FLIP Technician

Mogden - Isleworth

This vacancy is now closed


About the role:

Your role will be to ensure that our anti flood (FLIP) devices of which there are about 2000, are running safely and efficiently and to provide support to the rest of the team as required.

The FLIP technician will be responsible for monitoring and inspecting FLIP pump units and ancillaries, following a checklist to carry out maintenance, whilst ensuring the equipment is working by doing a test run after carrying out checks. You will be required to report any defective equipment, to ensure a swift resolution following any breakdowns, whilst attempting a first-time fix.

You will be expected to take ownership of your own and colleagues health and safety through escalating any concerns to your manager or resolving them yourself where possible and appropriate. This will involve making sure the work area and site is safe before commencing any work by undertaking a risk assessment.

This role involves working with wastewater and involves being part of a standby rota.

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

This is an outside, hands on role and very rewarding for someone who wants to get stuck in and be part of a team who play an invaluable role for serving our customers.

  • You will have basic literacy and numeracy skills.
  • As there is interaction with customers, customer service experience is also beneficial but not essential.
  • Previous basic plumbing experience will be beneficial but not essential – we welcome people who are keen to learn.
  • Must be prepared to be trained in safety procedures.
  • Some computer data input /enquiry experience is desirable however not essential. The ability to operate modern technology as work will be scheduled through this system.
  • You will be team player and must be passionate about your own personal development and keen to learn a new industry.
  • Due to the nature of the role a full, valid UK driving licence is required.

What’s in it for you:

You will receive full training for health & safety, and plant related processes. You will join a close-knit team with a family feel and gain invaluable experience from your mentor and the wider team who will ensure you feel supported throughout your training and beyond.

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 including our referral scheme, where you can receive £750 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company.

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

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 waste 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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