Biomass Steam Boiler Technical Operator



Here at AMP, we are committed to supporting the energy transition by funding, developing, and delivering flexible energy solutions and helping businesses decarbonise.  

Our mission is to create a smarter energy future. We are relentless in our focus on tackling the central challenge of our age – the energy transition.

The size and scale of the challenge means we must continually grow our team, bring in new ideas and new approaches and be ready to push the boundaries. At every level, we are looking for bold, ambitious, bright, and collaborative people that share our commitment to making a difference, and we have a fantastic opportunity for a Biomass Steam Boiler Technical Operator to join our Industrial Biomass team on site at Muntons.

Interested?  If you are a critical thinker and confident using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems – AMP can offer you the challenge and opportunity you’re looking for.

The role will involve

Undertaking planned and reactive maintenance on biomass steam heating systems and associated equipment, and to undertake routine maintenance, troubleshooting, installation, and repair works as required.

The site operates 7 days a week (8am to 5pm) and the role will require being on call on a rota system to respond to heating outages, loss of service or emergencies as required. This will also include periodic remote performance monitoring of the system during out of hours by the on-call engineer.

  • Facilitating the biomass fuel supply to the site, receiving deliveries, testing and recording results, and handling fuel onto the walking floor system where required utilising a tele-handler
  • Undertaking planned maintenance, attendance, testing, and record keeping ensuring compliance with statutory regulations and industry good practice governing LTHW, steam, feed water quality, biomass combustion and records of inspections, maintenance routines and repairs including photographic records.
  • Ensuring accurate and detailed report and record keeping of fuel supply, maintenance, testing, and HSEQ incidents; risk assessments and auditing, via our online HSEQ and service management systems
  • Monitoring feed water and emissions quality
  • Contributing to achieving HSEQ compliance and maintain high standards on site, escalating any serious issues or HSEQ concerns to the Site Supervisors whilst always adhering to AMP Clean Energy Group and site policies
  • Liaising on-site with the client’s engineering and maintenance teams, and maintaining excellent level of communication and working relationship on site as required
  • Assisting with the support and management of sub-contractors on site for ongoing operation and maintenance or capital works/upgrades as required
  • Ensuring optimal and continuous operation of mechanical systems by performing routine inspections and maintenance, monitoring metering equipment and adjusting levels as necessary
  • Identifying any parts which may require replacement.

What we are looking for

A proactive and driven individual who enjoys working in a dynamic environment and has the following knowledge, skills and experience:

  • A Boiler operation accreditation scheme (BOAS) qualification for steam operator level is desirable but not essential as training can be provided
  • Demonstrable experience of working on heating and steam generating plant and equipment within large industrial sites with a continual heat demand
  • Experience of working with biomass gas shell boilers and with biomass fuel
  • A technical/Engineering educational qualification, with experience in LTHW and steam systems including pumps, valves, hydraulics, controls and steam generating plant
  • A strong engineering background, with both mechanical and electrical experience
  • Experience and ticket to operate a tele-hander
  • Ability to find faults and complete root cause analysis
  • Possesses excellent engineering credentials and attention to detail, with a ‘hands on’ approach to problem solving
  • HSEQ operator level training (e.g. safety passport/CSCS card/iosch), and training on completing site risk assessment/method statements
  • Familiarity with DCS/BMS controls and CMMS systems
  • Familiarity with on call working and being committed to the team on call rotation to respond to heating outages, loss of service or emergencies as required
  • Honest and respectful towards others
  • Ability to go above and beyond to support business needs, including being adaptive to change and supporting others where required.

What we will offer in return

We’ve built a culture founded on honesty, working hard, and enjoying ourselves.  And we have created a workplace where everyone feels more connected, heard, and valued.  You’ll receive training and will be encouraged to work towards relevant accreditations and be able to develop within your role. Our employee benefits include –

  • 26 days annual leave entitlement plus 8 days for public holidays
  • Life Insurance
  • Employer pension contribution
  • Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Access to advice, counselling, and support
  • Access to GP services
  • Wellbeing tools and resources
  • Shopping and lifestyle discounts
  • Discounted gym membership

Additional information

  • Location: Muntons Site, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 2AG
  • Salary: Competitive salary to be discussed at interview
  • Hours of work: 40 hours per week, with a requirement to be on call one in three weeks
  • On call and overtime opportunities: On call is 22:00 Sunday evening until 22:00 the following Sunday evening.  Additional pay (£150 per week) is awarded for on call, and if called out you are provided an enhanced rate of pay – hourly rate time and a half for evenings and Saturdays and double the hourly rate on a Sunday.  Paid for a minimum of 4 hours at weekend.
  • Equipment: Company vehicle available to use during periods of on call. 

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