Pipe Fitters

BAE Systems UK

Location: Portsmouth

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Pipe Worker

Location: Portsmouth

Salary:Up to £32,927 – Dependant on the skills and experience

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 most of the work will be completed on-board ship, you will also be expected to be able to fabricate in various workshops throughout the dockyard working alongside other Fabricators.

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:

    Ensure safe systems of work are carried out

      Read/Interpret Mechanical/Pipe Drawings

        Pipe fabrication from 8mm to 323mm in different types of material

          Taking wires and setting to boards

            Braze both silver and soft solder to class 1 standards

              Test pipework on completion of manufacture

                Install pipework into various systems

                Your skills and experiences:


                  A sound knowledge of all pipework systems and materials including connectors, adaptors, couplings, and fastenings is essential as is the ability to braze to required standards, class 1.

                    A deep understanding of all domestic plumbing within a ship environment, removal and installation.


                      The ability to weld, (TIG, MMA) would be beneficial but not essential, as would be the ability to work with and install composite pipework


                      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.


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