Shift Operator - Power Generation

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    Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire

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    Up to £27200.00 per annum + Benefits

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    Becki Saunders

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    9 months ago

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Shift Operator - New Energy from Waste Power Station
North London
Up to £27,200 (including shift allowance) + 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 Operator to join the Operations Team for their new Gasification Power Plant, located in Hertfordshire just North of the M25.

This plant utilises Gasification Technology, combined with a Steam Turbine, to generate 10MWe which is enough to power around 7,000 homes. As an Energy from Waste plant using Refuse Derived Fuel, the plant will also be reducing approximately 90,000 Tonnes of waste from heading to a landfill on an annual basis.

Roles & Responsibilities

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

  • Supporting the Shift Technician and Shift Team Leader in the safe and efficient running of the power station via the control room as well as out on site
  • Completing regular site walk rounds to ensure plant is operating correctly and efficiently
  • Performing first line maintenance duties and defect rectification as and when required
  • Driving and operating a range of mobile plant including fork lift trucks, excavators etc
  • Ensuring the day to day compliance with all aspects of the environmental permit as well as reporting any incidents, accidents and near misses
  • Ensuring that all activities are carried out in a safe manner and in line with company Health, Safety and Environmental policies.

Skills & Qualifications

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

  • A technical qualification in an engineering discipline is desirable e.g. City & Guilds
  • Previous experience working in operations / maintenance in a heavy process industry e.g. waste management, power generation, chemical production etc.
  • An adaptable approach to work and willingness to learn.
  • Experience driving/operating fork lift trucks and yellow plant is desirable
  • A good understanding of all health, safety and environmental aspects.

Salary & Package

What's on offer for this exciting role:

  • Competitive Salary up to £23,000
  • Shift Allowance of £4,200
  • Overtime and development opportunities
  • Benefits package
  • Opportunity to join a new build Energy from Waste power station

If you are interested in this position, please send a CV and Cover Letter to bsaunders@astutetechnical.co.uk or ring 02392 288 214 and ask to speak to Becki Saunders 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. We endeavour to get back to everyone, however, if you have not heard anything after 7 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.