What is the purpose of the role?
We are currently seeking an industrial electrical technician to ensure that all electrical equipment associated with our sewage 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 both indoors and 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 teammate to remove large objects to prevent plant damage. This role boasts about its great, closely-knit team so you will never be short of support. You will gain experience on a wide range of plant 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 and safety, technical and processes related to the plant.
What will this role involve?
The successful candidate will be working in a multi discipline team, with the responsibility of carrying out installation works on a variety of electrical equipment at a range of industrial and construction locations and involving a number of different processes.
In addition, this role will involve the inspection, testing and maintenance on equipment such as electrical motor drive systems, associated control systems including inverter drives, as required within manufacturer's guidelines and in compliance with current standards and regulations. This may lead to the need to carry out unscheduled emergency maintenance work.
Examples of equipment that will require 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. 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.
What are we looking for?
Are you a qualified electrician and who has electrical experience working on industrial plant equipment? Have you completed an apprenticeship, or have a BTEC HNC or equivalent in an electrical subject?
We are looking for an apprenticeship-served, 17th edition electrician. 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 ideally relevant to the water industry. A full, UK driving licence is essential.
Thames Water information and salary details
This role is based at Didcot sewage treatment works. We are offering a starting salary of £30,500 - £34,500 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 hours standby rota may be required after a suitable period of training and assessment, for which you will receive an additional payment, which is included in the above OTE. All necessary equipment including tools will be provided.
Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer.
Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 27/09/2018.