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Operations Technician

Job Description

Operations Technician

Gas goes in, gas comes out. Sounds simple, right? But you know it isn't.  

As a skilled technician, you’ll help protect and maintain the high-pressure systems in our compressor stations. These stations are the engines that power long-distance gas pipelines across the National Transmission System.  

Working with our Operations Team, you’ll cover a patch to take on the installation, inspection, commissioning, operation, repair and maintenance of various equipment. You’ll act as incident controller and site main controller and oversee and inspect work carried out by others.  

You’ll also issue permission documents, formulate isolations and support with the construction and commissioning of new assets on the system.  

You’ll have previously completed an apprenticeship (or other recognised training scheme) and hold a BTEC National Certificate (or equivalent City & Guilds NVQ/SVQ Level 3) in an Electrical discipline.  

You’ll have operated, controlled and undertaken work within Safe Systems of Work. You’ll also have experience in undertaking maintenance, fault diagnosis and rectification work within the oil and gas (or similar) industry.  We work in hazardous areas, so knowledge of health and safety is key. 

You’ll be covering different sites across your patch, so expect some travel.  

If this feels like you, take a peek at the perks below

  • A basic salary of up to £42,088 dependent on experience and capability

  • Premium rate overtime/standby allowance up to £15,000 

  • A bonus based on personal and company performance

  • 25 days’ holiday (increasing to 26 days' following 2 years' employment) plus statutory holidays – option available to buy extra holiday days

  • A pension scheme where we double match your contribution (maximum Company contribution of 12%)

  • Paid expenses for any business travel and accommodation

  • A flexible benefit scheme where you can opt into a whole host of lifestyle options

  • Access to employee support, care, and assistance helplines

About us

We are National Gas, including National Gas Transmission and National Gas Metering.

In February 2023 we became a standalone business, to maintain and own the Gas Infrastructure in the UK. But more than that, to develop and grow this infrastructure to set us up for a cleaner energy future. A future of Hydrogen.

This means we are currently in a period of both opportunity and uncertainty. While nobody knows exactly what things will look like in a years’ time, those who join the business now will have a unique opportunity to shape the future of Gas Transmission in the UK.

The closing date is 31st March, although in some cases I’ll close the ad early, so don’t delay.

I’ll respond to every single application.