Caulker Burner

Last updated 7 days ago
Location:Glasgow City


Would you like to play a key role in the construction of the Type 26 Naval ships? We currently require several Caulker Burners to join our team in Govan.

As a Caulker/ Burner, you will be working as part of the Operations function on the Type 26 Naval ship programme which is currently constructing the first of class, HMS Glasgow on site in Govan.As production progresses, we require additional support for skilled trades people to join our team on site in permanent roles.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work as part of a large, friendly team contributing to the construction of cutting-edge Naval ships. These projects offer good longevity and job security.

Your main responsibilities as a Caulker/ Burner will involve:

Utilising Oxygen-Propane Hand operated cutting equipment to cut and prepare mild carbon steel ranging in thicknesses from 3mm to 75mm. Oxy-Propane ‘wash out’ of previously deposited weld material.

Utilising portable Angle and Die Grinders to dress areas to the required industry standards and to prepare weld joints both pre and post welding. Preparation of all steel structures and components prior to inspection by approval authorities

Arc Air Gouging of previously deposited weld material as part of weld joint preparation or post weld defect repairs.

Air and Hydro compartment integrity testing to identify defects in otherwise leak free structures and compartments.

Your skills and qualifications as a Caulker/ Burner:


Heavy industry background such as: oil and gas, wind & turbine or shipbuilding

Demonstrable experience as a: caulker/ burner/ steelwork dresser/fabricator (trade certification essential)

Experience using oxygen propane burning processes

Abrasive wheels certificate

Experience of arc air gouging


Experience of hand operated plasma cutting

Experience and understanding of dry survey standards

What we're looking for in you:

You must possess good communication skills alongside the ability to work well as part of a team. You must also have good practical problem-solving skills.

Location: Govan

Salary: £28,611

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

At BAE Systems, our advanced defence technology protects people and national security, and keeps critical information and infrastructure secure. We search for new ways to provide our customers with a competitive edge across the air, maritime, land and cyber domains. We employ a skilled workforce of 85,800 people in more than 40 countries, and work closely with local partners to support economic development by transferring knowledge, skills and technology.

Our Naval Ships business

We design and manufacture a range of naval ships and state of the art combat systems and equipment, giving customers the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations. From offshore patrol vessels through to the latest City Class Type 26 frigates that we are building for the UK Royal Navy, and the Australian Hunter Class and Canadian Surface Combatant, we are a business that operates on a truly global platform and can offer a wide range of opportunities where you can play your part in these challenging and exciting projects.

Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. Our aim is to recruit the very best talent and we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds, with many different skills, experience and perspectives. We offer the flexibility you need to do what’s important to you, whether that’s job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we’ll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential.

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.