Technical Plant Operator

Role type:
Permanent roles



Date posted:

16th November 2021


Swindon Cheney Manor

As a Technical Plant Operator you will be a key member of the Operations Team responsible for operating, maintaining, and improving RT’s Beta Plant, with a specific focus on control and instrumentation systems for installation, maintenance, and continual improvement. The team operate in a rotating shift pattern, cycling through, early, late and night shifts. Each shift team consists of a variety of skill sets, creating a wide range of opportunities to collaborate and learn through solving problems together. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Installation, inspection, and maintenance of certified mechanical and electrical equipment 
  • Develop work instructions as part of a safe systems of work, including contributing to risk assessments and method statements (RAMS) for all site tasks. 
  • Contribute and own problem-solving activities, identifying the route cause leading to implementation of short term and long-term mitigations 
  • Work with your team to identify and log improvement actions across all activities 
  • Perform gap analysis, with your line manager, to recommend potential areas of development both personally and for the team. 
  • Participate in the Company’s Quality, CSR, SHE and 7S programs to maintain a safe and professional environment for yourself and your colleagues to operate within. 
  • Support development of trainee members of the team in a mentoring capacity by sharing knowledge and experiences to drive improvement across the organisation. 

Necessary Skills – Essential 

  • B-TECH or HNC/HND in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or equivalent level of experience and/or qualification such as an advanced apprenticeship.  
  • Demonstrable competence in a wide range of engineering skills and disciplines including diagnostics, fault finding, calibration, termination, test & inspection, and engineering design. 
  • Certification of compliance to 18th edition wiring regulations 
  • Basic workshop skills including, hand fitting, abrasive wheels and basic machining  
  • Be able to read 2D drawings and 3D models, working from drawings.  
  • Team player able to support other disciplines if required.  
  • Skilled and confident communicator who can clearly present ideas and solutions. 
  • Demonstrable strong health and safety awareness.  
  • Highly organised with a strong attention to detail, self-motivated and disciplined.  


  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement methodologies.  
  • Forklift and MEWP licence.  
  • Experience with flow, temperature, and pressure instrumentation. 
  • IOSH Working Safely 
  • Experience working on projects based on sustainability and/or the environment.