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Employment Type:  Full/Part Time
Employment Period: 
Salary:  34,213 - 42,558

Morecambe, GB

Career Area:  Engineering, Nuclear & Scientific

Operate Technician

Operate Technician


Are you looking for a role where your knowledge, skills and experiences are utilised in a unique environment? If so, we currently have an exciting opportunity for you to join our Team as our next Operate Technician at our Heysham 1 Station.  


Feel like your skill sets apply to the above roles? We would love to hear from you! 


As the next Operate Technician, you will be a valued member of the station at Heysham 1 to ensure the daily operations of the station run smoothly and offer the 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 Emergency Scheme duties where you will receive full training. 


Applications for this role close on Sunday 9th October 2022


Pay, benefits and culture...


In addition to a salary ranging from 34,213 - 42,558 we offer a company pension scheme, paid holidays and a range of flexible benefits that support our employees’ physical, emotional and financial wellbeing.


At EDF, everyone’s welcome. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone has a voice and where you feel confident being yourself.  We’re committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.  We’d like our future workforce to have an equal gender balance, represent a broad mix of people from minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+, those with a disability and supporting social mobility.   We are a disability confident employer and we’ll do all we can to help you through the process, making adjustments along the way as required.   


We value the difference you bring and offer opportunities for you to thrive and succeed.  


What you’ll be doing


Working as part of a Shift and under the direction of an experienced Team Leader and Shift manager; you will be responsible for the ensuring that plant and equipment is monitored and maintained in accordance with strict procedures and directives.   We take safety very seriously in the Nuclear industry and you will need to adopt a safety-first approach to everything that you do, taking ownership of issues and actively seeking help when needed.


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


  • Monitoring plant conditions, identifying & resolving sub-standard conditions through work requests, performing minor tool pouch maintenance and reporting civil defects through the helpdesk processes
  • Responding 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


Who you are


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


  • Experience of Mechanical, engineering, operational or process work 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
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills
  • Have a willingness to broaden their knowledge base, a flexible approach to work and willingness to undertake a continuing 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).  

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

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