Craft Fitter - Coulport

AWE Aldermarston
£18k - £27k pa
15 Apr 2017
15 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
* Carrying out processing operations on all Product and related Support Equipment within the required work areas
* Carrying out handling operations within the required buildings and at the waterfront Jetty during active states
* Working in accordance with all relevant Security, Safety, Efficiency and Quality regulations

Key Accountabilities

* Ensuring that all processing and handling operations are completed within programme restrictions and to approved operating procedures, safety cases and legislative requirements
* Identify any areas of concern or serious shortcomings which affect SWS operations to Line Manager
* Ensure adherence to the regulations laid down in Coulport Procedural Guides, Work Instructions, SWS Procedural Guides and Safe Systems of work relevant to the work area
* Comply with all safety, environmental, fire, quality, security standards, regulations and legislation and highlight non-compliance to Line Manager
* Undertake the duties of any other craft operators, appropriate to the grade, in any SWS work area as required/directed
* Maintain and promote high personal standards in environment, safety, health security and quality and be a great team player

Key Responsibilities

* Performs all processing and handling operations within the required work area as necessary to meet depot outputs
* During all processing activities the post holder will perform the duties of either:
* the reader who controls the process being undertaken and ensures no deviation from approved procedures
* or the first operator who undertakes the operations required to accomplish the process
* or the second operator who assists the first operator and musters and prepares tools, equipment and materials required for the process

* Performs x-ray processing, inspection and maintenance operations
* Perform pack/unpack operations, utilising appropriate lifting equipment, test equipment and extraction equipment
* Perform loading and unloading of trailers, using appropriate lifting and crane equipment
* Perform crane/slinger duties
* To perform the control and operation of Police TMR keys within the TSA
* To conduct Service Unit Operations to support the programme as required and to ensure sufficient SQEP is maintained if selected to support the Service Unit
* To conduct Service Unit operations on the EHJ as necessary to support SSBN operational programme within a mixed manning team (RN/Industrial/Non-Industrial)
* To carry out equipment modifications, when required in accordance with approved modification packages
* To perform Facility Maintenance tasks as required
* To attend all periodic mandatory and on-the-job training, as directed
* Individuals may be expected to undertake tasks in support of other teams and undertake any other duties deemed to be within the job holder's capability and grade
* Responsible for undertaking other duties as required from time to time by line and task management


* Good interpersonal and communication skills
* IT literate
* Accuracy in work when completing written or computerised reports
* Team working
* Ability to read and verbally communicate information clearly and concisely to colleagues
* High levels of manual dexterity
* Able to complete intricate and detailed work
* Ability to use hand tools

Essential Experience

* Experienced mechanical fitter or electrician
* Previous experience of working and adhering to company procedures
* Experience of working and adhering to legislative procedures
* Working in a manufacturing or processing environment is essential
* Previous experience of using cranes is preferable however must be willing and able to undertake training and certification

Desirable Experience

* Previous experience of working within a Ministry of Defence work environment is preferable
* Working knowledge of SWS Programme and working in a Nuclear or Weapons environment
* Knowledge of working on a restricted site or in a secure environment
* Awareness of Nuclear Site Authorisation Conditions and managements systems
* Basic knowledge of working in a radiological environment

* Recognised craft apprenticeship (mechanical or electrical) or equivalent (SVQ level 3, ONC, Modern Apprenticeship, City& Guilds)
* Willing and able to obtain the necessary Security Clearance for the post
* Willing and able to work within Radiological and Explosive areas
* Willing and able to undertake all necessary training required for the post