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Mechanical Fitter

 

Mechanical Fitter

  • 543931
  • Closing at: Feb 3 2023 at 23:55 GMT

Base Location: Stornoway, Battery Point Power Station

Salary: SSE4 - £27,991 - £35,546 (experience dependent)

Career development and training opportunities could see you progress to SSE5 then SSE6, which has a current maximum salary of £44,700

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time, 37 hours per week

About the Department

SSE Power Distribution, part of the SSE group, owns and operates two electricity distribution networks and one transmission network, comprising some 123,000 substations and 127,000km of overhead lines and underground cables, distributing electricity to 3.5 million homes and businesses in the North of Scotland and Southern England.

We have islands off the West and North Coast of Scotland that are supplied by submarine cables. These islands have embedded Diesel Power Stations which acts as an emergency supply when faults occur.  It is within our Power Station at Stornoway, Isle of Lewis that an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Mechanical Fitter.

What is the Role?

As a Mechanical Fitter, you will be responsible for performing routine maintenance, undertaking fault-finding and repairs on the fixed installations of the power stations, as well as planning and organising maintenance work and assisting with general day-to-day tasks within the stations

  • You will also undertake the duties of a "Unit Operator" and form part of the team to operate the stations during planned and unplanned outages. You will also be required to take part in an out of hours standby rota, full training will be provided for these.
  • Although your base will be Battery Point Power Station, you may be required to assist other island stations within the Embedded Power Station group during prolonged runs. These stations are located in Islay, South Uist, Tiree, Barra, Orkney, and Shetland.
  • As part of the company ethos, you may be asked to carry out duties and tasks out with your main core skills but within your capabilities, therefore, a degree of flexibility is required.

What do I need?

  • To be successful in this role, you will be able to call on your skills associated with Mechanical plant maintenance, of which experience on large marine diesels and associated ancillary plant and equipment will be an advantage. You will be competent in the use of workshop equipment and in the use of small hand tools.
  • Safety is a priority therefore you will be fully conversant with the use of risk assessments and safe working practices.
  • Knowledge and experience of electrical systems would be an advantage, however not considered essential for the role.
  • Enthusiasm and drive with a flexible approach to team working and an ability to adapt to changing business and project priorities, whilst also providing outstanding customer relationship skills, and a commitment to providing a high-level service.
  • A full driver’s licence is required. 

Life at SSE

If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering what's in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we're proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.

At SSE we're proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. We take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is 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 and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing 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.

What happens now?

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 Robert.Clark@sse.com / 01738 341105.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a criminality 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

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