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Mechanical Craftsperson


Mechanical Craftsperson

  • 541937
  • Closing at: Aug 19 2022 at 23:55 BST

Mechanical Craftsperson

Base Location: Orkney, Kirkwall

Salary: £28,831 - £35,194 depending on skills and experience

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full time, 37 hours

About the Role

To carry out routine maintenance and repair of diesel engines and associated plant at Kirkwall Power Station (KPS) . To assist with the general daily tasks in the station. To operate the station when necessary.

Key Accountabilities

  • to carry out mechanical maintenance, diagnosis and repair of engines and associated plant at KPS
  • to carry out fabrication
  • to assist other craftsmen when necessary
  • to be nominated supervisor authorised to allow you to issue and receive work orders and isolate plant
  • to complete risk assessments

What do I need?

Business Knowledge

  • an understanding of the company values (SSE SET)
  • knowledge of all plant operating procedures

 Essential Functional / Technical Skills

  • should have completed an acknowledged mechanical apprenticeship
  • must have a good knowledge of diesel engines and associated auxiliary plant
  • must be able to carry out fault diagnosis and to recognise plant and system issues
  • ability to work within the safety rules

About our Business

SSEN Distribution powers 3.8 million homes and businesses in communities across central southern England and the north of Scotland. Our team of more than 3,500 people keep customers connected to a safe and reliable supply of electricity whilst developing the flexible networks that are vital to achieving net zero. By enabling a smarter, more resilient electricity network we're ensuring our local communities continue to receive the power they need, both now and in the future. We are consistently investing and innovating to improve network resilience and future-proof power supplies for life's changing demands, from rolling out large scale EV charging schemes to supporting small community generation projects.

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site. As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact / 01738 341105

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.





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Our Benefits

  • Sharesave Scheme
  • 34 days of annual leave
  • Option to purchase up to 10 days holiday
  • Interest-free technology loans
  • 24/7 free and confidential employee counselling service
  • Private healthcare discounts
  • Subsidised gym memberships
  • 21 weeks full pay maternity leave
  • Cycle to Work scheme with generous £2500 limit
  • Interest-free salary advance to cover transport season tickets

Explore our full list of benefits:

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