Technical Operator

Recycling Technologies

  • Full Time

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Role type: Permanent rolesDepartment: OperationsDate Posted: 16th September 2021Location: Swindon Cheney ManorRef Num: OPS-001-2021

As a Technical Plant Operator you will be a key member of the Operations Team responsible for operating and maintaining RT’s Beta Plant in all four of its key roles.

You will be part of the Beta Plant Operations Team that will consist of Operators, Technical Operators and Controllers.  This role is required to work on a shift system when the plant is running.

As a Technical Plant Operator, you will be a role model for RT.  The Beta Plant is a global showcase, a training centre and an engineering test bed. Technical Plant Operators will need to be real team players, sociable and approachable open to new ideas, cultures and ways of working.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain the proper condition of tools, test equipment and workshop equipment.
  • Installation, inspection and maintenance of certified mechanical equipment including pumps, compressors, valves, gearboxes, pipe work, tanks, pressure vessels, pneumatic systems etc in hazardous areas.  Where necessary, assessing and writing risk assessments and method statements (RAMS) for the task.
  • Participate in failure investigations and report back reliability issues within the plant.
  • Properly document and accurately report all maintenance, repairs, overhauls, adjustments and inspections; and ensuring the integrity of work procedures including permits to work, work instructions, work orders.
  • Being a key part of all operational runs.
  • Tidiness and cleanliness of worksite conditions including minimising wastage in all areas of work.
  • Coach and mentor Plant Operators.
  • In conjunction with your supervisor, progress and complete training plans as identified by your annual appraisal and competency matrix.
  • Participate in the Company’s Quality, CSR, H&S and 5S programs to maintain a safe and professional environment for the company to operate within.

Necessary Skills – Essential

  • C&G, B-TECH in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent level of experience and/or qualification such as an apprenticeship.
  • Demonstrable competence in a wide range of engineering skills and disciplines including pumps, pneumatics, pipework and instrumentation.
  • Basic workshop skills including, fabricating and machining.
  • Be able to read 2D and 3D drawings, working from drawings.
  • Team player able to support other disciplines if required.
  • Skilled and confident communicator who can clearly present ideas and solutions.
  • Demonstrable strong health and safety awareness.
  • Experience and confidence in carrying out training.
  • Highly organised with a strong attention to detail, self-motivated and disciplined.


  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement methodologies.
  • Forklift and crane licence.
  • Experience with rigging, slinging, welding, abrasive wheels.
  • Experience with flow, temperature and pressure instrumentation.
  • IOSH Working Safely

Recycling Technologies are an equal opportunities employer. We recruit, reward, and develop people based on merit regardless of race, nationality, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status or disability. Our employees are valued, and we treat everyone who works for or with Recycling Technologies fairly and without discrimination.

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