Mechanical Fitter Chargehand

Mechanical Fitter Chargehand
Posted 2 years ago

We are a busy ship repair yard looking to recruit a Mechanical Fitter Chargehand to join our mechanical services department. This is a working chargehand position which involves both supervising and working as part of the team itself.

This would be a full time position with an immediate start date. The successful candidate will report directly to the Mechanical Fitter Foreman.



  • Management of a team of mechanical fitters for ship repair projects under the direction of your foreman
  • Projects will include but not exclusive of overhauling of main engines, auxiliary engines, tail shafts, rudders, propellers, sea valves, sea chests, pumps, etc…
  • Projects will be time and budget sensitive and must adhere to production requirements
  • Several projects may be running concurrently and so must be able to multitask
  • Liaising with the Ship Repair Managers and Superintendents throughout the duration of the projects
  • Regular reporting to your Foreman regarding project progress and workforce performance
  • Ensuring your team adhere to strict health and safety regulations at all times
  • Apprentices may be seconded to your department as part of their apprenticeship training, therefore, monitoring and mentoring is required
  • Acting as Foreman may be required from time to time


Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Industry recognised mechanical engineering qualification is essential
  • Experience in working within the shipping / naval / engineering / construction sector is essential
  • Experience in managing a team of workers in a project based setting
  • Must be fluent in either English or Spanish, both is desirable but not essential
  • Flexibility and reliability is essential, and have a willingness to work with other members of the team to achieve goals and objectives


Compensation & Benefits:

  • Salary is reviewed annually and is based on qualifications and experience.
  • Working hours are Monday to Thursday 08:00 – 16:30hrs, Friday 08:00 – 15:30hrs.
  • Overtime will be required dependant on work demands and is paid at 1.5 times hourly rate, with Sundays and bank holidays paid at 2.0 times hourly rate.
  • Generous annual paid leave of 22 days plus bank holidays (currently 12).
  • Annual sick leave entitlement of 2 weeks full pay and 4 weeks half pay after 3 month probation period.
  • Eligible for quarterly attendance bonus after 3 months’ probation period.
  • Eligible to join the company pension scheme after 18 months of continuous employment.


Job Features

Job CategoryProduction Department
PositionMechanical Fitter Chargehand
SalaryBased on qualifications and experience

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