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Rosyth, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, GB, KY11 2YD

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:                 Welder
Location:                 Rosyth, Dunfermline
Compensation:       £49,629 (including shift premium) + great benefits
Role Type:              Full Time/ Permanent
Role ID:                  SF54888


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 Welder at our Rosyth site and to join the team that is supporting the Successor submarine project.


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 Welder, 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 will safely perform welding and welding related tasks in a production environment supporting the Successor Project.


Key Tasks and Activities:

  • Follow standard operating procedures in the safe set up and operation of welding plant
  • Carry out welding tasks in accordance with the essential variables 
  • Visual inspection of completed welds to contract acceptance standards and project requirements
  • Maintain welding plant functionality
  • Carry out daily machine checks, ensuring that any fault is reported immediately
  • Continually improve processes where required
  • Safely set up and remove any pre-heating equipment
  • Use of digital and thermal temperature recording devices
  • Control of welding consumables tiles in production environments


The role covers but not limited to:

  • SMAW process
  • GMAW-P process
  • GTAW process
  • SAW process
  • Arc Air Gouging
  • Grinding/Burning
  • Basic Visual Inspection
  • Control of welding consumables


This role full-time and is based onsite at Rosyth. You will follow the working time shift pattern, including days and nights, and this will include an additional shift premium. We are happy to discuss this in more detail. 

Essential experience of the Welder:

  • Indentured Welder
  • An understanding of weld defects and causes
  • Perform set up procedures for all welding equipment and accessories to be used on projects
  • Experience with pulsed MIG is ideal or MIG and TIG.

Qualifications of the Welder:

  • WPS Adherence
  • Indentured Welder


Please note that this position is subject to national security vetting. The successful candidate will be a Sole UK National, who holds, or is able to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements  (this will include obtaining SC security clearance and satisfying ITAR and PSA).

Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive ten 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 a century 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. 


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