Iberdrola USA GEN - Mechanical Craft Operator in United States


At ScottishPower we know that our people are our strongest asset, so we’re always looking for individuals whose energy, intelligence and passion can help us reach our goals.

At the heart of all business visions and activities are the people whose individual efforts and performance make it happen. We encourage our people to be proud of where they work, to share their ideas and to own their careers. We promote a safe working environment and push people to shape and progress their careers so that we grow our talent within the company.

We’re able to continue our recruitment drive because the demand for energy keeps growing. As well as this, our investment in our network and continual search for innovative ways to generate and distribute energy means we can offer a wide range of exciting careers in a stable industry.


Our Generation business ensures we have enough power to continue delivering the energy needed. We deliver competitive energy from across our generation portfolio of coal, hydro, gas and biomass generation, while minimising the environmental impact.

Generation is organised around its physical assets. These include gas and, as a company with an acute sense of the bigger picture, other forward thinking ways of providing power such as hydro-electric power stations, CCGT power stations and our Daldowie sludge processing plant near Glasgow, which manufactures fuel pellets from sewage sludge.

Lanark Hydro – Electric Scheme

A vacancy has arisen for a Mechanical Craft Operator at Stonebyres Power Station, which is part of the Lanark Hydro- Electric Scheme.

The Lanark Hydro-Electric Scheme, on the banks of the River Clyde in Lanarkshire, dates back to 1926 and is believed to be the oldest hydro-electric plant in the UK electricity industry. Although the output is relatively small, the scheme has proven to be a reliable, flexible generator of clean, renewable electricity and a valuable asset in ScottishPower’s generating portfolio.

The scheme harnesses the power of three spectacular waterfalls, collectively known as the Falls of Clyde, nearLanark. The scheme has two stations, Bonnington (11 MW) and Stonebyres (6 MW), which were developed by the Clyde Valley Electrical Power Company to meet demand for electricity in Lanarkshire after the First World War. Together, the stations can generate 17 MW – enough electricity to supply approximately 17,000 homes.


About the Role

As Mechanical Craft Operator, you will be a key member of the multi-skilled, site-based Operations & Maintenance Team, which maintains high levels of plant availability and reliability at Lanark Hydro-Electric Scheme. Your main focus will be to operate Hydro Generating Plant, including plant start-up and shutdowns, routine plant inspections as well as routine and corrective maintenance, fault finding, installation, testing and commissioning of mechanical plant.


About You

PC Literate, with an ONC/HNC or equivalent qualification in a mechanical/engineering related discipline, you will bring to the role experience in the operation and maintenance of large rotating plant and a knowledge and understanding of compressed air & hydraulic systems. You will also bring a practical approach to faultfinding and problem solving within a high quality, Health, Safety and Environmental environment. You will have a flexible approach to work over a wide range of work areas and equipment, as well as a willingness to provide weekend shift cover, standby cover and bank holiday working and to respond to call outs outside normal working hours for operational, maintenance or other business requirements where required. You will also be comfortable working in all weather conditions for long periods, working at heights, in confined spaces, climbing and descending vertical access ladders, lone working, manual handling and working near water courses. Ideally, candidates will live or relocate to within a 50 minute drive of the Lanark Hydro-Electric Scheme, in order to provide flexible work cover.

In return, we will offer you a competitive salary and benefits package and a diverse, interesting and rewarding career. Career progression is encouraged and working under our parent company IBERDROLA S.A. offers the opportunity to diversify into a variety of different roles in a multi-national organisation.

  • Pension plan

  • Share incentive plan

  • Enhanced maternity and adoption leave provisions

  • Childcare Vouchers

  • Enhanced annual leave

  • Caring and development breaks

  • Training and development

  • Competencies: Initiative, Teamwork, Achieving Results & Continuous Improvements (All Level 1)

Next Steps

If you are interested being considered for this opportunity, please apply online via the ‘apply now’ button, attaching your CV. You can also find out more about The Lanark hydro-electric scheme and Generation business, by visiting:


Location: Lanark Hydro-Electric Scheme, Stonebyres Power Station, Kirkfieldbank, Lanark, ML11 9UP

REFERENCE: 5097600201

Publication date: 10.07.2018

Contract Type: Permanent

Employment Status: Full Time

Selection Method: Competency Based Interview

Salary: From £ 26,713 per annum

CLOSING DATE: Friday the 27th of July 2018