Shift Operator Controller

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    Sheffield, South Yorkshire

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    Power, Renewable Energy

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    Mollie Allison

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

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Shift Operator Controller - Biomass CHP
Competitive Salary + B


We are currently recruiting a Shift Operator to join the Operations Department of a newly built 7MW Biomass CHP plant in Sheffield. The Shift Operator will act under the direction of the O&M Team Leader and ensure the safe and efficient operation of a high-pressure boiler, generator and auxiliary plant. You will form part of a shift pattern that covers days, nights, weekends and public holidays.


As a Shift Operator, you will be responsible for:

  • The safe operation and monitoring of plant via the DCS from the control room. This includes boilers, turbines, pumps, water treatment plant, cranes and mobile plant
  • Working with the O&M Team Leader to ensure compliance with all aspects of the plant environmental permit, reporting any non-compliance
  • Monitoring pressures, temperatures, flows and emission levels etc.
  • Equipment isolations and issuing permits to work
  • Perform routine plant inspections and first line maintenance work
  • Working within the Company Health & Safety, Environmental and Quality Systems
  • Ensuring wood fuel stocks are controlled
  • Shift cover in the event of sickness or training of other staff

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

To be considered for this Shift Operator position you must have:

  • A relevant technical qualification such as an ONC/NVQ/C&G in an engineering discipline
  • Experience in an operations role on a power station or heavy process industry with steam raising plant. This could be energy from waste, coal, CCGT, biomass, CHP or petrochemical etc.
  • Some maintenance experience/skills would be beneficial
  • Ideally an IOSH or NEBOSH qualification
  • A flexible approach to working/shift patterns

The shift pattern includes 12 hour shifts across days and nights

Package & Benefits

We are offering a competitive salary and benefits package for the Shift Plant Operator vacancy as follows:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Overtime
  • Company pension

If you are interested in applying for this position or finding out more information, please contact Mollie Allison via phone on 02392 288 214 or email on mallison@astutetechnical.co.uk

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