Job Description

Job Title: Fabricator

Location: Rosyth, Scotland

Compensation: £32,937 + paid overtime + great benefits

Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Role ID: SF46599

Build the future

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 Rosyth. You will join the team that is at the forefront of supporting the production of the Type 31/ Inspiration class of warships.

As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers' defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation and flexibility

Marine Engineering & Systems - Type 31

The Fabricator role is based within Marine Engineering & Systems.

Our Marine Engineering & Systems (MES) business unit is expanding rapidly with complex, high-profile defence projects including Type 31 Frigate design & build programme.

The contract, which was awarded in November 2019, signalled another decade of ship-build activity for the historic dockyard at Rosyth. Building on the unique experience and success of the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, Babcock has brought together a highly experienced and integrated project team spanning several regions of the UK, to meet the challenging Type 31 programme. This pathfinder programme, as described by the MOD, is the first of its kind to be delivered under the new National Shipbuilding Strategy.

Re-energising the UKs' maritime capability through modern UK ship design and build practices, the Type 31 programme will also support technology transfer into the UK through the command system and drive British shipbuilding expertise to match the Royal Navy's pedigree as a world leader in naval platforms.

Type 31 will be at the heart of the Royal Navy's surface fleet, deterring aggression and maintaining the security of the UK's interests. They will work alongside the UK's Allies to deliver a warship presence across the globe and enable a forward naval presence.

The role

The difference our new Fabricator will make

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:

  • Sheet plate and steel section fabrication
  • 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

As well as Daily routine maintenance checks, you will be expected to plan, and execute, operations in a safe and controlled manner on behalf of the company in accordance with the HSE at Work act and job specific method statements. You will take ownership of activities and processes within your manufacturing remit and ensure safe working practices are adhered to at all times under "safety first" culture.

Your safety and wellbeing is of paramount importance to us because health and safety is an integral part of our business. We operate in a high-risk environment; therefore, we are looking for people who share our understanding and respect for health and safety for ourselves and each other to ensure that everyone goes home safe every day.

At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you'll continually develop your knowledge and expertise.

Essential experience

You will 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.

Ideally, you 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.

Ideally, you'll hold qualifications in at least one of the following:

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

What we offer

Generous benefits including:

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Flexible work patterns
  • Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing
  • Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme
  • Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best

Babcock International

For over 130 years, we 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. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.

Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.

Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. 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.

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