Shift Operating Technician

Are you a mechanical, electrical or waste operations professional looking to take on a new challenge?  

Viridor is one of the UK's leading recycling, renewable energy and waste management companies. Part of the FTSE 250 Pennon Group, Viridor puts waste into action, transforming it into high quality recyclables, raw materials and energy. This is an exciting time to work at Viridor. We are at the forefront of the UK's green economy and we use smart people and technology to deliver our vision, bringing people together to give the world's resources new life.

We are now looking to recruit Shift Operating Technician to join the team at our Peterborough Energy Recovery Facility (ERF).

The Role:

Joining our team, the Shift Operating Technician is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the plant, from within a central control room (and out on the field) on a 24-hour shift rotation. You'll assist with all shutdown activities within the plant, ensuring plant downtime is minimised; and also carry out front line maintenance to ensure plant availability is maintained.

Working as part of a team, your duties will include plant and equipment operation, in addition to looking at changing processes to optimise performance. This role also involves process and equipment fault diagnosis and rectification, along with system isolations, all whilst ensuring compliance with ERF safe system of work.

This role requires a flexible approach to ensure that vital work is achieved timely and accurately. The Shift Operating Technician will work on a shift basis consisting of days and nights over seven days, including weekends and bank holidays, to provide 24-hour cover every day of the year, working the equivalent of 42.5 hours a week.

Our ideal Shift Operating Technician:

 *Mechanical / Electrical / Plant experience *Understanding of safe systems of work i.e. plant isolations and safety systems *Ability to think logically and solve problems effectively and efficiently *Excellent communication skills *Methodical and flexible approach to working *Process or Power Plant operating experience would be advantageous

Rewards & Benefits:

We are offering the successful Shift Operating Technician a competitive salary; plus shift allowance and a package including contributory pension scheme, optional healthcare scheme and a range of flexible benefits. 

If you want to work within in a team-orientated and collaborative environment, for a company that strives to be environmentally, socially and economically sustainable, click apply.


No terminology in this advert is intended to be deemed discriminatory. We are happy to accept applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their age, gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or marital status.

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