What is the purpose of the role?
We are currently seeking an experienced and qualified electrical & mechanical engineering technician to ensure that all equipment associated with our Swindon sewage treatment works are running safely and efficiently using both proactive and reactive electrical & mechanical maintenance methods. Using your qualified expertise, you will need to inspect, maintain, fault diagnose, test, install, modify or repair as appropriate, electrical & 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 and mechanical and electrical equipment 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 removing large objects to prevent plant damage. Based at Swindon sewage treatment works in Wiltshire, this role boasts about its great, closely-knit team where you will never be short of support. You will gain further experience on a wide range of plants and equipment some of which are innovative investments providing exciting new experiences. Although you will already be experienced and qualified, 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?
This electrical & mechanical engineering technician role will be working in a multi discipline team, with the following responsibilities:
Carry out scheduled, planned, mechanical and electrical maintenance work in compliance with company procedures in order to minimize plant breakdowns.
Investigate the nature of plant failures and subsequently carry out electrical & mechanical repairs as quickly and efficiently as possible in order to avoid interruptions to the process.
Carry out the repair and maintenance of electrical motor drive systems and associated control systems including Inverter drives.
Carry out the installations, refurbishment and commissioning of mechanical plant to specification and on time.
Investigating and diagnosing complex faults and carry out repairs during incidents.
Providing technical advice where appropriate; making reference to up to date technical knowledge, and provide training or support for technical trainees if required.
Participate in a stand-by rota following the relevant training.
Examples of equipment you will be working on will be: Various pumps and associated control gear, 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?
Are you an apprenticeship-served technician? Do you have experience working with industrial plant equipment? We are looking for a combined mechanical / electrical qualified technician with similar experience in a related industry. Experience and working knowledge of large pumps, actuated valves, electronic control systems such as VSDs and 3 phase electrical switch gear is essential. Computer literacy and the ability to input data on bespoke software is required. 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. The work will require physical fitness; so you will need the ability to work in confined spaces with successful completion of the appropriate training.
Thames Water information and salary details
This mobile role is based out of Swindon sewage treatment works. We are offering a salary up to £32,000, 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, 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. Please note, working hours will be approx. 07:30 – 15:30.
The bigger picture.
Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer.
Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 27/03/2018.