Cross Skilled Technician

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Contract type
38 hours a week, with possible inclusion on an 'On-Standby' rota
Up to £35,000 depending on skills and previous experience
Closing date
Job description

About the role:

We are seeking an electrical technician to ensure that all equipment at our pumping stations are running safely and efficiently using proactive and reactive maintenance methods.

Duties include:

To inspect, maintain, fault diagnose, test, install, modify or repair electrical & mechanical plant equipment.

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.

Provide technical advice, making reference to up to date technical knowledge, and provide training or support for technical trainees if required.

You will investigate plant failures and carry out repairs as quickly and efficiently as possible in order to avoid interruptions to the process. This may involve investigating and diagnosing complex faults and carrying out repairs during incidents.

Participation in a 24/7 out of hours’ standby rota will be required after a suitable period of training and assessment

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

  • Be a time served apprentice within significant experience of electrical systems ideally working in a “true multi-skilled” capacity.
  • Having previous experience in an electrical apprenticeship, with an 18th Edition qualification is essential.
  • ONC/HNC in engineering, NVQ or C&G level 3 in mechanical engineering with an upskill qualification in mechanical NVQ2/3 would also be beneficial although not essential.
  • Knowledge and awareness of health and safety issues are crucial.
  • Physically fit as you will work in confined spaces with successful completion of the appropriate training.
  • A valid driving licence is essential.

What’s in it for you:

Working at our largest sewage treatment works, you will be presented with unique challenges on a daily basis.

You will gain experience on a wide range of plants and equipment.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced electrical maintenance technician to join the UK’s largest water company and join the operations team, working across the East London area.

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 24 days holiday per year increasing to 30 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 around Essex and East London, 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 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. On a typical day we supply 2.6 billion litres of top quality drinking water and our 350 sewage treatment works treat more than 4.2bn litres of waste-water. Our 85,000 miles of water mains and sewers would wrap around the world three-and-a-half times.

We are focusing like never before on delivering brilliant services and providing our customers with a great experience. We are in the process of transforming our business in order to achieve this. To help us succeed, we need a range of new skills and capabilities and will be recruiting for these in the coming months. 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, welcoming applications from all walks of life to join our diverse team. We’re also leading the way with our award-winning mental health and wellbeing strategy.

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