Plant Controller

Role type:
Permanent roles



Date posted:

16th November 2021


Swindon Cheney Manor

As a Plant Controller you will be a key member of the Operations Team responsible for operating, maintaining, and improving RT’s Beta Plant, acting as shift supervisor and being responsible for safe operation. The team operate in a rotating shift pattern of 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 

  • Manage the beta plant during operational runs to achieve availability targets 
  • To ensure any standard and ad-hoc work packages is conducted safely through a combination of risk assessment, safe working practices and team communications. 
  • Continually improve operating standards in keeping ensuring standardisation of work across teams. 
  • Develop and communicate design of experiment in keeping with business objectives 
  • Prepare and analyse run data as part of continual improvements through quality and reliability. 
  • Manage plant operating conditions to ensure product quality as part of commercial delivery of the beta plant test plan. 
  • Lead shifts in a supervisor capacity, with responsibility for carrying out works supplied by your line manager and engineering and maintenance manager. 
  • Responsible for delivering 7S in keeping with RTs internal standards. 

Necessary Skills – Essential 

  • Engineering based degree or equivalent experience. (e.g., mechanical, chemical, C&I or process etc.)  
  • 3+ years experience operating in chemical, oil & gas, or another process-based environment. 
  • Ability to read and understand technical drawings and diagrams (engineering drawings, line diagrams, P&IDs, PFDs etc). 
  • Ability to work effectively in a small team with multiple internal and external customers 
  • Experience of Lean / Kaizen / TPM / TQM 
  • Presentation and communication of data to a wide range of audiences 


  • Experience leading a team. 
  • IOSH/NEBOSH or equivalent Health and Safety qualification. 
  • Understanding of principles of control systems, PLC’s, and C&I design. 
  • Experience working on projects based on sustainability and/or the environment.