Technician Laminator (9079)

Technician Laminator

13.34 per hour
Contract type
Full Time
Additional information
37 hours per week; 7:30am - 4:15pm Monday - Thursday, 7:30am - 12:30pm Friday + overtime. Flexible working opportunities are available
All Weather Lifeboat Centre (ALC), Poole, Dorset
Interview date
We will be conducting telephone interviews, followed by face to face interviews for applicants who meet the requirements of the role
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The ALC (All-weather Lifeboat Centre), which opened in August 2015, is our very own boat building facility which brings every stage of lifeboat construction, refit and maintenance in-house and under one roof.

Refit work is increasing from 2018 and through 2019, with the introduction of additional All Weather Lifeboat refit cells to the ALC’s ongoing program. We have a full order book and fantastic opportunities for skilled technicians to join our teams.  We have many years of refits scheduled on Tamar, Severn and Trent class lifeboats, as well as building new Shannon class lifeboats and repairs to other vessels in the fleet. 

Our lifeboat crews need a dedicated, professional and talented team behind them.

As a Laminator at the ALC you will be responsible for the construction and repair/maintenance of marine composite structures for all classes of lifeboat. Working in refit you would be asked to undertake laminate repairs to hull, structure and other components, due to modification or varying degrees of damage sustained during service. As this workload can vary across refits, you may be asked to support other areas of boatbuilding such as vessel strip down or deck fitout. A multi-skilled attitude and approach is desirable.

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.

Previous experience of marine refits and repairs, and working with advanced epoxy composite materials, prepreg, and vacuum consolidation techniques is desirable. 

The ALC offers a clean, organised and safe work environment, with all tools and equipment provided.  We strive to encourage a satisfied and friendly work environment, with our staff benefiting from an excellent pension, options for flexible working (including a time off in lieu scheme), good annual leave and the knowledge that the work they are doing directly contributes to saving lives at sea.

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

We will be holding interview days for these roles every 2 weeks – once the requirements for this role have been fulfilled the advert will be closed.

Apply now and come and join us in the build of this centre of excellence and help save lives at sea!

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.