Plant Assistant - CHP

Barking and Dagenham
Company Benefits
14-01-2022 10:23 AM

Plant Assistant - CHP
East London
Competitive Salary + Benefits

Astute are looking for a Plant Assistant / Plant Operator to join the expanding Operations Team on a Combined Heat and Power facility in East London. Utilising the latest technology, the site is producing ~20MW of Heat & Power from used fats, oils and greases (FOGS) from the local area.

Reporting to the Site Operations Supervisor you will be responsible for supporting the safe and efficient running of the plant including managing road tanker movements, as well as testing and discharging of fuels.

Roles & Responsibilities
Reporting directly to the Operations Supervisor, as the Plant Assistant, you will be responsible for:

  • Contributing towards the safe and efficient operation of the plant adhering to environmental compliance
  • Following operational policies & procedures as well as being involved in process sampling, plant outages, plant projects, etc.
  • Supporting the Operations Technicians and other team members to maximise plant availability and reliably
  • Supporting site activities such as operating mobile plant including forklift trucks
  • Assisting with vehicle marshalling on site
  • Supporting the acceptance and control of the site spares

Skills & Qualifications
We are looking for someone with the following:

  • C&G/NVQ Level 2 in Engineering/Plant Operations or Apprentice qualified (desirable)
  • Experience working in Power Generation or any other heavy process environment in a similar based role
  • Mechanical/Electrical maintenance skillset
  • IOSH or H&S certificate (desirable)
  • Royal Navy Marine Engineer Leading Marine Engineers are welcome to apply

Salary & Package
What's on offer for this exciting role:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Excellent Benefits Package

How to apply?
If you are interested in this position, then please send a copy of your up-to-date CV and Cover Letter to or call Kyle Shinn on 02392 288 284 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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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!