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Operations & Maintenance Technician

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To 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

The Role

  • Operates and/or maintains (as required by the location) all plant areas (inside and outside duties) with a focus on Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality (HSEQ) compliance and availability, taking actions to deliver customer satisfaction and achievement of business plan
  • Responsible for accurately maintaining station and operating logs in a timely manner for statutory compliance purposes
  • Assist 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
  • Interacts with NGC/WWU and EM&T in respect of energy requirements and supply to ensure awareness and understanding by all
  • Ensures full awareness of the technical condition of the asset and is proactive in ensuring that any issues that may affect the HSEQ, production capability and availability are properly notified and acted upon
  • Collects operational and HSEQ data for inclusion into station logs and formal reports for use by internal and statutory bodies e.g. Environmental Agency
  • Performs routine maintenance, inspections, testing to plant items to ensure efficient production, environmental and safety compliance subject to relative competency and asset requirements
  • Ensures that a comprehensive and thorough handover takes place between shift teams to maintain continuity of safe operations and ensure ongoing knowledge of work activities
  • Support the delivery of low value contracts, monitoring performance and review with direction and support of the Shift Team Leader

The Person

  • Preferably HNC or equivalent in an Engineering discipline
  • Minimum of ONC (or equivalent experience) in an appropriate engineering subject
  • Completed a recognised formal training programme or apprenticeship to achieve technician status (C&G parts I, II &III)
  • Member of recognised professional institution
  • Demonstrable experience within the power generation industry
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexible approach, adapting quickly to things new, changes in the job and work environment and who enjoys being fully involved in ensuring the business is a success
  • Identify improvements and take initiatives to the betterment of the business
  • Good numeracy, literacy and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrable competence in use of IT/IS skills e.g. Pi, MS Office
  • Experience of laboratory analysis equipment and techniques
  • Completed a recognised formal training programme or apprenticeship to achieve technician status (C&G parts I, II &III)
  • O&M experience within the power generation, or similar industry
  • Experience of working in a team
  • Minimum of ONC (or equivalent experience), preferably HNC in an appropriate engineering subject

The Company

Centrica plc, a FTSE 100 company, has operations in UK, North America and Europe. With 30+ million customer-product relationships, Centrica's vision is to become the leading integrated supplier of energy and related services for its chosen markets and maximise value to shareholders. Centrica's brand names include British Gas, Direct Energy (North America). At Centrica, our purpose is to help people today and secure energy for tomorrow.

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Agencies: Centrica operate a preferred supplier arrangement, however if you wish to be considered at the next review session please submit a brief overview of your capability to PSL@centrica.com