An innovative food business is looking for a Technician to operate and maintain its combined heat and power plant at their Stratford-upon-Avon site.

This hands-on role involves both daily operation and maintenance of a renewable wood fuelled combustion process; generating 2 MW electricity, hot water and steam for use in the factory. The CHP plant includes PLC-controlled combustion, hot oil circuits, electrical turbine, steam raising boilers, water treatment and associated equipment such as pumps, valves and electric motor drives.

In return, you will receive a salary of £33k per annum including shift allowance. You will also receive a range of benefits including 25 days holiday, 8% company pension contribution, healthcare and insurances.

As a CHP Plant Technician, your daily duties will include:

*Monitoring all functions associated with the PLC controlled processes; fuel feed, furnace, turbine, and boilers and ash handling.
*Maintaining a steady control of the above by measuring temperature, flow, pressure readings from the turbine/boiler, control systems and gauges.
*Loading wood fuel and moving ash waste with a JCB telehandler.
*Accurately reporting readings and logging daily operations in the shift log for continued monitoring and shift changeovers.
*Effectively reacting to planned and unplanned (i.e. emergency) repairs, blockages and changes in the central systems.
*Promptly reacting to system alarms/protocols.
*Ensuring cleaning schedules are always fulfilled and maintaining a high standard of housekeeping.
*Providing first line maintenance in the event of equipment failure.
*Demonstrating safe working practices in line with the Company’s Health and Safety policy and procedures.

To be a successful CHP Plant Technician, you will have the following skills and experiences:

*Previous work experience in a processing and/or manufacturing environment in an operational capacity is beneficial.
*Control room, SCADA, PLC systems and steam raising boiler experience, with an understanding of operating and monitoring boiler and steam turbines, is beneficial but is not essential.
*A UK driving licence and ideally, a qualification/licence for the operation of Front-End Loader and/or Forklift Telehandler (note: operational experience is more important than holding the requisite Telehandler certificate and training will be provided by the company for strong candidates who do not).
*Strong English language skills and good understanding as a minimum.
*To be physically healthy and capable of working in a site environment involving stairs, rung ladders and some high-level work areas, due to the nature of the role.
*To be “Safe by Nature” and demonstratable low/free accident work history.
*A current first aid qualification would be desirable.
*Health and safety training, IOSH, BSI, NEBOSH would be preferred.
*Experience or qualifications as a Mechanical Engineer or Electrical Engineer or Maintenance Technician or a Service Engineer would be an advantage.
*The ability to perform in a challenging environment and sufficiently self-motivated to bring value to the business.
*Fully permitted to work in the UK without restriction.

The shift pattern is variable. You will provisionally work 12-hour day shift, 4 on and 4 off.

To apply, please forward your CV and cover letter, including salary expectations, to hello@ksm-rec.co.uk