Assistant Plant Operator - Power Station

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    Gloucester, Gloucestershire

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    Steve Utton

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    23 days ago

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Assistant Plant Operator - New Energy from Waste Plant


Competitive Salary & Benefits


We are currently recruiting for an Assistant Plant Operator to join a new energy from waste power station just south of Gloucester. This plant will combust residual waste at a rate of 190,000 tonnes per year and produce in excess of 14 MW to export to the grid, enough to power over 25,000 homes.

The Assistant Plant Operator will work under the direction of the Shift Team Leader and assist in the safe an efficient start up, shut down and running of the power station both locally and via the control room.

Roles & Responsibilities

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

  • Supporting the Plant Operator with the safe and efficient operation of the plant during normalised running hours and also during start-up/shut-down procedures
  • Working in the Control Room and out on the plant
  • Conduct regular site inspections/walk rounds to ensure the plant is operating as intended
  • Reporting of incidents in a timely manner
  • Carry out first line maintenance
  • Driving and operating a range of mobile plant including fork lift trucks, front loading shovel and excavators etc
  • Ensuring compliance with the Environmental Permit, H&S Legislation and the company's QMS

This role involves working 12 hour shifts so a flexible approach to working routines is needed

Skills & Qualifications

We are looking for someone with the following:

  • Apprenticeship/City & Guilds/NVQ an Engineering discipline
  • Royal Navy Junior Engineers would also be a good fit
  • Experience working in a process environment such as Power Station, Biomass, Aggregate/Tarmac/Cement Works, Steel Works, Paper Mills etc
  • High standard of Health & Safety, ideally with a H&S qualification/certificate

Salary & Package

What's on offer for this exciting role:

  • Competitive salary which rises after a training period
  • Company pension
  • Sick pay
  • Chance to join a new Energy from Waste Power Station

To apply for this exciting opportunity simply send a copy of your up to date CV and covering letter to sutton@astutetechnical.co.uk or alternatively you can call

02392 288 215 and speak to Steve

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. 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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