Shift Operations Technician - Power Generation

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    Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire

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    Up to £35400.00 per annum + bonus + benefits

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    Becki Saunders

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    7 months ago

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Shift Operations Technician - Gasification Plant

Belfast, Northern Ireland

£38,400 + Benefits


Astute Technical Recruitment are working with an international market leader within the Engineering industry who have recently moved into the Energy from Waste sector.

We are looking for a Shift Operations Technician to join the Operations Team for their new Gasification Power Plant, located near Belfast Airport, this is a great opportunity for someone with Power Generation experience to join a new build station.

This plant utilises Gasification Technology, combined with a Steam Turbine, to generate ~15MW which is enough to power around 14,500 homes. As an Energy from Waste plant using Refuse Derived Fuel, the plant will also be reducing approximately 180,000 Tonnes of waste from heading to a landfill on an annual basis.

Roles & Responsibilities

Reporting directly to the Shift Team Leader, as Shift Operations Technician, you will be responsible for:

  • Reporting to the Shift Team Leader to monitor the plant through control of the: - boilers, turbines, pumps, compressors, water treatment plant etc.
  • Carrying out first line maintenance to ensure plant reliability and availability
  • Scheduled and unplanned maintenance activities and assisting during Outages/Shutdowns
  • Monitoring fuel input to optimise the plant's output
  • Pre-start checks, commissioning and de-commissioning activities
  • Please note this is a shift role and will involve working 12 hour shifts including days and nights.
  • Working within the Company Health & Safety, Environmental and Quality Systems & Safety, Environmental and Quality Systems

This role is working 4 on 4 off with a 9 week rotation, including 2 weeks of cover shifts

Skills & Qualifications

We are looking for someone with the following knowledge, skills & experience:

  • A relevant technical qualification such as an BTEC, City & Guilds, NVQ, HNC etc. in an engineering discipline
  • Experience in an operational environment on a Heavy Process Plant. This could be Energy from Waste, Coal, CCGT, Biomass, CHP or Nuclear.
  • Royal Navy Marine Engineers with Watch Keeping experience will also be considered
  • Graduates in Mechanical Degree's or a relevant field will also be considered
  • Working knowledge of Safe Systems of Work and a strong Health & Safety approach

Salary & Package

What's on offer for this exciting role:

  • Competitive Salary of £32,000
  • Shift Allowance of £6,400
  • Benefits package
  • Opportunity to join a new build Energy from Waste power station

How to Apply

If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to find out more please contact Becki Saunders on 02392 288 214 or email a CV & Cover Letter to BSaunders@Astutetechnical.co.uk.

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.