Plant Operator

Job Title: Plant Operator
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Towcester
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum, Benefits: Free Parking, 29 days holiday, pension
Start Date: 2019-04-08 00:00:00
Reference: 065100996
Contact Name: Melanie Harrop
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 25, 2019 17:21

Job Description

Company Profile

Formed in April 2012, our client is a British biogas engineering company building CHP and biomethane gas to grid Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plants. A renewable pioneer in the UK market with strong investment backing and support, we are developing a network of renewable energy anaerobic digestion power plants across the UK.

Job Description & Key Responsibilities

As Plant Process Operator, you will support the day to day running of the Gas to Grid Anaerobic Digestion plant. This is a hands on role, working 10 hour days with a shift pattern of 4 days on, 4 days off. During your working days you will be required to be on call. Shifts will include weekend working and bank holidays and you may also be required to provide holiday cover for your colleagues:

Point of contact for site queries when on shift;
Fill the hopper in line with feed ration;
Operate and maintain weighbridge on site;
Basic feedstock sampling and testing;
Basic maintenance of equipment and plant, reporting breakdowns to maintenance team;
Report spares usage and consumables;
Work on in line with legislation, planning permissions, permits H&S, manuals and documents;
Maintain site security and access, including visitor inductions;
Monitor plant control system (SCADA);
Monitor feedstock quality and digestate volumes;
Fill out site documents when necessary:
completing daily checks and log book, visitors sign ins;
reporting all exceptional circumstances; including breakdowns, damages, performance and incidents;
Other duties as required.

Manor Farm, Alderton nr Towcester


£25,000 - £30,000 p/a, 29 days holiday, matched pension scheme, life assurance and Medicash.


Basic maintenance/mechanical skills;
Experience of operating either agricultural or plant machinery;
Have a good understanding of all health and safety regulations;
Have a good basic knowledge of AD/biogas/feedstock
Excellent communications skills/ personable manner;
Computer literate – essential. Must be able to complete basic spreadsheets, emails and operate the SCADA system.
Experience in an industrial related field, such as waste water or recycling would be beneficial.