Mechanical Production Technician


ROLE: Mechanical Production Technician

LOCATION: Immingham (Northeast Lincolnshire)

SALARY: £41,800 + Overtime (x1.5 rate) + up to 20% performance bonus + Private medical Healthcare + Pension


VPI is a UK-based power company, providing energy to the National Grid. We are part of the UK’s pathway to Net Zero, complementing the increase in renewable energy to power homes and businesses. Our portfolio includes CCGT, OCG and CHP Power plants as well as hydrogen and carbon capture projects to help lower emissions and develop a future for decarbonised, dispatchable, and flexible generation in the UK.


An opportunity has arisen for a Production Technician to work within the Mechanical team at Immingham CHP in North Lincolnshire.

VPI Immingham is a combined heat and power plant near Immingham. It is one of the largest CHP plants in Europe, capable of generating 1240MW – approx. 2.1% of UK electricity peak demand and up to 930 tonnes of steam per hour. Safety is at the core of the business and great care is taken to ensure the safety of its personnel and to protect the surrounding environment.

We are a team of just over 60 people so teamwork, empowerment and responsibility are vital to our success.


  • Undertake routine maintenance, projects and fault finding
  • Engage further technical resources as needed
  • Work with Production Leads to ensure an accurate daily schedule and two week look ahead is produced
  • Provide accurate and detailed feedback on defect resolution and routine maintenance findings
  • Undertake outage support during outages from defect identification, through planning to successful implementation and area assigned management
  • Produce maintenance work packs including reviews of risk assessments and method statements
  • Participate in Reliability studies, RCA,’s, HAZOPs for plant areas
  • Undertake Site Safety Rule authorizations from Competent Person, Nominated Supervisor to Appointed Person
  • Problem solving and investigation into failures and deterioration mechanisms
  • Advise on plant and process related issues


  • Apprentice trained in a relevant engineering discipline
  • Ideally experience within the generation sector and/ or the water treatment/ processing sector
  • Previous maintenance and fault-finding experience on Rotating and Non-Rotating plant
  • Chemical handling and system maintenance
  • Experienced in planning and scoping works with the ability to take responsibility for completing small projects


  • Self-motivated and able to work with limited supervision
  • Desire, aptitude and attitude to learn and develop, sharing your knowledge and experience with colleagues
  • Embraces change and adapts to new situations / working methods
  • Flexible approach applying your skills to meet the business needs
  • Promotes business ethics with high regard to Safety and the Environment
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