Welder – Rotational – Offshore/Onshore



Lerwick Engineering and Fabrication have a Welder vacancy to join us for a rotational job offshore on a variety of offshore installations, vessels and drill rigs. This opportunity will be based out of our Lerwick base of operations with occasional trips offshore as required.

We are looking for time-served welder/fabricators with experience in MMA, TIG and FCAW. A trade test will be required and will include a weld test. Work must be to standard sufficient to pass a welder coding. Current offshore tickets are advantageous but not essential as training can be provided to the right candidate.


Company Overview

Since being formed in 1994 the highly skilled and flexible team at LEF have nearly 30 years of extensive experience in all aspects of engineering solutions. We offer a complete 24/7 – 365 days a year service to the Oil & Gas, Decommissioning, Marine, Renewable, Utility and many other industries. LEF prides itself on providing high levels of service to an industry that never stops and is always changing. We have a prime quayside location where our facilities include workshops and storage areas totalling 14,607m2. This includes one of the largest fabrication workshops and also a purpose-built blast and coating facility. LEF are always driving forward to improve not only the diversity of our services but also our staff with first class expert training both locally and throughout the UK. This enables us to always guarantee the highest quality of work.

At LEF we have a thriving workforce with a positive, can-do attitude. If it can be made, we’ll make it. If it can be fixed, we’ll fix it. We’re here to provide a service to all companies who need efficiency and manpower, but we’re also here for our community. We’ll champion the developing workforce offering career opportunities for Shetland.


Main Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Carry out fabrication/welding duties to a high standard and within codes as directed by the Offshore construction supervisor
  • Ability to interpret/work from fabrication drawings
  • Ensure work areas are kept to a high standard, of tidiness and cleanliness
  • Ensure shared fabrication equipment are used, kept tidy and maintained correctly.
  • Ensure that the quality and health and safety management systems are followed and any problems, perceived or real are reported.
  • Have a pro-active approach to all tasks carried out and demonstrate a can-do attitude
  • Strong communication skills
  • Carry out any other duties as directed by Offshore construction supervisor



  • Good housekeeping.
  • Production of quality product within acceptable time scale.
  • Quality assurance – All staff are responsible for the completeness of their work and reporting any quality, or perceived quality problems through the Offshore construction supervisor


Required Qualifications & Skills

  • Welding qualification/Experience Essential
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Customer focus.
  • Understanding of deadline achievements is essential.


Good To have

  • Offshore experience
  • Valid offshore medical
  • Norwegian Escape
  • GWO training


The above position carries very competitive rates of pay and benefits including training along with a generous holiday entitlement.

Please send CV’s or expressions of interest through to Admin@lefltd.co.uk.


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