Ships Mechanical Fitter
Would you like to play a key role in the ever-growing maritime business unit? We currently have a vacancy for a Ships Mechanical Fitter at our site in Portsmouth.
As a Ships Mechanical Fitter, you will be working within a ship repair team for repair and the manufacture of projects for our Ministry of Defence and other military and commercial customers.
This role will provide you with an opportunity to work as part of a large team within our maritime operations business function, as well as providing you with a variety of projects and environments to work within this including a number of different vessels.
There are real opportunities for development within the team or move into management planning.
Your main responsibilities as a Ships Mechanical Fitter will involve:
Carrying out a Trade specific on task dynamic risk assessment before every task
Abiding by all risk assessments, BAE polices and processes
Attending all training courses, Tool box talks and briefings where possible
Carrying out planned and reactive maintenance, overhaul and repair on a variety of mechanical equipment machinery and systems such as High and low pressure pumps, Rolls Royce WR21 Gas turbines, Shaft Line, Rudder and Stabilizer work
Ensuring all tools and equipment that are used are suitable, fit for purpose and in date for any inspection required
Developing and maintaining positive relationships with customers, managing their expectations and needs
Completing works as detailed by team leader
Reporting all accidents, incidents and near misses via the appropriate reporting tool
Essential skills and qualifications
Recognised apprenticeship or industry / naval equivalent qualifications within the mechanical sector
Good knowledge of mechanical systems and associated equipment
Understanding of safe systems including tag-out (LOTO), confined space working, working at height
Willingness to undertake additional training in order to take on additional duties to support the production team
Candidates must be flexible to undertake tasks across any trade disciplines as required
Desirable skills and qualifications
Background in marine/maritime engineering
Flexible approach to delivering work at various sites as required
Shaft line and dock bottom experience
Caterpillar, Wartsilla and MTU diesel experience
What we're looking for in you:
Our ideal candidate will be an excellent team player with a good understanding of time constraints. We need a strong and effective communicator who can utilise the technology available to get the most from their role.
Salary : Competitive
Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.
BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.
Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us. Our people are encouraged to be as creative as they can be and are always looking at ways to develop and challenge the way we do things, identifying and prioritising continuous improvement activities across the business
From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy's complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.
With our international programmes and core support to the Ministry of Defence, you could find yourself working on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels, historic ships and more. Our highly skilled teams design, develop, support and maintain a wide range of complex equipment. This includes Spearfish, one of the most powerful and capable wire guided torpedoes on the market. Currently undergoing a major upgrade programme, Spearfish will soon benefit from further sophisticated advances in its homing, warheads, tactical and fuelling systems, as well an upgraded guidance link. Then there's Artisan, the 3D radar that can identify a target the size of a tennis ball, travelling at a speed of more than 2000 miles an hour more than 25 kilometres away!
Join us and the projects you'll be involved in will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. You'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.
We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.
We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.
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/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.
Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.