HV Electrical/Mechanical Craftsperson Oil MDD Operative, National Grid

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 10406

Skills keywords: hgv2 driver., mechanical/electrical craftsperson
Short Bio:

I am an ambitious young woman and I love to work 'hands on'. I have completed an advanced apprenticeship for lead Substation craftspersons with the National Grid in the UK where I have worked for over 3 and a half years. My job required me to work on the UK Electricity Transmission system where I was responsible for delivering and signing off maintenance and repairs. I am currently working with the Oil Management Unit where we dry and degas transformer oil around the country in our mobile rigs.

Current location: England, United Kingdom - View on map
Nationality: British
Preferred Sector of Employment:  Oil, Gas and Energy, Transport and Logistics
Spoken languages: english
Location I am interested in working: Argentina, Asia, Australia, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, brazil, Cambodia, Central America, Cuba, Honduras, India, Malaysia, Nepal, new zealand, Peru, philippines, Puerto Rico, qatar, Singapore, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela

Education and Qualifications

• National Grid Advanced Apprenticeship – Substations

• City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Power Engineering – Lead Substation Crafts Person (QCF)

• City & Guilds Level 3 Technical Certificate 2322

• NVQ Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations

• National Grid Competent Person

• All relevant CP NSI’s (National Safety Instruction)

o NSI 2 – Earthing High Voltage Equipment

o NSI 6 – Demarcation in Substations

o NSI 8 – Mobile Elevated Work Platforms, Lorry Loaders, Vehicles, Cranes and Objects in Substations

o NSI 12 – Low Voltage Equipment

o NSI 17 – Pressure Systems

o NSI 24 – Modification or Repair of Earth Conductors on Main Earth Systems

School Qualifications

• A Level Physics – Grade E – The Ecclesbourne School Sixth Form

• A Level Chemistry – Grade C – The Ecclesbourne School Sixth Form

• A Level English Literature – Grade B – The Ecclesbourne School Sixth Form

• AS Level Maths – Grade D – The Ecclesbourne School Sixth Form

• GCSE Maths – A

• GCSE Physics – A*

• GCSE Chemistry – A

• GCSE Biology – A

• GCSE English Language – A

• GCSE English Literature – A

• GCSE Information and Communications Systems – A


• Full clean UK driving licence

• IPAF MEWP Licence (Type: 1b, 3a, 3b)

• PASMA Tower User Licence

• Emergency First Aid Work Trained

• British HGV2 Driving Licence

Work History

National Grid: September 2010 – Present

I have completed an Advanced Apprenticeship as a Substation Craftsperson and my role involves me carrying out planned maintenance, repairs and installation of HV electricity transmission equipment of up to 400kV, as well as mechanical and LV auxiliary systems. I am a National Grid Competent Person and therefore take on the role of ‘Person in Charge’ of work which can see me leading a working party working on various and sometimes numerous pieces of equipment at once. Therefore, it is important that I use my knowledge and communication skills to coordinate the job to ensure that everything runs safely and smoothly.

I have since moved to another section of the company in which I am a ‘Lead Oil Management Operative’ on a Mobile Dryer and Degassing Unit where we refill and process transformer and switchgear oil. I drive our 18 tonne vehicle to the sites on which the work is required. I also regularly use IT and communication systems in order to complete online work specifications and to use our internal systems such as ordering and receipting the delivery of goods. I would like to continue working in my current field of Electrical Power and I strive to work hard and better my career.

Okra Indian Restaurant, Duffield, Derbyshire: May 2009 – July 2010

My role as a waitress was highly customer focused. Familiarising myself with the customer and gaining knowledge of the products on offer enabled me to consistently provide great customer service. The restaurant was a fast paced and at times, high pressure environment in which I had to deal with customer complaints as well as waiting tables. My key responsibilities were handling sometimes large sums of money, dealing with reservations and ensuring the restaurant ran smoothly and calmly.

Springwood Residential Retirement Home: Spring 2007 – May 2009

My role as a general assistant was focused on customer satisfaction and the care towards the residents of the home. This job could be stressful and tiring at times when dealing with awkward residents who sometimes could not understand what you were trying to achieve. This job taught me to become the very approachable, caring and bubbly person that I am today. My key responsibilities were cleaning, handing out refreshments and spending time individually with the residents to ensure that they were generally happy in their surroundings.