Experienced Boat Builder

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    Gosport, Hampshire

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    Giovanna Neophytou

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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    4 MONTHS

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Experienced Boat Builder


Until April 1st 2020


This is an exciting opportunity for someone willing and able to turn their hand to anything, to be involved in manufacturing the hugely varied work we do within our client's; One day you might be working on a model boat build for experiments in our ship tank, the next you might be assembling parts for an Aircraft, the next you might be making something for a scientist with an interesting idea. In this instance the work largely involves our Maritime area at Haslar/Gosport.

Specific Responsibilities

We need an experienced Boat builder, comfortable reading Technical Drawings, accurate lofting & laying out of frames etc., laying up GRP, accurate timber work, fitting of deck hardware etc. The successful candidate will have been involved in a wide variety of boat builds from scratch. We build models that are built to exacting standards and close tolerances for the purposes of carrying trials and gathering data so our vessels need to be accurately made to drawing to meet their purpose.

You will be an adaptable and flexible individual with the capability of working autonomously and as part of a team. You will be a strong communicator, self-motivated, with the ability to plan and organise your own work. You will be an excellent problem solver.

Knowledge, Skills and Personal Qualities Required

  • The successful applicant will ideally have a recognised Apprenticeship/Training in a mechanical trade and have experience with working in a ship yard / boat building environment, ideally on smaller boats rather than large ships (due to the detailed & accurate nature of what we do)
  • A related educational or professional qualification i.e. C&G / ONC / HNC Mechanical Engineering or similar approved qualification.
  • An experienced technician with a proven track record in Manufacturing High quality, low
  • Quantity Bespoke items would be an advantage
  • Experience using a wide variety of materials would be of benefit - GRP, Engineering plastic, High grade metals (Aerospace, Marine etc.) We also have trials based facilities that may need support in setting up models from time to time.

Experience with a wide range of workshop equipment associated with boat building is a must, for example:

  • GRP layup
  • Plug & Mold manufacture
  • Patternmaking/wood working tools
  • Establishing Datum's, Waterlines, Frame positions, parallels etc. from Technical Drawings
  • Fitting of drive equipment
  • Accurate aligning of control surfaces
  • Establishing accurate complex shapes / dual curvature surfaces

* Maintain personal commitment to ensure our client's policy and procedure requirements are met
* Working in a flexible manner to encompass the varying and changing demands of the role
* Ensuring effective communication with colleagues, customers and contractors

Key Accountabilities
* Delivering assigned maintenance tasks in a timely manner, to the requirements of the planned maintenance system to ensure a safe, reliable and compliant manufacturing service
* Ensuring the highest standard of health and safety practices are achieved
* Delivering work to a high standard of quality
* Maintain knowledge and skills through further training and development

Behavioural Requirements
* Effective team player, ensuring good communication and listening to embrace good teamwork and business ethics
* Be accountable for your actions, maintaining commitments and demonstrating a can do attitude in an open and honest manner
* Show care for the safety of everyone involved in our operations

Qualifications Required
* Recognised apprenticeship/mechanical train