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Electrical Technician

Horsham, Sussex
Job Type
22 Sep 2022

Changing the way people think about waste.

At Biffa, we love working with waste. Whether we're turning it into sustainable power, finding new ways to recycle it or simply keeping it off the streets, we believe every day is an opportunity to improve the lives of millions. It's a view that's shared by our 10,000+ people around the country, who trust us to provide them with a career that's always rewarding, often challenging, but never dull.

And it's why we're the UK's No. 1 choice for business waste management.

Help us make a difference as a Electrical Technician at our West Sussex MBT/AD facility.

A quick look at the role.

The role holder will effectively drive engineering activities at Biffa MBT facility to deliver all operational aspects of the facility. The role holder will be responsible for driving plant availability through ensuring all PPM's, reactive maintenance, engineering, and process improvements are carried out and implemented in a timely manner. The role holder will drive best practice on a shift basis through high engineering, compliance and H&S standards.

The role is Shift rota (2 days / 2 nights / 4 off)

The Biffa division you'll be supporting.

Resources & Energy is a significant provider of renewable energy with 80.4MW of installed energy generation capacity. The Energy division comprises the group's energy production operations generating gas from landfill and from food waste via Anaerobic Digestion (AD).

Anaerobic Digestion consists of three AD Facilities, two owned (Poplars and Leicester) and one operated on behalf of West Sussex County Council generate electricity from food waste. We have an overall anaerobic digestion (AD) capacity of over 300ktpa (Kilo-Tonnes Per Annum) across this division. The electricity is exported to private customers or the National grid.

Why it's an opportunity not to be wasted.

• The role will include working reactively, dealing with machinery problems and breakdowns, as well as working through planned preventative maintenance and project work. The electrical work covers everything from sensors, relays, ac/dc motors, contactors, control panels and PLC's. Ideally, we are looking for someone who can fault find on PLC's, preferably Siemens S7, but anything else is considered.

• The idea candidate will have experience of working in a similar environment, so either manufacturing or industrial or automated, supporting maintenance work. You must be electrical qualified and competent.

• Ensure all accidents, incidents and near misses are reported immediately.

• Ensure housekeeping is maintained to high standards

• Motor electrical and mechanical fault finding, familiarity with MCC layout of panels.

• Controls and Instrumentation (temperatures, pressure transducers, flow meters etc). Ability to read and interpret electrical drawings. Electrical fault diagnoses. PLC hardware knowledge.


Here's what we require:

HNC Electrical/Electronic Engineering (min. 3 level)

BSth edition (advantageous)

Previous health and safety training - Does not need to be in date but proof of experience

CompEx (advantageous)

Dynamic Proof of Instrumentation and control Training


And here's why you'll love it at Biffa.

• Ongoing career development, training and coaching - Because if you don't grow, we don't grow.

• Generous pension scheme.

• Retail and leisure discounts.

• Holiday and travel discounts.

• Life cover.

Dedicated to diversity.

At Biffa we believe different ideas, perspective and backgrounds are key to developing a creative working environment that delivers real results. It's why you'll find us championing diversity and equality at every turn.

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  • Job Reference: 718588091-2
  • Date Posted: 22 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Biffa Ltd
    Biffa Ltd
  • Location: Horsham, Sussex
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Permanent