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Mechanical Fitter

Plymouth, Devon
Closing date
15 Apr 2024

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Job Title: Mechanical Fitter
Location: Plymouth, Devon + Relocation Assistance
Compensation: Competitive Salary + Benefits Package
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF52977

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 Mechanical Fitter. We have several exciting opportunities to support the Submarine programmes here at our Devonport site.

The role
As a Mechanical Fitter, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. This is your chance to be part of something bigger, contributing directly to the maintenance and upkeep of the Royal Navy's fleet. This could see you working on Warships, Submarines or within our factories supporting the delivery these complex engineering projects.

This role could see you working on a wide range of fascinating equipment, from fluid pumps and diesel engines to high-pressure air and hydraulic systems. Your day-to-day could involve:

  • Installing and aligning new mechanical equipment, ensuring everything is meticulously positioned and operational
  • Working from engineering drawings and technical specifications - a keen eye for detail is a must!
  • Conducting functional tests and surveys to verify that systems are performing optimally.
  • Troubleshooting any mechanical issues that may arise and ensuring efficient solutions

If you can bring technical skills and a safe working attitude, then we can offer you the opportunity to work on some of the most exciting engineering projects this country has to offer.

We offer a full-time, 36-hour position based at the historic Devonport Royal Dockyard, providing you with the opportunity to work in a truly unique environment. Please speak to the recruitment team about relocation assistance.

We offer travel expenses to the interview (outside of a 35-mile radius of Devonport).

Essential experience of the Mechanical Fitter:

  • Reading and interpreting engineering drawings and work instructions - ensuring a clear understanding of the job at hand.
  • Operating various workshop machinery specific to mechanical fitting - a hands-on approach is essential
  • Experience working in the marine engineering industry, particularly on Royal Navy ships, submarines, Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels, or large commercial ships. We'll also consider relevant experience from other engineering sectors.
  • A proven track record of working within high-performing engineering teams - collaboration is key!
  • Demonstrable experience of removing, installing, and overhauling marine mechanical equipment, with a focus on propulsion systems, auxiliary systems, and power generation equipment.
  • Experience working in a marine engineering environment (desirable)

Qualifications for the Mechanical Fitter:

We're looking for candidates with a good foundation in mechanical engineering. This could include:

  • Completion of a time-served apprenticeship in marine or naval engineering
  • An indentured apprenticeship in a mechanical discipline
  • A Level-3 Modern Apprenticeship in a mechanical discipline
  • A Level-3 Mechanical Engineering qualification

The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC security clearance for this role.

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 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.
If you have any issues with the online application process, please email and one of our advisors will be in contact.

Closing date: 29/03/24



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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