Electrical Maintenance Technician

Job Description

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Electrical Maintenance Technician – Avonmouth, Bristol

Salary – Competitive

At Viridor, we’re one of the UK’s leading recycling, renewable energy and waste management companies and part of the FTSE 250 Pennon Group. We put waste into action, transforming it into high quality recyclables, raw materials and energy and are at the forefront of the UK’s green economy. We’re undergoing rapid change and development which provides opportunities for those who are seeking a role to make their mark and drive forward a best in class performance.

We are set to open the UK’s largest multi polymer plastic recycling plant in Avonmouth near Bristol and we are looking for 4 Electrical Maintenance Technicians to join our new team on a 4 on 4 off shift pattern, to inlcude nights.

Our new world class facility is expected to process 81,000 tonnes of PET, HDPE and PP plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays in its first year of operation, rising to 89,000 tonnes in year three. This will produce 60,000 tonnes of recycled plastic in year one, rising to 63,000 tonnes in year three.

The Electrical Maintenance Technicians will be responsible for delivering the Planned Maintenance (PM) schedules as defined by the site maintenance plans, working to a high standard and in a cost effective manner. They will also be responsible for planning, organising and undertaking corrective and reactive work and be responsible for delivering improvement projects leading to increased plant reliability and cost reduction.

Undertaking assessments of malfunctioning equipment and being able to provide advice to the site management team will be part of this role. It is essential for our Electrical Maintenance Technicians to possess excellent communication and diagnostic skills, as well as the ability to think logically and decisively to provide required solutions in order to minimise down time and meet production demands.

Candidates for this role must have:

  • NVQ Level 3 in Electro-Technical Installations or equivalent discipline or City & Guilds 2365-2 (Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installations) or City & Guilds 2357-3 (Level 3 Diploma in Electrotechnology)
  • City & Guilds 2382-15 (17th Addition, IEE wiring regulations).
  • Full driving licence
  • Experience of carrying out electrical maintenance on a fast paced manufacturing/ production plant 
  • Knowledge of CMMS and electrical systems.
  • Good understanding of a proactive maintenance strategy and condition monitoring

At Viridor, we offer a competitive salary as well as excellent benefits including our pension scheme, healthcare, free eye test and safety eyewear where required alongside a number of flexible benefits.

This is an exciting opportunity in our fast-growing business to join, develop and drive forward this state of the art brand new facility and help Viridor become the market leader.

Closing Date: Friday 14th February 2020. Interviews will take place week commencing 24th February 2020