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4 months ago
Thames Water Utilities Limited
Salary: £29000 - £41000 per annum
Location: Didcot
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Thames Water Recruitment Team
Sector: Engineering
Category: ICA Engineer Jobs

What is the purpose of the role?

We are currently seeking a mobile instrumentation, control & automation (ICA) engineering technician to ensure that all equipment associated with our sewage treatment works are running safely and efficiently using both proactive and reactive maintenance methods. The purpose of the ICA engineering technician is to inspect, maintain, test or repair as appropriate, SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) and associated PLC's, instrumentation, control and automation equipment.Working as park of the maintenance team you will follow robust maintenance plans 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 control faults or replace network infrastructure equipment. This role offers the opportunity to be part of a great team that has a real 'family' feel, so you will never be short of support. This process orientated role will allow you to 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 on health & safety procedures and technical and process methods related to the plant.

What will this role involve?

This ICA engineering technician will be working in a multi-disciplinary team alongside civil, mechanical, process and electrical technicians, with the following responsibilities:

Installing, modifying and commissioning new plant equipment to relevant standards and to diagnose and repair faults on systems and plants.

Proactively identifying and reporting follow on work or areas for enhancement.

Liaising and supervising contractors and suppliers where necessary.

Carrying out instrumentation, control and automation maintenance on a variety of waste-water assets including planned and defect maintenance.

Delivering cost effective improvements to assets and systems.

Conducting your own risk assessments and create appropriate method statements when required to safely carry out maintenance activities.

Providing specialist technical advice where appropriate with up to date technical knowledge, and provide training support for technical trainees.

Carry out scheduled planned maintenance work in compliance with company procedures in order to minimize plant breakdowns.

Support project development and input into capital delivery projects.

Investigate the nature of plant failures and subsequently carry out repairs as quickly and efficiently as possible in order to avoid interruptions to the process.

Examples of some instrumentation you could be working on are: flowmeters, pressure levels, ultrasonic, radar, gas detection, PH monitor.

What are we looking for?

Do you have experience working with SCADA and related PLCs? A good, practical understanding of operational plant and control systems is essential. As well as an understanding of Wonderware and ClearSCADA, relay logic and PLCs (Rockwell & Alan Bradley) which will include management and programming. The ideal candidate will have the ability to read and fault find from circuit diagrams as well as have previous experience of inverter drives. We are looking for someone with experience of calibration and maintenance of front line instrumentation. Ideally you will be qualified to HNC level or otherwise will have City and Guilds Part 2 or NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) in an electrical subject. Due to the nature of the role a valid driving licence is essential and as the post will work across a number of sites in the region. The work will require physical fitness and the ability to work in confined spaces with successful completion of the appropriate training; as well as flexibility to work on an out of hours rota when necessary.

Thames Water information and salary details

We are offering a salary of up to £41,000.00OTE depending on experience and qualifications. Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension and holiday scheme and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus discounts at a wide range of retailers via Benefits on Taps. We also offer 2 paid volunteering days per year.

Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 18/05/2018.

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