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Plater ( Heavy Engineering Fabricator)

Working in partnership with a client on Birkenhead Docks, we are currently recruiting a reliable, proven and dedicated Plater / Fabricator. This is a fantastic opportunity to work for an Employer of Choice that offers career progression, training opportunities and great pay (£16.33h – £32.66h).

Shift pattern / Working hours.

Monday – Friday

Mon – Thu 08:00 – 16:30, Fri 08:00 – 14:30

Start date / Duration.

ASAP / 6 months +

Job description

· Make jigs for batch production or repetitive tasks.

· Cut and assemble component parts.

· Assemble units, modules, major constructions.

· Tack/ block weld, using MMA, FCAW (qualification as required)

· Safely remove temporary attachments as required and to specification.

· Prepare weld joints to specification prior to welding

· Use pattern development techniques, radial line, parallel line, triangulation as required.

· Fully understand hazards and risks associated with fabricating.

· Follow all health and safety procedure, safe systems of work, approved codes of practice, etc.

· Recognise the various equipment and tools required in fabrication.

· Understand all pre-user checks and risk assessment prior to using tools and equipment.

· To maintain and care for tools and equipment in an appropriate manner.

· Correctly select correct equipment and consumables for task.

· To understand and follow specific welding procedures to produce clean and sound weld, as required.

· A clear understanding of all NDT processes, including MPI, DPI, X-Ray, Ultrasonic testing and how this relates to the welding process, particularly preparation prior to welding.

· To use thermal cutting equipment (oxy-acetylene/ plasma)-

· to use cutting and gauging equipment (air-arc, gauging electrodes)

· Accept that procedures, processes, materials, consumables and techniques may change. Positively and enthusiastically embrace any requirements for up skilling or re-training required by company, client or classification society.

· Accept that it is the plater/ fabricators responsibility to maintain a standard that is required by; weld procedure, company requirements, client’s requirements and classification society requirements.

· To use the most appropriate cutting methods safely, thermal cutting (oxy-acetylene, plasma), cold cutting methods (guillotine, steel worker, cropper, angle grinder, nibbler).

· to use the most appropriate forming and shaping methods safely, (brake press, rollers, fly press, folding machine, angle rollers, pin block, hydraulic jacks).

· Knowledge and understanding of safe lifting methods, rules, regulations including legislation requirements (LOLER)

· The correct choice and safe use of appropriate lifting gear (strops, grabs, shoes, vacuum equipment, magnetic equipment)

· Safe use of wall cranes, overhead cranes and chain blocks (certified).

· Knowledge and understanding of manual handling techniques, Task, Individual, Load, Environment (TILE).

· Knowledge and use of fairing aids, (pad eyes, lifting lugs, toggles, sliders, bridges, strong-backs, wedges, hydraulic jacks/ pulls, vacuum press, chain block, chain pulls, etc.)

· to produce templates for batch production or difficult shapes

What’s in it for you?

· Training opportunities – career progression.

·Weekly pay.

·Employee of the Week award – we recognise and reward hard work!

·Navigate + App:

– Shopping discounts.

– Discounted Gym membership.

– 24/7 GP service.

– Health & Wellbeing support.

– On-line access to payslips and pension information.

The successful candidate:

· Full UK driving licence preferrable

· Welding certification

· NVQ/ City & Guilds Technical Certificate

· Knowledge/Experience/Attributes

· Fit with the strength and stamina to complete tasks in very challenging and sometimes inclement conditions

· Good close eye sight, good hand eye co-ordination.

· Proven track record in the marine / steel fabrication / off-shore / petro-chemical or construction with robust understanding of the working conditions to be expected in this industry, including practical experience –

· Highly flexible regarding hours of work, unsocial hours, able to respond to the dynamic demands experienced in the industry.-

· Highly skilled plater/ fabricator with experience of; FCAW, MMA, MIG/ MAG welding processes-

· Experience in thermal cutting processes (oxy-acetylene, plasma)-

· Experience in Air-Arc cutting and gauging

· Experience in cold cutting techniques, grinding and nibbling machines.

· Experience using hand held angle grinders and pencil grinders

· Experience of working at heights.

· Experience of working in confined space.

· Experience of working above water.

· Experience using MEWPs.

· Ability to work from scaffolding

Contract length: 6 months

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