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Shift Team Leader - Biomass Power Station

Astute Technical Recruitment Ltd
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Shift Team Leader - Biomass Power Station
Port Talbot, South Wales
Competitive Salary & Benefits Package

Astute are supporting the recruitment of Western Bio-Energy who operate a 14MW Biomass (Waste Wood) Power Station. With a capacity to process around 160,000 tonnes of wood per year, this plant produces power for roughly 31,000 homes.

Western Bio-Energy are looking to hire a Senior Shift Operator / Shift Team Leader who will be primarily responsible for the safe & efficient operation of the Biomass Plant.

Roles & Responsibilities
As a Senior Shift Operator, you will be responsible for:

Leading the shift team and managing the safe & efficient operation of the plant including start up and shutdowns of the turbine, boiler, pumps and auxiliary plant.
Ensure daily production targets are met in-line with the PPA (Power Purchase Agreement).
Optimise plant economic and environmental performance.
Manage daily reports and communication to relevant stakeholders.
Collect and report environmental / emissions data and production data.
Allocated and co-ordinate maintenance and operational activities.
Develop & mentor Shift Operators.
Achieve SAP (Senior Authorised Person status) for HV Switching activities
Manage HSE on site during the shift.
Skills & Qualifications
We are looking for someone with the following:

Ideally qualified with an ONC / HNC in a relevant Engineering field
Completed an apprenticeship and/or three years in a Power Generation/Heavy Process/Maintenance role (Royal Navy Marine Engineers will also be considered)
Previous experience in supervising a team of Operators
Qualified HV Switching / SAP and familiar with Permit to Work, Safe Systems of Work and other HSE legislation & requirements
Familiar working on a SCADA/PLC/DCS System relating to Steam plant
IOSH/NEBOSH or a Health & Safety Qualification
Flexibility to work Shift Patterns including nights and weekends.
Salary & Package
What's on offer for this exciting role:

Competitive Salary
Shift Allowance
Benefits Package
Career development in a growing industry
How to Apply
If you are interested in this position, please send a CV and Cover Letter to (url removed) or ring (phone number removed) and ask to speak to Dan Grosvenor 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 and Europe. Astute is also committed to the government's Disability Confident Employer initiative. We endeavour to get back to everyone, however, if you have not heard anything after 7 days, please consider your application unsuccessful
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