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Inspection Engineer - The Glenrothes - Speyside

Ref: 67 Date Posted: Sunday 25 Mar 2018
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A new opportunity has arisen in Speyside. Based in Glenrothes, but covering UK distillation sites, this role centres on delivering the programme of inspection, reporting and recording of all plant and equipment within hazardous areas as defined in DSEAR (Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations) and COMAH Ageing Plant Inspections for Primary Containment, Structures, Control, Prevention and Mitigation.


Reporting to the Engineering Compliance Manager, this role will be responsible for:


  • Delivering the plan of inspection agreed to fulfil the requirements of the DSEAR and ATEX directives;

  • Covering a number of sites, ‘North’, predominantly covering Speyside and Orkney distillation and warehousing sites,‘South’ predominantly covering Glasgow, West Lothian and Perthshire distillation, operations and warehousing;

  • Completing visual, close and detailed inspection of mechanical and electrical equipment within zoned areas to an agreed schedule;

  • Recording and highlighting faults to an agreed procedure;

  • Utilising scheduling software to manage the inspection regime;

  • Maintaining relevant documentation, including asset registers, to support DSEAR and COMAH compliance;

  • Providing engineering compliance support for the capital investment programme;

  • Work on targeted improvements to further aspects of engineering and site health, safety and security;

  • Identify and escalate any slippage in the 3-year inspection cycle;

  • Work the inspection regime around equipment availability for isolation and close assessment, balancing operational requirements, and encompassing the multiple sites of operations;

  • Handover identified faults and required remedial works to the process engineering team;

  • Ensure the safe and efficient implementation of compliance management processes.


The successful applicant will be a trained electrician (with HNC or equivalent in electrical engineering. CompEx Modules 01,02,03,04,05,06 and 17th Edition City & Guilds) to the appropriate IEC Standards, with specific certification appropriate for fulfilling the requirements of the DSEAR and ATEX regulations, including an understanding of the principles of explosion protection, types of protection and marking. The Engineering Inspector needs a detailed understanding of process and production environments with an ability to read and assess engineering drawings and to interpret data with a systematic and logical approach.


A clean driving license is required for this position.  A good level of PC literacy is also essential.


The job holder is expected to be self-managing, and whilst they are likely to be working alongside the relevant operations process teams, the day to day detail of activity of the engineering inspector will not be closely supervised.

Closing Date for applications – Friday 6th April 2018

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