Shift Operations Technician

Posted 24/05/2024 by Levenseat

West Linton, Scottish Borders

Are you an experienced Shift Operations Technician looking for a new opportunity to work as part of a team responsible for the efficient operations of an energy-from-waste power plant?

At Levenseat Renewable Energy Ltd (LREL), we are a future-thinking organisation - through innovation and great teamwork, we believe we can play an important role in helping the country achieve its ambitious zero-waste-to-landfill targets.

Role Overview

The Shift Operations Technician will work as a member of a small team that provides 24/7 cover for the safe and efficient operation of the energy-from-waste power plant. This role will play a key part in driving the site's continuous improvement.

You will receive appropriate support, development, and training, and this role has the potential to lead on to shift team leader or another operational support role within the department.

The salary for this Shift Operations Technician role is £40,866.82 plus a £6180 shift allowance.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

This Shift Operations Technician role involves:

  • Operating the plant, ensuring compliance with the appropriate safety and environmental standards and statutory requirements; this includes identifying operation outside the prescribed limits and ensuring corrective actions are taken.
  • Health and safety - this is our number one priority; you will have a proactive approach to identifying and reporting any accidents, incidents, near misses, observations, or anomalies that have, or have the potential to affect the safety of the process or personnel.
  • Plant and control system first-line maintenance, fault diagnosis, reporting, and documentation completion in line with safety, business, and statutory requirements.
  • Assisting local management and other designated personnel in the development and review of standard documentation, operational reports, and delivery of projects.
  • Positively presenting the role of Shift Operations Technician and the Operations Department to the rest of the location site, the wider business, its contractors and customers.

This role would suit candidates with previous experience as a Technician or Shift Operations Technician in a power plant or process environment. If that sounds like you, apply today!


A comprehensive range of benefits, including:

  • Private healthcare with dental
  • Pension
  • Life insurance
  • Performance-related bonus scheme
  • Funded professional membership fees

Additional Information

Please note that we do not welcome any agency/third-party involvement or approaches on this vacancy until a time we deem to be suitable, at which point we will work with our preferred suppliers only.

Essential Skills

  • 2-3 years of experience in a technician role is preferable
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of and compliance with safety regulations and standards
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to interpret a variety of routine reports, process flow diagrams, and correspondence
  • Basic computer skills in MS Office Word and Excel

Desirable Skills

  • Knowledge of the waste/resource industry and Energy from Waste
  • Experience working within a power plant or process environment

About Company

Levenseat Renewable Energy Ltd is an SPV formed in 2015 to develop a merchant Energy from Waste facility at Levenseat with investment from Bioenergy Infrastructure Group and Zouk Capital.

We are a small team of committed and supportive colleagues.

As well as our competitive salary and benefits packages, we are proud to say we have a collaborative, engaging culture where our employees join us and grow with us.

We believe innovation, clear communication, and our drive for success are key. We also expect our people to be enthusiastic and responsible.

At Levenseat, we're proud to be known as an equal opportunities employer. We know how important it is to build and maintain a diverse and inclusive place to work for every one of our team members. No matter their age, gender, gender expression, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, belief, sexuality or veteran status, every applicant who meets the minimum requirements will be fully considered.

If you share our thinking, you could play a big part in our dedicated team. Apply now and join our team.

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