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Date Added: Wed 14/07/2021

Mechanical Technician - New Build Energy From Waste

Bedfordshire, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Mechanical Technician - New Build Energy from Waste Power Station
Stewartby, Bedfordshire
Competitive Salary, Bonus & Full Benefits Package

Client Introduction…
Covanta is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. Annually, Covanta's modern Energy-from-Waste ("EfW") facilities safely convert approximately 21 million tons of waste from municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable electricity to power one million homes and recycle over 500,000 tons of metal. Through a vast network of treatment and recycling facilities, Covanta also provides comprehensive industrial material management services to companies seeking solutions to some of today's most complex environmental challenges.

Covanta has partnered with the Green Investment Group and Veolia to develop the Rookery South Energy Recovery Facility at Rookery South Pit, a former brick clay extraction pit, near Stewartby in Bedfordshire (England).

The new facility will be a sustainable alternative to landfill, using household, commercial and non-hazardous industrial residual waste, left after recycling and composting efforts, as a fuel to generate clean electricity. The facility, which is now in its construction phase and is expected to commence full commercial operations in 2022, will provide a vital outlet for the sustainable disposal of over 545,000 tonnes of residual waste per year and will generate over 60 megawatts of low carbon energy - enough electricity to meet the needs of over 112,500 homes.

Role Introduction
Having partnered exclusively with Astute Technical Recruitment, Covanta have begun the phase of mobilisation on site and are recruiting a number of positions. We are specifically looking for a Mechanical Technician in which the successful applicant will be responsible for supporting the Maintenance Team Leader in carrying out pre-planned and reactive maintenance of all mechanical assets on site. Further information can be found below.

Roles & Responsibilities
As the Mechanical Technician, you will be responsible for:

Fault finding and maintaining mechanical assets including pumps, gearboxes, valves, etc.
Working in line with maintenance techniques and best practices
To ensure compliance with the pressure regulations and lifting gear inspection requirements
Assisting in plant developments and projects
Supervising and setting to work on site contractors.
Maintaining accurate maintenance records on the site CMMS
Assist in outage planning, scheduling and coordination.
To ensure the availability of plant sparesSkills & Qualifications
We are looking for someone with the following:

A relevant technical qualification such as an NVQ / ONC / HNC in mechanical engineering or a similar discipline
Ideally have at least 5 years of hands-on maintenance experience with mechanical systems including pumps, compressors, gearboxes, cranes etc.
Practical knowledge of process plant and equipment gained in a heavy engineering environment such as power generation, petrochemical, steel works, CHP plant, paper mill etc. Royal Navy Marine Engineers will also be considered.
Involvement in plant mobilisation and commissioning is desirable but not essential.This role will require the successful candidate to:

Safely operate plant machinery & equipment
Have the ability to safely operate large mobile plant and site vehicles
Undertake a reasonable amount of physical or manual activity that may include climbing stars, accessing CAT ladders, working at height, working in confined spaces and accessing overhead equipment
Working along and away from other colleagues for long periods through the working day
Salary & Package
What's on offer for this exciting role:

Highly competitive basic salary
Bonus opportunity
Full training plans
Opportunity to join a new Energy from Waste plant
Full and extensive benefits package
How to Apply
If you are interested in this position, please send a CV and Cover Letter to / (url removed) or dial (phone number removed) and ask to speak to Dan Grosvenor who can tell you more.

Astute Technical Recruitment Limited are acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and comply with all relevant UK legislation. We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK and Europe. Astute is also committed to the government's Disability Confident Employer initiative. We endeavour to get back to everyone, however, if you have not heard anything after 7 days, please consider your application unsuccessful
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