Mechanical Bench Fitter

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Mechanical Bench Fitter

Would you like to work within an interesting role supporting the Operations sector at BAE Systems? We currently have a vacancy for a bench fitter mechanical at our site in Portsmouth.

Based in HM Naval base Portsmouth (PNB), BAE Systems. A bench fitter mechanical will work with in the operations department, working within state of the art Workshop facilities for repair and the manufacture of projects for our Ministry of Defence and other military and commercial customers.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to be part and work alongside a large team. This role is full of varied tasks. There is potential opportunity to move into management planning in the future.

Your main responsibilities as a Mechanical Bench Fitter will involve:

Carrying out a Trade Specific dynamic risk assessment before every task.

Abiding by all risk assessments, BAE polices and processes.

Attending all training courses, TBT and briefings where possible.

Carrying out planned and reactive maintenance, overhaul and repair on a variety of mechanical equipment machinery and systems.

Overhaul, repair and testing of Mechanical equipment, machinery and components.

Such as High and low pressure pumps, ship system valves, actuators and gearboxes.

Ensuring all tools and equipment that are used are suitable, fit for purpose and in date for any inspection required.

Developing and maintain 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.

Have a Business issued mobile phone to unsure full mobile working capability.

Your skills and qualifications:


Recognised apprenticeship or industry / naval equivalent qualifications within the mechanical sector

Must have a good understanding of mechanical work and able to carry out various techniques used in repair industry

A knowledge of mechanical equipment and components is essential


Previous mechanical Bench hand fitting skills such as hand scraping, valve lapping

What we're looking for in you:

You must be flexible to undertake tasks across any trade discipline. You must be prepared to work in a team to provide a high-quality service to meet customer expectations.

Location: Portsmouth
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

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.

Maritime Services

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.

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.