Technician – Plant Tools & Equipment

£30 - £30,841 yearly
  • Cadent Gas
  • Birmingham, UK
  • Jun 16, 2023
Full time Gas Engineer

Job Description

Technician – Plant Tools & Equipment

Permanent  -  Full Time

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Salary  £29,808 - £30,841 depending on experience.


About Us 

At Cadent we’re excited to be part of the future of UK energy!  We’ve got a clear roadmap that will drive our performance to the forefront of our industry and support the UK government in achieving its net zero targets by 2050. 

We’re making a difference through innovation and new ways of working. Together we’re shaping a cleaner, greener future for our 11 million customers whom we put at the heart of everything we do. 


The opportunity

As our Plant Tools & Equipment Technician, you`ll be accountable for the delivery of operational activities for cyclical and ad hoc maintenance activities within Mechanical & Calibration Services, such as Pre-Heater remediation, Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) testing, Equipment testing, and bespoke fabrications. Also, be responsible for maintaining a proactive work environment focused on safety, quality, and timeliness of job completion.


Key accountabilities

  • Undertaking day-to-day Mechanical & Calibration activities such as welding, fitting, decommissioning, PAT testing, Tooling checks, pressure assurance checks, annual gas detection maintenance.
  • Updating risk assessments, reviewing method statements.
  • Ensuring permit / CP / AE requirements are supported.
  • Sharing, promoting, and facilitating/implementing technical and procedural best practice
  • Actively promoting and assuming the face of Cadent when responding to complaints and enquiries where required, creating a customer-focused environment.
  • Ensuring activities are in full compliance with safe Control of Operations procedures and CDM requirements
  • Responsible for a working environment that ensures the achievement of all safety and environmental legislation, engineering, and customer standards.
  • Demonstrating compliance with the required standards/company procedures.
  • Ensuring data capture and reporting are completed and up to date
  • Accountable for raising and fulfilling orders and Purchase Orders
  • Make certain that workplace standards are upheld and contribute to continuous improvement.


What you'll bring

The following qualifications, skills, and experience are required:

  • Mechanical Engineering NVQ  or relevant qualification
  • CP/ AE for Lifting, Hot works etc
  • SCO 1&2
  • City & Guilds 2377 or TEM 6 for non-electrical personal. The Operative must be qualified to City & Guilds 2377 or TEM 6 for non-electrical personal.
  • Qualified to T/PS/P2 and T/PS/P9
  • Experience in general welding requirements to BS EN 286 
  • A full valid UK driving license
  • Flexibility in your working hours
  • Competent under a STC process


What’s In It For You 

Here at Cadent, we are committed to supporting our employees to get the best out of themselves. For this role in particular we can offer: 

  • Funding and support towards completing qualifications 
  • Ample opportunity for progression within the business 
  • Mentoring and guidance opportunities 



We offer a host of benefits to suit your lifestyle and support your well-being. These include: 

  • Annual bonus  
  • Pension Scheme double matched up to a total of 18% of salary (i.e., employee contributions of up to 6%, double matched by a Cadent contribution of up to 12%) 
  • 25 days holiday, plus statutory days, and an option to buy more 
  • Fantastic career development prospects with funded learning options, including support with exams, and internal and external learning and development  
  • Strong focus on supporting you as an individual including: 
    • hybrid working (Where role permits)
    • flexible working 
    • strong commitments to ED&I 
    • generous family provision policies  
  • Flexible benefits including cycle to work scheme, salary sacrifice car scheme, insurance, and healthcare packages, plus much more 
  • My Offers membership card – offering discounts and savings from hundreds of retailers 
  • 2 paid volunteering days per year  
  • Free gym access at the Ansty office, as well as a ‘Gympass’ scheme providing free or heavily subsidised local gym memberships  

We want our employees to achieve a healthy work-life balance and are happy to discuss flexible working options with you if the role can accommodate it. Let us know about your flexibility requirements, whether that be reduced hours, remote working, flexible start/finish times, or compressed hours, and we will be more than happy to explore what’s possible for the role. 


Diversity and Inclusion 
Don’t meet every single requirement listed?  

Understanding, learning, and celebrating what makes us different, as well as what we have in common, is good for us as individuals and enables us to work better together as one team. Cadent is committed to being an equitable and diverse employer that fosters an inclusive culture for all our employees, therefore, all our employment decisions are assessed based on qualifications, merit, and business need. So, if you’re excited about this opportunity but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification mentioned, we would still love for you to submit your application – You may just be the right person for this role or other opportunities at Cadent. 

As a recognised Disability Confident Employer, we are proud to champion inclusion in the workplace and ensure to provide an environment that is accessible to all and supports individuals throughout their journey with Cadent. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments during the application process.  

We place great importance on equity, diversity and inclusion, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. Our employee communities Women in Cadent, Pride at Work (LGBTQ+), Embrace (ethnicity and religion), Thrive! (disability) and the Cadent Military Community can’t wait to welcome you!  


Circle Back Initiative 

As an active and proud member of The Circle Back Initiative, we aim to ensure that all candidates receive a response to their application, regardless of the outcome.  

We will be receiving applications until the specified date above, though Cadent retains the right to close this vacancy early without prior notification, so it is advisable to complete your application at your earliest convenience.  

 Be part of something big. Help shape the future of gas for generations to come. 



Primary Location: Birmingham

Job: Operations

Organisation: Operations (COO)

Job Posting: 6/12/2023 8:39:46 AM - 6/27/2023 10:59:00 PM