Job Summary:  

As a Steelworker, your role will entail the cutting and fabrication of structural steel, (plate & profile sections) to form individual components and the subsequent assembly of those components to form sub-units, such as frames, plates, girders, tubulars, to form sub-assemblies and the final structural assembly of the finished product.

Projects will cover a range of steel structures across the marine, renewables and oil & gas sectors and the role will require flexibility between new-build structural steel fabrication or ship repair projects.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Interpret engineering drawings to determine the materials required and to plan the order of tasks to cut metal most efficiently.
  • Set-out/mark-off work and working area inline with fabrication plan and detail drawings.
  • Assemble, fit, and install prefabricated metal parts and components to form 2D and 3D structures.
  • Position, align, set and tack assemblies and components into position using lifting/handling equipment such as shop cranes, chain-pulls etc to achieve required geometric, dimensional and fit-up tolerances.
  • Set up and operate various heavy-duty metalworking machines such as hydraulic presses, rolls, shears, cutting torches, grinders and drills, to bend, cut, form, punch, drill or otherwise form heavy metal components.
  • Undertake inspection of parts, sub-assemblies and finished products to ensure dimensional accuracy, quality and solid working function.


  • Time served steelworker or fabricator either in a shipyard or similar field activity where structural fabrication was undertaken;
  • Basic knowledge of welding processes
  • Experience of dimensional control techniques such as Electronic Distance Measuring (EDM).
  • Understanding of engineered drawings and technical documents
  • Experience of steel, burning, welding, forming, bending and fabricating processes and techniques.
  • Knowledge of work place safety
  • Work execution independently according to valid instructions, rules and other standards
  • Flexible cooperation with other team-members

Key Interpersonal/Behavioural Skills:

  • Ability to establish an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal
  • Effectiveness in identifying possible problems for upward reporting/investigation
  • Ability to express ideas or facts in a clear manner.


  • Competitive base pay
  • 31 days holiday
  • Company pension
  • Life assurance
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Excellent L&D opportunities

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Job Category: Steel Work
Job Type: Full Time Permanent
Job Location: Arnish

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