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  • Job reference: 930772
  • Location: Helensburgh, Argyll & Bute
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Nuclear
  • Date posted: 15/04/2020


Nuclear Repair Coppersmith

Immediate start

Contract up to 12 weeks

Location - Faslane, Helensburgh

Rate - £21.50 per hour Ltd Co / £16.52 per hour +holiday pay PAYE

Urgent requirement for qualified Coppersmiths with current SC level Security Clearance for an immediate start.


Undertake repairs to all plant system pipework on all RN and other entitled Vessels and, when required, in other sections including the Estate.

Think of the appropriate and best way to rectify faults that may arise during the task or which they may have to investigate and or repair.

Interpret drawings, procedures, standards when manufacturing, repairing or altering any system.

Contribute to the creation of solutions for tasks that arise during manufacture, repair and defect rectification of any component


A recognised Coppersmith Apprenticeship to at least N/SVQ Level 3 or equivalent and have gained at least an NC in this field.

Experience and knowledge on the majority of the following:

HM Submarine and Ship Operating procedures

HM Submarine and Ship Tag-out procedures

Nuclear Procedures, Production Technical Instructions, Support Documentation, brazing, pipe bending procedures and processes including all relevant acceptance standards.

Interpretation of engineering drawings and schematics

To understand and complete all relevant Quality Assurance documentation Work to Risk, COSHH assessments & safe systems of work when undertaking tasks Non-destructive examination techniques, visual examinations of all welds and brazes, dye penetrant examination of welds, surfaces and brazes Nuclear Reactor compartment & controlled area working Submarine, Surface Crafts and the Estate air, fluid and steam systems In-situ and workshop repair of component and systems, including freeze seal watch keeping Operation & maintenance of brazing equipment

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