Boiler Technician (single-skilled)

Closing date: 
Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 22:59
United Utilities

Boiler Technician (single-skilled) (12137)

Job ID: 12137

Location: Lingley Mere, Warrington

Salary: £29,689.00 (effective from 01.04.2019)

Working Hours: 37.00 per week

Job Purpose

You will ensure that United Utilities complies with all statutory operation & maintenance activities through effective and efficient operation and maintenance of united utilities (UU) steam raising plant and associated heat distribution and water treatment systems. You will carry out maintenance, fault analysis, rectification and testing of mechanical based equipment within the steam raising plant process. You will be working in co-operation with Process Controllers, Production Engineers and CHP FSEs to supply adequate steam and energy for the digestion process whilst achieving maximum power production.

Job Accountabilities

You will be responsible for the starting and shutting down of the steam boilers including lay-over periods and the day to day operation and maintenance of the steam raising plant and associated heat distribution and feed water systems. You will also be responsible for: 

  • Daily, weekly, monthly and annual statutory checks.
  • Process adjustments and escalations following checks and investigations.
  • Recording data in line with procedures.
  • Production of trends and subsequent analysis of key process parameters.
  • Timely review of associated procedures and corporate documentation.
  • Preparing plant for inspections and process isolations.
  • Act as responsible person and PCW where applicable.
  • Carrying out regular diagnosis, adjustment and optimisation of steam raising plant and ancillaries' assets to achieve optimum performance of the steam raising plant and ancillaries' process. Match the requirements for the site processes with the delivery of targeted power production.
  • Diagnosing and rectifying faults and ensure correct operation of steam raising plant and ancillaries thereby optimising the availability of the steam raising plant and ancillaries process.
  • Performing planned maintenance activities on steam raising plant and ancillary boilers and associated energy generation assets to achieve the required levels of availability.
  • Analysing the combustion process of the boiler and burners and carry out adjustments to the steam system control to deliver fuel efficient boiler operation within the manufacturers predetermined tolerances whilst adhering to the regulatory limits set in the site PPC permit.
  • Inputting into and where agreed implementing recommended solutions to recurring maintenance or operational problems, including Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA).
  • Organising the day to day activities of contractor and other trades used in supporting steam raising plant and ancillaries operation to provide an environment for effective time utilisation within the department.
  • When conditions change (e.g. Gas quality) ensure boilers continue to run as effectively as possible.
  • Assisting and guiding contractors, apprentices and other trades in operational, electrical, mechanical and instrumentation activities to enhance the standard  of the technical expertise within the department, and the company's  on-going commitment to operate and maintain the steam raising plant and ancillaries process.
  • Providing accurate and complete plant performance and maintenance information for subsequent data entry into the company system.  

Knowledge and Skills

You will be time served in a relevant engineering discipline, and HNC, or a minimum ONC or equivalent in a relevant technical area. You will also hold BOAS operator qualification or have significant relevant experience. You will also have:
 €¢ Experience operating and maintaining steam boilers, steam raising plant, heat recovery systems.
 €¢ Practical knowledge of fault finding and repairs to steam boilers and ancillary plant.
 €¢ Experience of diagnostics with engine manufactures specific training together with experience of operation and maintenance of steam raising plant.
 €¢ PLC diagnostic and programming experience.
 €¢ Knowledge of abrasive wheels, lifting equipment, emission diagnostic equipment.
 €¢ Organisation, communication and computer skills e.g. CAMM, POPS.    

Desirable Criteria

  • BOAS Manager Course

Additional Information

  • Successful candidates will be required to undergo additional internal training to become flexi skilled. Once certification is successfully achieved the role will change to Boiler Technician (Flexi Skilled) and the salary upgraded to reflect the additional skill set. ((£34,212.00 effective 01.04.2019)

    We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age.

    If you are offered a job with us, a number of pre-employment checks need to be carried out before your appointment can be confirmed. Any offer of employment with United Utilities will be subject to a satisfactory checking report from the Disclosure Scotland / the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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