Mechanical Fitter

Job Description

Job Title: Mechanical Fitter
Location: Rosyth, Dunfermline
Compensation: £36,231 + Overtime + Night Shift (47% Uplift) + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF54144

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 Pipe Fitter at our Rosyth, Dunfermline site.

The role
As a Mechanical Fitter, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. The Type 31 Project will deliver 5 general purpose, global, adaptable and exportable frigates to the Royal Navy designed to undertake a range of operational tasks from maritime security, humanitarian aid and disaster relief and defence engagement to operation in a high threat environment. The Project is the pathfinder and cornerstone of the National Shipbuilding Strategy and will be delivered in an innovative manner at pace with all 5 ships to be in-service by Dec 2028.

Day-to-day, you'll help with the general Equipment Installation, Basic Milling and Drilling Operations, Equipment and System Testing including Hydraulic/Pneumatic Systems. You will also help with the Interpretation/Transfer of Info from Mechanical Drawings and Specs, Pipework System Install, Dismantle and Reassembly, Mobile Plant Maintenance and Hydraulic Systems Maintenance

  • Installation of mechanical systems & equipment including shock and non-shock mounted items
  • Systems installation covering: Shaft-line, Power Generation, Prime movers, Assorted valves, pumps etc.
  • Removal of mechanical equipment
  • Familiar with production output materials such as compartment layouts and detailed dimensional instructions, routing schematics, P&ID's, etc.
  • This position involves working in confined spaces and heights. Candidates must be able to work comfortably and perform tasks in restricted spaces and heights.

This role is full time, 36 hours per week Monday - Thursday (overtime and nights available) and is based on site at Rosyth.

Essential experience of the Mechanical Fitter

  • Recent and relevant experience working in a similar environment
  • Experience working within environment with energised equipment, aware of isolation & safe systems of work requirements
  • Open mind to change (supporting Composite working environment)
  • Must be willing to develop self through training to support programme requirements
  • Able to read Engineering Drawings


Qualifications for the Mechanical Fitter
ONC or equivalent in Mechanical Engeneering

Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.

Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held.

What we offer

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, 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 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
  • Opportunity to work on some of the most exciting engineering projects this country has to offer
  • Excellent development opportunities and benefits package including an employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing


Babcock International
For over a century Babcock has 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.

We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header 'Reasonable adjustments requirement'. 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.

Closing date: 30/05/2024