Instrumentation, control automation (ICA) technician

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Location: Hatfield

Type: Permanent

Ref: e20012261aa


What is the purpose of the role?

We are currently seeking a mobile instrumentation, control & automation (ICA) engineering technician to ensure that all equipment associated with our sewage pumping stations is running safely and efficiently using both proactive and reactive maintenance methods. The purpose of the ICA engineering technician (instrumentation, control and automation) is to inspect, maintain, test or repair as appropriate, SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) and associated PLCs, instrumentation, control and automation equipment. Working as part of the maintenance team you will follow robust maintenance plans as well as getting involved in minor installation projects, electrical fault finding and emergency breakdown repairs.

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 control faults or replace network infrastructure equipment. You will gain experience on a wide range of plants and equipment some of which are innovative investments providing exciting new experiences and receive competitive benefits as well as full training on health & safety procedures and technical and process methods related to the plant.

What will this role involve?

This instrumentation, control & automation (ICA) engineering technician will be working in a multi-disciplinary team, with the following responsibilities:

Installing, modifying and commissioning new plant equipment to relevant standards and to diagnose and repair faults on systems and plants.

Proactively identifying and reporting follow on work or areas for enhancement.

Working in the ICA team alongside multi-disciplinary operational teams such as systems civil, mechanical, process and electrical technicians.

Liaising and supervising contractors and suppliers where necessary.

Carrying out instrumentation, control and automation maintenance on a variety of wastewater assets including planned maintenance and defect maintenance.

Delivering cost effective improvements to assets and systems.

Conducting your own risk assessments and create appropriate method statements when required to safely carry out maintenance activities.

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

Carry out scheduled planned maintenance work in compliance with company procedures in order to minimize plant breakdowns.

Support project development and input into capital delivery projects.

Investigate the nature of plant failures and subsequently carry out repairs as quickly and efficiently as possible in order to avoid interruptions to the process.

Examples of some instrumentation you could be working on are: flow meters, pressure levels, ultrasonic, radar, gas detection, PH monitors.

What are we looking for?

A good, practical understanding of operational plant and control systems is essential. As well as an understanding of Wonderware and ClearSCADA, relay logic and PLCs (Rockwell & Alan Bradley) which will include management and programming. The ideal candidate will have the ability to read and fault find from circuit diagrams as well as have previous experience of inverter drives. We are looking for someone with experience of calibration and maintenance of front line instrumentation. Ideally you will be qualified to HNC level or otherwise will have City and Guilds Part 2 or NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) in an electrical subject. A valid driving licence is essential and as the post will work across a number of sites in the region. The work will require physical fitness and the ability to work in confined spaces with successful completion of the appropriate training; as well as flexibility to work on an out of hours rota when necessary.

Thames Water information and salary details

This mobile role is based out of Beckton sewage treatment works in Essex covering the London area. We are offering a salary of up to 48k OTE 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 Including a vehicle and tools are provided. Please note, you must live within an hour of the site location due to being able to respond to emergencies in time.

Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 19/12/2017.