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Cannock, Staffordshire Biffa Ltd

Changing the way people think about waste.

At Biffa, we love working with waste. Whether we're turning it into sustainable power, finding new ways to recycle it or simply keeping it off the streets, we believe every day is an opportunity to improve the lives of millions. It's a view that's shared by our 10,000+ people around the country, who trust us to provide them with a career that's always rewarding, often challenging, but never dull. And it's why we're the UK's No. 1 choice for business waste management

Help us make a difference as a Shift Fitter at our Poplars AD Plant (WS11 8NQ).

A quick look at the role.

The Shift Fitter will be based at our Poplars AD plant and the role will report to the Shift Supervisor. The role holder will efficiently carry out preventive and reactive maintenance, examination of and fault finding on the equipment and servicing activities on an anaerobic digestion plant.

The Shift Fitter will also ensure health & safety and environmental compliance and contribute to continuous improvement in productivity and plant availability.

37.5hrs/week Mon-Fri (08:00-16:00)

Why it's an opportunity not to be wasted.

  • Providing high operational availability, and an efficient breakdown repair service.
  • Diagnosing running faults and ensuring effective repairs and improvements are conducted within minimum time scale.
  • Carrying out installation work to the required standards and minor maintenance operations to cogeneration plants.
  • Ensuring productivity and availability exceeds minimum defined standards, whilst driving best practice and continuous improvement in cost control and processing operations.
  • Developing and implement a programme of planned preventative maintenance and inspection to minimise downtime, provide records of recurrent faulting and develop engineered solutions to these issues.
  • Liaising with external contractors on specific repairs/maintenance work.
  • Keeping abreast of changes to health & safety, environmental legislation and Company policies and procedures to ensure defined standards and best practice are implemented
  • Reviewing maintenance activities, implementing necessary corrective actions as required.
  • Responsibility for the maintenance and upkeep of all process plant at of Poplars AD plant.
  • Reporting to Shift Supervisor, although must interact with Engineering Manager.
  • Liaising with the Shift Supervisor in planning any downtime so as to minimise the impact to the production.
  • Role often requires a fast reactive response to critical issues which need diagnosing and rectifying as soon as possible.


Here's what we require:

  • 2 years' experience as Electrical or Mechanical Fitter (or position of similar responsibility ideally in a green waste/water treatment process plant or similar).
  • Proven track record of working to clearly defined KPI's.
  • Proven track record of delivering continuous improvement within an operational environment.
  • Implementation of new processes and developments.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the requirements of working within a time critical process environment.
  • Electrical or Mechanical engineering.
  • Experience of fault tracing and diagnosis to root cause.
  • Experience in temporary repairs to reach next allocated maintenance window.


And here's why you'll love it at Biffa.

  • Competitive salary.
  • Ongoing career development, training and coaching - because if you don't grow, we don't grow.
  • Generous pension scheme.
  • Medical and dental scheme.
  • Retail and leisure discounts.
  • Holiday and travel discounts.
  • Bike to work scheme.
  • Plus much more

Dedicated to diversity.

At Biffa we believe different ideas, perspective and backgrounds are key to developing a creative working environment that delivers real results. It's why you'll find us championing diversity and equality at every turn.

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