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Operations Technician


Location: Essex, United Kingdom

Job Type: Full time


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EDL owns and operates a global portfolio of power stations in Australia, North America and Europe. Our vision is to be the leading global producer of sustainable distributed energy. At EDL, we are playing a key role in the world’s transition from traditional energy sources to decarbonised solutions.

Reporting to the Site Supervisor, the Operations Technician will join a team of multi-skilled Operations Technicians responsible for carrying out planned maintenance and fault finding and the operations of reciprocating engines, generators, and electrical distribution systems. The role involves assisting with electrical and mechanical maintenance activities (preventative and corrective) on gas plant and ancillary equipment used in the 24/7 operation of a landfill power station.

The Operations Technician is expected to comply with Company policies as documented in the Employment Policies and as instructed by Managers. The Operations Technician will work on a shift roster basis to ensure maximum production is maintained in a safe working environment.

The Operations Technician will be required to work such hours as are reasonably necessary for the proper performance of the duties and responsibilities. Nominally, 45 hours/week, participating in a 4-week rota – one of which is “on-call” covering night call-outs.

Key Responsibilities

Health, Safety & Environmental

  • Actively pursue the culture of zero harm, ensuring all relevant internal and statutory health, safety, and environmental standards and procedures are adhered to in line with the corporate Health and Safety policy
  • Participate and comply with all statutory/corporate health safety and environmental incentives.
  • Generate and implement ideas to improve health and safety standards.
  • Report hazards, accidents and incidents promptly in line with corporate policies and procedures.
  • Carry out Hazard inspections, safety audits, and other inspections when required.
  • Carrying out responsibilities as defined in the Company’s safety rules and associated procedures.
  • Take immediate corrective action to prevent injury or prevent recurrence of at-risk behaviour to EDL staff or contract personnel.
  • Ensure high levels of housekeeping standards are continued at all times.
  • Handle all hazardous and waste materials, oils etc. in line with company procedures, COSHH legislation and relevant environmental legislation.

Support with Maintenance & Operations Activities

  • Supporting with mechanical and electrical systems maintenance in order to improve power station performance and revenue.
  • Follow maintenance and operational procedures to ensure continuous reliability and productivity of the power station.
  • Co-ordination of spare parts holdings across sites. Travel to other sites for spare part deliveries when necessary.
  • Carry out general site maintenance tasks.

Team Work

  • Actively support the implementation of the company SPIRIT values.
  • Upholding a strong commitment to their own personal development and other team members, looking to enhance their knowledge and experience in order to maintain up-to-date awareness of new equipment, best practice, and technologies to support improving power station performance.
  • Participate in shift roster systems as required and change working patterns where necessary in order to meet the needs of the business.
  • Support the technical and operational needs of other sites as required.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in written format with all other operational and support staff.
  • Train other staff and contractors as required.


  • Support the delivery of the site generation plan.
  • Utilise the maintenance management system to raise purchase orders as required.
  • Identify opportunities for cost savings and make recommendations for implementation of same.
  • Monitor and control costs.
  • Take appropriate care of company property such as plant, vehicles and tools.

Documentation & Records

  • Maintain all required documentation in accordance with EDL policies and procedures; this includes but is not limited maintenance and operational records, health safety and environmental reports, safe system of work documentation, holiday / leave requests, receipt and issue of stock.

Person Specification

  • An interest in developing knowledge of mechanical plant maintenance, HV/LV electrical distribution systems and operations in a heavy engineering industry.
  • A proven record of commitment to safety.
  • The ability to operate in a climate of continuous improvement and work in a highly focused team.
  • Flexible attitude to varying requirements to suit the business's needs.
  • The ability to communicate with all team members, and external parties in a professional and effective manner.
  • Ability to learn all areas of the Company's LFG sites - i.e. gas fields, gas plant, power plant, and administrative responsibilities.
  • Able to lead by example and motivate co-workers.
  • Willingness to complete both technical and non-technical aspects on a day-to-day basis.
  • Team-orientated approach along with an ability to work autonomously.
  • Computer literate, able to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access databases.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • A valid UK Car Driving Licence.


  • Company vehicle and fuel card
  • Life insurance
  • Private medical insurance and/or medical cash plan
  • 8% employer pension contribution.

Successful applicants will be required to undergo medical and background screening prior to commencement with EDL. EDL is also committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, please send your current resume to, referencing the title of this role.

Applications open until the position filled.