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Employment Type:  Full Time
Employment Period:  Permanent
Salary:  £33,056 - £41,118

Dunbar, GB

Career Area:  Engineering, Nuclear & Scientific

Operate Technician

The Opportunity


As the next Operate Technician, you will be a valued member of the station at Torness to ensure the daily operations of the station run smoothly and offer best performance possible. You will be responsible for the safe and reliable operations of a nuclear power plant in accordance with all licenses, regulating bodies, company business strategies and industry best practices. You will also be required to perform in Emergency Scheme duties where you will receive full training for any emergency should occur. 

The Role


Being appointed into this position, you will be required to complete the following roles to ensure the smooth running’s and operations on site. These include: 


  • Monitor plant condition, identifying & resolving sub-standard condition through work requests, performing minor tool pouch maintenance and reporting civil defects through the helpdesk processes
  • Respond to requests from the control room to investigate plant alarms and perform required operations
  • Control and closely monitor plant and equipment to support the process by following procedures
  • Apply conservative decision-making techniques and work effectively within a team environment
  • Show a solid understanding of plant operation, design and theory (comprehensive training will be provided)
  • Investigate and rectify plant faults within your own area of demonstrated competence
  • Carry out minor maintenance and health physics monitoring as required by the process

The Skills


As the next Operate Technician, you will hold the following skills and experiences to be suitable for the role: 


  • Previous experience working in a heavy process environment in Operations or Engineering role with supporting qualifications.
  • Good level of computer literacy i.e. able to use Word, Excel and bespoke systems.
  • Strong understanding of general literacy i.e. able to read and follow written process instructions and complete paperwork accurately
  • A flexible approach to work/duties and willing to undertake necessary training programme.
  • Able to work as part of a small team and cross functionally with other departments. 


As a minimum, entrants will be educated to GCSE/National Qualifications standards (or equivalent).  

Competitive Salary & Benefits


The salary range is between £33,056 - £41,118, with terms and conditions covered by the EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Company Agreement.  The starting salary for this appointment will be dependent of your existing salary, competence, experience and qualifications.  You will receive 28 days annual holiday plus bank holidays, incremental and competency-based progression and a Company pension scheme.


 Please let us know if you require flexible working arrangements by highlighting this on your application.  We’re happy to talk flex in line with the requirements of this opportunity.


 At EDF, everyone’s welcome. It’s a powerful statement of our intent to make sure we’re about the people who work with us – a rich and unique mix of backgrounds and experiences that’s vital to shaping a strong and fresh-thinking organisation like ours. Whoever you are and wherever you come from, we’ll embrace the difference you bring and give you opportunities to thrive and succeed. 


Join us. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve net zero.

Applications for this role close Sunday 10th July 2022


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