Painter (Paintings and Coatings)

BAE Systems
Barrow-In-Furness, England, Cumbria
06 Mar 2018
20 Mar 2018
Elizabeth Burn
Job Type

Painter (Painting and Coatings)

Would you like the chance to be involved in the painting of submarines? We currently have a vacancy for a Painter (Painting and Coatings) at our site in Barrow-In-Furness.

As a Painter (Painting and Coatings), you will be applying specialist coatings to the various substrates internally and externally on Astute class submarines. You will be finishing the submarines to the highest quality specifications working safely and efficiently to meet deadlines set by the supervisory team.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to join a growing team, developing skills to support the Astute submarine programme.

Your main responsibilities as a Painter (Painting and Coatings) will involve:

Cleaning and preparing the substrates of Astute class submarines for subsequent coating application.

Application of specialist multi pack paint systems to the internals and externals of Astute class submarines under construction.

Finishing compartments to CCI and FI standards.

Supporting Customer led inspections.

Ensuring relevant standards and processes are understood and followed.

Understanding and compliance with all relevant risk and CoSHH assessments.

Supporting the development of paint apprentices.

Your skills and qualifications:


Time served Painter

Have a good understanding and working knowledge of the strict requirements when working with Multi pack, specialised coatings systems

Experienced with working and communicating with stakeholders including peers, team leaders and managers

Experience of working within all relevant standards


Submarine construction experience

What we're looking for in you:

You will have strong communication skills and be able to build good working relationships with both management and the team. A methodical and organised approach to tasks with a willingness to develop yourself further in the team will be key to the success of this role

Location: Barrow-In-Furness

Salary: £28,681

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, childcare vouchers, 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.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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