Mechanical Fitter - Craft

BAE Systems UK

Location: Portsmouth

Job Type: Not Specified


**Calling all Mechanical Fitters in the Portsmouth area. BAE Systems are hosting a recruitment event at Action Stations, Portsmouth Naval Base, 18th April, 3pm – 7pm. We are looking to speak with time served Mechanical Fitters to join our growing team who support the Royal Navy from the Portsmouth Naval Base. Come and talk to our experienced professionals about a role with purpose**

Job title: Mechanical Fitter

Location: Portsmouth - We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements

Salary: £31,063 - Overtime & Shift Allowance Available

What you’ll be doing:

  • Carrying out a trade specific SLAM (Stop Look Assess Make Safe) task process dynamic risk assessment before every task. Reporting any accidents and near misses via the necessary SHE process
  • Ensuring all tools and equipment that are used are suitable, fit for purpose and in date for any inspection required
  • Carrying out planned and reactive maintenance overhaul and repair as detailed by team leader on a variety of mechanical equipment machinery and systems on Royal Naval vessels
  • Removing, overhauling, repairing, Installation and testing of mechanical equipment, machinery, and systems, up to and including fluid power, propulsion, and steering
  • Reporting all accidents, incidents and near misses via the appropriate reporting tool

Your skills and experiences:


  • General knowledge of mechanical engineering from the Maritime sector or similar (Aviation, Heavy Plant, Nuclear, Oil & Gas and Rail networks)
  • Qualifications in either of the following: (S)NVQ Level 3, City & Guilds level 3, BTEC ONC or relevant experience
  • Comfortable with working at height and in confined spaces


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Mechanical Team:

Working within a dynamic and supportive team of between 5 – 20 Mechanical Fitters. You will be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of Royal Naval Warships within Portsmouth Naval Base. These range from the QEC Carriers, through the T45 destroyers to the HUNT Class. There are opportunities to develop within the role itself and the wider business.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.”

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 your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

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