Mechanical Fitter

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Morson International are currently searching for time-served Mechanical Fitters on behalf of BAE Systems to support projects at Portsmouth Naval Base.

Personnel must have served a recognised apprenticeship, have a deep understanding of mechanical work and be able to carry out the various techniques used in ship repair and support industry. Suitable candidates will have a good understanding of safe systems of work including mechanical work, tag-out, confined spaces, working at height and RN specific safety operations.

A sound knowledge of mechanical systems and associated equipment is essential.

Candidates must be flexible to undertake tasks across any trade discipline as required. Must be prepared to work in a team to provide a high quality service to meet customer expectations and on occasions work overtime.

Major Tasks and Activities:

  • Ensure safe systems of work are carried out
  • Delivering and mechanical connecting of high and low pressure air generators, and running out of hose's onto vessels. Record keeping of running times.
  • Caisson operations of all types and basin level monitoring.
  • Fault diagnosis and defect rectification.
  • Chilled water plant supply and connection.
  • Working alongside the Salt water movement teams on reactive and planned maintenance.
  • Towing and positioning of high and low pressure plant (training provided).

Additional Key Accountabilities:

  • Work as an integral part of the waterfront services.
  • Undertake additional training to be able to undertake extraneous duties to support the production team.
  • Flexible approach to delivering work at various sites if required.

Deliver quality work with an understanding of time constraints

The Individual

Key Interpersonal/Behavioural Skills

Team player

Flexible approach to tasks

Hard working


Understanding of customer expectations