Mechanical Craftsperson/Operator
Ref: SCOT-5087165501

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.

The Galloway Hydro Scheme was the first large-scale integrated hydro-electric complex to be built in Britain for the purpose of public electricity supply. The scheme generates ‘green’ energy by harnessing the kinetic force of fast moving water from its catchment area of 400 square miles in Ayrshire and Galloway.

About the role
We currently have a vacancy for a Mechanical Craftsperson/Operator within Galloway Hydros. The main focus of the role will be to support the Maintenance Manager with routine plant operations and inspection and maintenance of the Mechanical Plant and associated systems to ensure that plant meets all statutory and legislative requirements and remains efficient and reliable to maximise opportunities for commercial running in a safe manner whilst at time undertaking the roles of Competent and Authorised Person.

You will train, supervise and monitor other staff members as required to ensure routine and corrective maintenance, fault finding, inspection, testing and commissioning of rotating plant, hydraulic systems, bearings and lubricating systems, lifting equipment, overhead cranes, valves, gates, compressors, screen cleaners, pumps, couplings and gearbox operational procedures are undertaken to support daily operations.

Additionally you will have a flexible ability to ensure cover for standby is provided, bank holidays and call outs outside normal working hours for operational, maintenance or other business requirements as required.

About you
We are looking for someone who has suitable industrial experience in plant operations and maintenance within a multi-disciplinary team. Excellent problem solving and innovation abilities will be required for the role, alongside strong interpersonal and communication skills. You should also be educated to ONC/HNC level or equivalent in a mechanical engineering discipline.

Due to the nature of the role, you must be willing to work in all weather conditions for long periods, be comfortable working at heights, in confined spaces, climbing and descending vertical access ladders, lone working, manual handling and working near water courses and hold a current UK driving licence.

This is a permanent, full-time position based at Glenlee Power Station (DG7 3SF) therefore candidates should live nearby or be able to relocate within reasonable distance. The role has a minimum starting salary from £25,935 per annum and additional 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 attach your CV.

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