Shift Plant Operators - Energy from Waste New Build

Shift Plant Operators - Energy from Waste New Build

Job Title: Shift Plant Operators - Energy from Waste New Build
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Market Harborough, Leicestershire
Salary: £32500.00 per annum + Benefits + Overtime
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH9862
Contact Name: Daniel Grosvenor
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 02, 2016 16:49

Job Description

Shift Plant Operators - Gasification Power Generation
Salary circa £32,000

Our client are in the process of constructing a 10MW Gasification Biomass Plant in the Leicestershire area and require a Shift Plant Operator to join the plant's Operations Team.

Acting under the supervision of the Shift Team Leader, the Shift Plant Operator will be ensuring the safe and efficient operation of the plants activities which include the Gasification plant, High-Pressure Boiler, Economizer, Flue Gas Treatment, Turbine and Generator set along with all auxiliary equipment. This role will include first line diagnosis and is based on a 12-hour shift pattern over a 42-hour week.

Reporting directly to the Shift Team Leader, you will be responsible for the following (not all duties listed):

  • Assisting with compliance with all aspects of the site Environmental Permits
  • Operation of the Gasification plant through the SCADA system
  • Operation of plant and equipment as required by the operational demands of the W2E
  • Carrying out routine plant inspections and adjusting as required and logging on a data system
  • Monitoring of stocks and take receipt of consumables/collection of residues
  • Assisting other Company staff and contractors as and when required
  • To be aware of and work within the Company Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) Systems
  • Undertake personal development to enhance knowledge and skillset relevant to the Shift Plant Operator role

We are looking for a candidate with the following knowledge / qualifications:

  • An experienced Engineer / Technician ideally having completed a recognised Engineering Apprenticeship / Training.
  • C&G/BTEC/HND/HNC/ONC or equivalent qualification in a relevant engineering discipline
  • Recognisable first aid/Health & Safety qualification (IOSH or equivalent)
  • Knowledge of Environmental Compliance and Regulatory requirements
  • Experience of work with a Permit to Work System
  • Working knowledge of Safe Systems of Work
  • Experience working on mobile and fixed plant

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Broad experience gained through shift working in a continuous process industry, preferably in a Waste to Energy environment or Engineering
  • Operations experience in a Power Generation site
  • Ability to work a 12-hour shift rota including bank holidays and weekends

If you are interested in this role, please contact Dan Grosvenor or Steve Utton at Astute Technical Recruitment on 02392 288 286 or email a CV to

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.