Operations Technician

Location : Basingstoke, Hampshire, England
Job Ref : MS153
Consultant : Molly Smith
Sector : EW
Salary : £22k - 26k per year


MS153 – Operations Technician

Location: M4 Corridor

Salary: £22,000 – £26,000 per annum

Overview: First Military Recruitment are currently seeking an Operations Technician on behalf of one of our clients.

The role is interesting, varied and includes travelling and working away from home as well as some shift working, a suitable vehicle and accommodation will be provided.

A background of process plant operations would be beneficial, as would experience of working with some or all the following: rotating machinery, pumps, decanter centrifuges, belt presses and filter presses although full training will be given.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Staggered work pattern, 5-day week with requirement for some weekend working or 10-day fortnight to include alternate weekends.
  • To install, operate and maintain our range of Mobile Separation Equipment.
  • Optimise machine settings to achieve desired processing parameters.
  • Assist Service Engineers when on site or at the company workshop.
  • Assist sales department with customer visits and surveys after completion of training.
  • Supervise and train subcontract labour, and new starters after completion of training.
  • Understand and follow Risk Assessments and Method Statements prior to undertaking installation and operating work.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Plant operator; must have an understanding of mechanical and electrical equipment.
  • Must be able to work unsupervised, sometimes at remote sites.
  • Relevant experience in the water/wastewater or process industry an advantage but not essential.
  • Must be willing to adapt to changing requirements to meet customer demand.
  • Must be able to communicate at all levels and gain the trust and respect of customers.
  • Able to work away from home for periods of up to 10 days (depending on shift pattern).
  • Able to commit to changing shift patterns to meet customer requirements such as staggered starts and night shifts.
  • Must have a full, ideally clean driving licence for manual vehicles.
  • Forklift and/or Telehandler licence an advantage but not essential.

Location: M4 Corridor

Salary: £22,000 – £26,000 per annum

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