Shift Controller

Location Sheffield
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Mark Swindle

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Published: about 2 months ago

​Superior Recruitment Group are looking for an experienced Shift Controller on behalf of our client based in Sheffield. This is a full time permanent role.

Primary purpose of role

The Shift Controller supports and delivers safe, efficient, and reliable operations of our 6.5MW waste wood biomass combined heat and power (CHP) plant. This comprises a 7MWe ORC Turbine Unit, two biomass boilers and all auxiliary and ancillary plant supporting the burning of waste wood fuel and power production. Major duties In accordance with instructions from the Operations Production Engineer, lead the safe, efficient actioning of all operational functions including start and stop of the turbine, boiler, pumps and other auxiliary equipment, synchronising of generator, operation of breakers from the CCR. Inform, co-ordinate & relay all pertinent information to the Operations Production Engineer, ensuring production is in accordance with the terms of delivery issued by the Owner or the Electricity Purchaser. Optimise plant economic and environmental performance and consumables including chemicals, raw water, and fuels. Collect, record, and send required production data and daily reports, communications, and messages to all stakeholders. Check and report all significant events in the daily logbook. Complete assigned SHEQ responsibilities and reporting, including permit to work, risk assessments and operating procedures. Complete &/or supervise planned and unplanned jobs, assigned to Operation’s Staff. Complete assigned maintenance responsibilities including tasks competent to complete and reporting via the site maintenance management system. Complete and maintain required training and competency activities, including Senior Authorised Person Status and associated responsibilities. Seek and improvements in plant performance and optimisations, report and procedure rationalisation, maintenance actions & system. Positively promote the role in line with client values and behaviours to other team members, site visitors and stakeholders.

Qualifications & Professional Accreditation

  • Essential - Level 3 qualification in a process or engineering discipline

  • Desirable - Process or engineering apprenticeship. IOSH or equivalent safety qualification

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Essential – Hands-on operations experience gained in a 24/7 environment. Contributing to continuous process /production/ operational environments. Fault diagnosis and problem solving. Monitoring, inspecting, and controlling plant parameters, completing plant routines First line maintenance. Following procedures, systems & processes. Working to targets as part of a team. Safe System of Work processes & procedures including permit to work, Incident control, Risk assessments and method statements. Understanding & application of health & safety legislation requirements at work. Microsoft Office: word & excel

  • Desirable - Operational experience in 24/7 process such as Energy from Waste, Biomass, Power Station, Chemical, Oil & Gas, Petrochemical or Marine industries. Knowledge of wood qualities and grades. Working knowledge of pressure system regulations FLT and Telehandler licenses

For more information and to apply, please submit your up to date CV and our specialist team will be in touch as soon as possible.