Heat Pump Technician

Number of employees

3800

Portadown, UK, United Kingdom

Posted on: 2024-04-03

Category: energy

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

We're on a mission to make a big green dent in the universe by building a truly sustainable energy system globally.

That means making power greener, smarter, and more affordable for everyone.

We put customers at the heart of everything we do: with always-fair prices, transparency and outrageous customer service.

We drive system change: with transformative tech to make renewable energy the norm and end global reliance on fossil fuels.

Octopus Energy Group is made up of 10 businesses spanning 6 countries across 3 continents, including: Octopus Energy Retail, Kraken Technologies, Octopus Energy Generation, Kraken Flex, Octopus Electric Vehicles, and the Octopus Centre for Net Zero. More on OEG @ octopusenergy.group

We are seeking a passionate heat pump technician to join our growing team at Octopus Energy’s heat pump manufacturing facility in Portadown, Northern Ireland.


In this role, you will play a crucial part in ensuring the smooth operation of our manufacturing facility.The ideal candidate will be responsible for conducting tests and evaluations on heat pumps to ensure they meet performance, safety, and regulatory standards. Your primary responsibilities will include performing functional tests and providing technical support for the manufacturing team, highlighting and feeding back into production processes to identify and address any deviations or defects. Support engineering team in continuous improvements for product performance.


The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 - 3 years of experience within a similar role in a manufacturing environment working as a test technician.


What you'll do

  • Perform tests and evaluations on heat pumps according to established procedures and standards.
  • Record and analyse data obtained from tests, identifying any deviations or anomalies.
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose issues with heat pumps, including electrical, mechanical, and control system components.
  • Collaborate with engineers and other team members to develop testing protocols and procedures.
  • Maintain testing equipment and ensure proper calibration and functionality.
  • Document test results, findings, and recommendations in detailed reports.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to other team members as needed.

  • What you'll need

  • 2 - 3 years of progressive experience as a technician
  • Ability to be on-site every day at our Portadown heat pump factory
  • Proven track record of working in cross functional teams 
  • High degree of integrity and a natural sense of responsibility
  • Strong communication and problem solving skills, including being comfortable working with highly technical information
  • Proficiency in using testing equipment and instruments such as data loggers, pressure gauges, and temperature sensors.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret complex data and identify root causes of issues.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to handle changing priorities and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Why else you'll love it here

  • Wondering what the salary for this role is? Just ask us! On a call with one of our recruiters it's something we always cover as we genuinely want to match your experience with the correct salary. The reason why we don't advertise is because we honestly have a degree of flexibility and would never want salary to be a reason why someone doesn't apply to Octopus - what's more important to us is finding the right octofit!
  • Octopus Energy is a unique culture. An organisation where people learn, decide, and build quicker. Where people work with autonomy, alongside a wide range of amazing co-owners, on projects that break new ground. We want your hard work to be rewarded with perks you actually care about! We won best company to work for in 2022, on Glassdoor we we're voted 50 best places to work in 2022 and our Group CEO, Greg has recorded a podcast about our culture and how we empower our people 

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