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Serving the global naval defence market

Opportunities for a range of skills and professions

MacTaggart Scott is a privately owned Scottish engineering company established in 1898, and based near the beautiful City of Edinburgh. With over 100 years in business and satisfied customers in 60 countries, the quality and reliability of our products ensure they are preferred by many navies.

MacTaggart Scott focuses on the design, development, manufacture and delivery of sophisticated projects for the Naval Defence and Marine Market. Key operational areas of the business are:

  • Design Engineering
  • Planning, Production, Inspection, Test, Quality
  • Bid & Proposal Engineering, R&D Engineering
  • Commissioning, Service & Support
  • Business Development, Commercial, Programme Management, Procurement

The company has an organisational structure that ensures the ongoing efficiency and optimisation of the business process. Integral to this are:

  • Administration, Inventory Management, Despatch, Logistics
  • Finance, IT, HR & Training
  • Maintenance, Environment, Health & Safety, Security  

If you possess ambition, drive, creativity and are looking for a secure and challenging career, we would like to hear from you.

You may browse our Job Vacancies below or contact us by email on human.resources@mactag.com.

COVID-19 UPDATE

Please note that due to the current restrictions in place regarding Covid-19, there may be a delay in providing some candidates with interview dates and/or feedback. Please be rest assured that we are still working on recruitment and will be in touch at the earliest opportunity. If you would like an update on your application, please contact Jay Todd (HR Advisor) by emailing jay.todd@mactag.com.

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Our People

The employees of MacTaggart Scott are the company's greatest asset. Our people are a unique selection of bright talented and skilled people. The company is rooted in the local community, from which the majority of our employees are drawn. The workforce includes several generations of some local families.

As a well established but modern organisation, innovation, flexibility and responsiveness are our major strengths. We are proud of our history and tradition, but believe that sustainable competitive advantage can only be achieved through continuous improvement, training, investment and a commitment to business excellence at every level within the company.

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Why MacTaggart Scott

MacTaggart Scott supports the Naval Defence and Marine industries, providing complete solutions to customer needs from analysis of initial customer requirements, innovative design, in-house manufacture through to commissioning and through life support.

Latest Vacancies

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  • Security Officer

    Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    UK

    MacTaggart Scott are looking to recruit a Security Officer to work in our Facilities Department. Role: The security officer on duty is responsible for the safety and security of the works and office premises as well as welcoming visitors to the Company...

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  • Production Engineer (Assembly)

    Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    UK

    MacTaggart Scott are looking to recruit a Production Engineer (Assembly), to work within our Production Engineering Department and quickly progress to join one of the integrated project teams where you will work closely with representatives from other...

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  • Assembly Production Team Leader

    Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    UK

    MacTaggart Scott are looking to recruit a Team Leader to work in our Assembly Department. Role: This role reports into the Assembly Supervisor. The purpose of the role is to manage the resources to ensure the agreed work schedule is executed and business...

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  • Engineering Support Assistant

    Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    UK

    MacTaggart Scott are looking to recruit an Engineering Support Assistant to work within our Engineering Support Department. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to gain qualifications within engineering whilst in the role, making this...

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  • Project Coordinator

    Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    UK

    MacTaggart Scott are looking to recruit a Project Coordinator to work in our Projects Department. Role: This role reports directly into the Head of Project Management. The purpose of the role is to assist our team of Project Managers with the management...

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  • Welder/Fabricator

    Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    UK

    The purpose of this role is to work as part of a fast-paced fabrication team within a busy and innovative engineering workshop. The successful candidate will report directly to the Welding Supervisor, however, there is a high level of autonomy within...

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  • Post Design Service Engineer

    Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    UK

    MacTaggart Scott are looking to recruit a Post-Design Service Engineer to work with the Engineering Support department. Role: The role primarily involves developing technical support opportunities and providing engineering input to established in-service...

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  • Technical Materials Coordinator

    Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    UK

    MacTaggart Scott are recruiting for a Technical Materials Co-ordinator to work within the Engineering Support Department. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to gain qualifications within engineering whilst in the role, making this...

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