Mechanical operator

  • Job Reference: 1166570551-2
  • Date Posted: 16 November 2023
  • Employer: Watt People Ltd
  • Location: Purfleet, Essex
  • Salary: £46,500 to £51,000
  • Sector: Engineering and Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Are you ready to join a leading refinery and contribute to the efficient operation of vital utility systems? Look no further! We are currently seeking a skilled individual to join our team as Mechanical Operator Technician within our refinery.

We are dedicated to excellence in refining operations. As a Mechanical Operator Technician, you will play a crucial role in the smooth and efficient operation of utility systems, including water treatment, Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants, and other mechanical equipment.


  • Operate and maintain utility systems within the refinery, such as water treatment plants, CHP plants, turbines, pumps, and related equipment.
  • Perform routine inspections, maintenance, and repairs to ensure optimal performance, reliability, and compliance with industry standards.
  • Monitor system parameters, analyze data, and make adjustments to optimize energy production and efficiency.
  • Collaborate with a diverse team of professionals to ensure the safe and efficient operation of utility facilities.
  • Adhere to strict safety protocols and regulatory requirements, maintaining a secure working environment.


  • Technical diploma or certification in mechanical operations, maintenance, or a related field.
  • Proven experience as a Mechanical Operator Technician, preferably in a refinery or industrial setting.
  • In-depth knowledge of water treatment systems, Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants, and mechanical equipment operation and maintenance.
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills to diagnose and resolve mechanical issues efficiently.
  • Ability to interpret technical documentation, schematics, and manuals.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
  • Commitment to safety protocols and a proactive approach to maintaining a secure work environment.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive compensation package, including salary and benefits.
  • Opportunities for career growth and advancement within a leading refinery.
  • Ongoing training and development programs to enhance your technical skills and expertise.
  • A diverse and inclusive work environment that fosters teamwork, collaboration, and innovation.

Join us and be part of a dynamic team that operates and maintains essential utility systems within our refinery. Apply now and contribute your skills as a Mechanical Operator Technician.