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Operator Maintainer Traineeship

F.I.T. are partnering with InterGen to seek two trainees for their Operator Trainee Programme at the Coryton Power Station. While employed through F.I.T. this programme is fully sponsored by InterGen and we have an exciting opportunity to share.

We are looking for two people to undertake this traineeship at the Coryton 800MW CCGT power station in Essex to become Operator Maintainers. Coryton is a flexible generator that provides power to the National Grid at any time of the day or night throughout the year utilising a combination of gas turbines and a steam turbine. The Operations team perform a wide variety of tasks to ensure safe operation of all equipment and machinery that is used to produce power, whilst making sure that we stay within the boundaries of our environmental and HSE commitments.

InterGen are looking for dynamic team players who are willing to work hard within the small group of high achieving people who have a passion for doing the right thing safely. Prospective candidates will need to be at least 18 years of age with Engineering level 2 as a minimum. More experienced candidates, such as those wishing for a diversion in their career, will be considered if they have a relevant engineering background. Those who are interested and approaching the end of their second year of college should also apply.

The Traineeship programme will run for a 2 year period and will be based at Coryton Power Station, with some college work and other site visits that may require working away from time to time. The end goal is to develop people into Shift Operators who are able to carry out 1st line maintenance tasks, can prepare Safety Documents and want to progress their career.

Typical duties carried out by Shift Operators:

  • Carrying out operation and supervision of the power generation process from a central control room and by carrying out external plant operations and checks.
  • Carrying out pre-start checks and operational procedures to ensure that the plant is fully ready for return to service following maintenance, outage or other short or prolonged shutdown.
  • Responding to first line and breakdown maintenance requirements as far as qualifications, skills and experience permit – assisting maintenance/engineering functions in any such maintenance.
  • Carrying out routine on-load and off-load testing for the purpose of ensuring protective systems and stand-by systems are functional.
  • Carrying out simple analysis of steam cycle chemistry and implementing corrective actions to dosing and blow down systems.
  • Operating a reverse osmosis water treatment plant.
  • Shift logging, ensuring quality defect reporting and writing, reviewing of operational work specifications.
  • Operating FLTs and other site vehicles as required.
  • Writing and amending site procedures, reviewing site drawings and updating site labelling. Implementing changes and improvements as required, to ensure all procedures, drawing and labels are accurate.
  • Use maintenance management system to complete operational and HSE tasks to ensure compliance.
  • Maintaining compliance with the company’s health, safety and environmental management policies

If you feel that you want to develop yourself and are up for a challenge, please send your CV, together with a covering letter to or get in touch via the email address if you wish to discuss further.

The closing date for applications is the 18th March 2022.

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