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Sheet Metal Worker

BAE Systems UK

Location: Akrotiri and Dhekelia

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Sheet Metal Worker

Location: Portsmouth Naval Base

Salary:£32,927 dependent on skills and experience.

What you’ll be doing:

    Understand and follow written and/or oral instructions.

      Have all the basic hand skills, i.e. burning & chamfering of various gauges and types of plate and extrusions.

        Experienced in the use of Guillotines, rolling machines, drilling machines and folding machines including CNC operation.

          Tack welding (Training/Qualification can be provided)

            Accurate marking off using measuring tools, being familiar with the use of straight edges, sprit levels, set squares, chalk/string lines, plumb bobs etc.

              Ability to accurately mark out sheet plate/extrusions.

                Correct use of grinders and associated consumables whilst adhering to the HAVS regulations

                  Experience in use of strong-backs and fairing aids to prevent distortion.

                    Bending and forming of various gauges and types of plate

                      Have and understanding of Q.C inspection or process experience

                        There may be occasions when you would be asked to work/travel outside of the main location

                        Your skills and experiences:


                          Good hand tool knowledge and experience in Sheet metal fabrication and different types of materials such as aluminium, stainless S and steel

                            Interpret and work from drawings and guidance as required.


                            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 leave incentive.

                            The Operations division team:

                            The Operations division are involved in the repair and refit of both Royal Naval and Commercial vessels. The work will be completed various workshops throughout the dockyard. Within this role you will gain an understanding of plate work and be able to demonstrate the various techniques used in ship repair industry (Light plater skillset). You must be flexible, hardworking, and punctual and be prepared to work in a team to provide a high-quality service to meet customer expectations.

                            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.vvv