Process Operator / Production Operative / Chemical / Fuel / Water Plant / Oil & Gas Terminal

  • Job Reference: AWDO-P8540
  • Date Posted: 21 April 2022
  • Recruiter: AWD online
  • Location: Canvey Island, Essex
  • Salary: £36,089
  • Bonus/Benefits: + £1,258 Cover Allowance + Benefits
  • Sector: Mining, Oil, Gas & Alternative Energy
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: CV Response Team

Job Description

Engineering Jobs. Process Operator / Production Operative Jobs, Careers & Vacancies in Canvey Island, Essex Advertised by AWD online – Multi-Job Board Advertising and CV Sourcing Recruitment Services

Process Operator / Production Operative with experience working with highly hazardous liquids within a bulk liquid storage environment such as Fuel / Oil and Gas, Chemicals or Water Treatments is required for a well-established facility based in Canvey Island, Essex.


SALARY: £36,089 per annum + £1,258 Cover Allowance + Benefits

LOCATION: Canvey Island, Essex

JOB TYPE: Full-Time, Permanent

WORKING HOURS: 5 Shift System of 12 Hour Shifts, working on average 40 Hours per Week



If you have experience as a Process Operator / Production Operative in any of the following fields / industries we would like to hear from you:

  • Fuels / Oil and Gas Industry
  • Chemicals Industry
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Liquids Processing Industry
  • Packaging Industry
  • Military – in particular RAF or Army fuels experience
  • Water Treatment Plant
  • Inspection Company
  • Bulk Liquid Storage Industry



We have a fantastic new job opportunity for a Process Operator / Production Operative with experience working with highly hazardous liquids within a bulk liquid storage environment such as Fuel / Oil and Gas, Chemicals or Water Treatments.

As the Process Operator / Production Operative you will monitor and control terminal operations from the site control room, maintaining safety and environmental standards.

The Process Operator / Production Operative will make prompt, clear decisions which may involve tough choices or considered risks and will establish good relationships with customers and staff. 



If this job looks like your ideal position, then please send in your CV as soon as possible for our Recruitment Team to review.



Your duties and responsibilities as the Process Operator / Production Operative will include:

Control Room Based

  • Operate control systems to set up, start and stop product transfers including internal transfer, import/export from jetty and external transfers via UKOP and Exolum pipelines
  • Monitor tank levels and rates of transfers including those via Exolum and GPSS pipelines
  • Respond to control system alarms
  • Communicate, face to face or by use of radios, with operators/supervisor in the field to direct operations
  • Communicate with customers, ship’s crew and external terminals

Field Operations

  • Line up equipment to meet transfer requirements
  • Start/stop pumps and open/close valves as required for product transfers
  • Connect/disconnect to shipping at the jetty for import/export operations
  • Monitor jetty operations when ship loading/offloading
  • Carry out routine equipment checks and report faults
  • Access tank roofs for dipping and sampling
  • Take line product samples
  • Prepare mechanical equipment for maintenance work
  • Carry out operational and general maintenance tasks e.g. pipefitting activities required for “pigging” operations, lubricating valves, tightening connections etc.
  • Carry out required Stock Reconciliation checks


  • Issue permits as part of “control of work” system
  • Conduct general site wide housekeeping tasks
  • “Act up” to provide cover for Shift Supervisor if required (once fully trained)

Emergency Response

  • Provide first response fire-fighting if required
  • Provide first response and support for other site emergencies if required including accident response and confined space rescue
  • Carry out defined role as part of On Site Emergency Plan




  • Experience within bulk liquid storage industry
  • Ability to use computer based control systems
  • Ability to work at height
  • Understanding of safety and environmental legislation applicable for the industry


  • Previous experience in oil storage or oil refining industry
  • Ability to understand technical drawings e.g. P&IDs



To be considered for this job vacancy, please submit your CV to our Recruitment Team who will review your details. CV’s of Job Applicants meeting this requirement will be submitted to our Client for consideration. By submitting your job application to us you are hereby giving us your express consent to submit your details to our Client for this purpose.


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