Plant Operator, Ellon, Scotland

Job Description & Key Responsibilities:

As Plant Operator, you will support the day to day running of the Gas to Grid Anaerobic Digestion plant. This is a hands on role, working 10 hour days with a shift pattern of 4 days on, 4 days off. During your working days you will be required to be on call. You may also be required to provide holiday cover for your colleague.

  • Point of contact for site queries when on shift.
  • Fill the hopper in line with feed ration.
  • Operate and maintain weigh bridge on site. 
  • Basic feedstock sampling and testing.
  • Basic maintenance of equipment and plant, reporting breakdowns to maintenance team.
  • Report spares usage and consumables.
  • Work on in line with legislation, planning permissions, permits H&S and Qila manuals and documents.
  • Maintain site security and access, including visitor inductions.
  • Monitor plant control system (SCADA).
  • Monitor feedstock quality and digestate volumes.
  • Fill out site documents when necessary.
  • Completing daily checks and log book, visitors sign ins.
  • Reporting all exceptional circumstances; including breakdowns, damages, performance and incidents.
  • Other duties as required.


  • Ellon, Aberdeenshire.


  • £25,000 - £30,000 p/a, 29 days holidays, matched pension scheme, life assurance and Medicash.


  • Experience working in agriculture would be beneficial.
  • Experience of operating either agricultural or plant machinery.
  • Possess IT skills (Microsoft Office etc.).
  • Have a good understanding of all health and safety regulations.
  • Be organised and an excellent communicator.

Job Type:

  • Full-time.

Contact: Please send your CV and covering letter to