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CHP Production Technician

Here's what you'll be doing

Salary - £65,604 - £72,761 & great benefits

Location – Kemsley Mill CHP Plant, Sittingbourne, Kent

At E.ON UK we offer sustainable energy solutions for homes, businesses and communities and we’re passionate about helping people to reduce their impact on the environment. We’re supporting businesses with their net zero targets, helping local communities upgrade their homes and collaborating with local authorities to transform towns and cities for a more sustainable future.

Right now, we now have an exciting opportunity at our CHP plant in Kemsley. This flexible two-shifting plant has the capacity to generate up to 80MW of electricity and 200MW of heat. You’ll be part of the onsite team that ensures the smooth running of its day-to-day operation.

This is a busy role that will see you performing a wide range of tasks. You’ll be responsible for ensuring the safe, environmentally compliant and efficient operation of the plant, meeting customers' requirements in accordance with contractual, environmental and operational needs. 

It’s a challenge that requires real flexibility as well as technical skills. Equally important, you’ll also need to take pride in your work and be passionate about best practice.

Key responsibilities include

  • Delivering availability and reliability through investigations of fault conditions and incidents to achieve and exceed business KPI’s.
  • Actively promoting a culture of health, safety and environmental awareness.
  • Implementing effective work control through communication with the site maintenance team including implementation of the safety rules on a daily basis.
  • Prioritising workload and resource, maximising the utilisation of the resources at all times.
  • Providing first line maintenance and fault diagnosis, escalating to the maintenance team when required.
  • Proactively supporting the maintenance team during technical projects and planned and reactive maintenance activities.
  • Contributing to developing the site Health & Safety plan and taking responsibility for implementing site objectives.
  • Liaising with the client to ensure the site’s contractual obligations are maintained and a good working relationship is promoted.
  • Supporting and working closely with other members of the Production and Maintenance teams, ensuring effective communication at all times.

What we need from you

  • Achieved, or working towards, NVQ level 3 in Power Plant Operations, or equivalent qualification.
  • Capability of enacting all defined roles within the Electrical & Mechanical (E&M) Safety Rules, achieving all nominations required within agreed timescales.
  • Substantial relevant practical engineering and maintenance experience (Process, Electrical, C&I, Mechanical) within a similar role and/or process industry.
  • Clear knowledge and understanding of safety and environmental management including operational polices, standards, frameworks and statutory legislation.
  • IOSH (Managing Safely), or equivalent qualification, demonstrating a clear knowledge of safety practices and management.
  • A working knowledge of key PC based computer systems.

Here’s what you need to know

  • The salary for this role is £65,604 - £72,761 including all allowances.
  • This role is based at E.ON UK CHP, Kemsley Mill, Sittingbourne, ME10 2SG.
  • This role entails working 12-hour shifts with 2 days, 2 nights, 6 off shift pattern.
  • This is a permanent role.
  • Our market-leading benefits package includes 28 days holiday + bank holidays, a generous pension scheme, life cover, bonus and the chance to choose from 20 flexible benefits with tax and/or NI savings. In fact, our benefits package recently won the Personnel Today Reward, Recognition and Benefits Award 2022!
  • As the only energy company to feature in The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers (our 2022/23 ranking is 15th) we’ve proven that we’re committed to equal opportunities and actively promote a diverse and inclusive working environment, and fairness for everyone.
  • As a Disability Confident Employer, we interview every disabled applicant who meet the minimum criteria for the role.
  • We’ve exciting opportunities for everyone to develop their talent at E.ON. Our open access, inclusive talent networks provide networking, learning and development for all, building your skills, qualifications, and capabilities throughout your career.


E.ON is committed to being an inclusive employer. We recognise that everyone is different and we aim to provide a working environment where each person feels respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential. We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. If you require any reasonable adjustments, please just let us know.

At a glance

Reference no.: 216034 Closing date: 02/10/2023 Salary: £65,604 - £72,761

Get in touch

For more information about the role please contact the recruiter Hannah.clackworthy@eon-uk.com

About us

E.ON is a privately owned international energy company. Our 75,000 colleagues in 15 countries work daily towards the improvement of technical innovations and user-friendly customer solutions for the new energy world. We are the first large energy company to focus more heavily upon the energy of the future through our three business areas of energy networks, renewable energies and customer solutions.

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