BAE Systems
Hampshire, Portsmouth, England
Closing date
23 Nov 2020

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Would you like to play a key role in the slinging and fleeting team, operating equipment and undertaking Lifting tasks within Portsmouth Naval Base? We currently have a vacancy for a Slinger at our site in Portsmouth.

As a Slinger, you will be required to carry out all aspects of slinging and fleeting items through the ship, overhead gantry crane duties as requested by the company. This may include the use of information technology systems to assistant in the preparing of lifting evolution.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work in a varied role where no two days are the same and a range of opportunities to progress through the lifting structure.

Your main responsibilities as a Slinger will involve:

Ensuring compliance to all policies, procedures, standard operating practices, with recommendations for action and continuous improvement

Ensuring all equipment, plant and accessories being used / operated are in test / examination date and in a safe useable condition

Ensuring all work is to be undertaken IAW all relevant site rules, regulations which include LOLER and PUWER, standards and company policies

Completing all relative administrative tasks in conjunction with the role i.e. as part of the team assist in creating Risk Assessments, pre-use check sheets, Standard / Complex Lift Plans etc

Your skills and qualifications:

Must hold one of the following certifications from an approved training provider but not limited to NPORS, CPCS, CSCS. Ideally along with an NVQ 2/3 or equivalent

A full understand the difference between standard and complex lifts

Knowledge of crane hand signals IAW BS 7121

Experience of general lifting operations using various lifting equipment within a maritime and facilities environment, conducting fleeting operations using various capacity chain blocks

A specific understanding of lifting operations using various crane types and mechanical handling equipment

Basic literacy, numeracy and MS Office skills

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a proactive individual, willing to learn new skills at every opportunity. You will demonstrate your willingness to do so through your excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Furthermore you will be self-motivated as part of a multi-disciplined team, allowing you to deliver effectively against tight schedules.

Location: Portsmouth

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 Services

Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us. Our people are encouraged to be as creative as they can be and are always looking at ways to develop and challenge the way we do things, identifying and prioritising continuous improvement activities across the business

From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy's complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.

With our international programmes and core support to the Ministry of Defence, you could find yourself working on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels, historic ships and more. Our highly skilled teams design, develop, support and maintain a wide range of complex equipment. This includes Spearfish, one of the most powerful and capable wire guided torpedoes on the market. Currently undergoing a major upgrade programme, Spearfish will soon benefit from further sophisticated advances in its homing, warheads, tactical and fuelling systems, as well an upgraded guidance link. Then there's Artisan, the 3D radar that can identify a target the size of a tennis ball, travelling at a speed of more than 2000 miles an hour more than 25 kilometres away!

Join us and the projects you'll be involved in will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. 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.

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.

We’re pleased to launch a BAE Systems first; an interactive video. If you are interested in learning more about working with submarines, click the link below to experience, in your own way, a day in the life at the BAE Systems submarine shipyard.

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