Shipwright - Small Boats

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Shipwrights Small Boats

Would you like to play a key role in the success of our small boats operations? We currently have a vacancy for a Shipwrights Small Boats at our site in Portsmouth Naval Base.

As a Shipwrights Small Boats, you will be working within the manufacturing department of Small Boats. The work will cover boat refit, repairs, operational defects and upgrades.

This role will provide you with an opportunity to specialise in the manufacture, repair and maintenance of various boat related hull, structure, systems and equipment, mechanical and associated ancillary equipment.

Your main responsibilities as a Shipwrights Small Boats will involve:

Shipwright competency to be measured at a minimum of 60% against MS Shipwright competencies

Demonstrate strong SHE working practices, high standards, behaviour modelling across all areas

Integrates SHE activities into daily working.Carry out a Trade specific Take 5 plus 5 dynamic risk assessment before every task

Provide visible active commitment to SHE – leading by example, acting on SHE concerns

Carry out installation / removal / repair / maintenance / replacement of hull related equipment maintenance and defect rectification in accordance with the project schedules to meet customer quality expectations

Fault diagnosis and defect rectification

Carry out detailed inspections and be fully conversant in the use of all measuring equipment’s

Use of calibrating measurement equipment

Operation of common workshop plant/hand tooling; e.g.: Fixed drills, grinders, jigsaws, torque wrenches, presses, cleaning tanks etc

Your skills and qualifications:


Read/Interpret Shipwright Drawings

Demonstrate Strong SHE working practices

Fault Diagnosis and Defect Rectification

Electrical and Mechanical (Marine) engineering knowledge


Understanding of Project Milestones

Right first-time principals

What we're looking for in you:

Logical and analytical thinking person who works well under pressure.

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.

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.