Mechanical Technician

Aultbea, Achnasheen (GB)
16 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The organisation: The OPA is a Public Corporation formed at the end of 1985 by virtue of the Oil and Pipelines Act 1985. It is sponsored by Secretary of State for Defence, and the MOD Director Commercial is the Departmental Sponsor. The OPA is the Ministry of Defence’s professional expert on bulk fuels storage and transportation by pipelines and its current mission is to provide for the safe, efficient, economic and effective management of 6 Naval Oil Fuel Depots (OFDs) and 2 Petroleum Depots in Cheshire.

Mechanical Technician
Loch Ewe, Aultbea, Wester Ross

The role: Working as part of a team; this role undertakes the receipt/storage and issue of POL Bulk products for HM Navy and other OPA customers; always working within Competent Authority standards and regulations and with a strong focus on ensuring no harm to people or the environment.
The responsibilities include:
• Maintenance of fixed/mobile plant
• Assisting in the fuelling of vessels (included the manual handling of fuel hoses and operating manual valves)
• Maintenance of storage tanks and oil water separators
• Oil Spill response
• Operate a computerised maintenance system
• Site maintenance
• AP Duties (Control of Works/Permit to Work)

The Candidate: Candidates will be qualified mechanical technicians, either through time served apprenticeships, NVQ or other recognised routes.
You will be able to show you are a motivated team player, be willing to be part of a rostered “on-call” team and to undertake short notice overtime. Hold a current full UK Driving Licence. You will be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of the foundations health and safety and have good safety conscious record, along with high standards of honesty and confidentiality.

The remuneration package: We offer a good remuneration package, which includes paid overtime and other allowances, 30 days holiday plus bank/public holidays, life assurance and excellent Defined Contribution pension scheme. * Please include your salary expectations along with your application for this post.

To apply, please send your C.V. and covering letter, to or post to Human Resources Department, Oil and Pipelines Agency, Clive House, 6th Floor, 70 Petty France, Westminster, London SW1H 9EX 

Please note: All offers of employment are subject to security clearance, as well as two references to the satisfaction of the Agency.