Reference : 568817

Mine Electrical Craft Operator

  • Technical Production
  • United Kingdom
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 06/04/2019

Who are we ?

Innovative? Customer Focused? Agile?  Open and Engaging? Entrepreneurial? – The key attitudes and way we like to work at Saint-Gobain. If this sounds like you, please read on to find out more about the Mine Craft Operator - Electrical opportunity working underground based in Barrow, Leicestershire.


How will you support us?


This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Mine Craft Operator - Electrical to join our passionate and highly motivated Barrow Mine. This exciting role will see you as part of a production unit with particular electrical responsibilities as well as driving on production all the Mine Production Machines.


In the role as a Mine Craft Operator - Electrical your duties involve;


  • Operating the underground equipment to a high standard alongside the mining and mechanical operatives as part of the production team, this includes the maintenance work.
  • Applying World Class Manufacturing (WCM) tools and techniques to all aspects of the mine operation. These will include primarily and specifically Professional Maintenance on all the mine equipment.
  • Comprehensive training will be given to achieve competence in these duties. 
  • Exposure to ongoing WCM methodology, consequently personal development is guaranteed. 
  • The majority of your duties will be to integrate into the production team and operate the underground equipment alongside the mining and mechanical operatives.


What kind of person are we looking for?


First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working. In addition to the five Saint-Gobain attitudes we shared at the start, suitability for the role is always key; does the following criteria sound like you?


For the Mine Craft Operator - Electrical specifically it is important that you have:


  • Undertaken a recognised electrical apprenticeship and would ideally have an HNC or equivalent.
  • Experience of LV and HV systems and associated Permits to Work would be an advantage.
  • An understanding of PLC and SCADA control systems would be helpful.
  • Experience of participation in continuous improvement projects.
  • Must be willing to work shifts including nights.  A flexible and willing approach to working hours and deployment is absolutely essential.
  • Coming from a mining background would be advantageous but not essential.
  • Trained and competent with requirements of the Electricity at Work regulations, the 17th Edition Regulations and the Use of Electricity in Mines would be ideal.


Who are Saint-Gobain?


Saint-Gobain was founded in 1665 to deliver a world first – the production of glass on an industrial scale we have continued to adapt and grow through providing innovate ideas, services and products to our customers. 350 years later we have a presence in 67 countries and employs 170,000 people worldwide. The UK & Ireland is home to over 30 of our well-known and respected businesses within the construction sector including: British Gypsum, Jewson, Weber, Graham and Glassolutions.


You are applying to work with British Gypsum this is one of 32 fascinating Saint-Gobain businesses that operate within UK and Ireland. Regardless of which business you join, you are assured to be welcomed into a professional and warm environment, where we value all of our employees equally and have a strong focus on their health, safety and wellbeing at all times.


Our Ambition as a business?


At Saint-Gobain, our goal is to ‘Create great living places and improve people’s daily life’. We design, manufacture and distribute materials and solutions, which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change.


Do you want to be part of this vision? Click apply, we would love to hear from you.

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