Operations Technician Dayshift

Clemence Rogers Recruitment
11 Jan 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Operations Technician (Day Shift) - Essex - £30k - £35k

Clemence Rogers are currently working in partnership with our client in the recruiting of an Operations Field Support Technician.

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Site Supervisor the Operations Technician will join a team of multi-skilled operations Technicians responsible for carrying out planned maintenance / fault finding and operations of Reciprocating Engines, Generators, Electrical distribution systems, Gas plant and ancillary equipment used in the 24/7 operation of a landfill power station. The Technician will work on a shift roster basis to ensure maximum production is maintained in a safe working environment

The role involves a combination of operating the power plant, carrying out preventive and corrective maintenance (Mechanical & Electrical), commissioning, and fault finding. Assisting with gas field maintenance in a safe and efficient manner is also a requirement of the role.

Key Responsibilities:

* Take a leading role in complex fault diagnostics on reciprocating engine mechanical / electronic controls & instrumentation, LV and HV Apparatus and balance of plant systems in order to improve power station performance and revenue.

* Support the 24 / 7 Operation of the power station generating units and ancillary equipment according to standard procedures, and to support generation of maximum revenue through improving efficiency and performance.

* Carry out planned & corrective maintenance on all mechanical / electrical equipment to improve reliability /productivity and minimise downtime of generating units.

* Follow maintenance & operational procedures to ensure continuous reliability & productivity of the power station.

* Develop solutions to operational and engineering problems, and implement solutions and /or modifications, ensuring company management of change processes are followed.

* Identify and recommend spare parts holdings for critical mechanical or electrical assets

* Maintain accurate and thorough records of all maintenance work carried out, and all operational issues impacting engine downtime and load.

* Responsible for management of appropriate maintenance contracts and projects as directed by your line manager.

* Supervise contractors where required and ensure company policies and procedures are adhered too.

* Actively keeping abreast of the standards, the site should operate to in line with the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), Environment Agency, COMAH, SATEX/ DSEAR and appropriate discipline technical matters.

* Taking ownership and leadership of engineering requests and requirements.

Ideal Candidate

* A significant knowledge of Plant Maintenance, HV / LV Electrical distribution systems and Operations gained in a heavy engineering industry such as Renewable Energy, Power Generation, Petrochemical, Marine Engineering (Royal Navy) or Chemical Production, preferably with a strong electrical / electronic background

* A time severed apprentice with a recognised qualification in an appropriate engineering subject such as a NVQ Level 3 / HNC / HND is preferred but qualifications, skills and suitable experience below this will be taken into account.

* A proven ability to operate in a climate of continuous improvement and work in a highly focused team

* A proven record of commitment to safety and ability to participate in a multi skilled environment.

* An understanding of computer based maintenance management systems. Such as Pronto, SAP, JDE, Maximo.

* Experience with operational systems, such as Bailey / SCADA, CITEC, processes.

* Ability to conduct RCA and complete technical reports.

* Experience and relevant competence in HV switching, instructions and supervision would be an advantage, but not necessary as training will be given.

* In depth understanding of process control systems, PLC's etc.

* Flexible attitude to varying requirements to suit the business needs.

* The ability to communicate with management, team members, external parties in a professional and effective manner.

* Ability to learn all areas of Company's LFG sites - i.e. gas fields, gas plant, power plant and administrative responsibilities.

* Accurate and attentive to detail, drive for results with demonstrated ability to work at speed.

* Able to lead by example and motivate co-workers.

* Excellent knowledge of Health and Safety Legislation.

* Willingness to complete both technical and non-technical aspects on a day-to-day basis.

* Team orientated approach along with an ability to work autonomously.

* Computer literate, able to use MS Word, Excel, Power Point and Access data bases.

* Experience with fault diagnosis to root cause on Duetz, Caterpillar and jenbacher gas engines would be an extreme advantage.