Workshop Supervisor

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Dulas is looking to recruit a number of workshop posts due to growth across our renewables business. Firstly, we require a Workshop Supervisor to work in our very busy ‘Wind Monitoring’ team, who service the onshore and offshore wind market, here in Machynlleth.  You can find more details on our website.

Secondly, we are looking to fill two posts within a new ‘Production and R&D’ department. Our members recently approved the creation of this new function which will focus on the research and development and production needs of existing and new renewable energy products, mainly for the off-grid renewables market. We are therefore looking for a R&D Engineer and R&D Workshop Technician.

Job Title: Workshop Supervisor

Work Area: Wind Monitoring 

Based at: Machynlleth 

Contract Term: Permanent 

Hours per week: 4 / 5 days per week (from 30 to 37.5 hours) open for discussion.

Responsible to: Instrumentation Engineer

Responsible for: Workshop Technician and workshop-based sub-contractors, as appropriate 

Pay Band and Scale: Engineering & Project Management Level 3 Competent ~£30,607.96 - £36,729.55 per annum FTE

Job Purpose:  

The primary responsibility of this role is the management of the workshop and facilitating and supervising the preparation, maintenance and fabrication of wind monitoring equipment and offgrid power supply equipment. This includes management of Workshop Technician and workshop-based sub-contractors as appropriate, including providing documents describing work packages

Key Accountabilities: 

Workshop Management 

Managing the workshop and project technician for the wind monitoring team. 

Responsible for H&S documentation and implementation including risk assessments and method statements in the workshop. 

Responsible for the planning and ensuring the delivery of equipment in time for mast and remote sensing installations. 

Responsible for managing workshop staff including subcontractors to complete equipment design, build and testing. 

Work with the Procurement Manager and Instrumentation Engineer to ensure sufficient stock for upcoming projects and that existing stock is kept in an appropriate manner and clear records kept for use with the Sage system.

Oversee stock control and stock taking for both client and Dulas owned wind monitoring equipment. 

Responsible for management of the waste stream and recycling.

Technical
  
Understands Dulas wind monitoring product, component parts and installation, decommissioning & monitoring processes. 

Ability to review and create datalogger configurations and programs for standard installations.

Producing and reviewing documentation and instructions for site crews.

Ensure that factory acceptance tests and checks on the correct functionality of instrumentation at client’s sites are recorded accurately.

Responsible for modelling and designing offgrid power supplies and producing complete datalogger systems for standard sites.

CAD skills to accurately complete drawings of electrical schematics, masts installations and components.

Good understanding of anemometry and other meteorological Instrumentation and the IEC requirements. 

Good understanding of solar photovoltaic equipment, batteries and fuel cells. 

Operational 

Responsible for the quality of preparation and assembly of Dulas data logger packages and associated meteorological instrumentation. 

Undertake work planning and co-ordinate and manage sub- contractors.

Responsible for H&S documentation for installation of datalogging systems onsite.

Follow wind monitoring operational systems and support the development of ISO9001 approved systems. 

Conduct site visits to assist with install, maintain, fault-fix and decommission installations

Provide support by phone to others undertaking site work.

Active participation in company matters, attend business and department meetings.

Responsible for the maintenance of wind monitoring vehicles and trailers based in Machynlleth.

Responsible for tracking the operation, maintenance and updates of equipment in the wind monitoring hire fleet.

Financial  

Undertake purchasing within defined limits. 

Provide appropriate reporting to support invoicing. 
 
Commercial 

Liaison with customers on measurement related issues, maintaining good customer relations. 

Liaison with suppliers to ensure correct product, timely delivery, minimise price and adhere to appropriate procedures. 

Health and Safety 

Comply with Dulas policy 

Assisting Wind Monitoring team to ensure Health and Safety documentation is in place in line with regulations and Dulas policy 

Financial Administration 

Entering timesheet and credit card data 

Use of Sage to raise Purchase Orders  

ISO 

Comply with Dulas policy 

Follow Dulas operational systems and demonstrate commitment to quality management standards and the principle of continuous improvement. 

Person Specification:

Essential Criteria 

Skills, experience & qualifications

Experience and qualifications in electrical and mechanical roles 

Proven experience of working in a technical environment 

Able to acquire and understand a working knowledge of products and applications 

Methodical working method, with excellent attention to detail

Team working

Good team working skills - able to contribute and participate with team activities

Communication – written & verbal

Able to prepare technical reports to a high standard with accurate scientific data and excellent attention to detail 

Good listening skills to capture requirements and characterise issues

Management – including self-motivation & time management

Able to self-motivate and manage own and other’s time in a fast-paced working environment with multiple activities and multiple deadlines 

Provide clear instructions to a range of parties from team members to clients, equipment suppliers or subcontractors.

IT & Other

Demonstrate good computer skills and utilise data logger software packages and CAD.

This job involves some travel in the UK and Ireland and a UK driving licence, along with good driving skills, are required.  

Some out of office work is required: site work can include remote locations and occasional lone working. Because of the on-site nature of the work a flexible attitude and availability for working longer days and occasional weekends is required. 

Desirable Criteria 

Communication – written & verbal

Experience with Loggernet data logger software, and CAD 

Working knowledge of anemometry, data loggers and   meteorological instrumentation.

IT & Other 

A full UK driving licence

Driving a 4x4 with 3.5 tonne trailer would be 
a useful capability.

For further information regarding the roles and to download an application pack please visit www.dulas.org.uk/careers or alternatively call 01654 705058.

Dulas is committed to providing quality of opportunity.

Closing Date:
28/12/2022

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