Dual skilled technician

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Location: Oxford

Type: Permanent

Ref: e20013655


What is the purpose of the role?

We are currently seeking a multi skilled technician, with strong electrician qualifications and electrical working experience, to ensure that all electrical and mechanical equipment associated with our water 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 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 to prevent plant damage. Based at Farmoor water treatment works, this role boasts about its great, closely-knit 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 & safety, technical and processes related to the plant.

What will this role involve?

This multi skilled technician role will be working in a multi discipline team, with the following responsibilities:

You will be carrying out installation works on a variety of electrical and mechanical equipment.

This role also includes inspecting and carrying out maintenance work on equipment as required within manufactures guidelines, and un-scheduled emergency maintenance work.

Delivering up-to-date technical advice and provide training and support for technical trainees.

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.

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?

We are looking for someone with strong electrical skills and qualifications, possibly with an apprenticeship in mechanical engineering, plus C&G electrical engineering (either installation or testing and certification), or 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. You must have the ability to work with minimum supervision and have knowledge of health and safety issues relevant to the industry. A full, UK driving licence is essential.

Thames Water information and salary details

This role is based out of Farmoor water treatment works, covering the Oxfordshire area. We are offering a salary of up to 36,800 (with standby/overtime available) 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. All necessary equipment such as vehicle and tools are provided. Please note, working hours will be approx. 07:30 – 15:30.

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

Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 27/04/2018.