Fabricator - Plater

BAE Systems UK

Location: Glasgow City

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title:Fabricator – Plater

Location: Govan & Scotstoun - Glasgow

Salary: £33,380.00 (shift allowance of 33% may be applicable)

BAE Benefits:

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

Your main responsibilities as a Fabricator - Plater will involve:

  • Interpreting engineering drawings
  • Marking - off materials
  • Plate perpetration, using different methods (Oxy – fuel gas cutting & Hand Grinding), pressure testing, drilling & lock fitting
  • Assembling of ships structures, shell, decks, bulkheads, frames, & longitudinal
  • Fit, fair and tack weld steelwork using fairing aids
  • Fabrication of ship items - seats, ladders, false flooring & panels
  • Outfitting Ships items, fitting of hatches, watertight doors, equipment seats & false flooring
  • Forming Material using machine tools – Rolling, Flanging & Cutting Machines (guillotine, cropper mechanical saw)
  • Preparing ship for float-off & ship sea trials

Your skills and qualifications:


  • Trade papers, e.g., formal apprenticeship (ability to provide papers)
  • Current knowledge and experience in Fabrication
  • Clear understanding of SHE risks awareness
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes
  • Must be comfortable working in confined spaces and or at height


  • Safety certification i.e., SHE induction, COSHH awareness, working at height
  • Background in major construction / manufacturing environment

Fabricator – Plater Team:

Our shipbuilding business is growing, and we are now recruiting Fabricator - Platers to fabricate, assemble and/or install parts of a ship, with the aim of delivering the very best product possible to our customers. Constructing the ship, pulling together all the component parts. You will be working to engineering standards, striving for quality right first time. Taking the ship from bare steel design to the final constructed warship. Joining a team of experienced, creative, production trade shipbuilders.

You’ve got this!