Shift Plant Operator - Energy from Waste

38000.00 - 41000.00 GBP Annual + bonus, pension
15 Sep 2020
13 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Shift Plant Operator - Energy from Waste

Competitive salary + bonus + benefits

Slough area


We are recruiting for a Shift Operator / Operations Technician to join the Operations department of an Energy from Waste power station in Slough. You will play a lead role in operating and maintaining all aspects of the plant from the control room via the DCS system and out in the field ensuring that the plant is kept to an excellent level of consistency.


Reporting to the Shift Team Leader the Shift Operator will be responsible for:

Operating all plant equipment involved in electrical generation via the DCS. You will be responsible for operating; steam turbines, boilers, heat exchangers, pumps and the water treatment plant.
Able to keep downtime to a minimum by carrying out first line maintenance when required.
Carrying out systems isolations and ensuring compliance with the company's safe systems of work at all times.
Updating the shift log which will include plant and process changes and shift handovers to ensure effective communication throughout shift change.
Candidates should be aware this role involves working 12 hour shifts which includes days and nights.

Requirements/ Qualifications

To be considered for the Shift Operator vacancy, candidates should have:

Experience in control room/ operations environment in a heavy process industry ideally with steam experience. This can include EFW, biomass, CHP, CCGT or coal fired etc
A NVQ/ City & Guilds/ ONC or HNC level qualification in a relevant engineering discipline.
A good understanding of operating procedures associated with boilers
Royal Navy Marine Engineers with watch keeping experience will also be considered, ideally LET level
A strong understanding of health and safety processes and procedures


The package on offer for this role is as follows:

Competitive salary of GBP41,000
A performance related bonus
25 days holiday + BH
Company pension scheme
The chance to join the growing EFW sector
How to apply

To apply or for more information please see the contact details below and ask to speak to Steve

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