Skip to main content

This job has expired

Mechanical Technician

England, Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire
£39415 - £45136 per annum + Performance related bonus
Closing date
8 May 2024

View more

Electro-Mechanical, Mechanical
Job Type

Job Details

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.

About the Role

Base Location: Atwick / Aldbrough, Yorkshire

Salary: £39,415 - £45,136 + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

SSE Thermal currently have an opportunity for an experienced Mechanical Technician to join our gas storage business.

You will be tasked with effective implementation of maintenance, development and ongoing project work on the mechanical systems and standards on our gas storage sites. This will include providing first line maintenance support, fault diagnosis to root cause analysis on critical plant and equipment and assisting in the preparation of maintenance schedules. You may at times supervise a team of staff and contractors to ensure work is completed to a high standard in terms of safety and quality and all relevant systems are updated.

Key responsibilities:

- Carry out routine, planned and breakdown maintenance efficiently and in a timely manner, so that the plant and equipment is available and in good working order to meet operational requirements and budgetary constraints.

- Investigate, analyse, and rectify both simple and complex faults on critical plant and equipment possibly under pressure due to operational requirements.

- Supervise contractor's activities when required so that work is undertaken to the company's requirements and safety instructions.

- Recommend post design modifications to installed systems. Carry out any such modifications that are approved and within capabilities.

- Report on maintenance and rectification work carried out. Maintaining plant maintenance recording system.

What do I need?

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

- Mechanical qualification such as time served apprenticeship or ONC or equivalent.

- Experience of mechanical maintenance on process plant associated with the Oil, Gas or Petrochemical industries.

- Initiative, commitment and be able to work well under pressure.

- A working knowledge of computer-based asset management system e.g. Maximo.

- Excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills and be detail orientated.

- As you will travel to different sites it is essential you have a full driving licence and will be required to work flexibly to ensure the facilities are running to their maximum efficiency.

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days equivalent 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 Hannah on 01738 341147.

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.


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.


Company info

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert