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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Job Location

Job Type

Full time

Date Posted

16 Nov 2023

About us

DeepTech Recycling Ltd (DTR) is a UK-based technology company with a passionate support for the critical global drive towards a circular economy.

Plastic is a fantastic material, providing excellent utility to society across many sectors. However, the current management of plastic waste generated is unsustainable. The world only recycles c.12% of plastic waste generated each year. This remarkable resource inefficiency means that c.88% of the plastic used in the world is either buried, burnt, or leaked into the environment. This has led to a global environmental crisis and a need for change.

DTR is on a mission to accelerate the evolution of plastic into a more sustainable material. We have technology that can turn hard-to-recycle plastic waste, such as flexible packaging, multi-layer structures, polystyrene, into feedstocks for new plastic production.

This is an exciting time for DTR as we prepare to launch our technology in our target market segments and develop commercial demonstrators with our customers. This is a unique opportunity to have an impact on the commercialization of our technology platforms. If you are motivated, enjoy a challenge and are looking to make a real impact for the future, then this is a great opportunity for you.

Job Description

1. Job summary
The Electro-Mechanical Technician will be responsible for assembling, installing, testing, commissioning, and operating the DTR assets, with an initial focus on R&D assets including our Bench Scale Plant, the MKII (Mark 2), and lab equipment and instruments. You will be responsible for legal compliance and will work with our Technology Development team to test, build / operate electrical and mechanical components and their systems. Additionally, you will assist in developing work instructions, procedures and associated permits for DTR facilities.
This is a hands-on role, so you will be required to spend most of your time in DTR’s R&D and lab premises. Some remote working may be permitted (subject to agreement with your line manager) but this will be minimal.

2. Key Responsibilities
• To assemble, test, install, commission, operate and maintain DTR assets and to assist in any required upgrade of DTR facilities.
• To complete installation, inspection, and testing of electrical and control infrastructure to facilitate operation of R&D assets.
• To work with the Technology Development team to develop easy to assemble R&D assets with the goal of reducing assembly time and improving user experience during maintenance. Additionally, based on experience, suggest changes to equipment with the aim to improving the safety, efficiency, and reliability.
• To develop and follow test programs to ensure compliance with relevant codes, to support the quality assurance agenda, and to ensure that the required records are kept up to date to satisfy the requirements of legislation.
• To ensure that tools, testing equipment and general working areas are maintained in the proper condition, and to develop the systems to ensure that all team members are compliant.
• To participate in the company’s Quality, H&S and 7S programs to maintain a safe and professional environment for the company to operate within.
• To document and accurately report all maintenance, repairs, overhauls, adjustments, and inspections; and ensuring the integrity of work procedures including permits to work, work instructions, work orders.
• Continuously improve worksite conditions, including equipment husbandry, tidiness, recycling etc. including minimising raw material wastage, energy etc.

Necessary Skills, Competencies and Experience

1. Essential
• Qualified HNC, C&G, B-TECH in Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent level of experience and/or qualification such as an apprenticeship.
• NVQ level 3, wiring systems and appliances, installation and maintenance.
• Approved Electrical Installer Qualification or has completed an electrical Apprenticeship.
• Be able to read 2D, 3D, P&ID and electrical drawings, and work from such drawings.
• Excellent fault finding and diagnostic skills, on a wide range of plant and equipment.
• Field wiring installations and control systems wiring.
• Basic workshop skills including, fabricating, and machining.
• Team player able to support other disciplines if required.
• Skilled and confident communicator who can clearly present ideas and solutions.
• Demonstrable strong health and safety awareness.
• Highly organised with a strong attention to detail, self-motivated and disciplined.
• High level of computer literacy, working knowledge of MS Office.

2. Desirable
• Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement methodologies.
• City and Guilds 2391, inspection, testing and certification of electrical installations.
• City and Guilds 2360 part 3, installation work and regulations.
• City and Guilds 2382, 18th edition wiring regulations.
• ONC electrical/electronic minimum.

Organisational Structure

• Role reports to the CTO
• You will collaborate with the other members of the Technology Development Team including the Research Engineer and Analytical Chemist.
• In time, you will be required to collaborate with members of Product Engineering Team.

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