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Kiln & Operations Controller

Date: 16-Jun-2021

Location: Shap Fell, North West including North Wales, GB

Company: Tata Steel

Job Description


Job Title:          Kiln & Operations Controller

Location:          Shapfell, Penrith, Cumbria

Business:         Shapfell Lime Quarry

Salary:              £25,318 + £7,595 shift allowance + Benefits

Closing Date:   11:00pm on Monday 28th June 2021


The Role 

We are currently looking to recruit a Kiln & Operations Controller for our Shapfell, Cumbria site. Tata Steel's limestone processing and lime kilns, located in Cumbria, has been producing quicklime and limestone products of the highest quality since 1962. Our high performance lime products meet the requirements of a wide range of applications. We produce CE marked fine lime, other size grades and ground limestone in flexible quantities at short notice. As Britain’s most northerly lime producer we can supply to the northern UK at an unrivalled service.

The job is shift based (2 x 12 hour days, then 2 x 12 hour nights, then 4 days off). It is a mixture of control room activities and on site activities. The role covers a variety of tasks, including but not limited to:

  • Responsible for operating all aspects of Shapfell lime kilns.
  • Using a plc based operating system.
  • Managing kiln operating parameters within set points, to ensure high quality lime is produced. Analyse trends and data.
  • Equipment housekeeping, assisting with bagging operations, load & despatch of products.
  • Driving mobile tools, inspections, daily management, management of work, inductions, liaising with key customers / stakeholders
  • This is a prominent role and will be heavily involved in quality, safety and logistics activities.
  • To deputise as the shift supervisor as and when required.
  • Assessing the quality of incoming raw materials and how they influence lime manufacture.
  • Assessing customers’ delivery requirements (internal and external customers) and how the kiln operation (e.g. kiln throughput settings) impacts those requirements.
  • Promoting a zero harm culture regards health and safety.
  • Ensuring the kilns operate to set quality parameters and that all products leave site within specification.
  • Monitoring bin stock levels.
  • Controlling the electronic site entrance barrier and security camera systems.
  • Completing shift log books / electronic reports daily.
  • In conjunction with others, managing kiln maintenance tasks, liaising with engineering and other staff.

What we’re looking for 

Applicants for this role will have the following skills and attributes: 

  • Proven ability to analyse, interpret and act upon large amounts of information, with a keen attention to detail.
  • Numerical ability. In particular be able to understand, analyse and interpret data and trends.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: leadership, influencing, organisational skills.
  • Knowledge of  isolation and immobilisation principles and procedures
  • Fault finding-reporting and continuous improvement techniques.
  • Full UK Driving licence

What we offer

Tata Steel UK offers their employees significant benefits packages. For this role, you will benefit from:

  • A market competitive salary
  • One of the UK’s leading defined contribution pension schemes (10% employer contribution / 6% employee contribution)
  • Annual Pay Review
  • Employee discount scheme for companies including Vodafone, Nissan, Jaguar Land Rover and also various local services

You may be also interested to know that we have an extensive list of lifestyle benefits including free onsite parking at all of our sites, an employee assistance programme as well as discounts with local and national retailers and services.
About Us

Tata Steel is one of the world’s top ten steel producers. The combined group has an aggregate crude steel capacity of more than 28 million ton and approximately 80,000 employees across four continents. We’re part of the Tata Group, one of the largest, most diverse conglomerates in the world with businesses in the UK including Tata Steel, Jaguar Land Rover and Tetley Tea.

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