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Production Technician

  • Location: Plymouth
  • Salary: Competitive Salary & Shift Allowance
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 14 days ago

  • Sector: Conventional Power
  • Contact: Emma Lamb
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01942 323277
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 24 December 2021
  • Job Ref: 1038716
An opportunity has arisen for us to recruit a Production Technician working in the Production Team for one of our clients, a leading energy group. The successful candidate will operate and/or maintain the asset as required by the location to achieve the safe production of electricity to meet customer requirements, best business value and compliance with company and statutory requirements. This is a permanent position based at Langage Power Station, near Plymouth.

Langage is a combined-cycle power plant that consists of a single 885 MW unit in multi-shaft configuration: 2 x Alstom GT26 gas turbines, exhaust gases heating heat recovery steam generators, powering a single STF30C steam turbine. The 885 MW plant cost in excess of £400 million and started generating in early 2010, it was commissioned against an expected 'energy gap' in UK generating capacity, caused by the expected closure of nuclear and older coal-fired stations.  Langage is one of the most efficient plants in the UK, with combined cycle efficiency of c57%. It is also highly flexible due to its multi-shaft configuration and is able to run at loads as low as 250 MW.

Key Responsibilities
Reporting to the Shift Team Leader, the key responsibilities and duties include:-
  • Operating and/or maintaining (as required by the location) all plant areas (inside and outside duties) with a focus on Health, Safety and Environmental (HS&E) compliance and availability, taking actions to deliver customer satisfaction and achievement of business plan, in a 24/7 365 day plant operation.
  • Responsible for accurately maintaining station and operating logs in a timely manner for statutory compliance purposes
  • Assisting the Shift Team Leader in operating the Permit to Work (PTW) system at an authorised person level with the application of the safety rules, work release and emergency procedures to ensure compliance with site procedures and undertake the duties of a designated person
  • Interacting with National Grid and EPUKI traders in respect of energy requirements and supply to ensure awareness and understanding by all
  • Ensuring full awareness of the technical condition of the asset and is proactive in ensuring that any issues that may affect the HS&E, production capability availability are properly notified and acted upon
  • Collecting operational and HS&E data for inclusion into station logs and formal reports for use by internal and statutory bodies e.g. Environmental Agency. Responsible for accurately maintaining station and operating logs in a timely manner for statutory compliance purposes
  • Performing routine maintenance, inspections, testing to plant items to ensure efficient production, environmental and safety compliance subject to relative competency and asset requirements
  • Ensuring that a comprehensive and thorough handover takes place between shift teams to maintain continuity of safe operations and ensure ongoing knowledge of work activities
Our Ideal Candidate:
  • Demonstrable experience within the power generation or similar process industry, ideally CCGT
  • Experience of laboratory analysis equipment and techniques
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good numeracy, literacy and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstratable competence in use of IT/IS skills e.g. MS Office
  • Ability to ensure as the Operator and/or Maintainer that there is close and effective working with the day maintenance crew and others
  • Flexible and self-driven approach to training and personal development, able to adapt quickly to new things, changes in the job and work environment and who enjoys being fully involved in ensuring the business is a success
  • Ideally completed a recognised formal training programme or apprenticeship to achieve technician status (e.g. C&G, parts I, II and III)
  • Hold a minimum of ONC (or equivalent experience) in an appropriate engineering discipline
  • Ideally a member of a recognised professional institute or working towards membership