Generator Engineer

Job Title: Generator Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Portsmouth
Salary: £30,000 - £36,000/annum
Reference: 18970
Contact Name: Rebecca Harris
Job Published: November 15, 2017 09:27

Job Description


Company utilise a range of gas fuelled engines (and converted diesels to spark ignition) to drive an alternator to produce electricity for client’s electrical demand and capture the engines waste heat via heat exchangers to provide a free source of energy to the clients heating demand. Their Combined Heat & Power (CHP) are remotely monitored by head office 24x7x365 without any client involvement. They can be found in Hotels, Supermarkets, Hospitals, Leisure Centres, and Shopping Arcades, Large Office complexes to Industrial sites being housed with their boiler plant or housed in containers adjacent to buildings. Electrical outputs from 120-500 kW up to 1MWe utilising MAN and Perkin engines primarily using single & multiple engines with some sites producing up to 10MWe.

What you will be doing...

Working from a home base you will travel to client sites to perform routine servicing against a Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) schedule and your primary task is to maintain unit’s availability to the agreed Service Level Agreement (SLA) which is measured in percentage terms. As you will have ownership of your assigned units (typically up to 20 sites) you will be able to decide which units get your attention first and plan your journey routes to make the best use of your time (sometimes a unit can be left offline for up to a week as ‘downtime’ is planned within their SLA). You will report to a Regional Service Manager and work together on occasion and cover for each other in the event of sickness and holidays as you will have a large territory to maintain. You will also receive back up from engineers at head office who constantly interrogate their installations who can start and shutdown units so that you do not get spurious call outs. In addition, they ensure consumable service items are on site prior to attendance. You will not be tasked with rushing to multiple sites, your job is tom perform a service and stay with the unit to prove it can maintain its load before you leave, which is a good time to take refreshments or clean tidy the installation as you will be an ambassador for the company, so maintaining a good client working relationship is essential at all times. There will very little overtime working except if you are on call out. Normal worked hours will generally fall between the core hours of 07.00 and 19.00. It is expected that up to 30 minutes travelling time to the first site will be in your own time, longer than 30 minutes will be recorded as working time and engineer will work a 43-hour week (including time for lunch) accordingly with a view to being home for tea.

What you will need...

Mechanically biased but with electrical competence to work safely in units’ control panel working with relays & PLC’s to adjust fuel trim. Apprentice served or ONC/NVQ Lev III or equivalent, although experience will outweigh formal qualifications. You should be capable of doing a cylinder head change but in reality you will not be doing this as you will be able to diagnose engine catastrophe well before it becomes a reality and your time will be spent with logical fault finding routines to basic engine servicing, oil, filter, spark plug changes.

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