Operations Technician x5 - New Energy from Waste Power Station

Operations Technician x5 - New Energy from Waste Power Station

Job Title: Operations Technician x5 - New Energy from Waste Power Station
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
Salary: £30000 - £33000.00 per annum + Benefits + Overtime
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH9757
Contact Name: Daniel Grosvenor
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 21, 2016 17:36

Job Description

Operations Technician x5 - New Energy from Waste Power Station
£33,000 + 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 Five Operation Technicians to join the Operations Team for their new Flagship 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.

Your duties as an Operations Technician will include:

  • 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

Knowledge, Skills and 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

To apply for this exciting opportunity simply send a copy of your up to date CV and covering letter to or alternatively you can call 02392 221 600 and speak to Dan Grosvenor or Steve Utton 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.