Shift Plant Operator - Energy from Waste

Milton Keynes
15-10-2020 11:28 AM

Shift Operator - Energy from Waste

Competitive salary + company benefits



We are currently recruiting a Shift Operator to join the operations department of a 24/7 power plant in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. This station, using advanced thermal treatment technology, will produce electrical power from waste that would otherwise have gone to landfill.

Roles & Responsibilities

Reporting directly to the Shift Team Leader, as Shift Operator, you will be responsible for:

  • Operating the plant in a safe and efficient manner which includes during normal running, start-ups and shutdowns along with emergency situations.
  • Ensuring the operational demands of the plant are met along with monitoring the plants emissions to comply with the Environmental Permit and reporting any issues to the Shift Team Leader
  • Monitoring the daily safety & environmental performance of the plant ensuring it is operating in accordance with environmental parameters & legislation
  • Become certified under Safety Rules as an Authorised Person and apply isolations, locks and safety tags.
  • Monitoring plant performance & developing new ideas & measures in order to improve performance, reliability & efficiency.
  • Conduct front line maintenance, plant inspections, fault finding and fault reporting.

Skills & Qualifications

We are looking for someone with the following:

  • Minimum C&G/NVQ Level 3 in a Process/Engineering/Operations discipline
  • Completed an apprenticeship and/or three years in a Power Generation/Heavy Process/Maintenance role (Royal Navy Marine Engineers LET and above will also be considered)
  • Familiar working on a SCADA/PLC/DCS System
  • IOSH/NEBOSH or a Health & Safety Qualification
  • Flexibility to work shift patterns including nights and weekends.

Salary & Package

What's on offer for this exciting role:

  • Competitive salary
  • Benefits package
  • The chance to join the growing EFW industry

If you are interested in this position, please send a CV and Cover Letter to or ring 02392 288 215 and ask to speak to Steve who can tell you more.

Astute Technical Recruitment Limited are acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and comply with all relevant UK legislation. We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK and Europe. Astute is also committed to the government's Disability Confident Employer initiative. We endeavour to get back to everyone, however, if you have not heard anything after 7 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Become part of something great

A friendly environment that takes work seriously. Everyone at Astute seems to very much enjoy being here and that reflects on the atmosphere in such a positive way. No one ever seems to have an issue with lending a helping hand when it is needed. The way that the staff on the floor are very focused and hardworking spurs you on to be the same. The saying "Work hard, play hard" could not apply more to the lovely bunch I have the pleasure of working with. I really feel as though I have fitted in well at Astute.

I have received nothing but the heartiest welcome into the Business. Not your normal recruitment agency. Firstly, you receive thorough training. Instantly you get the welcoming atmosphere and there is great team morale. Management listens, Colleagues listen and my opinion and any offering I contribute, I feel is valued and taken seriously. I really enjoy the level of support I receive as a newbie to both Recruitment and the world of Technical and I genuinely feel valued. I would highly recommend and already have to many of my contacts!