Mechanical Technician

Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
£38073 - £44257 per annum + Bonus & Skills shortage allowance
Closing date
19 Jun 2023

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About our Business

SSE Thermal is on a mission to deliver the flexible energy needed today while powering the transition to net zero. Our 600+ employees play a crucial role in keeping the lights on across the UK and Ireland and we're rising to the low-carbon challenge with our teams at the cutting-edge of vital technologies. We're developing ground-breaking carbon capture and storage projects and progressing plans for what could be the world's first hydrogen-fired power station, as well as a major hydrogen storage facility and exploring other exciting options as we decarbonise. We've already achieved a lot - but we're just getting started. As part of SSE, which is investing £24bn this decade, we're at the forefront of the energy transition - so come join us as we continue to grow and power change.

To find out more, read this blog from Catherine Raw, our Managing Director, on our critical role in delivering net zero.

About the Role

Base Location: Peterhead Power Station, Aberdeenshire

Salary: £38,073 - £44,257 + performance-related bonus + skills shortage allowance + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time

SSE Thermal have a fantastic opportunity for a Mechanical Technician to join our Operations team at Peterhead Power Station. You will be part of a small operational shift team reporting into the Work Execution Lead.

Key Responsibilities include;

- Perform preventative and corrective maintenance tasks as instructed to ensure the continued reliability and availability of the assets.

- Record and report maintenance findings through CMMS-Investigation of plant failures / defects, specify and implement remedial action to achieve effective resolution.

- The management and supervision of on site maintenance contract work to ensure all such work is executed successfully and delivered safely, on time and to budget.

- Advise on site spares holdings and provide technical specification for replacement parts / components where appropriate.

- Complete management of change process when change is necessary.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- HNC or equivalent level technical qualification in an applicable engineering discipline. You should also have experience working within power generation or other heavy industry.

- Time served tradesman in an applicable trade.

- You will have a good understanding of plant operations, control procedures and be competent in using Safe Systems of Work as per the Safety Rules.

- Familiar with computerised maintenance management systems, preferably Maximo.

- Familiar with inspection, testing and maintenance techniques.

- Excellent communication skills with great interpersonal and relationship building skills.

- Ability to problem solve and work independently.

- Ability to logically troubleshoot equipment defects and propose technical solutions.

What's in it for you?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave 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 encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need 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 made 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 flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Hannah on 01738 341147.

Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.


We are driven by our purpose: to provide energy needed today while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

We are a leading generator of renewable electricity and one of the largest electricity network companies in the UK.

We develop, own and operate low carbon infrastructure to support the zero-carbon transition.  This includes onshore and offshore wind, hydro power, electricity transmission and distribution grids, and efficient gas-fired generation, alongside providing energy products and services for businesses, and we have interests across Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Japan, Spain, Portugal, Denmark and Poland.

Our twin focus of practicality and inspiration is a strategy that has seen us through more than 70 years.

We are UK listed, employing 10,000 talented and skilled people and are real Living Wage and Fair Tax Mark accredited.

Because we’re SSE, and we’re for a better world of energy – for everyone.


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