Shift Operations Technician

10 Jan 2017
25 Feb 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
To operate the Station under the direction of the Shift Supervisor, conducting routine shift duties and taking emergency action, where necessary, to maintain the safe and efficient operation of the plant and process.

Essential Responsibilities

• To operate and monitor the MK5e, Distributed Control System, HMI, EDL, Continuous Emissions Monitoring, and all other control room and station control systems in order to maintain the safe and efficient operation of the plant and process
• Ensure compliance with all site Quality Procedures, Work Instructions and EHS Policy and Procedures
• Ensure Station operates within customer IPPC limits
• Understand and respond to variances in normal station operating parameters and take necessary corrective actions in order to maintain safe operation of the station
• Monitor plant and process to ensure that operation is in accordance with all relevant Operating Procedures
• Monitor and follow all generating profiles as dispatched via the EMC, and follow all National Grid instructions
• Carry out plant water chemistry and make adjustments as necessary to keep within prescribed operating limits
• Report items beyond the scope and capabilities of shift personnel to Shift Supervisor
• Ensure that the control room is staffed on a constant basis
• Maintain and update all routines, schedules and reports with relevant plant operating data
• Report unsafe conditions, events and hazards to the Shift Supervisor
• Assist in routine testing of plant and equipment
• Report equipment deficiencies and record required information into the computerized maintenance management system to direct repairs
• Follow Operating Procedures and work instructions when carrying out any activity and report any deficiencies when identified
Any Other Reasonable Duties:
• The Shift Operator is responsible for assisting the Shift Supervisor for the safe and efficient operation of the entire site at Sutton Bridge Power Station. Whilst acting under the direction of the Shift Supervisor, he/she is to use his/her experience and training to provide the best possible support and advice to the Supervisor
• Any other duties as directed by the Shift Supervisor
• Shifts are designed to be 12 hours in duration. The responsibility as Shift Operator starts once the off-going Operator has been formally relieved and continues until formally relieved by the next Operator
• The Shift Operator is responsible for the Health and Safety of him/herself, any contractors working under his/her direction and in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
• The Shift Operator will act as directed by the Incident Commander who will initially be the Shift Supervisor
• In the event of a major incident where the Shift Supervisor becomes incapacitated the desk operator will take on responsibility of Incident Commander until relieved by Duty Manager


• General education to GCSE standard with an A-C grade in English and Math or equivalent standard
• BTEC in Engineering or equivalent
• Excellent standard of written and spoken English
• Working with IT systems, database and web based packages
• Continuous monitoring of control systems
• Working in a customer focused environment and liaising with internal and external agencies
• Working in a multi skilled team

• IOSH qualification
• Engineering based apprenticeship
• Operating Distributed Control systems, MK5e, HMI, EDL
• Plant water chemistry
• Previous power generation or continuous process experience

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website

Desired Characteristics

• Excellent interpersonal skills - able to communicate in a friendly, open and constructive manner
• Highly organized
• Responsive and pro-active
• Flexible and calm
• Detail conscious
• Committed and loyal
• Ability to work on own initiative
• Ability to grasp, assimilate and apply information and concepts quickly
• Integrity - accepting and adhering to high ethical, moral and personal values in decisions, communications, actions and when dealing with others
• Able to work shifts and unsociable hours to support 24 hour operation of site
• Physical Demands: The employee is regularly required to work on feet for up to 12 hour periods, requires stair and ladder climbing sometimes in excess of 100 feet.