Commissioning Engineer Mechanical

BAE Systems
Cumbria, England, Barrow-In-Furness
Closing date
2 Oct 2020

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Defence, Nuclear Industry
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Commissioning Engineer Mechanical

Would you like to play a key role in supporting the submarines SMITE (Submarine Machinery Testing Establishment) operations team in one of the UK's Largest Defence Companies? We currently have a vacancy for a Commissioning Engineer Mechanical at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Commissioning Engineer Mechanical, your main purpose is to build, test and trial the Main Propulsion machinery package within a safe and clean environment. SMITE has expanded its operations to deal not only with the Main Machinery Package, but also other various modular builds.

This role will provide you with the opportunity of working towards the next generation of strategic deterrent to RN and our country whilst gaining knowledge in the commissioning and operation of the main propulsion machinery package and there will be opportunities for further development.

Your main responsibilities as a Commissioning Engineer Mechanical will involve:

Carrying out mechanical based testing and commissioning activities involving: Hydrostatic testing, Flushing and Installation Checks

Creation of test documentation including: test forms to allow the above activities to be carried out and trials procedures to allow various trials to be carried out on the MPMP (main propulsion machinery package) during steam testing

Completing test document reviews

Supporting MPMP (main propulsion machinery package) Machinery trials

Your skills and qualifications:

ONC in Mechanical Discipline or relevant experience within propulsion

Propulsion systems knowledge (Essential)

Microsoft office competent

Experience in the use of SAP

Experience of working with propulsion machinery

What we're looking for in you:

You will have an excellent work ethic to be able to carry out routine work with limited supervision and hold excellent communication skills as you will be liaising and interfacing with appropriate areas internally & externally.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness

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.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Maritime - Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

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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At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world's most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. We employ a skilled workforce of more than 83,000 people in 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture, and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

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