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  • Location: Plymouth, PL1 4SE
  • Salary: £20 - £21 per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 23 days ago

  • Sector: Defence
  • Contact: Kayleigh Bentham
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01942 323277
  • Start Date: 2022-06-10
  • Expiry Date: 10 July 2022
  • Job Ref: 1041458

NRL are looking to recruit 4 Slingers to join the team of an industry leader in the aerospace, defence, and security sector in Devonport. The role is a fix-term contract.

About the role:

At Devonport Royal Dockyard they are looking for Slingers to join the team that is at the forefront of supporting the Royal Navy fleet. You’ll play an integral role in ensuring the serviceability of warships and systems through detailed maintenance and refit periods by working within multi–trade teams.

You’ll move, support and re-position materials and equipment to facilitate structural alterations and repairs on board ships and submarines. Working safely in a maritime environment, you’ll inspect lifting equipment to ensure its fit for use, work with fixed and mobile cranes to move equipment on docksides and through shipping routes and access holes. You will also transfer equipment within vessels using chain blocks and fleeting techniques.

What you will need:

You’ll be competent in the general use of lifting equipment and tools related to the role, such as the use of fixed gantry (overhead traveller) cranes, spreader bars, plate clamps and chain blocks. You’ll also hold current qualifications in one of the following:

  • ECITB Level 3 NVQ in Moving Constructive/Engineering loads

  • OPITO Level 3 Slinger/Signaller

  • NPORS N402 - Slinger/Signaller

  • CPCS A40 Blue Card

Other relevant qualifications will be considered. You will also need to have experience in the following areas:

  • Ability to read and interpret lifting instructions.

  • Proven track record of completing work to time, cost, and quality parameters.

  • Ideally will have worked in the marine industry with experience of Royal Navy ships and submarines, Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels or large commercial ships although other relevant experience will be considered.

What’s in it for you:

  • Industry competitive rate

  • Opportunity to work with an industry leader

About NRL:

NRL connect global engineering companies with the right people to bring their projects to life. As we progress your application our team of talented recruiters will be on hand to support you to secure your next role.

We welcome applications from every walk of life, and are committed to driving diversity and inclusion within the industries we support. That’s why our Member Committed to Diversity status with the Association of Professional Staffing Companies is so important to us.

For temporary workers and contractors opting to work with us through our Pay As You Earn (PAYE) payroll service, we’re delighted to offer a wealth of benefits including access to virtual and telephone GP appointments 24/7, health and wellness resources, gym discounts and retail savings.