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Mechanical and electrical technician

Thames Water
Date Posted
11th October 2018
£27,000 to £34,000 Per Annum

What is the purpose of the role?

Are you an experienced mechanical and / or electrical technician seeking your next challenging role? We have an exciting opportunity working in the UK's largest water and waste water organisation, serving 15 million customers. We are seeking an experienced candidate with a qualification in electrical or mechanical engineering. You will be tasked with ensuring that all electrical and mechanical equipment at our sites 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. 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 plants operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

What makes this role unique?

You will be working in a collaborative and supportive team, where no one day will be the same, presenting you with unique tasks on a regular basis, whether it's using your expertise to diagnose a fault or working with your team to prevent plant damage. 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?

You will be tasked with carrying out installation works on a variety of electrical and mechanical equipment across our sites.

Key areas of responsibility will include:

Carry out electrical or mechanical installation work at a variety of industrial / construction locations.

Inspect and test work of installations to check compliance with current Standards and Regulations.

Carry out maintenance and fault finding at our Berkshire based sites.

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

React to any maintenance work required during un-scheduled emergency maintenance work.

Carry out the repair and maintenance of electrical motor drive systems and associated control systems including inverter drives.

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?

To be considered for this role, it is essential that you have practical experience within a mechanical and / or electrical engineering based role. You will possess qualifications in this area and must have a hands on and proactive approach to work. Someone with experience in a mechanical or electrical apprenticeship would be highly considered or an NVQ, level 3, in mechanical / electrical engineering. You will have experience of working on industrial plant equipment. You will also preferably have a BTEC HNC in electrical engineering and also mechanical training with experience of electrical inspection and testing with 17th Edition, and possessing LV/HV knowledge and experience.

Thames Water information and salary details

This role is offering a salary of circa £34,000 depending on skills and experience and will be based out of our Speen site in Berkshire. 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, for which you will receive an additional payment. 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.

Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer.

Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 25/10/2018.

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