Plant Controller/Production Supervisor/Manufacturing Executive

16 Jul 2019
13 Aug 2019
Bluetown Online
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Plant Controller

Location: Swindon

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

The Company is an exciting and inspiring company to work for, where investment in their people's skills and knowledge is integral to their success. They ensure a supportive and inclusive working environment which is underpinned by their culture of expertise, safety and trust. These things allow them to lead the way in terms of sustainability, innovation and personal development. If you are looking for a dynamic and exciting workplace that provides a great team environment, where you can contribute to making a real difference, the company is the place for you.

Plastic is a fantastic material but at the end of its life only 10% is recycled – the rest is burnt, buried or lost into the environment. They are changing the story of plastics by enabling more plastic waste to be recycled into valuable resources, thereby keeping plastics in the circular economy and out of their oceans.

They have developed a modular machine to chemically recycle plastic waste back into a valuable petroleum raw material, for use as a feedstock in new plastics production, waxes and fuels. Using a chemical approach to recycling, no plastic gets left behind. Using a modular approach to process design, they harness the power of mass production to scale up quickly and cost effectively.

Job Purpose:

They are looking to recruit an engaging and proactive Plant Controller to work as a shift based senior operator and production supervisor responsible for leading a small team and delivering their shift targets (Safety, Quality and Cost). The successfully candidate will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the plant

The successful candidate will be a key member of the company’s Plant Operations Team, which consists of 15 technical operators and technicians on a four-person team to cover 24/7 shift system. The Beta plant acts as the company’s demonstrator plant, training venue and client trials site and as such, it and the team are always “on show” and are expected to perform to high standards.

Key Responsibilities:

* Ensure the shift is run effectively and safely
* To deliver the shift safety targets
* To ensure any non-codified work is conducted safely through a combination of risk assessment, management, and safe working practices
* Operate the plant to industry and the company’s best practice in relation to the following:

* Executing start-up, shutdown and operating procedures of an innovative continuous process built with complex sub-systems based on principles of process engineering (Oil & Gas)
* Analyse data based on instrumentation feedback and make necessary process adjustments to maintain operability and product specifications
* Manage the performance of critical sub-systems including distillation towers, fans, motors, pumps, primary/secondary heating circuits, vessels up to 900 C, valves and alarms
* Ensure that adequate input material is properly prepared for processing and that finished goods are batched, packaged and stored for sale or outbound delivery

* Cost management, ensuring that budgets are adhered to
* Line manage the shift team, motivating and providing them with the mentoring, coaching and leadership they need to grow and succeed
* Ensure that the plant is always presented in the best possible light adhering to their 5S and site policies
* Liaise with your fellow shift controllers and the day’s support teams to manage the 8, 16, 24hr forward plan and the weekly production plan

Key Requirements:


* Technical qualification or equivalent experience
* English language proficiency
* Three or more years’ experience operating in chemical, oil & gas or another process-based environment.
* A good understanding of principles of plant operations, SCADA systems and problem solving
* Ability to work effectively in a small team with multiple internal and external customers
* Experience of Lean / Kaizen / TPM / TQM


* Graduates with a relevant engineering qualification (e.g. mechanical, chemical, E&I)
* Experience leading a team
* IOSH/NEBOSH or equivalent Health and Safety qualification.
* Understanding of principles of control systems, PLC’s and E&I design.
* Ability to read and understand Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs).
* Fluency in one or more other languages
* Knowledge transfer programmes

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Candidates with the experience or relevant job titles of; Production Team Leader, Manufacturing Supervisor, Senior Production Operator, Material Scheduler, Production Controller, Manufacturing Operator, Production Coordinator, Deputy Manufacturing Manager, Deputy Production Manager, Production Manufacturing, Operations Supervisor, Manufacturing Team Leader may also be considered for this role.

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