We're looking for a permanent Site Operations Technician to join our Kemsley Mill CHP Plant in Kent working 12-hour shifts with 2 days, 2 nights, 6 off shift pattern

Site Operations Technician

Here's what you'll be doing

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.

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 while meeting customers' requirements in accordance with contractual, environmental and operational needs.

Key responsibilities include

  • Delivering availability and reliability through investigations of fault conditions and incidents.
  • Actively promoting a culture of health, safety and environmental awareness.
  • Prioritising workload and resource.
  • 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 site teams.

What we need from you

  • Substantial relevant practical experience (Process, Electrical, C&I, Mechanical) within a similar role and/or process industry.
  • Capability of enacting all defined roles within the Electrical & Mechanical (E&M) Safety Rules, achieving all nominations required within agreed timescales.
  • 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.

It would be great if you had

  • Achieved, or working towards, NVQ level 3 in Power Plant Operations, or equivalent qualification.

Here’s what you need to know

  • 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. 
  • We welcome applications from all backgrounds and experiences and have a range of flexible working options to suit everyone!


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: 10/12/2023 Salary: £65,604 - £72,761 inc. all allowances

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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Kent, GB