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Electrical Power Distribution Technician


Title: Electrical Power Distribution Technician

Hours: 37.5 per week (Dayshift)

Location: Grangemouth, O&P UK

Salary: Competitive

Contract type: Permanent


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A truly global company, INEOS comprises of 36 businesses with 194 sites in 29 countries throughout the world. We also encompass a range of consumer brands and sports interests.

INEOS Grangemouth is an integrated refinery and petrochemicals centre of excellence. We are the largest manufacturing site in Scotland. Click here to find out more Grangemouth | INEOS.

We pride ourselves in offering a working environment that is friendly and welcoming, that offers employees true autonomy and empowerment and that enables everyone to achieve their goals and to have a fulfilling professional career with us. At Grangemouth and across the wider INEOS family, there are always opportunities.

Our aim, as always, is to find new, improved ways of doing things. Whether that’s through improving the energy efficiency of our plants, developing new ways of working or delivering on our net zero promises, we like to push boundaries and overcome challenges.

If you share our vision for a sustainable future; if you possess the skills and competencies to help deliver our net zero road map; if you want to play your part in the remarkable next step the UK petrochemical sector, we’d like to hear from you.


Having committed to significant investment over the next few years, we now require an Electrical Power Distribution Technician with relevant experience to play a key role in the delivery and support of this growth in our business.

The purpose of this role is to install, test, maintain and improve high and low voltage power distribution equipment to allow the manufacturing processes to operate in a safe and reliable manner to meet the business demand of the site. This role is critical to provide 24/7 assistance to the site for non-routine, high priority plant maintenance issues.

Key accountabilities

Maintenance of site electrical power distribution network:

  • Carry out operational switching of the power distribution network up to 33kV:
  • High voltage switchgear and circuit breakers, including oil, vacuum and SF6 types(33kV, 11kV, 3.3kV, up to 2500A)
  • Low voltage switchgear and circuit breakers, air insulated(690V, 440V, 415V, up to 5000A)
  • Distribution transformers up to 33kV, 80MVA
  • Issuing / clearing safety documents for personnel working on the system.
  • Primary and secondary injection testing of protection relays and metering devices.

Responsible for maintaining a safe working environment:

  • Maintain a high standard of workmanship and adopt all required safe working practices in completion of tasks.
  • Adhere to all current procedures.
  • Participate in all site SHE initiatives, systems and controls e.g. permit to work, safety tours, procedures, COSHH and risk assessments etc.
  • Participate in work handover with permit issuing authority to ensure risks fully understood in advance, job completed safely and left in tidy condition.

Responsible for maintaining safe and efficient maintenance service to the site to support business plans for volume, quality, reliability, fixed costs, variable costs and customer service:

  • Inspect and maintain equipment to agreed priorities and plans within safety and operational procedures to ensure any potential faults are identified and acted on in advance of failure.
  • Examine faulty equipment in order to accurately ascertain nature of fault and implement effective repairs to agreed priorities and plans.
  • Procure spares required for repairs from stores to expedite repair of equipment.
  • Record progress and details of work and inspections carried out in Maximo maintenance record system to update equipment status and provide an accurate history of work carried out.
  • Identify and implement improvements to work methods and equipment to eliminate faults and inefficiencies to improve overall and SHE performance.

Special features

  • This role will be expected to become Senior Authorised for switching on the electrical network up to and including 33kV.
  • This role will be expected to work out with normal hours as necessary to support planned and unplanned activities.


  • Proven track record of delivery across a broad range of High and Low Voltage equipment, set piece equipment overhauls and plant/equipment troubleshooting.
  • Experience of HV switching and protection testing.
  • High level of communication skills.
  • Strong decision making skills within area of expertise.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative in resolving issues.
  • Strong knowledge of site operating standards/procedures, legislation, electrical equipment maintenance, operation and electrical engineering technical know-how.
  • NVQ Level 3 and/or HNC equivalent in an electrical discipline.


  • 34 days holiday (optional salary sacrifice to purchase up to 5 extra days)
  • Benefits Platform – access to discounts on high street stores etc.  Discounted PMI, Travel Insurance etc.
  • Up to 20% Discretionary Bonus Opportunity
  • Scottish Widows Contributory Pension including employer contributions
  • Free On-site Gym
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Enhanced maternity leave
  • Salary Sacrifice Car and Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Ongoing Career Development


Application Process

Interested candidates should submit their CV via our website

Pre-screen (If applicable)

Applicants with a successful CV may be invited to an online MS Teams or telephone call to further discuss the role, the organisation and your suitability.

Formal Interview

Successful applicants will then be invited to interview which will consist of behavioural and technical questions.

Provisional Offer

If you are selected as the preferred candidate you will receive a provisional offer which will be subject to a medical assessment and reference checks.


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