Plater Fabricator

Job Description

Job title: Plater Fabricator

Location: Portsmouth Naval Base

Salary: £32,927

What you'll be doing:

  • Interpret and work from drawings and guidance as required
  • Burning & chamfering various gauges and types of plate
  • Tack welding and short run fillet welding (Training/Qualification can be provided)
  • Accurate marking off using measuring tools, being familiar with the use of straight edges, sprit levels, set squares, chalk/string lines, plumb bobs etc
  • Ability to use a Dumpy level and laser plane level
  • Correct use of grinders and associated consumables whilst adhering to the HAVS regulations
  • Experience in use of strong-backs and fairing aids to prevent distortion
  • Bending and forming of various gauges and types of plates

Your skills and experiences:


  • Have completed an appropriate trade apprenticeship, naval equivalent qualifications or NVQ
  • Experienced in fabrication
  • Be competent in using a wide range of hand tools and equipment


  • Relevant industry experience - Marine, Oil & Gas, Heavy Construction, Rolling Stock
  • Ability to work at heights and in confined spaces


You'll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You'll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts - you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Constructive Trade team:

Would you like to work for a world recognised defence organisation?

As part of the Constructive Trade Team, you will refit and maintain all of the serving vessels for the Royal Navy - Such as QEC and Type 45 Destroyers. This team is responsible for the constructive aspects of the maintenance, e.g., new components and structural repairs, of the British Naval Fleet.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you'll be able to make a real difference. You'll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you'll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments."

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.