Network Maintenance Craftsperson – Instrumentation

  • Job Reference: NMC - I July 2024
  • Date Posted: 9 July 2024
  • Employer: Northern Gas Networks
  • Location: Leeds
  • Salary: £42,354 to £49,776
  • Sector: Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Network Maintenance Craftsperson – Instrumentation
Starting salary from £42,354 rising to £49,776 once fully competent 
Incentive scheme, overtime, standby and van
Permanent role
Located across our network across Yorkshire

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join us in our Network Maintenance team. The department has recently merged with our Capital Projects team, opening the path to lots of opportunity to develop further skills and work cross-functionally.

As our new Network Maintenance Craftsperson, you will be focusing on maintaining and calibrating instrument systems on a variety of gas sites owned and operated by NGN. The systems range from simple transmitter loops to fiscal metering systems.

This will be a mobile role and is located across our Network inYorkshire.

Key accountabilities and responsibilities will include but not limited to
•    Standby 365 days a year on a rota basis ideally 1 in 4
•    Variable work patterns (when required) and lone working out of hours
•    You will maintain and calibrate instrumentation systems as well as fault finding 
•    There will be the repair and replacement of components, fittings, and fixtures
•    You will be expected to complete paperwork and update systems for results and readings
•    Commissioning of equipment
•    Using IT in the field for work reporting
•    Gas Quality work (development required for all)

What we are looking for in our Network Maintenance Craftsperson
•    Instrumentation Apprenticeship (City & Guilds) & NVQ
•    You must be a logical thinker, with excellent problem solving and analytical skills
•    You will have a proactive attitude and be a strong team player whilst also having the ability to work on their own initiative
•    You will possess knowledge of codes of practice, engineering instructions and safety requirements
•    Full UK driving licence

•    EUSR Gas passport
•    COMPEX EX 01,02,03,04
•    SCO 1, 2 and 4
•    Experience on gas distribution systems
•    EL6 sign off (Restricted Authorised Person)
•    TIM 2,3,4
•    HNC Level (Instrumentation)

What we Offer You
•    Starting salary from £42,354 rising to £49,776 once fully competent plus incentive scheme, overtime and van
•    41.25 hours per week over a 7-day variable work pattern, including standby - rotas are given in advance and will include some night shifts although this would not be expected on a weekly basis

•    Bonus (dependent upon achievement of set targets) 

•    25 days annual leave (plus recognised bank holidays and 2 half days over the Christmas period) 
•    SSP for first 7 calendar days then occupational sick pay 
•    A generous stakeholder 5/10 pension scheme 
•    Flexible benefits and salary sacrifice options... from discounts on a variety of UK attractions, gym membership, restaurant discounts, experience days...and exclusive NGN discounts and much more! 

We are ... Northern Gas Networks.  We deliver gas to 2.7 million homes and businesses in the North East, Northern Cumbria and much of Yorkshire. That’s around 6.7million individual customers.  We don’t generate or sell the gas, but we transport it to homes and businesses in our region through a vast network of underground pipes.  In fact, we own and maintain more than 37,000km of gas pipes - enough to stretch from Leeds to Sydney and back again.  We cover large cities like Newcastle, Sunderland, Leeds, York, Hull, and Bradford, and our work extends to rural areas like North Yorkshire and Cumbria.  

Our Values are at the heart of what we do. In addition to your key responsibilities, you will incorporate these into the daily life of your role.  We are … Trailblazing, Empowered, Heartfelt, Community Focused, Intellectually Curious and most of all we are Happy!

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion culture at NGN is embedded in everything that we do. We will be delighted to hear from a diverse range of applicants, so we can continue to grow our great team of people.  We are proud to support the Armed Forces Covenant, helping ex-services personnel back into employment, as well as being members of WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) and we are committed to delivering our ‘Opportunity Action Plan’ having signed the Social Mobility Pledge campaign, whereby we will establish our business as a ‘force for good’ in the communities that we serve. 

Next Steps.  It would be great to receive your application by clicking apply and uploading your CV. We love to see how your experience and skills are transferable to this role so please ensure these are all included in your application. Once the advert has closed, we will be contact as soon as possible to let you know if you have progressed to the next stage. We are looking to hold interviews for this role throughout August.  We look forward to receiving your application.

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