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Operating Technician

Job description

For almost 30 years, Greenergy has been investing in lower carbon renewable fuels that can be used in existing vehicles. As Europe’s largest manufacturer of waste-based biodiesel, renewables are core to Greenergy’s strategy to drive transport decarbonisation through continued leadership in renewables.

An established supplier and distributor of transportation fuels, Greenergy operates strategic infrastructure in key demand locations, offering customers unmatched supply resilience across the UK, Ireland, Canada, Brazil and through a joint venture in Bahrain.

Visit our website to find out more: www.greenergy.com

Job description

The purpose of this job description is to detail the requirements for the Operations Technician role reporting directly to the Shift Team Leader (STL).


The Operations Technician is responsible to the STL for the safe and efficient operation of the Greenergy Plymouth Tank Farm (GPTF). This includes the Mayflower and Cattedown Terminals as well as jetty operations.


Takes on relevant duties under the Incident Control Plan (ICP) in the event of a site incident and is fully conversant with the ICP.

Ensures safe and environmentally compliant operation and maintenance of the, inspecting and controlling plant parameters and providing appropriate first line maintenance at the terminals and jetty.

Responsible for the safe application and operation of the Permit to Work System with the Safe Working Procedures and its application within the Safety, Health and Environmental Policy.

Contributes to shift terminal communication processes, fully participating in shift handovers.

Provide terminal system start-up and shutdowns, participating in terminal emergency shutdown actions.

Carries out process analysis, interpreting general plant and control room information and ensuring logs and documents are updated in a timely manner. Ensure alarms are effectively managed and actioned.

Works within operational targets and requirements. Monitors & adjusts terminal operations, to maximise site efficiency, minimise cost, meet environmental compliance and product specification.

Works alongside the GPTF maintenance co-ordinator to provide proactive, first line maintenance.

Supports terminal projects by providing regular attendance & contributions at meetings, accurate responses to technical queries and supporting installation works and commissioning.

Takes a lead role in the supervision and motivation of assigned contract staff.

Develops reviews and improves terminal operational and maintenance procedures, policies and activities.

Provides best practice operational advice and guidance to other shift and terminal personnel.

Works a 12 hour day/night shift pattern, including off-shift cover as detailed in the terminal shift rota

Positively represents the Operations Technician role and the Operations Department to the rest of the GPTF site, the wider Greenergy business, its contractors and customers.

N.B. This list is not exhaustive and additional responsibilities may be undertaken, dependent upon business need.

Greenergy are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our colleagues is critical to our success as a global company. Employment at Greenergy is based solely on a person's merit and qualifications directly related to professional competence. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy, maternity, race, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnerships

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