Marine Electrical Fitter
Location: Devonport, Plymouth
Potential Earnings: Up to £35,000
About the role
Here at Devonport Royal Dockyard we're looking for Marine Electrical Fitter to join the team that is at the forefront of supporting the Royal Navy fleet. You'll play an integral role in ensuring the serviceability of warships and systems through detailed maintenance and refit periods by working within multi-trade teams.
You'll overhaul and install a variety of electrical equipment that could include distribution, command and control systems, such as weapons, navigation and communications. You'll also work to electrical/engineering drawing and technical specifications as you install and connect a variety of cabling, plus carry out system and equipment functional tests.
If you can bring technical skills and a safe working attitude, then not only can we provide you with some of the most exciting engineering projects this country has to offer but also excellent development opportunities and benefits package - which will include a relocation package for those outside of the region.
What do I need to do the role?
You'll have the ability to read electrical and engineering drawings to interpret work instructions and be competent in the use of general workshop machinery specific to electrical fitting.
Ideally will have worked in the marine industry with experience of Royal Navy ships and submarines, Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels or large commercial ships. Other relevant experience will be considered.
You'll need to hold qualifications in at least one of the following:
- Indentured Apprenticeship
- Level 3 Modern Apprenticeship in an electrical discipline
- Armed Forces PO/CPO/NCO with electrical specialisation
- Level 3 Electrical Engineering qualification
What else to I need to know?
Your safety and wellbeing is of paramount importance to us. 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.
We offer a competitive salary, where you have the opportunity to increase your earnings through shift and overtime allowing you to potentially take home around £35,000 annually. Alongside this there is a contributing pension scheme of up to 8% employer contributions. In addition to a competitive salary and a hugely rewarding career in a great South West location, you'll receive additional benefits which make your new role all the more appealing including:
- 25 days a year annual leave + bank holidays
- 3 days unpaid leave each year
- 13:30 finish on a Friday for industrial employees
About Babcock International and Devonport
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.
Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy's new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to ensure that our recruitment processes are regularly reviewed and adapted, as required, to ensure we're compliant with the latest government advice.
Babcock are continuing with essential recruitment activity but implementing relevant recommendations to ensure that this is done in a responsible way with consideration of the unprecedented circumstances we are facing.
It is unlikely that shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend a face-to-face interview in the first instance. Interviews will be held by phone, WhatsApp video, Skype or you may be asked to complete an online interview. You will have advance notice should we wish to arrange an interview with you and more information will be provided regarding the format by the recruitment team.
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