Electrical Fitter - Small Boats

Electrical Fitter

Would you like to work within the manufacturing department of Small Boats, repairing a wide range of military specification small boats for both the Ministry of Defence and other military and commercial customers? We currently have a vacancy for an Electrical Fitter at our site at the Portsmouth Naval Base.

As an Electrical Fitter, you will be working alongside Shipwright's / Boat Builders, Laminators and Mechanical Fitters, the multi-skilled trades work closely alongside each other to undertake the individual boat work packages

This role will provide you with the opportunity to be the key specialist electrician within the team and as such you will be expected to take the lead on all electrical work associated with the boats.

Your main responsibilities as an Electrical Fitter will involve:

Removal, overhaul, repair, installation and testing of electrical equipment on a variety of electrical equipment, machinery and systems

Developing and maintaining positive relationships with customers by managing their expectations and needs

Carrying out Electrical Testing on 12v, 24v and 240v systems

Executing various crimping techniques

Provide visible active commitment to SHE - leading by example, acting on SHE concerns.


Carrying out electrical installation, maintenance and defect rectification in accordance with the project schedules to meet customer quality expectations

Operation of common workshop plant/hand tooling, electrical tools and common range electrical test equipment

Installation, testing and maintenance of communications equipment such as VHF radios, Intercom, GPS and AIS

Operation of common workshop plant/hand tooling; e.g.: Fixed drills, grinders, jigsaws, torque wrenches, presses, cleaning tanks etc

Your skills and qualifications:


Have completed either an appropriate trade apprentice or hold an equivalent qualification

An ability to fault find on installed systems is essential

Demonstrate strong SHE working practices, high standards, behaviour

Able to Read/Interpret Electrical Drawings


Understanding of project milestones

Knowledge of electrical installations and maintenance would be an advantage

Right first-time principals

What we're looking for in you:

Able to work to deadlines Pro-active team player

Able to work without supervision

Location: Portsmouth Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

Maritime Services

Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us.

From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy's complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.

With our international programmes and core support to the Ministry of Defence, you could find yourself working on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels, Small Boats, historic ships and more. Our highly skilled teams design, develop, support and maintain a wide range of complex equipment. This includes Spearfish, one of the most powerful and capable wire guided torpedoes on the market. Currently undergoing a major upgrade programme, Spearfish will soon benefit from further sophisticated advances in its homing, warheads, tactical and fuelling systems, as well an upgraded guidance link. Then there's Artisan, the 3D radar that can identify a target the size of a tennis ball, travelling at a speed of more than 2000 miles an hour more than 25 kilometres away, and the autonomous Pacific 950 Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) demonstrator allowing navies to go beyond the limits of human endurance!

Join us and the projects you'll be involved in will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. You'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.

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01/10/2019 12:24:00
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