Technician Boatbuilder / Shipwright (Composites)

Poole, Dorset
£13.47 per hour Plus Benefits, Overtime & Flexible Working Options
22 Jun 2019
07 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Technician Boatbuilder / Shipwright (Composites) 
Poole, Dorset 
£13.47 per hour Plus Benefits, Overtime & Flexible Working Options 

Our client is the charity that saves lives at sea. The ALC (All-weather Lifeboat Centre), which opened in August 2015, is their very own boatbuilding facility which brings every stage of lifeboat construction, refit and maintenance in-house and under one roof. 

Refit work is increasing through 2019, with the introduction of additional All Weather Lifeboat refit cells to the ALC’s ongoing program. Our client has a full order book and the is a fantastic opportunity for a skilled composite Technician Boatbuilder / Shipwright to join their team. They have many years of refits scheduled on Tamar, Severn and Trent class lifeboats, as well as building new Shannon class lifeboats and repairs to other vessels in the fleet. 

As a Technician Boatbuilder / shipwright you will be responsible for construction, fitout, modification and repair/maintenance on all classes of lifeboat. The work will involve a variety of boatbuilding disciplines, including structural modification, composite repairs, vessel strip down and assembly, and deck fitout. As the work varies across different refits, depending on condition, it would be beneficial to your role if you possess skills in epoxy laminating to support repairs - a multi-skilled attitude and approach is desirable. 

You will be working as a member of a multi-disciplined team ensuring that lifeboats are built on time and within budget, meeting our client’s stringent quality standards. 

To be considered as a Technician Boatbuilder / Shipwright, you will need: 

- Extensive experience on the assembly, installation, modification, repair and/or maintenance of marine composite structures and epoxy based materials and GRP 
- Experience of working from engineering drawings and following standardised work 
- Relevant City and Guilds or NVQ level 3 and/or BTEC or time served apprenticeship or equivalent experience 

The ALC offers a clean, organised and safe work environment, with all tools and equipment provided. Our client strives to encourage a satisfied and friendly work environment, with their staff benefiting from an excellent pension, options for flexible working (including a time off in lieu scheme), good annual leave and the knowledge that the work they are doing directly contributes to saving lives at sea. 

The closing date for this role is the 7th July 2019. 

Apply now via the button shown and come and join our client in the build of this centre of excellence and help save lives at sea! 

Our client is committed to safeguarding; ensuring the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. They expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees and volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment. This will include relevant criminal record checks being carried out dependent on the eligibility of the role. (England & Wales; DBS check, Scotland; Disclosure Scotland PVG, Northern Ireland; Access NI, Republic of Ireland; Garda Vetting). 

Our client is an equal opportunities employer. 

This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency. 

Additional Keywords: Technician Boatbuilder, Shipwright, Boatbuilder, Marine Technician, Marine Engineer, Maritime Technician, Maritime Engineer, Boatbuilding Engineer.

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