Operations Technician

H9 Technical Recruitment
Sleaford, UK
18 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
H9 Technical Recruitment are currently recruiting for a Shift Operations Technician to join a n advanced biomass facility near Nottingham. You will report into the duty shift team leader to ensure the plant is operated with respect to safety, environmental and operational limits at all times, whilst maximising availability, reliability and efficiency.

Part of the shift team to actively deliver, using 'on-shift' resources, the planned and reactive first line maintenance, operational routines and testing requirements, to achieve availability and reliability targets required.

Role & Responsibilities
  • Ensure the plant is operated with respect to safety, environmental and operational limits at all times, whilst maximising availability, reliability and efficiency. This will be applied during all steady state, start up, shutdown and emergency situations, working from either the Control Room and/or plant as required.
  • Ensure through correct operation and monitoring, compliance with all aspects of the Environmental Permit; reporting any potential and actual incidents to the Shift Team Leader.
  • Undertake routine plant inspections, operational routines, adjustments and testing alongside the collecting and recording of plant data.
  • Undertake general defect rectification, planned and first line reactive maintenance and fault finding, to achieve availability and reliability targets required.
  • Monitor plant performance, identifying and taking proactive measures to improve performance shortfalls.
  • Support the STL/ASTL with the testing of the site emergency/abnormal condition plans and undertaking associated identified role(s), to manage all site emergencies safely and in line with local procedures.
  • Provide operational support for the maintenance and fuel handling teams to maximise plant performance and safety.
  • Provide support for the receipt of all plant operational chemicals onto site.
  • Assist STL in maintaining an accurate and comprehensive shift log and ensuring all defects/works are recorded within the sites CMMS.
  • Adhere to health, safety and environmental management policies and assist in the creation/development of all site operations procedures, so they remain accurate, suitable and sufficient.

Skills & Qualifications
  • ONC / C&G / NVQ level 3 in a craft(Mech/Elec/C&I) skill is essential, along with a high level of practical thermal/process plant operational experience.
  • A good understanding of all HSE aspects is a fundamental requirement, with IOSH Managing safely a preferred requirement.
  • Knowledge and experience of operating biomass or thermal power plant process, permit and safety systems, electrical distribution, protection
  • Possess a trade background in either mechanical, electrical or C&I.
  • General knowledge and experience of steam turbines, combustion systems, steam cycle chemistry, WTP, generators, flue gas emission abatement and overall plant performance monitoring.
  • Experience of operating a 'soft desk' HMI DCS.
  • Full understanding of P&IDs.
  • Qualifications in the use of Counterbalance FLT/Front Loader/Telescopic Handler and Grab Crane
  • Computer literate with Microsoft Office suite and ideally previous CMMS and Nisoft Eclipse experience.
  • Power Plant Operations experience within a shift role.
  • Full UK Driving Licence.

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