Welder/Fabricator

Location Lowestoft
Salary £29120 - £39520 per annum
Job type Permanent
Discipline Engineering, Boat Building
Reference J9096
Marine Resources has a fantastic opportunity for a full time permanent Welder/Fabricator to be based in Lowestoft.

To lay out, fit, and fabricate metal components to assemble structural forms, using knowledge of welding techniques, metallurgy, and engineering requirements across the shipbuilding sector.

Principle Duties

- Essential must have a back ground in ship refitting specific. Preferable to have experience of new build background.
- Experience of working with working with vessels. Read and understand basic layout and assembly drawings, to class society rules / standards
- Good understanding of shipbuilding/ship repair practices. Understands Works specifications. Understand equipment manuals and installation guides.
- Good understanding of IACS standards. Must be able to interpret welding procedures. Understands Works specifications. Understand equipment manuals and installation guides.
- Must be previously coded welder MIG / TIG to applicable class standard in aluminium process. Steel MIG/MMA coding’s are optional and advantageous.
- To be able to set up carry out alignment and dimensional control checks.
- Must be able to work with equipment plasma cutting, gas cutting, guillotines, radial drills, presses, welding equipment and hand tools.
- Within this role of fabricator you shall undertake support for docking and undocking of vessels, setting up blocks, carry out line handling, fitting and monitoring of shores whilst docking being carried out.
- Dock side preparation installing and removing gangways/accesses to vessel, carry out general cleaning labouring duties.
- Would be advantageous of any other semi-skilled trade experience pipework, engineering or painting.
- Identify and report any additional or variation to specification scopes of work to line management.
- Diversification working with other trades in a support level. Be willing to train forklift, mobile access platforms, PASMA access scaffolding, Rescue teams, first aiders, tank testing, rigging / slinging methods.
- Training and developing of apprentices during daily tasks.
- Ensure good personal time keeping and conduct inline with agreed policies and procedures
- Ensure standards of good housekeeping are achieved in all work areas, including workshops, stores, vehicles and at on site locations.
- To assist Management in ensuring that servicing, repairs and maintenance of Company machinery and equipment is carried out periodically in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations.
- Carry out duties with minimum supervision using own initiative to plan and prioritise workload within set timescales.
- To assist Management in ensuring that all tools/equipment issued are accounted for and traceable to prevent financial loss to the Company and also to report any instances of theft/loss.
- Ensure all safety, regulatory, rule and Company changes/alterations to working practises are adhered to and that all necessary records and inspections are maintained at all times to comply with current legislation.
- To assist in carrying out weekly van checks, including reviewing workshop plant and/or service/maintenance dates.
- To request procurement of products and services as and when necessary to ensure the continuing successful and efficient operation of the business.
- To ensure that he/she is contactable via telephone to suit the emergency/responsive nature of the Company’s core business and client base and may be expected to undertake on-call activities when required.
- In addition to the responsibilities listed above, all employees must be flexible in their approach and undertake other duties, wherever they may be, to achieve the objectives of the Company.

Ability to:

- Read and interpret blueprints and working drawings. Plan fabrication & welding work and make estimates of materials required. -
- Make precise arm-hand positioning movements and maintain static arm-hand position. Make fine, highly controlled muscular movements to adjust the position of a control mechanism.
- Make skilful, controlled manipulations of small objects. Clean equipment using appropriate materials.
- Lift arms above shoulder level. Work in small, cramped areas. Work at heights or depths greater than ten feet. Climb ladders or stairs to reach objects. Remain in a standing position for extended periods of time.
- Learn job-related material primarily through oral instruction and observation. This learning takes place mainly in an on-the-job training setting.
- Utilise independent judgment in the performance of duties. Work shifts nights, weekends additional hours, Work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the elements.

Additional Requirements:
- This position may require the performance of other essential and marginal functions depending upon work location, assignment or shift. Be prepared and confident to travel, as required, for the overall gain of the business.
- This position requires the use of company vehicles on business purposes. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid driver's license and have an acceptable driving record. Employees will be subject to unannounced alcohol and drug testing as a condition of continued employment.
- Good communication skills including spoken and written English and must be able to communicate sensitively, politely and clearly with staff, managers and suppliers.

Acceptable Experience and Training

- Experience of work to class society rules for boat building,
- Expected to be time served NVQ Level 3 apprenticeship with HNC/NC Welding & Fabrication /Shipbuilding Qualification.
- Must have experience setting datums of keel and frame alignments, shell plating fit ups, Welding Procedures, New build Methods of fabrication installation for aluminium craft vessels and steel ship repair back techniques.
- Must have at least 3-5 years minimum trade experience in the marine industry.
- Be prepared and confident to travel, as required, for the overall gain of the business. Full UK driving licence.
- Must have good demonstrable organisational skills.
- Must be able to interpret technical drawings, schematic parts manuals and diagrams and associated technical data & specifications.
- Must be able to work as part of a team and be able to motivate.


If this sounds like something that would suit your skillset, call Sarah on 07502 163910 or hit apply!

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