What is the purpose of the role?
The Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Technician is responsible for the day to day planned preventative and reactive maintenance, general repairs and the rectification of faults of machinery on our wastewater sewage treatment works. You will ensure all equipment at the sewage treatment works are working properly; by undertaking inspections and testing work and that all work carried out complies with current regulatory standards.
What makes this role unique?
Our technicians and engineers are a vital component in what we do. Our technicians are key figures on any site and help with the day to day operating of our wastewater sewage treatment works. Each day can present its own challenges and you will work towards achieving the highest equipment efficiencies through routine maintenance, breakdown repair and improvement work. Those with a can do attitude and who can work efficiently are paramount to what we require to enable us to provide an exceptional service to our customers.
What will this role involve?
Carrying out planned and reactive work; electrical installation work to inspect, maintain, fault diagnose, test, install, modify or repair as appropriate, mechanical plant and associated electrical equipment, in a safe efficient timely and effective manner.
Diagnose problems quickly to ensure a minimum amount of downtime by taking a proactive approach to improving.
Communicate and review planned preventative maintenance schedules Investigate and diagnose complex faults and carry out repairs during incidents.
Provide technical advice where appropriate, making reference to up to date technical knowledge, and providing training or support for technical trainees if required.
Ensure health and safety is adhered to.
Complete jobs to the required standard noting any findings on your company device and following the required reporting methods.
What are we looking for?
We are keen to see applicants who have a BTEC HNC in an electrical subject. You will possess C&G electrical engineering following an Indentured apprenticeship in electrical engineering, or NVQ level 3 - electrical engineering. Knowledge and awareness of Health and Safety issues relevant to the industry is desirable as is having the ability to work with minimum supervision, under own initiative to design and standards. Due to the nature of the role a valid driving licence is required.
Thames Water information and salary details
This role is based at Witney STW with a salary of up to £29k 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. Working hours will be between 07:30 - 15:36. You will also be required to assist with the Standby and Out of Hours rota when required.
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 16/11/17.