Maintenance Engineer

  • Location

    Nairn, Highlands

  • Sector:

    Renewable Energy

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  • Salary:

    £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + + benefits

  • Contact:

    Tim Norford

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  • Published:

    30 days ago

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Maintenance Engineer - Renewable Energy
Nairn - North Scotland
£28,000 to £32,000 DOE


We're working with one of our trusted clients to source a Maintenance Engineer for a position based in between Inverness and Elgin to be mobile between a few Anaerobic Digestion plants. Our client is a hugely reputable business within the waste to energy and waste management sectors and this is an excellent opportunity to move into a thriving sector.

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

  • To support the safe, efficient and effective running of three biogas plants
  • To complete scheduled service as well as reactive maintenance
  • Carrying out installation and repair work to pipes, pumps and electric valves
  • To diagnose faults and create a schedule to fix them
  • To recognise preventative measures to avoid future issues and implement them
  • Liaising with suppliers and obtain best quotes from suppliers
  • Completing associated job sheets
  • Assessing plant machinery and creating a PPM plan
  • To ensure best practice and compliance with health and safety requirements
  • Other duties as required

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

  • A minimum of 5 years' experience as a multi-skilled engineer (mechanical or electrical bias)
  • Full driving licence is essential as the role will be between 3 sites
  • Computer literacy: must be able to complete reports, spreadsheets and manage emails
  • Problem-solving ability

Desirable Skills & Qualifications

  • Relevant HND/HNC/City & Guilds qualification in an engineering discipline
  • Proven experience in a similar environment, ie wastewater, water treatment plants, distilleries, refineries, recycling plants etc
  • A basic knowledge of Anaerobic Digestion/Biogas and/or the willingness to learn
  • Health and Safety qualification
  • A Telehandler licence

Marine Engineers with a maintenance background would also be encouraged to apply for this role.

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

  • £28,000 to £32,000 DOE
  • Excellent holiday allowance
  • Company pension scheme
  • Other perks to be discussed at interview

If you are interested in this position, please send a CV and Cover Letter to tnorford@astutetechnical.co.uk or ring 02393 910108 and ask to speak to Tim Norford who can tell you more.

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