Landfill Operations Technician

Job Description

Are you a landfill energy operations professional looking to take on a new challenge?  

Viridor is one of the UK’s leading recycling, renewable energy and waste management companies. Part of the FTSE 250 Pennon Group, Viridor puts waste into action, transforming it into high quality recyclables, raw materials and energy. This is an exciting time to work at Viridor. We are at the forefront of the UK’s green economy and we use smart people and technology to deliver our vision, bringing people together to give the world’s resources new life.

We are now looking to recruit a Landfill Operations Technician to join our team based in the South West, working 45 hours a week.

What will you be doing?

The Operations Technician will operate the assets and carry out general Planned Preventative Maintenance servicing of the Landfill Gas (LFG) and Anaerobic Digestion (AD) utilisation plants and equipment within the agreed cost, time and quality parameters; maintaining accurate records and work in accordance with Company Policies and procedures. You’ll liaise with the site management in delivering site environmental and Health and Safety Compliance.

This is a specialist role ensuring the integrity and robustness of all assets and ancillary equipment in the powergen region. The Landfill Operations Technician will liaise with the Field Service and other Engineering and Maintenance teams to resolve operational faults and maximise performance. You’ll also be responsible for the upkeep of all site tools and equipment and ensure spare parts and consumables are available when required.

Our LFE assets include but are not limited to; spark and compression ignition internal combustion engines, gas turbines, PV, LFG flares/gas plants, gas holders, compressors, and all electrical and mechanical ancillary equipment.

What do you need?

  • Knowledge and experience of Planned Preventative Maintenance of large reciprocating Powergen assets
  • City and Guilds qualification in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • Practical experience of maintaining and testing Low Voltage systems
  • General engineering and operations experience in a heavy engineering environment
  • Practical and innovative engineering and maintenance skills
  • Basic ICT literacy including CMMS and Office
  • Self-Motivated with ability to work to deadlines
  • Tactful, strong and resilient in demanding situations
  • Full UK driving licence

What can Viridor offer you?

We are offering the successful Landfill Operations Technician a competitive salary plus company laptop and phone; with a package including contributory pension scheme, optional healthcare scheme and a range of flexible benefits. 

If you want to work within a team-orientated and collaborative environment, for a company that strives to be environmentally, socially and economically sustainable, click apply.