Mechanical & Electrical Technican

Cirencester, Latton - Cirencester
Contract type
38 Hours a week, plus participation in a 24/7 out of hours standby rota (typically 1 week in 6 will be required after a suitable period of training and assessment), for which you will receive an additional payment).
Between £28,000 and £37,000 depending on skills and previous experience relevant to this role.
Closing date
Job description

About the role:

We are seeking an experienced mechanical and electrical technician based at our water production site in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. The mechanical and electrical technician will be working in a multi-disciplinary team across Swindon and Cotswolds, alongside a range of operational teams such as systems, ICA and water quality.

The overall responsibility of this role is to ensure that all equipment at our water production site is running safely and efficiently using proactive and reactive maintenance methods. You will inspect, maintain, fault diagnose, test, install, modify or repair electrical & mechanical plant equipment.

Follow robust planned maintenance 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.

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

Provide technical advice, referring 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.

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

Examples of equipment that you will be working on include; 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.

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

  • 17th Edition electrical City and Guilds certification with an upskill qualification in mechanical NVQ2/3
  • Apprenticeship with significant experience of electrical systems working in a ‘true multi-skilled’ capacity
  • NVQ or City & Guilds level 3 in mechanical engineering would also be ideal
  • Experience in inspecting, maintaining, fault diagnosis, testing, installation, modifying or repairing mechanical and electrical plant equipment
  • Experience maintaining large pumps, actuated valves, electronic control systems such as VSD’s and 3 phase electrical switch gear is essential
  • Knowledge and awareness of health and safety issues relevant to the industry
  • The work will require physical fitness
  • You will need the ability to work in confined spaces and will require completion of appropriate training for this
  • Understanding of, or willingness to learn about water treatment processes.
  • A full UK driving licence is essential


What’s in it for you:

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced mechanical and electrical maintenance technician to join the UK’s largest water company. You will work in a multidisciplinary team across Swindon and Cotswolds to maintain and ensure the smooth running of water treatment works, booster stations, and reservoirs.

You will have excellent training and development opportunities and there will be plenty of scope to progress your career within an enthusiastic operations team.

You will gain experience on a wide range of plants and equipment some of which are innovative investments providing exciting new experiences.

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 around Gloucestershire, 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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