Hull Technician

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Hull Technician

Would you like to take the Technical lead in carrying out lining duties for Dock preparations, Docking and undocking of vessels? We currently have a vacancy for a Hull Technician at our site in Portsmouth Naval Base.

As a Hull Technician, you will be providing technical support to the Dock Master prior to and during the Docking operation, undertaking Structural Surveys, report writing and technical drawings tasks (CAD).

This role will provide you with an opportunity for a varied role, utilising a broad range of skills supporting Royal Navy Warships.

Your main responsibilities as a Hull Technician will involve:

Taking the technical lead in the Operation of tirfors and fitting of shores

Working accurately to ship docking plans

Leading dock preparations

Taking the lead in Support of the set up and carrying out Incline Experiment’s

Taking the technical lead in undertaking basic slinging tasks

Assisting with line handling duties for the movement of vessels / caissons

Taking the Technical lead with the carrying out structural repairs to pontoons and brows

Your skills and qualifications as a Hull Technician:


Served and successfully completed a recognised Shipwright/Plater Fabrication welding apprenticeship

Understanding and ability to work from technical information/drawings

Experience in metalwork, welding and woodwork and use of hand tools


Confined space trained/skilled climber

PASMA (Erection of Aluminium Access Towers)

Grab Driver Licence/Fork Lift Licence/Cherry Picker

Experience with CAD

Working knowledge/understanding in the safe operation and use of tirfors and shores and relevant hand tools

What we're looking for in you:

You will be self-motivated and a strong team player with the ability to also work autonomously. You will be flexible and adaptable and be prepared to work emergency shift patterns and overtime at short notice to ensure that Waterfront deadlines are met.

Location: Portsmouth Naval Base

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.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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.