AT/GH/137 - Approved Electrician

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Posted: 26/07/2022 14:57
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: Competetive
Location: Garelochhead OFD
Level: Technical
Deadline: 23/08/2022 14:00
Hours: 37.00
Benefits: Standard
Job Type: Permanent

Approved Electrician

(Location: Garelochhead, Helensburgh, Argyll & Bute)

The role: Due to continued investment, a new and exciting opportunity has arisen at the OPA, as we seek to appoint an additional Approved Electrician, who will be responsible for their own quality of maintenance, service, and repair of plant.

Primarily based at Garelochhead OFD (Oil Fuel Depot) with travel across our 3 additional sites in Scotland, you will be responsible for all maintenance, small upgrades, and installations, along with on-going inspection and testing requirements, ensuring that all aspects of work are executed on time and in full compliance with company standards and UK and European legislation.

Travel with overnight stays to other sites will be required as part of the electrical team's monthly schedules, for which a company van will be provided. Therefore, a full (preferably clean) driving licence is essential for this role. You will also need to be willing to undertake overtime if required during the week and weekends although, this is not mandatory.


The key responsibilities include;

  • Providing Electrical Maintenance activities and technical support for day-to-day operations across the Oil Fuel Depots,
  • Troubleshoot assigned Electrical Maintenance and rectification problems, resolving, and documenting any issues,
  • Complete routine and quality inspections of electrical systems across the OPA, ensuring compliance to the relevant standards,
  • Application of electrical responsibilities follow industry standards including COMAH, DSEAR, EAWR & HASAWA. (Desirable),
  • A good understanding of electrical safety systems, control of works / PTW systems. Will be required to create own method statements and risk assessments for all electrical works to be undertaken,
  • Complete all assigned tasks, safely, to the required quality and timeframes (Including investigation/troubleshooting, planned repair scopes, pro-active and re-active maintenance,
  • We are currently going through a major CAPEX improvement program and will require commissioning support in conjunction with vendors when necessary.

The candidate: The successful candidate must possess practical, productive, and electrical skills with adequate technical knowledge, so as to work on their own proficiently and carry out any minor electrical installations where required, and planned fixed wire testing (EICR)  without immediate supervision.

Approved Electricians must be able to accept responsibility for the completion of jobs and, if required, supervise other operatives. They must also have a thorough working knowledge of the National Working Rules for the Electrical Industry, of the current I.E.E. 18th Edition (BS7671) Regulations for Electrical Installations, Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, Electricity Supply Regulations and have the desire to undertake any additional training required to evolve the necessary skills on and Instrument and control front.

Individuals must be medically fit to undergo Breathing Apparatus and Confined Space training and operations, as well as having full colour vision.

Candidates must satisfy the following conditions;

1) SJIB Approved Electrician with the relevant ECS approved card, and 18th Edition

2) Must be a time served Electrician having served  a registered apprenticeship and have had practical training in electrical installation work.

3) Must have obtained an NVQ Level 3 in electrical installation work (or approved equivalent).

4) Must have had two years' experience working as an Electrician after the satisfactory completion of training and immediately prior to the application for Approved Electrician grade.

5)  Electrical Maintenance Experience, of maintaining LV Motors, LV Switchgear, MCC Control Panels.

6) Experience in hazardous operations, operated under COMAH regulations with previous exposure to CompEx  EX01-EX04.


A City & Guilds 2391-52 Electrical Inspection & Testing is desirable, and any skills gap training will be provided to the successful candidate.  


How to apply: Please send your covering letter, attached as the first page to your CV, on a Word format document 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       23 August 2022

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

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