Maintenance Engineer - Anaerobic Digestion

Renewable Energy
£30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + training & laptop
20-11-2020 12:57 PM

Maintenance Operator - Anaerobic Digestion
£30,000 to £35,000 DOE + benefits

Astute are proud to be working exclusively with our client in the energy-from-waste sector who're looking for a Maintenance Operator / Maintenance Engineer / Maintenance Technician to carry out planned and reactive maintenance on an anaerobic digestion plant in Basingstoke. The client is a rapidly growing organisation who're looking to add to their team and help drive forward their next stage of growth and optimisation of this existing plant.

Roles & Responsibilities
Reporting directly to the Senior Plant Supervisor, as a Maintenance Operator, you will be responsible for:
- Planned and reactive maintenance on a range of heavy industrial equipment and process plant, including pumps, motors, gearboxes, conveyors, CHP, agitators, mixers
- Putting your own stamp on a new CMMS system and PPM schedule and aiming for a 'zero defect' environment
- Carrying out day-to-day operations of the renewable energy process plant
- Using SCADA control systems to monitor the process
- Helping to feed the fuel into the process using mobile plant such as telehandlers
- Visual fault-finding and rectification
- Continuous plant improvement opportunities - using your mechanical and electrical knowledge/skills to look for ways to further optimise the plant
- Ensuring work is carried out in accordance with RAMS & having an input on RAMS & SOP's yourself
- Ensuring adherence with health & safety at all times
- Other duties as required

Skills & Qualifications
We are looking for a Maintenance Operator with the following:
- Experience in anaerobic digestion, wastewater treatment or heavy process plant is preferable
- Ideally you will hold a relevant qualification in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering (such as an apprenticeship / City & Guilds / NVQ / HNC / HND etc.)
- 17th or 18th edition wiring regulations and/or 2391 Test and Inspection
- Experience carrying out first line maintenance on process plant such as pumps & conveyors
- Knowledge of SCADA / DCS / HMI systems is advantageous
- A forklift licence or telehandler ticket would be ideal, but this is not essential as training can be provided
- A great work ethic and someone with ambition - there's potential for longer term progression

Salary & Package
What's on offer for this exciting role:
- £30,000 to £35,000 depending on experience
- Company pension scheme
- Comprehensive training scheme
- Company laptop
- 20 days holiday plus bank holidays
- Potential of overtime, either paid or time off in lieu
- A genuine opportunity for a stable permanent position in a key industry

If you are interested in this position, please send a CV and Cover Letter to or ring 02393 910108 and ask to speak to Tim Norford 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.

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