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Starting salary £36,000 - £38,000 per annum, with scope to advance with specific site training.

About The Role

The Electrical and Instrumentation Technician is part of the electrical & instrumentation team and reports to the E&I Maintenance Supervisor. 

The E&I technician carry out planned maintenance (PM) routines, fault finding and rectifying as required to support the maintenance function and also furnish the shift operations team with safe, compliant and reliable operation. All work carried out on the plant systems will be recorded on the computerised maintenance management system (CMMS)

The plant is controlled by a Distributed Control System (DCS) interfacing to a number of individual PLC’s and intelligent MCC’s. The field instrumentation is largely intelligent and networked to the DCS.

Large parts of the plant have been deemed hazardous areas in accordance with the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) and have been zoned accordingly. There are also a number of Safety Integrated Systems (SIS) to IEC61511 and business critical systems designed to ensure compliance to environmental and HMRC legislation. All work carried out on the plant systems will be recorded on the computerised maintenance management system.

Key Responsibilities 
  • Performance of maintenance of all field electrical and instrumentation equipment in accordance with statutory, mandatory and company defined requirements
  • Responsible for historizing the equipment condition of site electrical and instrumentation systems through the effective use of the CMMS 
  • Responding and resolving breakdown scenarios through fault finding of the E&I systems
  • Acceptance and use of VFL permits
  • Development into specification and writing of VFL E&I permits for others
  • Assessing manufacturers’ hardware and firmware upgrade proposals
  • Co-ordination with other disciplines and contract support personnel
  • There will be a requirement to work shifts occasionally to provider cover for the shift E&I Technician's. Adequate notice of this will be given. 
Additional Information 
The Electrical and Instrumentation Technician may be called upon to be part of the Saltend Chemicals Park Emergency Response Team.
The typical working pattern is Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week. 
Starting salary £36,000 - £38,000 per annum plus great company benefits. 

About You

You'll be self-driven, results orientated with a positive outlook and a clear focus on safety, high quality, and commercial success for Vivergo Fuels. A natural forward planner who critically assesses their own performance and the performance of the team. Maintains high personal and professional standards and is able to demonstrate farness in dealing with people. Influences through leadership and personal example.
Essential criteria
  • Apprentice trained
  • ONC / HNC Electrical Engineering, Instrumentation/Process Control or equivalent
  • NVQ 3 in Electrical Engineering, Instrumentation/Process Control or equivalent
  • CompEx trained for both gas and dust (Ex01 to Ex06 inclusive)
  • Working experience in similar roles on COMAH sites
  • Understanding and appreciation of Safety critical and safety instrumented systems, specifically proof testing of
  • A working understanding of Delta V DCS systems and hardware
  • Proven knowledge on maintenance, repair and installation of electrical and instrumentation systems
  • Experiences in the issuing and receiving of permits to work
  • Experiences in risk assessment techniques
  • First Aid qualification
  • PLC system knowledge, specifically Siemens S7

About Us

Vivergo Fuels operates on the Saltend Chemicals complex in Hull. We are part of the AB Sugar division within ABF (Associated British Foods). ABF is a FTSE 10 group that operates in 53 countries across Europe, Africa, the Americas, Asia and Australia.

What do we do?

In simple terms we convert locally sourced feed wheat into both bioethanol, a more environmentally friendly transport fuel, and a highly nutritious animal feed for the dairy industry.

We are passionate about what we do and proud to say the bioethanol we produce helps to reduce transport carbon emissions in the UK.

Safety comes first at Vivergo Fuels, but equally important is how we work; our people and culture make us who we are.

Our Benefits

Working with us offers a great benefits package that encompasses options such as:
  • Matching pension scheme up to 10% 
  • Life Assurance Income Protection Cycle to work scheme 
  • 25 days annual leave (rising with time) 
  • Private medical options 
  • On site free staff parking

We also recognise that whilst work is a big part of who we are, our people have other roles to fill in their lives. Enabling our team to balance work and home life is important to us.

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