Process Operator

Travel Required:

Position Type:
Full Time

Ideal start date:
Between 1st Dec and 2nd Jan


C-Capture Leeds / Drax

Level/Salary Range:
Salary between £30-35k depending on experience.

Holiday Entitlement:
25 days, excl. Bank Holidays

Line Manager:
Cliff Williams

HR Contact:
Helen O’Brien

The Position

Job Description:

The company is constructing a small carbon capture plant at the Drax site and requires someone to operate it under the supervision of the operations manager. The role will be based mainly at Drax, but with frequent access to the Leeds site. Typically there will be just 2 or 3 staff running the plant during daytime hours, where the plant will be operated under full automation 24/7.


When operating:
  • Run the plant from the control panel to achieve stable operation
  • Collect process data and work this into the provided spreadsheets
  • Manage data storage of the point data
  • Take and measure samples using simple analytical procedures such as Karl Fischer and titration.
  • Manage sample storage locally
  • Monitor the plant daily with walkarounds and visual inspections
  • Develop an understanding of the plant behaviour, to anticipate troubles and ameliorate them
  • Arrange for periodic instrument calibration
When not operating:
  • Maintain the unit fully, with assistance from the mechanical and electrical specialists
  • Assist in commissioning work or re-commissioning work
  • Be both permit-to-work issuer and permit acceptor, depending on need
  • Be able to manage isolations as needed by permitting requirements.
  • Overhaul the plant as required, for jobs such as valve changes, draining, cleaning, flushing
  • Take the initiative in managing any waste materials produced
  • Take a lead on local housekeeping
  • Act as back-up to the operations manager when required
  • Drive the forklift truck for construction, maintenance, deliveries etc.
  • Be a local contact at Drax site for C-Capture
  • Take a leading role in achieving safety standards on site, especially working with chemical fluids
  • Maintain all analytical equipment in a state of readiness with current calibrations
  • Be proactive in anticipating what is required to maintain continuous operations
  • Actively engage with daily operations meetings


  • Prior experience running chemical plants at an operator level
  • Good mechanical competence with small hand-tools
  • A forklift license is advantageous, but training will be given
  • Be occasionally flexible over work hours as plants do not always respect core work hours
  • Additional skills such as electrics, electronics, PLC programming, mechanical engineering, plumbing, laboratory skills would be advantageous

How to apply

Please email with your CV and Cover Letter.

Closing date for applications is 12 November 2021