• Job Reference: 40338
  • Salary: £14.58 per hour
  • Discipline: Maintenance & Trades
  • Location: Hebburn
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Skills: Marine Fitter

Job Title: Fitter

Department: Marine

Location: North East

Hourly Rate: £14.58

Shift: Day shift


About the company:

A highly accomplished Engineering company renowned for its global excellence in serving various industries including commercial shipping, marine, offshore wind, oil & gas, civil nuclear, and defense. The company operates successfully across three locations in the UK, providing exceptional repair and construction services.


With a strong foundation and a secure future, the company has a well-established pipeline of work secured until 2068. This stability has contributed to their remarkable employee retention rate, with many long-standing employees across all business units.


Purpose of Role:

  • Assist the Engineering Department in mechanical overhaul, repair, renewal, or modification of vessel equipment & systems.
  • Time served engineers will handle the technical aspects of overhaul, repair, renewal, or modification of vessel mechanical equipment & systems.


Health, Safety, Environment, and Quality (HSEQ):

  • Maintain high standards of HSEQ to ensure compliance with relevant legislation and ISO 9001, 14001, and 45001 requirements.
  • Familiarize and apply site HSEQ documentation, systems, and procedures.
  • Promote safe working practices, environmental care, and quality requirements.
  • Provide adequate information, instruction, and supervision to prevent risks to health and safety.
  • Maintain high standards of housekeeping.
  • Use and maintain work equipment, premises, and protective clothing as required.


Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Removal and replacement of thrusters (tunnel and azimuth) and their blades.
  • Removal and replacement of rudders, propeller blades, and propeller hubs.
  • Rigging and lifting of tail shafts for withdrawal and replacement.
  • Removal and reinstallation of pumps, pipes, valves, compressors, generators, coolers, filter systems, and other mechanical items.
  • Removal and reinstallation of heavy mechanical items such as bow/stern doors, ramps, winches, etc.
  • Transporting items through the vessel using lifting equipment.
  • Assisting in the overhaul, repair, renewal, or modification of main engines, generators, compressors, and other engineering equipment.

Additional Duties:

  • Removal and replacement of floor plates in machinery spaces for access requirements.
  • Transporting items to and from the vessel and engineering workshop using a forklift truck.
  • Cleaning work areas during and after work.
  • Cleaning mechanical items for inspection or repair.



  • Embed Health, Safety, Environmental, and Quality culture.
  • Deliver high-standard Fitter service.
  • Collaborate with the production team.
  • Adhere to professional and competent behavior in compliance with legislation and company policies.


Key Competencies, Qualifications, and Experience:

  • Slinging
  • Forklift driving (not required for all Fitters)
  • Mobile Elevating Work Platform (not required for all Fitters)
  • Manual Handling


Adam Nevison



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