indentured Apprenticeship
  • Level 3 Modern Apprenticeship in a sheet metal, structural steel or fabrication related discipline
  • Level 3 Engineering qualification relevant to the role


Please note that this position is subject to national security vetting. The successful candidate must be a sole UK national who is able to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements for this role  (this will include obtaining SC level of security clearance). 


Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, 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


Babcock International 
For over 130 years Babcock International 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. 
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.


Closing Date: 13/12/2023



Job Segment: Nuclear Engineering, CSR, Engineer, Engineering, Management

Apply now »