Process Operator / Production Operative

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19 Apr 2021
17 May 2021
Argent Energy
Process / Chemical
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Process Operator

Location: Motherwell

Salary: Competitive depending on experience

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Working Hours: Full Time shifts 4 on 4 off that includes 2 days and 2 nights

Closing Date: 26th April 2021

Argent Energy is the UK’s leading waste-to-energy biodiesel producer with operations in Scotland and North West England and has always been privately owned. Our main plant, near Motherwell in Scotland, started production in 2005.

Following significant investment to facilitate growth and development, a number of facilities have been built in the Stanlow area. We specialise in the production and supply of high grade, sustainable diesel made from waste fats and oils deliberately excluding any raw materials that could also be used for food or feed.

Main Purpose:

Working as a member of the PTP Department the Process Operator is responsible for ensuring safe, efficient and environmentally compliant operation. Monitoring of plant equipment and conditions and responding accordingly to any trends or faults.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

* Understanding of plant priorities and operational needs
* Supporting the Shift Team Leader and Senior Operator, in the safe and effective operation of the PTP
* Lab analysis work involving tests of on-site materials
* Operation of support equipment and facilities associated with the PTP facility, effluent treatment and utilities
* Prioritise the allocation of tasks ensure maximum plant utilisation and operation of the site
* Ensure all equipment is kept in good condition and areas kept clean and tidy. Ensure departmental housekeeping is of a high standard
* Ensure any tools, PPE or other equipment is stored correctly after use
* Carry out Preventative Maintenance on plant equipment as required in a timely manner
* As part of a team and under the leadership of the Team Leader or senior operator, start, shut down, operate, adjust and clean equipment
* In all cases work closely with Senior Operators/Team Leaders to report on progress and highlight potential issues
* Ensure all work undertaken is done so in accordance with the company policies and in a safe manner
* Monitoring computerised plant controls and responding accordingly to faults
* Management and operation of the site effluent system, including the DAF
* Lab Analysis as required to ensure effective process control and measurement
* Loading and unloading of material into the tank farm as required
* Contribute to the decision making process regarding level of spares / equipment
* Liaise with the operational teams including BDR to ensure safe and smooth operation of the overall site
* Carry out any other reasonable tasks as required by Management
* Controlling the receipt, handling, storage and delivery of feedstock products

The Candidate:

* A discipline in some technical / Engineering field – Chemical / FMCG / Processing background is preferred.
* Experience of working at operator in plant would be preferred.
* IOSH working safety would be beneficial.
* Experience of working in a process plant is preferred.

This job description is a summary of the main duties of the role but is not exhaustive. It may be reviewed and updated regularly in discussion with the post holder.

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Candidates with experience or relevant job titles of; Process Operator, Production Operator, Processing Plant Operator, Process Plant Operative, First Line Operations Support, First Line Plant Operations Support and Production Coordinator may also be considered for this role.

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