Instrument Technician - Biomass Power Station

Instrument Technician - Biomass Power Station

Job Title: Instrument Technician - Biomass Power Station
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Port Talbot, Neath Port Talbot
Salary: Bonus + overtime + pension
Reference: BBBH13318_1552986941
Contact Name: Jane Walsh
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 19, 2019 09:15

Job Description

Instrument Technician - Biomass Power Plant

Port Talbot

Competitive salary + Bonus + Benefits


Astute are recruiting an Instrument Technician to join a newly built, 40MW, Biomass Power Station located in South Wales. Fuelled using waste wood, the plant produces enough power for 78,000 and saving 150,000 tons of CO2 on an annual basis.

As the Instrument Technician you'll be responsible for preventative and reactive maintenance across a variety of plant which does include Electrical equipment and Control System maintenance.

Roles & Responsibilities

Reporting directly to the O&M Manager, as an Instrument Technician, you will be responsible for:

  • Pre-planned and reactive maintenance duties on all electrical, controls and instrumentation assets across the power station
  • Fault finding/maintaining electrical systems, instrumentation (pressure, temperature, level & flow) and control systems
  • Calibrating instrumentation
  • Programming the sites DCS and other PLC systems
  • Conducting continuous improvement activities, plant modifications and design work
  • Supervising 3rd party contractors

Skills & Qualifications

We are looking for someone with the following:

  • Ideally an HNC/ONC in an Electrical/Electronic Engineering discipline
  • Have significant experience working with PLC's, Control Systems, DCS, SCADA and Instrumentation
  • At least 3 years' experience on a power station or other heavy process plants such as petrochemical, refinery or pharmaceutical in EC&I maintenance
  • Instrumentation Bias

Salary & Package

What's on offer for this exciting role:

  • Competitive starting salary
  • A performance related bonus
  • Overtime
  • Pension scheme

If you are interested in this position, please send a CV and Cover Letter to or ring 02393 910 039 and ask to speak to Jane Walsh who can tell you more.

Astute Technical is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.