Technician Boatbuilder

RNLI Charity Ltd
Poole, Dorset
£13.20 per hour Plus Benefits 
09 Mar 2018
25 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Technician Boatbuilder
Poole, Dorset
£13.20 per hour Plus Benefits 

The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our ALC (All-weather Lifeboat Centre), which officially opened in August 2015, is our very own boat building facility which brings every stage of the lifeboat building process in-house and under one roof.

The ALC also undertake refits and repairs of existing Lifeboats in-house. Refit work is more than doubling through 2018, with the introduction of 4 additional All Weather Lifeboat cells to the ALC’s ongoing program. A fantastic opportunity has arisen here at the ALC for skilled Boatbuilders to join our growing Refit team.

Our cutting edge All-weather Lifeboat Centre boasts two boat halls with flexible bays for manufacturing and maintaining lifeboats, component manufacturing area, a launch, recovery and boat storage area, paint preparation area with built-in extraction system and heat curing facility, a workshop for supporting our inshore training fleet, office facilities, tools and equipment storage and a visitors’ viewing area. 

As a Technician Boatbuilder, you will be responsible for the construction, installation, modification and repair/maintenance of marine structures and equipment for all classes of Lifeboat. This work will involve a variety of boatbuilding disciplines, including composite repairs, vessel strip down and assembly, and deck fit-outs.

To be considered as a Technician Boatbuilder, you’ll need: 

- Experience, a time-served apprenticeship or a City & Guilds, NVQ Level 3 or BTEC qualification in a boat building or marine engineering related discipline  
- The ability to work to engineering drawings and standardized work safely and efficiently

The working hours for this role are 7:30 – 16:15, Monday – Thursday and 7:30 – 12:30 on Friday. Flexible working opportunities are available.   

The closing date for applications is the 25th March 2018. 

Come and join us in the build of this centre of excellence and help save lives at sea.

Please demonstrate in your personal statement how you meet the criteria for this role.

Our staff and volunteers have been saving lives at sea without prejudice for nearly 200 years. We respect and value diversity of background, skills and perspectives within our teams, and consider it essential to help us deliver a world-class lifesaving service. We are an inclusive organisation and welcome applications from everyone. In addition to having the skills needed for the role, we also look for applicants who share our commitment to living our RNLI values (trustworthy, courageous, selfless, and dependable), and helping us work towards our goals of halving drowning in the UK and Ireland by 2024. This involves a growing commitment to preventative action, using our expertise to work in partnership with communities locally, nationally and internationally to prevent drowning.

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