Operations Technician


Looking for a role in a fast-paced, dynamic environment where everyday you’re genuinely making a difference to the success of the business plan? Interested in training in a new industry, or already enjoying the nuclear sector and keen to learn more? Joining us as an Operations Technician at Dungeness B Power Station might just be the role for you!


The opportunity


We’re looking for new technicians to be key members of our Operations Department, responsible for the safe and reliable operation and defueling of the nuclear power plant throughout your day-to-day activities. 


With your willingness to learn and aptitude to improve our collective performance, we’re hoping your drive, professionalism and self-motivation will be the driving factors in your success as the newest member of the team. Full training will be provided in this role so it’s a great opportunity if you’re looking to diversify in your career.

Pay, benefits and culture


We can offer a competitive salary from £37,169 – £46,963 and a range of company benefits such as 28 days holiday and a competitive pension. For our shift roles, you’re also entitled to a shift allowance ranging from £11,359 – £12,877. You’ll be appointed based on the parameters outlined in the Nuclear Generation Company Agreement as well as your existing salary, competence, experience and qualifications.


At EDF, everyone’s welcome. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone has a voice and where you feel confident being yourself. We’re committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We’d like our future workforce to have an equal gender balance, represent a broad mix of people from minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+, those with a disability and supporting social mobility. We’re a disability confident employer and we’ll do all we can to help with your application, making adjustments as you need.

We’ll value the difference you bring and offer opportunities for you to thrive and succeed.


What you’ll be doing


Everyday you’ll be maintaining attitudes and nuclear professionalism behaviours that improve performance and achieve a safe working environment. You’ll exhibit the highest standard of performance through the delivery of your tasks, adopting a measured approach to the changing priorities and workload during your shifts. These tasks will include:

  • Supporting the outage process by providing the resource and technical skills required
  • Monitoring plant conditions, maintaining records of values and observations
  • Responding to requests from other departments to investigate matters such as plant alarms and performing any actions as a consequence
  • Logging activities performed accurately and comprehensively, to ensure a thorough handover to the oncoming shift
  • Supporting our transitional phase from a generation station to a safe defueling station.

Training also continues throughout your employment, where you will have the chance to obtain further experience and knowledge as well as support ongoing improvement through training committee

participation. You’ll be required to be a member of the Emergency Scheme, once fully trained.


Who you are

As a minimum, you should be educated to GCSE/National Qualifications standards (or equivalent). It may be advantageous if you hold these qualifications to “C” and above grade passes in English and Mathematics. Ideally an HNC will be required for further progression in the role.

You’ll be required to maintain the necessary physical fitness to perform the roles identified above, in particular those associated with the emergency response team where the wearing of breathing apparatus while performing physical work is a necessity. To comply with Emergency Scheme arrangements you should live within 25 miles (30 minutes) of Dungeness B Power Station. 


To be appointed to this role, you will need to meet the criteria for Security Vetting which will, ordinarily, require you to have been a resident of the UK for at least 3 of the last 5 years.


Closing date for applications: Monday 29th July

You’ll be required to attend an Assessment Centre (one day) for this role which will be held w/c 19th August


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