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Shift Operator

Shift Operator

  • Role type : Permanent
  • Location : Edinburgh
  • Salary : Salary on application
  • Sector : Power
  • Ref : 25124
  • Salary: Salary on application
Astute are working on behalf of our client who are one of the world’s largest leaders in the Environmental, Waste and Energy Recovery industries to recruit a Shift Operations Technician.

The Energy from Waste site in Scotland has a capacity to process 155,000 tonnes of waste per year, generating 20MW of power for the surrounding area.

We are looking for a Shift Operations Technician to join the team at the Energy from Waste site as part of a 12-hour rotating shift team. You’ll be responsible for the safe & efficient operations of the plant including start up & shut down duties, plant inspections and first line maintenance.

If you have the relevant experience (please see below) and are looking for a rewarding role in the Power sector, then please apply.

Responsibilities and duties:
As the Shift Operations Technician you will be:

  • Ensuring the safe and efficient operation of the plant.
  • Monitoring and controlling the plant through the Control Rooms SCADA system, maintaining an accurate log of all events.
  • Carry out plant inspections, fault diagnosis and first line maintenance as required.
  • Log all issues in the sites Computerised Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS).
  • Ensure compliance with the sites HSQE policies along with the sites Environmental Permit and report any issues to management.
  • Writing RAMS as required.
  • Train and mentor junior members of staff.
  • Coordinate and assist with the safe unloading of plant consumables.
Professional qualifications
We are looking for someone with the following:

  • A relevant technical qualification such as a City & Guilds or NVQ in an Engineering discipline or a time served apprenticeship in Engineering. Ideally a level 3 qualification
  • Working experience with Steam raising equipment or Power Generation this can be from Chemical / COMAH sites, Energy from Waste / Biomass or similar Power Plants, Refineries, Marine Engineering sector
  • Able to carry out first line maintenance on Mechanical or Electrical equipment
  • H&S Qualification such as IOSH or NEBOSH
Personal skills
The Shift Operations Technician role would suit someone who has:

  • Ability to work as part of a team and as a lone worker at times
  • Competent in working with a variety of IT systems
  • Able to carry out extended plant walks including working at height
Salary and benefits of the Shift Operations Technician role

  • Competitive basic salary
  • Bonus
  • Overtime
  • Other benefits


To apply for this Shift Operator opportunity, please complete the form below. Alternatively, send a copy of your up-to-date CV to or call 02392288286 to speak to Dan Grosvenor who can tell you more. You can also connect with Dan on LinkedIn to view other jobs they are recruiting.

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