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CHP Electro-Mechanical Technician

Location: Northampton Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Sector: Oil & Gas Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Millie Jackson

Job Title: CHP Electro - Mechanical Maintenance Technician

Location: Northampton

Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000

Join Our Team as a CHP Electro-Mechanical Technician!

We are seeking a skilled and experienced Electro-Mechanical Maintenance technician specialising in Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems with a focus on natural gas applications. As a key member of our service team, you will be responsible for ensuring the optimal performance, reliability, and safety of our CHP systems.

About Us:

An industry leading Renewable Energy company that aims to put business owners and the environment first, by delivering high quality systems that work for companies and the planet.

The Role:

So, what will you be doing as a CHP Electro-Mechanical Technician?

  • Conduct routine services, inspections, and preventive maintenance activities on CHP systems (Reciprocating engines) which use gas as the primary fuel source.
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair electrical and mechanical issues in CHP equipment, including engines, generators, pumps, heat exchangers and associated control systems.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to plan and execute scheduled maintenance shutdowns, ensuring minimal downtime and maximum system efficiency.
  • Perform upgrades and modifications to CHP systems to enhance their performance, energy efficiency and compliance with industry standards.
  • Maintain accurate records of maintenance activities, equipment performance, and spare parts inventory.
  • Respond promptly to emergency situations, providing rapid and effective solutions to minimise disruptions in CHP system operation.
  • Collaborate with procurement and vendors to source high-quality replacement parts and equipment for CHP systems.
  • Conduct training sessions for junior maintenance staff and assist in developing standard operating procedures.
  • Stay current with industry trends, regulations, and best practices to proactively implement improvements and ensure compliance.

What are we looking for in our next CHP Electro-Mechanical Technician?

  • NVQ Level 3 (B. TECH) / City and Guilds Level 3 in Mechanical and Electrical Maintenance and Engineering, or a related field.
  • Competent and proven experience in engine overhauls and troubleshooting both mechanical and electrical issues on all makes of CHP's/Generators, with a focus on gas applications.
  • Ideally has experience in mechanical and electrical diagnostics and repair of MAN/CAT/MWM Gas (natural, landfill, bio or sewage gas) fed CHP's or diesel generators and auxiliary components such as variable speed drives, 3-way valves, pumps and motors (up to 415V), heat exchanges and associated control systems.
  • Ability to read P&IDs and electrical schematics.
  • Gas safe/Blue flame registered (not a requirement but a bonus)
  • Familiarity with relevant safety regulations, environmental standards, and industry best practices.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work efficiently under pressure.
  • Team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who will collaborate effectively and cross-functionally with other business departments.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritise tasks to meet maintenance schedules.
  • Willingness to participate in on-call rotations for emergency response.

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a CHP Electro-Mechanical Technician to progress their career. If you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact Millie Jackson on 01342 330581, alternatively please email me at

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