Plant Operator - Anaerobic Digestion

Recycling and Resource
Up to £33500.00 per annum
30-05-2022 10:57 AM

Plant Operator - Anaerobic Digestion
Starting salary £33,500

Astute are exclusively assisting a business in the renewable energy sector who're looking for a Plant Operator at their anaerobic digestion plant near Hatfield. The plant generates biogas from food waste and we're looking for a Plant Operator / Process Operator to join the team.

We're very open to people who've never worked in this industry and are looking for hands-on people who want to learn and be a part of the green revolution.

Roles & Responsibilities
Reporting directly to the Plant Manager, as a Plant Operator, you will be responsible for:

  • Day to day operations on the Anaerobic Digestion plant
  • Running the plant via a DCS or SCADA system, ensuring the plant is running as it should via the screens
  • Visual plant and equipment fault-finding
  • Performing first line maintenance activities, such as isolating and changing a pump
  • Feeding the fuel into the hoppers/plant
  • Driving a Telehandler on site, moving waste around during the process
  • Keeping the site clean and tidy
  • Contributing to positive site operations and looking for continuous improvement opportunities
  • Other duties as required

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

  • A qualification in an engineering discipline would be ideal (HNC / HND in mechanical or electrical engineering for example)
  • Telehandler licence and able to drive mobile plant is an advantage
  • Anaerobic Digestion experience would be ideal, but if not, someone from a treatment plant / process plant background or with hands on mechanical or operations experience
  • A genuinely hard-working nature with an excellent attitude to work

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

  • Salary up to £33,500
  • Annual leave allowance and good pension contributions
  • Mon to Friday with a call out rota
  • Potential overtime available
  • Chance for development, working in a thriving industry

If you are interested in this position, please send a CV and Cover Letter to or ring 07441391669 and ask to speak to Sophie 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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