Production Technician
Ref: SCOT-5087611301

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.

Shoreham power station is a 400 MW Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power station which was constructed during 1999 and began commercial operation in the summer of 2000. The station uses a Gas Turbine along with a Steam Turbine to power a 500MVA generator to provide a highly efficient form of thermal electricity generation. The station is located on the Sussex coast approximately four miles to the west of Brighton & Hove, on the edge of the South Downs National Park.

About the role

We currently have a vacancy for a Production Technician at Shoreham CCCGT Power Station. The main purpose of the role is to support the Production Team Leader, on a shift basis, in all production related activities at the station and to ensure the station is monitored and operated effectively in line with National Grid and Energy Management requirements.

The post-holder will ensure that the plant is operated in a safe and efficient manner, analysing and diagnosing plant-related problems and making sure relevant statutory requirements are complied with e.g. Health & Safety at Work Act and the Environmental Protection Act.

You will be expected to review the operational requirements of the station and assist in promoting change and improvement where agreed. Further to this, you will implement Company, Business and Station Policies as they apply as well as the Company safety rules as a Safety Co-ordinator  ensuring that safety from the system is achieved.

Communication with ScottishPower Energy Management and National Grid will be necessary to ensure designated station meets its obligations under REMIT and load profiles are followed/maintained.

About you

If you are suitably experienced in an operations or maintenance role within a process industry (e.g. process plant, CCGT, or generating plant), we are keen to speak with you. Ideally you will be educated to a minimum of ONC/HNC level, in a relevant discipline or equivalent vocational qualifications/experience (e.g. a recognised apprenticeship in a relevant discipline) or a 2:1 Degree in an engineering discipline. You should be able to support other disciplines such as electrical, mechanical, control and instrumentation with work planning and plant diagnostics

You should be self-motivated, focused on achieving results and keen to develop your skills with a flexible approach and demonstrable team working skills. With your knowledge and experience of the principles of working safely, you will have relevant working knowledge of health, safety and environmental legislation. You should also be proficient with IT & software packages such as Microsoft Office.

This is a permanent, full-time position based in Shoreham (BN41 1WF) with a minimum starting salary between £32400 and £40500 per annum, with an additional salaried payment of £2,000 South East allowance, and a Shift Allowance of £9,275 (plus up to 10% bonus), depending on experience and qualifications, and other company benefits including Stakeholder Pension plan, training and development, generous annual leave and flexible benefits of your choice.

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

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