Mechanical Fitter


Job summary

Babcock International
£Open (Depending On Experience)
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job Title: Mechanical Fitter
Location: Plymouth, Devon
Compensation: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF52977

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Mechanical Fitter at our Devonport Royal Dockyard site.

The role
As a Mechanical Fitter, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. This is your chance to be part of something bigger, contributing directly to the maintenance and upkeep of the Royal Navy's fleet. This could see you working on Warships, Submarines or within our factories supporting the delivery these complex engineering projects.This role could see you working on a wide range of fascinating equipment, from fluid pumps and diesel engines to high-pressure air and hydraulic systems. Your day-to-day could involve:

  • Installing and aligning new mechanical equipment, ensuring everything is meticulously positioned and operational
  • Working from engineering drawings and technical specifications - a keen eye for detail is a must!
  • Conducting functional tests and surveys to verify that systems are performing optimally.
  • Troubleshooting any mechanical issues that may arise and ensuring efficient solutions

This role is full time, 35 hours per week and is based on site at Devonport Royal Dockyard.

Essential experience of the Mechanical Fitter

  • Reading and interpreting engineering drawings and work instructions
  • Operating various workshop machinery specific to mechanical fitting
  • Experience working in the marine engineering industry, particularly on Royal Navy ships, submarines, Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels, or large commercial ships. We'll also consider relevant experience from other engineering sectors.
  • Demonstrable experience of removing, installing, and overhauling marine mechanical equipment, with a focus on propulsion systems, auxiliary systems, and power generation equipment.
  • Experience working in a marine engineering environment - Desirable

Qualifications for the Mechanical Fitter
We're looking for candidates with a good foundation in mechanical engineering. This could include:

  • Completion of a time-served apprenticeship in marine or naval engineering
  • An indentured apprenticeship in a mechanical discipline
  • A Level-3 Modern Apprenticeship in a mechanical discipline
  • A Level-3 Mechanical Engineering qualification

Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.

Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (

What we offer

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • 'Be Kind Day' enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity

Babcock International
For over a century Babcock has helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal.
We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header 'Reasonable adjustments requirement'. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

Closing date: 18/06/2024


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