Job Title: Electrical or Mechanical Technical Shift Operator 

Post requires a license: No 

Post requires 5 years residency: Yes 

Salary Range: £49,632.77  to £53,949.73 

Shift Allowance: £9060.99 py 2225 EFWROTOP 

Contract Type: Permanent 

Full time/Part Time: Full Time 

Term Time only post:  

Advert Closing Date:22/07/2024 

 

 

Whatever you want from your career, you have the scope to find it here. We foster a work approach based on mutual support and collaboration, where everyone feels empowered to empower others. You’ll find countless opportunities to learn, develop and grow a rewarding career where we recognises the importance of your personal and professional well-being. By considering moving internally across the Public Service, you'll be proud of what you can achieve – both for yourself and the people of Jersey.

Job Overview

Due to succession planning and future growth the Energy Recovery Facility is looking to recruit an Electrical or Mechanical Technical Shift Operator to join our superb team.

The successful candidate will join one of our six 24hr rotating shifts which keep the Facility running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This is a hands on role which requires the candidate to have a strong Mechanical or Electrical background and ideally have a time served apprenticeship  in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering. 

The Technical Shift Operators ensure the plant maintains optimal running capabilities , provides technical advice and guidance, diagnose and rectify plant issues and work with the Maintenance Team to ensure plant operations and electrical output is maintained.

 We are looking for a team player who is hard working, takes pride in their work and is looking to work and learn in a unique, challenging and exciting Facility in Jersey. In return we offer great training, support from Managers, good basic wage, good shift allowance  GoJ Pension scheme, wellbeing support and all the other benefits for working for the GoJ.

Job Purpose

To assist with running an Operations team working a rotating shift pattern at the Energy Recovery Facility. Ensure that all operations are carried out in compliance with Environmental, Health & Safety Laws, Waste Incineration Directive, Waste Management (Jersey) Law and other policies and procedures and relevant legislation. Respond to changes in operating performance and maintain stable operating conditions. Liaise with the Principal Shift Operator to ensure Operational objectives are achieved.

Statutory Responsibilities

Active engagement, participation and compliance with any other statutory responsibilities applicable to the role, as amended from time to time.

Budgetary Responsibility

Whilst not controlling any budgets the post holder is responsible to the Principal Shift Operator for the safe and efficient operation of complex mechanical and electrical equipment, associated with boiler and generating plant with a total value in excess of £100m. The post holder is responsible to the Principal Shift Operator for maximising power generation and export to the Jersey Electricity Company for onward sale. Responsible to the Principal Shift Operator for minimising the consumption of resources to reduce environmental impact and lower expenditure on flue gas treatment chemicals. Liaising with the Principal Shift Operator to ensure sufficient staff on duty to safely run plant without over manning and incurring unnecessary expenditure.

Services

The ERF facility can be a hazardous workplace due to the presence of high-pressure steam, high temperature incineration, hot surfaces, hazardous ashes and chemicals and electricity generation (11,000 volts). Oxygen depleted atmospheres within vessels are a possibility as is the presence of ash discharges and dust laden atmospheres in the boiler hall. Rare exposure to digested sewage sludge, which is burnt within the boilers, exposure is from maintenance on filters, valves and pumps within this plant Occasionally direct exposure to dirt, dust, heat, smell and noise when entering difficult to reach and restricted process areas or confined spaces during inspections and after plant failures. Constant use of VDU equipment.

Job Specific Outcomes

*Assist with the operating and making of operational decisions, arrange and record staff cover for shift and organise maintenance staff when required while ensuring compliance with all Environmental, Health and Safety Laws, issue Permits to Work, issue Isolation Certificates and all relevant legislation, and ensure all personnel including contractors and third parties are aware of site and process risks and comply with instructions given. • Provide expert technical guidance and support to the Principal Shift Operator, Operations, Maintenance & Facility Managers, IHE support staff and external contractors

. • Provide ongoing training to Plant Operators in the operation of the ERF. • Diagnose plant issues and rectify, or liaise with maintenance teams to ensure plant operation and electrical output are maintained.

• Compile operational logs, record plant performance and the use of consumables; prepare reports from information recorded on the DCS (Distributed Control System) for diagnostic and performance purposes.

• Assist, where necessary the Principal Shift Operators in the reviewing and updating operational and safety procedures (Standard Operating Procedures).

• Communicate with Jersey Electricity regarding production output, Energy Recovery Facility customers and Bulky waste Facility Operators to ensure waste is handled correctly and inappropriate loads are rejected.

• Carry out Plant maintenance, modifications and fault finding on control & instrumentation, electrical & mechanical equipment. Carry out Crane driving; forklift driving, moving Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers, skips & hazardous chemical handling.

• Act as the Emergency First Aid at Work person on shift.

Person specification

Higher National Diploma and time served apprenticeship in either mechanical, electrical or Control and instrumentation engineering. Or another relevant qualification.

The ability to understand and interpret complex process, instrument, electrical and mechanical engineering drawings and be able to interpret complex manufacturers operating instructions to ensure safe plant operation. Understand the Waste Incineration Directive, Waste Management (Jersey) Law 2005 and the associated Waste Management Licence, with regards to the day to day operation of the EFW Facility.

A clean and current driving licence,

Requires a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including use of Excel spreadsheets

Previous experience in working in similar power, chemical or process environment.

 

 

Qualifications

Ideally Higher National Diploma and time served apprenticeship in either mechanical, electrical or Control and instrumentation engineering, or another relevant qualification. The post holder will be multi skilled with substantial Plant Operating experience gained in a Power, Chemical or Process environment. Further multi skill training will be required to achieve City & Guilds Energy Recovery Plant Operators Course Level 3.

 

Knowledge

The ability to understand and interpret complex process, instrument, electrical and mechanical engineering drawings and be able to interpret complex manufacturers operating instructions to ensure safe plant operation. Understand the Waste Incineration Directive, Waste Management (Jersey) Law 2005 and the associated Waste Management Licence, with regards to the day to day operation of the EFW Facility.

Authorised Person under the States of Jersey Mechanical and Electrical Safety rules to enable proper plant isolations to be put in place to enable others to work in safety on site. Administer IHE Site Safety Rules and controls and operates Permit to Work system for staff and contractors.

Technical Work Based Skills

A clean and current driving licence

Forklift and telehandler authorised (Training will be given)

General skills / attributes

Requires a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including use of Excel spreadsheets.

Experience

Previous experience in working in similar power, chemical or process environment

Personal Attributes

Provide and receive information both verbal and written of a technical and complex nature and interpret, decide and act appropriately on the information. Disseminate the information to other team members, managers and others overcoming barriers to understanding which will depend on scenario. Liaise with managers, contractors and the public in a tactful polite manner, where English may not be their first language. Assist Principal Shift Operators with providing leadership, training, advice and instructions to Plant Operators and ensure close liaison with maintenance technicians. Preliminary reporting of emission breaches to the Environment Department’s Waste Regulator. Provide details of emission breaches to Operations Manager for discussion, corrective measures and recording

Competencies

 

Across the Jersey public service, the scope of our work means our people enjoy a wider range of opportunities – to work with recognised experts across teams, learn new skills and develop their careers. We actively look to recruit people from different backgrounds, with diverse perspectives. This creates a richer, more varied environment, where you’re exposed to new ideas, new ways of thinking and new opportunities, so you can develop an exciting and rewarding career.

 

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