Mechanical Technician
Ref: SCOT-54280

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

Job description
About us


Our Generation business ensures we have enough power to continue delivering the energy needed. We deliver competitive energy from across our generation portfolio of hydro and gas-fired generation, while minimising the environmental impact.

SMW Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of ScottishPower Generation Limited, owns and operates a Fuel Manufacturing & Sludge Treatment Centre at Daldowie near Uddingston under a PFI agreement with Scottish Water; this plant processes sewage sludge from the Greater Glasgow Catchment area. SMW also operates sludge storage and pumping facilities within Scottish Water’s Shieldhall Waste Water Treatment Works. The Daldowie treatment centre receives stores then dewaters and dries sludge to manufacture a renewable fuel product has been given the name of Waste Derived Fuel (WDF).

About the Role

We currently have a vacancy for a Mechanical Technician at the Fuel Manufacturing & Sludge Treatment Centre at Daldowie near Uddingston. The main purpose of the job is to effectively work in the area of mechanical engineering to ensure optimum plant availability. You will also adhere to all Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality Compliance activities relative to these activities.

The job holder will support the Lead Mechanical Engineer in new development projects and modifications to existing systems to maximise the financial contribution to the Generation Business through timely and effective planned and corrective maintenance.

The post holder will undertake roles and responsibilities as defined in Management Instructions during planned and unplanned Maintenance events. To improve Maintenance efficiencies across UK Thermal Generation, you will develop and support, short, medium and long term strategies. You will also develop, plan and undertake works inclusive of Management, Control and Supervision of Contractors, including development of work specifications as required.


* Work within the Mechanical Maintenance team on a daily basis to ensure optimum plant effectiveness and availability.
* Undertake project works in the areas of Mechanical installation, alignment and other areas associated with the main purpose of the job.
* To undertake associated project analysis for the discipline areas associated with the main purpose of the job.
* Help ensure compliance with relevant IPPC Permit conditions by effectively maintaining associated plant to agreed standards.
* Attend meetings when required to discuss Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) & Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and contribute to resolving problem areas.
* Maintain and enforce safe systems of work at all times, and contribute to the engineering, compliance and production issues of the plant in an effective and efficient manner that supports the Daldowie Business Plan, and its targets and goals
* Ensure high standards of mechanical engineering activity performance is maintained and improved on to ensure the optimum plant effectiveness and availability.
* Assist in maintaining OHSAS 18001 accreditation and related systems for assigned company activities.
* Assist in maintaining ISO 14001 / 9000 2000 environmental and quality systems for assigned company activities.

About You

If you are suitably experienced in a maintenance role, ideally in the Water Industry/Thermal Drying Industry or similar process based industries, we are keen to speak with you. Ideally you will be educated to a minimum of City & Guilds/ONC level, in an engineering or science discipline or equivalent vocational qualifications/experience (e.g. a recognised apprenticeship in a relevant discipline). Experience gained in maintenance engineering duties relating to wastewater treatment/thermal drying technology or other continuous process/manufacturing operations would be advantageous.

We are looking for someone who has a proven track record following all safety, environmental, production and maintenance procedures including working to agreed standards and procedures. You should also be self-motivated with a flexible approach to work including commitment to undertake a wide variety of tasks, comfortable with change and constantly seeking new ways to advance performance. You should be able to build and manage relationships across a wide-range of stakeholders and have a proven track record of delivering successful results.

This is a permanent, full-time position based in Uddingston (G71 7RX) with a starting salary from £22,960 to £28,700 per annum, depending on experience and qualifications.

If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity, please click “apply now” and attach your CV.

Closing date Friday 17th November.

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

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