What is the purpose of the role?
The purpose of this site-based mechanical & electrical engineering technician is to ensure that all equipment associated with our sewage treatment works is running safely and efficiently using both proactive and reactive maintenance methods. You will inspect, maintain, fault diagnose, test, install, modify & repair as appropriate, electrical & mechanical plant equipment.
What makes this role unique?
Our technicians and engineers are a vital component in what we do in our business. The successful applicant will be one of the key figures on the ground helping with the day to day operating of our sewage treatment works, helping ensure fluids are decontaminated and put back into our communities safely.
Each day can present unique challenges whether it's removing large objects to prevent plant damage or using your expertise to diagnose a fault. You will be part of highly skilled, enthusiastic, fun team at the 4th largest sewage treatment works in the company which serves 920,000 people and is currently undergoing exciting upgrades. You will gain experience on a wide range of plants and equipment from old to innovative investments providing exciting new experiences.
What will this role involve?
Carrying out planned and reactive electrical & mechanical installation work in a safe manner.
Diagnosing problems quickly to ensure a minimum amount of downtime by taking a proactive approach to improvements.
Communicating and reviewing planned preventative maintenance schedules.
Investigating and diagnosing complex faults and carry out repairs during incidents.
Providing technical advice where appropriate; making reference to up to date technical knowledge, and provide training or support for technical trainees if required.
Completing jobs to the required standard noting any findings on your company device and following the required reporting methods.
Working according to good housekeeping procedures and health & safety regulations by maintaining a clean and safe working environment.
Full training will be given for health & safety, technical and processes related to the plant.
What are we looking for?
Ideal applicants will have a combined mechanical and electrical (M&E) background in an industrial or similar setting, having completed an apprenticeship.
Please note: the minimum requirement for this vacancy is to have industrial electrical knowledge. Experience and working knowledge of large pumps, actuated valves, electronic control systems such as VSD's and 3 phase electrical switch gear is essential. Ideally you will have gained a BTEC (or equivalent) in a combined mechanical and electrical subject and will have passed 17th Edition wiring regulations; but this is not essential.
Due to the nature of the role a valid UK driving licence is essential.
Thames Water information and salary details
This role is site based, working out of Slough sewage treatment works. We are offering a starting salary of up to £32,000 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.
Participation in a 24/7 out of hour's standby rota (typically 1 week in 6 will 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 will be 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 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 18/06/18.