Shift Operator - Sheffield

Shift Operator - Sheffield

Job Title: Shift Operator - Sheffield
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Dronfield, Derbyshire
Salary: Up to £37180 per annum + Overtime
Reference: BBBH12180_1531490329
Contact Name: Zubair Ahmed
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 13, 2018 14:58

Job Description

Shift Plant Operator - Biomass CHP
£37,180 + Benefits



We are currently recruiting a Shift Plant Operator to join the Operations Department of a newly built 7MW Biomass CHP plant in Sheffield. The Shift Plant 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 Plant 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 Plant 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:

  • A salary of circa £37,380
  • Overtime
  • Company pension
  • The chance to join a new facility in the early stages of its life cycle

If you are interested in this position, please send a CV and Cover Letter to or ring 02392 222 963 and ask to speak to Zubair who can tell you more.

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