Shift Operator Technician

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Salary Description
Permanent role
Contract Type
Bridgwater ,

We here at Siamo Recruitment are working with a thriving and passionate energy waste firm inTA6 and are currently seeking a Shift Operator Technician to join the team, this is a permanent role.

You will thrive in communicating across numerous teams, working harmoniously with both the Maintenance and Operations team.

Why Join our client?

£42,000 pa

Exclusive Benefits package

Career Progression



You will be carrying out general operational and maintenance duties across the Plant to facilitate a safe and efficient operation.

You will also be required to operate of the plant from a computer based central control room, standing in for the Senior Shift Operator as and when necessary.

Working days & nights you will be required to work rotating shift patterns that include weekends and public holidays. You may also be asked to provide shift cover as required to ensure a continuous operation.


You will report directly to the Senior Shift Operator and also cover the role of Operations and Maintenance Assistance when required.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Ensure that all activities are carried out in a safe manner and in line with company Health, Safety and Environmental policies.
  • Undertake training and develop competence with regards to site rules
  • Perform routine plant tests and inspections as required, collecting, recording, and collaborating data.
  • Report all non-conformances and raise and resolve issues on site to ensure reliable operation of the plant.
  • Maintain and support an effective safety and housekeeping programme, including timely communication of all initiatives.
  • Be able to assist/implement emergency procedures and instructions calmly and effectively in dynamic situations.
  • Operate the main boiler, turbine and FGT plant from a computer based central control room in accordance with design criteria, facility consents and responding to alarms, standing in for the Senior Shift Operator as and when necessary.
  • Analyse process performance and collaborate data whilst logging all operational activity as required.
  • Monitor stocks of consumables and residues, ensuring correct system operation and safeguarding operational continuity.
  • Undertake continuing personal development to enhance knowledge & skills relevant to the role.
  • Receive and respond to telephone calls in a courteous and concise manner.
  • Carry out other reasonable tasks and duties as requested by management.
  • Execute comprehensive shift handovers at the beginning and end of each shift.
  • Ensure plant cleaning schedules are fulfilled to a satisfactory standard.
  • Effectively react to planned and unplanned (i.e., emergency) repairs, blockages, and changes in the plant central systems.
  • Carry out front line and planned maintenance.
  • Complete routine plant checks as required.


 Essential Characteristics:


  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • A strong ability to be adaptable and flexible.
  • Ability to work shifts whilst remaining focused and attentive to operational needs.
  • Highly motivated and driven.
  • Ability to work well within a team.
  • Self-discipline/ability to work independently.
  • Computer literate


Experience for the role:


  • Operational experience in the power generation sector. This can include Energy from Waste, CCGT, Oil, Coal or Biomass or time served maintenance discipline.
  • Exposure to working in demanding and dynamic environments, with a proven ability to work logically and remain calm.
  • Knowledge of all relevant facility consents, H&S legislation, safe working environments and safety rules.

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