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Plant Maintenance Technician (Utilities)



Scottish Woodlands Ltd is a leading forestry management company with a long tradition of serving forest owners and investors in Scotland and the rest of the UK. We provide a comprehensive range of forest, estate and land-related services underpinned by our in-depth market experience, knowledge base and commitment to quality. The business is largely employee owned, and this encourages a dedication and commitment to the highest standards of professionalism and customer focus. Our aim is to understand each client’s specific objectives and then to provide a service which is both flexible and personal.


Scottish Woodlands Utilities Division are looking to recruit a Plant Maintenance Technician, based out of our Perth Depot. You will be responsible for all maintenance and repair of all plant and equipment owned by Scottish Woodlands for use within the forestry, rail and utilities sectors. Applicants with previous rail plant or forestry plant experience would be ideally suited for this role.


Job Specification

  • Organise and control workshop operations
  • Maintenance and repair of company plant, machinery and tools
  • Carry out yard and store stock checks, maintain company asset management system
  • Establish maintenance regime and record keeping, to include development of improved facilities, including shot-blasting, spray painting etc
  • After training, to inspect and maintain rail plant
  • Flexible approach to working hours/ role will involve nightshifts


Experience and Qualifications


To be successful in this role, you will ideally have previous experience in a similar role working in the utility/ forestry or rail sector with a minimum NVQ level 2 in a plant maintenance discipline or similar.  You will be self-motivated, with excellent organisational and problem-solving skills with a proven ability to carry out maintenance unaided on large plant. You should demonstrate a willingness to undertake further industry specific training to meet the needs of the business.  As a large part of our role involves forestry/rail operations out with normal working hours, driving to remote locations, it is essential that you hold a Full Drivers licence.


Due to the nature of this job you will be expected to attend regular medical examinations, including drug and alcohol screening.


If you consider yourself to be a self-motivator with exceptional attention to detail, decisive and have the drive to grow within your role then we want to hear from you!


Benefits Package

In return, Scottish Woodlands offers an attractive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience. This includes pension scheme, and the opportunity for equity participation. The company has a unique structure and is 80% owned by staff. Applicants will also be given excellent personal and career development opportunities and will be part of a highly professional and motivated team. For more information on working with Scottish Woodlands or for details of information gathered during our recruitment process, please see our Job Applicant Privacy Notice on the careers section of our Webpage www.scottishwoodlands.co.uk 


Applications should be made in writing (stating current salary), along with CV. Please email: hr@scottishwoodlands.co.uk  


We are an equal opportunities employer


Closing date:  Friday 16th August 2019


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