What is the purpose of the role?
We are currently seeking a multi skilled technician to ensure that all electrical and mechanical equipment associated with our water treatment works are running safely and efficiently using both proactive and reactive maintenance methods. You will need to inspect, maintain, fault diagnose, test, install, modify or repair as appropriate, electrical plant equipment. Working within the maintenance team you will follow robust maintenance plan as well as getting involved in minor installation projects, electrical fault finding and emergency breakdown repairs to ensure our plant operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
What makes this role unique?
Working outside with no one day being the same provides a very interesting working environment. You will be presented with unique challenges whether it's using your expertise to diagnose a fault or working with your team to prevent plant damage. Based at Fobney water treatment works, this role boasts about its great, closely-knit team where you will never be short of support. You will gain experience on a wide range of plants and equipment some of which are innovative investments providing exciting new experiences. You will receive competitive benefits as well as full training will be given for Health & Safety, technical and processes related to the plant.
What will this role involve?
This multi skilled technician role will be working in a multi discipline team, with the following responsibilities:
Carrying out installation works on a variety of electrical and mechanical equipment. Inspecting and carrying out maintenance work on equipment as required within manufactures guidelines.
Carrying out routine machinery checks in addition to un-scheduled emergency maintenance work.
Delivering up-to-date technical advice and provide training and support for technical trainees.
Carry out the repair and maintenance of electrical motor drive systems and associated control systems including Inverter drives.
Participate in a stand-by rota following the relevant training.
Examples of equipment you will be working on will be: 3 phase motors, starters and controls, Electronic control systems such as VSD's, Automatic valves and penstocks, Flow, level and pressure measurement, Programmable logic controllers, variable speed drives and controls, Chemical handling and dosing equipment.
What are we looking for?
Are you a qualified Electrician? Do you have experience working on industrial plant equipment? We are looking for an apprenticeship-served, 17th Edition Electrician. You will have similar experience; due to the nature of this role domestic experience is not suitable. You must have the ability to work with minimum supervision and have knowledge of Health and Safety issues relevant to the industry. A full, UK driving licence is essential.
Thames Water information and salary details
This role is based out of Fobney water treatment works, covering the Newbury and Reading area. We are offering a salary of up to £35,650 (with standby/overtime available) depending on experience and qualifications. Our excellent salary package includes a competitive contributory pension and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, child care vouchers, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus many more. Participation in a 24/7 Out of Hours Standby rota may be required after a suitable period of training and assessment, for which you will receive an additional payment. All necessary equipment such as vehicle and tools are provided. Please note, working hours will be approx. 07:30 - 15:30.
About Thames Water
Thames Water is the largest water and waste-water services company in the UK. We provide the essential service at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment to 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley and we are going through a period of exciting change. On a typical day we supply 2.6 billion litres of top quality drinking water and our 350 sewage treatment works treat more than 4.2bn litres of waste-water. Our 85,000 miles of water mains and sewers would wrap around the world three-and-a-half times.
We are focusing like never before on delivering brilliant services and providing our customers with a great experience. We are in the process of transforming our business in order to achieve this. To help us succeed, we need a range of new skills and capabilities and will be recruiting for these in the coming months. We are on the lookout for talented people across our entire region who are interested in helping us to become the best water and waste-water company in the UK.
Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer.
Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 17/07/2018.