Electrical Controls & Instrumentation Tech
Where you'll work…
The Tyseley ERF plant was built to comply with strict European emissions standards that came into force in 1996. The facility was specifically designed to treat waste that cannot be re-used, recycled or composted and was built with a capacity much lower than the total waste generated in the city. This is to ensure that recycling initiatives are not compromised.The ERF has become a landmark building in Birmingham with its bold architecture and an award-winning lighting scheme that illuminates the plant to its full advantage during the hours of darkness. The ERF operates 24 hours a day for 365 days a year (except for planned shutdowns for maintenance) and operates well within the UK and EU standards for emissions to atmosphere. It is a two-stream plant with each boiler designed to process 23.5 tonnes of rubbish per hour. It has a turbo-generator which exports 25MW to the National Grid, after providing for on-site needs. Our plant has a Non-Fossil Fuel Obligation (NFFO) contract, under a government scheme to support renewable energy. A large proportion of this financial benefit passes to the City Council. The ERF also recovers several thousand tonnes a year of ferrous metals for recycling from the process.
What you'll do…
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an EC&I Technician to join our friendly and enthusiastic team based at our Tyseley ERF based in Birmingham, to carry out calibration, planned and breakdown maintenance on a variety of plant and apparatus including Transducers, Automated Equipment, Emissions Monitoring Equipment, PLC / DCS, etc. As part of this exciting role, you will also be required to maintain records of all EC&I equipment and system maintenance and calibration using the corporate Asset Management System or other appropriate means. Working within a team, our EC&I Technicians are in place to report, diagnose and remedy plant defects, proposing improvements where appropriate.
There may be times that you are required to carry out other duties within the scope and spirit of the job as instructed by Management.
Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications…
To be successful in this role we are looking for an experienced Engineer/Technician who has served a recognised apprenticeship and is qualified to HNC, or equivalent, in a relevant engineering discipline; candidates must be knowledgeable in Control, Electrical and Mechanical engineering.
Knowledge of all aspects of maintenance techniques associated with control systems, pneumatic and hydraulic transducers and instrumentation is important to be successful in the role, with a good understanding of, and ability, to interface with PLC systems.
The successful candidate must have substantial experience within a continuous process industry and possess the ability to communicate with staff at all levels. There may also be times where you will need to be contacted, and attend site, out of normal hours, therefore a degree of flexibility would be required.