What is the purpose of the role?
We are currently seeking a mechanical technician to ensure that all mechanical equipment associated with our Greenwich Storm Sps is running safely and efficiently using both proactive and reactive maintenance methods. You will need to inspect, maintain, fault diagnose, test, install, modify or repair mechanical 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 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 team mate to remove large objects to prevent plant damage.
Based at Greenwich Storm Sps, this role boasts about its great, 'family feel' team where you will never be short of support. 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 and safety, technical and processes related to the plant.
What will this role involve?
You will be working in a small multi discipline team, which the role entails:
Carry out unscheduled, emergency and scheduled, planned maintenance work on mechanical equipment in compliance with company procedures in order to minimise plant breakdowns.
Investigate & diagnose complex faults from plant failures and subsequently carry out repairs as quickly and efficiently as possible in order to avoid interruptions to the process.
Carry out the installations, refurbishment and commissioning of mechanical plant to specification and on time.
Providing technical advice where appropriate; making reference to up to date technical knowledge, and provide training or support for technical trainees if required.
Carry out an assessment of spares and materials required to complete work effectively, where necessary ordering additional items via the manager.
Ensure the health and safety of yourself, colleagues, visitors and members of the public is excellent at all times.
What are we looking for?
Are you a qualified mechanical technician? Do you have experience working on industrial plant equipment? We are looking for an apprenticeship-served technician with similar experience.
Knowledge and awareness of health and safety issues relevant to the industry would be beneficial for this role, although not essential.
The work will require physical fitness; so you will need the ability to work in confined spaces with successful completion of the appropriate training.
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.
Thames Water information and salary details
This role is based at Greenwich Storm Sps, London. We are offering a salary of up to £35,000 including 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, which is included in the above OTE. All necessary equipment such as vehicle and tools are provided. The bigger picture. www.thameswater.co.uk/cycles/accessible/sewage_treatment.html
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.
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 25/08/17.