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BAE Systems UK

Location: Portsmouth

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Welder

Location: Portsmouth - We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary:Up to £32,927

This is an exciting time to join a business, which is expanding and transforming. Opportunity to operate in a new innovative and competitive environment.

Our Operations division are involved in the repair and refit of both Royal Naval and Commercial vessels. You will have the opportunity to become a part of our multiskilled team and work in our modern facilities with our state-of-the-art equipment. In this role you will be working alongside our Fabricators, and the majority of the work will be completed in various workshops throughout the dockyard.

We are looking for hardworking and punctual Individuals that are prepared to work in a team-based environment to provide a high quality service to meet our customer expectations.

What you’ll be doing:

    Proficient and experienced in the use of MMA and TIG/MIG welding processes in ferrous and non-ferrous materials.

      Basic Understanding of the operational controls of the equipment associated with the above welding process equipment

        Understanding of the quality assurance requirements associated with the control of welding e.g. weld maps/control of consumables/working to procedures

          Able to work on tasks requiring radiographic/ultrasonic examination and passing the required welder approval tests associated with the welding processes quoted above in various welding positions

            Able to understand written and oral work instructions including the use of welding procedure specifications and capable of interpreting engineering drawings showing welding symbols

              Trained in the use of handheld grinders and the changing of the abrasive wheels associated with this equipment

                Understanding of the methods to prevent welding distortion including balanced welding sequences, restraining bars, etc.

                  Understanding of the basic requirements of the visual acceptance requirements for welds responsibilities in this role

                  Your skills and experiences:


                    Ideally suitable candidates should have an understanding of health and safety regulations involving hot work and confined spaces.

                      Knowledge of the health and safety risks associated with welding


                        Have experience with tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding


                        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.

                        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.