OPS/TH/130 - Mechanical Technician

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Posted: 20/06/2022 12:22
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: Competitive
Location: Thanckes OFD
Level: Operative
Deadline: 17/07/2022 23:59
Hours: 37.00
Benefits: Standard
Job Type: Permanent

Mechanical Technician

(Location: Thanckes, Torpoint, Cornwall)

The Role: An exciting and new opportunity has arisen, as we seek to recruit an additional Mechanical Technician at our OFD (Oil Fuel Depot) located at Thanckes, Torpoint, Cornwall.

Working as part of a small maintenance team, this safety critical role focuses on tasks being carried out to high standards of safety, to ensure no harm to people or the environment.

Predominantly working outside involving manual handling and some occasional work within a confined space, there may be a requirement to travel to other sites or for training, therefore a full (preferably clean) driving licence is essential.

This role requires candidates to show they are a motivated team player, be willing to be part of a rostered “on-call” team and to undertake short notice overtime. You will be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of the foundations of health and safety, have a good safety conscious record, along with high standards of honesty and confidentiality.


  • Carry out planned maintenance activities and defect rectification efficiently,
  • Reporting of site defects immediately to Depot Engineer for rectification,
  • Complete weekly / monthly PPM paperwork in agreed time scale with Depot Engineer,
  • Prepare the work area for more complex maintenance of depot, systems, or components,
  • Utilise diagnostic techniques to identify faults in depot systems and components,
  • Understand technical drawings, P&ID’s, isometrics, general arrangements,
  • A good understanding of Safe Systems of Works / RAM’s / PTW. Will be required to review works and produce RAMS to carry out the task safely,
  • AP Duties (Control of Works/Permit to Work).

The Candidate:  : Candidates will need to be qualified Mechanical Technicians, having completed a recognised Mechanical Craft Apprenticeship or Equivalent covering for example the following subjects, (NVQ Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations, NVQ Level 2 (QPE007 - Forming & Assembling Pipework Systems, Level 3 BTEC Mechanical Maintenance, NVQ Level 3 Mechanical Maintenance) as well as having completed recognised Flange Management Training.

Ideally you will have a working knowledge of rotating and static plant, including, tanks, pumps, valves, and pipework. You can also expect to occasionally be carrying out some working in confined spaces, therefore you need to be medically fit to use Breathing Apparatus.

You will also need to have a natural ability to work collaboratively with other team members and others with whom you may have dealings in a professional manner, and be computer literate with the ability to fill out paperwork accurately and in a timely manner as well as updating computer records.

How to apply: Please include your covering letter with your CV, in Microsoft Word format only by clicking on the “Apply Now” link below. Please note applications will only be accepted in Word document format.

Your covering letter should give an indication of your salary expectation.

Closing date       17 July 2022

We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications

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