Mechanical Craftsperson

  • Job Reference: 524891
  • Date Posted: 15 October 2020
  • Employer: SSE PLC
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  • Location: Shetland Islands
  • Salary: £26,120 to £34,500
  • Bonus/Benefits: stand by
  • Sector: Construction, Engineering, Trades & Services
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Base Location: Lerwick Power Station

Salary: £26,120 - £34,500 depending on skills and experience + standby

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time, 37 hours

About the Department

Our SSEN Distribution Operations teams are responsible for keeping the lights on; we are at the front line on the Network. If we find a fault, it is our responsibility to respond to the fault, and dispatch our skilled teams to fix it as quickly as possible. We work in all hours, and through all weathers, ensuring our customers are never without power.

What is the Role?

As Mechanical Craftsperson, you will maintain Diesel engines and auxiliary plant, tanks, pipework and equipment under the direction and supervision of the Maintenance Manager ensuring safe and efficient operation of plant and equipment in accordance with company safety standards, relevant company procedures and local arrangements to deliver a continuous supply to the Shetland Electricity Grid.

What do I need?

To be successful in this role, you will have experience of Diesel generating sets and auxiliary plant and a good understanding of the site environmental limits. To be able to work as part of a Team or on your own. An ability to carry out fault finding and to be able to recognise plant and system issues is key. You'll have an understanding of SSE's company Safety and Environmental targets and an ability to work within the safety rules.

Our Benefits

We're committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Click here to find out what else is on offer.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online however to discuss any adjustments you may require submitting your application please get in touch. We'll let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date.

Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.