Technician Boat Builder

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The ALC (All-weather Lifeboat Centre), which officially opened in August 2015, is our very own boat building facility which brings every stage of the lifeboat building process in-house and under one roof, ensuring that we are fully equipped to build the next generation of all-weather lifeboats (including the new Shannon class lifeboats; our most advanced all-weather lifeboat to date).

The ALC also undertake refits and repairs of existing Lifeboats in-house. The refit work is now ramping up with the introduction of new classes to the program. A fantastic opportunity has arisen here at the ALC for skilled Boatbuilders to join our growing team.

Our cutting edge All-weather Lifeboat Centre boasts two boat halls with flexible bays for manufacturing and maintaining lifeboats, component manufacturing area, a launch, recovery and boat storage area, paint preparation area with built-in extraction system and heat curing facility, a workshop for supporting our inshore training fleet, office facilities, tools and equipment storage and a visitors’ viewing area.

As a Technician Boatbuilder you will be responsible for the construction, installation, modification and repair/maintenance of marine structures and equipment for all classes of Lifeboat.

You must be able to work to Engineering drawings and standardised work, safely and efficiently. You will be working as a member of a multi-disciplined team ensuring that lifeboats are built on time and within budget, meeting the RNLI’s stringent quality standards.

It is essential you have relevant City and Guilds or NVQ level 3/BTEC qualifications, time served apprenticeship or equivalent experience.

Experience of working with epoxy composite materials is desirable.

Come and join us in the build of this centre of excellence and help save lives at sea.

To take a tour of the ALC or for further information please visit:

Our staff and volunteers have been saving lives at sea without prejudice for nearly 200 years. We respect and value diversity of background, skills and perspectives within our teams, and consider it essential to help us deliver a world-class lifesaving service. We are an inclusive organisation and welcome applications from everyone. In addition to having the skills needed for the role, we also look for applicants who share our commitment to living our RNLI values (trustworthy, courageous, selfless, and dependable), and helping us work towards our goals of halving drowning in the UK and Ireland by 2024. This involves a growing commitment to preventative action, using our expertise to work in partnership with communities locally, nationally and internationally to prevent drowning.

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