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Fabricator/Welder - job post

Southampton Marine Services
2.8 out of 5
£17.50 - £21.00 an hour - Permanent, Full-time

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  • £17.50 - £21.00 an hour

Job type

  • Permanent
  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability
  • Night shift



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  • Company pension
  • Flexitime
  • On-site parking

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Job Description and Safety Responsibility Statement

Post Details

Job Title: Welder/Fabricator

Location: Felixstowe

Reports to: Welding/Fabrication Supervisor.

Purpose of Job

To lay out, fit, and fabricate metal components to assemble structural forms, using knowledge of welding techniques, metallurgy, and engineering requirements.

Principle Duties

§ Essential must have a background in fabrication & welding refurb specific. Preferable to have experience Marine / Ports.

§ Experience of working with working with Trailer modification, Container top safety frames – service / repairs, Reefer Gantry repairs, Container handling spreader frames, Spreader beams (quay cranes and rubber tyred gantry cranes) full structural repairs including coded welding, Crane headblocks – repairs / servicing, Over height frames – repairs / servicing, Rubber tyred gantry cranes – structural repairs and modification, Quay cranes – structural repairs, Quay crane repairs including major structural work requiring coded welding and all rail joint repairs, replacement and rework, Maintenance to gantry rails, Fender replacement and repair, miscellaneous Port related plant and equipment.

§ Read and understand basic layout and assembly drawings, Works specifications. Understand equipment manuals and installation guides.

§ Must be coded welder or able to demonstrate previous coding’s. To be able fabricate steel sections, carry out steel work repairs across port in relation to equipment above, working to tolerances and standards

§ Must be able to work with equipment, gas cutting, guillotines, radial drills, presses, welding equipment, electrical power tools & hand tools.

§ Diversification working with other trades in a support level. Be willing to train forklift, mobile access platforms, PASMA access scaffolding, Rescue teams, first aiders, tank testing, rigging / slinging methods where applicable.

§ Ensure good personal time keeping and conduct inline with agreed policies and procedures.

§ Ensure standards of good housekeeping are achieved in all work areas, including workshops, stores, vehicles and at on site locations.

§ To assist Management in ensuring that servicing, repairs and maintenance of Company machinery and equipment is carried out periodically in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations.

§ Carry out duties with minimum supervision using own initiative to plan and prioritise workload within set timescales.

§ To assist Management in ensuring that all tools/equipment issued are accounted for and traceable to prevent financial loss to the Company and also to report any instances of theft/loss.

§ Ensure all safety, regulatory, rule and Company changes/alterations to working practises are adhered to and that all necessary records and inspections are maintained at all times to comply with current legislation.

§ To assist in carrying out weekly van checks, including reviewing workshop plant and/or service/maintenance dates.

§ To request procurement of products and services as and when necessary to ensure the continuing successful and efficient operation of the business.

§ To ensure that he/she is contactable via telephone to suit the emergency/responsive nature of the Company’s core business and client base and may be expected to undertake on-call activities when required.

§ In addition to the responsibilities listed above, all employees must be flexible in their approach and undertake other duties, wherever they may be, to achieve the objectives of the Company.

Ability to:

§ Read and interpret blueprints and working drawings. Plan fabrication & welding work and make estimates of materials required.

§ Make precise arm-hand positioning movements and maintain static arm-hand position. Make fine, highly controlled muscular movements to adjust the position of a control mechanism.

§ Make skilful, controlled manipulations of small objects. Clean equipment using appropriate materials.

§ Lift arms above shoulder level. Work in small, cramped areas. Work at heights or depths greater than ten feet. Climb ladders or stairs to reach objects. Remain in a standing position for extended periods of time.

§ Learn job-related material primarily through oral instruction and observation. This learning takes place mainly in an on-the-job training setting.

§ Utilise independent judgment in the performance of duties. Work shifts nights, weekends additional hours, Work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the elements.

Additional Requirements:

§ This position may require the performance of other essential and marginal functions depending upon work location, assignment or shift. Be prepared and confident to travel, as required, for the overall gain of the business.

§ This position requires the use of SMS vehicles on business purposes. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid driver's license and have an acceptable driving record. Employees of SMS will be subject to unannounced alcohol and drug testing as a condition of continued employment.

§ Good communication skills including spoken and written English and must be able to communicate sensitively, politely and clearly with staff, managers and suppliers.

Acceptable Experience and Training

§ Expected to be time served NVQ Level 3 apprenticeship with HNC/NC Welding & Fabrication /Marine Qualification.

§ Must have at least 3-5 years minimum trade experience in the marine industry.

§ Be prepared and confident to travel, as required, for the overall gain of the business. Full UK driving licence.

§ Must have good demonstrable organisational skills.

§ Must be able to interpret technical drawings, schematic parts manuals and diagrams and associated technical data & specifications.

§ Must be able to work as part of a team and be able to motivate.

Safety Responsibilities

You are responsible for ensuring that you and all employees under your control work safely and comply with all current and relevant health, safety and environmental legislation.

You are responsible for implementing safe systems of work according to SMS procedures.

You are responsible for ensuring your own safety and that of the employees under your control and of visitors and the general public when on SMS property.

You must adhere to all criteria as published in the SMS staff handbooks.

You must adhere to all criteria relating to the Company Drug & Alcohol and Medical/substance misuse policy.

You must ensure that accidents, incidents and near misses to you or staff under your control are reported and recorded and that the accident book is completed promptly.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £17.50-£21.00 per hour

Expected hours: 40 per week


  • Company pension
  • On-site parking


  • Flexitime
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Felixstowe, Suffolk: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Fabrication: 1 year (preferred)

Work Location: In person

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