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Instrumentation Operations Technician

National Grid

National Grid

Aylesbury, UK
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2024

Instrumentation Operations Technician - Aylesbury - £41,265 to £48,547

Are you a multi-skilled problem solver who people can count on? If so, we’re looking for a co-worker like you!

We are looking for an Instrument Technician, you will cover a patch to take on the installation, inspection, commissioning, operation, repair and maintenance of various safety, control and measurement, and fire and gas systems, as well as other operational duties onsite.

Working as part of our Operations Team, you will also act as site controller to issue permission documents, formulate isolations and support with the construction and commissioning of new assets on the system. You will oversee and inspect work carried out by others, including support of capital project.

This role will help protect and maintain the high-pressure systems in our compressor stations and above ground installations. These stations are the engines that power long-distance gas pipelines across the National Transmission System.

You will be covering different sites across your local patch, so travel to various site locations is expected, as well as travel to training courses for competencies.

We recognise we are a niche company, therefore don't worry if you do not meet 100% of the requirements because we know that there is a wealth of transferable skills out there such as experience with PLC's, RTU's, detection equipment, pressure gauges and rotating machinery.

You will have previously completed an apprenticeship (or other recognised training scheme) and hold a BTEC National Certificate (or equivalent City & Guilds NVQ/SVQ Level 3) in an Instrumentation, Control Systems or transferable discipline.

You will have worked / be working in industries including but not limited to; FMCG, the broader Utilities, Military or Aviation.

We work in hazardous areas, so knowledge of health and safety is key. It would be desirable for you to have an in date CompEx certificate, if not, it is something we could consider putting you through.

At National Gas, we really take the time to understand what you want to achieve out of your role and career, that’s why we encourage people to speak about their personalised development plan early on. This might be developing in your existing role, you might even have your sights set on a higher level position, whatever it is we will give you the support and tools needed to succeed.

If this feels like you, take a peek at the perks below

  • A bonus of up to 6% based on personal and company performance
  • Company Van (including fuel card)
  • Overtime at time and a half and double time on Sundays + standby allowance both adding up to £10,000 per annum
  • 26 days’ holiday plus statutory holidays – option available to buy extra holiday days
  • A pension scheme where we double match your contribution (maximum Company contribution of 12%)
  • Paid expenses for any business travel and accommodation
  • A flexible benefit scheme where you can opt into a whole host of lifestyle options
  • Access to employee support, care, and assistance helplines

About us

National Gas is one organisation, formed of three businesses – National Gas Transmission, National Gas Services and National Gas Metering.

We are proud of our role at the heart of Britain's energy system. Our skilled colleagues bring gas to around 23m homes and over 200,000 businesses, including heavy industries and power stations that keep the lights on, all whilst enabling the transition of our network to hydrogen.

All with the values of Simplicity, Ownership and Progress, and a shared mission to lead a clean energy future for everyone.

We are a flexible working organisation. At National Gas, we are committed to building a workforce that represents the communities we serve. We celebrate the different experiences our colleagues bring to our organisation, and strongly encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply.

Studies suggest that women tend to apply only if they meet 100% of the criteria. If you resonate with our mission and meet a good portion of our requirements, we encourage you to apply.

The closing date is 23rd June, although in some cases I’ll close the ad early.

I’ll respond to every single application.