Plater/Fabricator for United Kingdom

--United Kingdom--

The shipbuilding business is growing, and we are now recruiting Fabricator - Platers for our clients to fabricate, assemble and/or install parts of a ship, with the aim of delivering the very best product possible to our customer's customers. You will be helping in constructing the ship and pulling together all the component parts. You will be working to engineering standards, striving for the quality right the first time, and taking the ship from basic steel design to the final constructed warship.

Join a team of experienced, creative, production trade shipbuilders!


  • 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

Skills and Qualifications Required


  • Current knowledge and experience in Fabrication
  • Trade papers, e.g., formal apprenticeship (ability to provide papers)
  • A 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

What we are looking for in you

  • You’re flexible and adaptable about how you work and what you work on, an individual who’s willing to get involved.

  • You have great verbal communication skills, with coaching abilities, i.e., passing on knowledge to apprentices, and your integrity and practical problem-solving techniques are second to none.