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Trainee Field Operator - Newton Aycliffe

Main role purpose:

The post holder is responsible for the operation of drying or services processes in a safe and efficient manner, complying with all procedures, systems and instructions to ensure the quality of the product manufactured meets business requirements.

Key accountabilities & responsibilities:

  • Monitor trends in plant performance and identify areas of poor performance, takingrecommended remedial action.
  • Identify maintenance needs and liaise with the Shift Manager to ensure safe and efficient operations, including issuing work permits.
  • Develop and maintain safety awareness and standards to achieve sustained improvement in safety performance through BBS.
  • Play an active role in the Company improvement process to promote excellent environmental and quality performance and contribute to cost reduction projects.
    Key skills & experience:
  • Minimum of 5 GCSE grade C or above and NVQ level 2 or above in Process Plant operation (or similar). As well as on the job training and will be expected to gain QCF’s at Level 3 in process operations.
  • At least 3 years of process plant operating experience.
  • Able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the complete PVC production process, the hazards of VCM, and other process chemicals along with the safeguards in place to avoid incidents from the process.
  • Familiarwith Distributed Control System operation (desirable) -training in the installed control systems will be provided.
  • High regard for occupational and process safety, environmental performance and housekeeping standards.
  • Good thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communicationskills across all levels.
  • Able to work effectively as part of a team and with own initiative.
  • Good level of IT competence.
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