Mechanical Technician

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Rye Meads Sewage Works
Contract type
38 hours a week, Monday to Friday plus possible inclusion on an 'On Stanby' rota.
Between £30,000 and £34,500 depending on experience & qualifications. Possible inclusion on an 'On Stanby' rota.
Closing date
Job description

About the role:

Working within the maintenance team you will follow robust maintenance plan as well as getting involved in minor installation projects and emergency breakdown repairs to ensure our plant operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  

This role will involve:

The successful candidate will be working in a small, multi-discipline team and will be responsible for carrying- out scheduled, unscheduled and emergency maintenance work on mechanical equipment such as pumps, mixers and gearboxes.

This will be done in compliance with company procedures, current standards and regulations, and also in line with manufacturer’s guidelines, in order to minimise plant breakdowns.

There will also be responsibility to investigate and 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.

This role will also involve the carrying-out the installation, refurbishment and commissioning of mechanical process plant to specification and in a timely manner.

As part of the site team they would be responsible for providing technical advice where appropriate, making reference to up to date technical knowledge, and provide training or support for technical trainees.

You will also be responsible for maintaining a stock of spares and materials required to complete work effectively, where necessary ensuring additional items are ordered.

Ensure the health and safety of yourself, colleagues, visitors and members of the public is excellent at all times.

To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:

  • Are you a qualified mechanical technician and do you have experience working on industrial plant equipment within the utilities industry?
  • We are looking for an apprenticeship-served mechanical technician with experience working on large industrial equipment, especially various industrial pumps.
  • Due to the nature of this role domestic experience is not suitable.
  • Knowledge and awareness of health and safety issues relevant to the water industry would be beneficial for this role, although not essential.
  • The work will require physical fitness and you will need the ability to work in confined spaces following successful completion of the appropriate training.
  • Due to the nature of the role a valid driving licence is essential.

What’s in it for you:

Working both indoors and 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 install replacement plant and equipment.

This role boasts about its great ‘family feel’ team where you will never be short of support.

This is a challenging role which requires you to help deliver the best next generation services to all our customers. Working within our team will enable to you to make a difference and take advantage of fantastic career progression and opportunities within the IT department.

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 24 days holiday per year increasing to 28 with length of service and a wider benefits scheme. This includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans, voucher scheme giving you money off in major retail outlets, loyalty awards for continuous service plus much more, including our refer-a-friend bonus, where you can receive up to £1,000 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company. 

We’re also proud to be here for our local community, offering all of our teams two days paid volunteer leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities.

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About us:

Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to millions of customers by supplying 2.7 billion litres of world-class water to around 10 million homes.  

As our world changes, the need to take care of our most precious resource is greater than ever, both locally and globally. That’s why, at Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to daily life, and that means our business is always open. We’re passionate about providing world-class tap water, now and for the future.

We’re also turning poo into power, self-generating 20% of the energy we use and, in turn, doing our bit for the planet. We’re reducing plastic waste by celebrating our tap water and rolling out an ambitious water fountain project. We’re using our voice to lobby for change and partnering with WaterAid to provide clean water to the world’s poorest communities.

Together, we’re building a better future for our customers, our region and our planet.

Thames Water is a unique, rewarding and diverse place to work. If you join our team, you’ll enjoy fast-tracked career opportunities, flexible working arrangements and unparalleled benefits. We’re also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Leader, welcoming individuals from all walks of life and leading the way with an award-winning mental health and wellbeing strategy.

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