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Welding Technician

Devon, Plymouth
Closing date
26 Feb 2024

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Job Title: Welding Technician
Location: Plymouth, Devon
Compensation: £38,556.00 + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF55617

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 Welding Technician at our Devonport Royal Dockyard site.

The role
As a Welding Technician, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary where you will support the repair and maintenance activities on the Royal Navy's Warships and Submarines at Devonport Royal Dockyard.

Day to day, you'll support production activities and external customers as well as:

  • Carrying out the development and welding of Welding Procedure Qualification Records (WPQR). This involves working closely with a welding engineer and the setting up and operating of welding equipment.
  • Assisting welding engineers in the research and develop of new welding processes and technologies.
  • Assisting welding engineers in the development and review of preliminary welding procedure specifications (pWPS).
  • Assisting and supporting welding engineers review and update current welding procedure specifications (WPS).
  • Working in conjunction with Babcock's Weld Quality Management System (ISO3834-2) to ensure quality practises are adhered to.

This role is full time - 36 hours and will be based at on site at Devonport Royal Dockyard.

Essential experience of the Welding Technician:

  • An engineering background through either an apprentice training scheme, or college training.
  • An adequate degree of computer literacy; experience in using engineering software would be an advantage.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of submarines / surface ships in both structural applications and pipe systems.
  • An understanding of welding processes and techniques.

Qualifications for the Welding Technician:

  • We value difference and don't have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience and willingness to learn then we would like to hear from you.

Please note that this position is subject to enhanced national security vetting. The successful candidate must be a sole UK national who is able to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements (this may include obtaining SC, NNPPI or Developed Vetting (DV) level of security clearances).

Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Contributory Pension scheme, 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 most 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 are 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: 05/02/2024



Be Part of Something Big.

From supporting national defence to saving lives and protecting communities, Babcock provides critical, complex engineering services in the UK and internationally.

Babcock delivers vital services and manages complex assets on behalf of their customers across three key markets; defence, emergency services and civil nuclear. You could be part of this, leveraging their technology, expertise, infrastructure and assets to ensure delivery for their customers, for whom failure is not an option.

Career Opportunities at Babcock

Working for Babcock will give you the opportunity to develop your career, with fantastic prospects for promotion, along with the ability to learn transferrable skills and earn nationally recognised qualifications.

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