M & E Technician

Thames Water
London, South East England
20 Jul 2017
19 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Technician
What is the purpose of this role?

We are currently looking for a site-based Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Technician to work for the UK's largest water and Sewerage Company on either a permanent basis or temp - perm.
The purpose of this role is to ensure that all equipment associated with Sewage Treatment Works (STW) is running safely and efficiently using both proactive and reactive maintenance methods.
You will inspect, maintain, fault diagnose, test, install, modify & repair as appropriate, electrical & mechanical plant equipment.

What makes this role unique?

Our Technicians and Engineers are a vital component in what we do. The successful applicant will be one of the key figures on the ground helping with the day to day operating of our sewage treatment works, helping ensure fluids are decontaminated and put back into our communities safely. Each day can present unique challenges whether it's removing large objects to prevent plant damage or using your expertise to diagnose a fault.
Based at Deephams Sewage Treatment Works (STW) in North Central London, you will be part of highly skilled, enthusiastic, fun team. This is the 4th largest STW in the company, serving 920,000 people and is currently undergoing exciting upgrades. You will gain experience on a wide range of plants and equipment from old to innovative investments providing exciting new experiences.

What will this role involve?

This Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Technician role will involve but not be limited to:

Carrying out planned and reactive electrical & mechanical installation work in a safe manner.

Diagnosing problems quickly to ensure a minimum amount of downtime by taking a proactive approach to improvements.

Communicating and reviewing planned preventative maintenance schedules.

Investigating and diagnosing complex faults and carry out repairs during incidents.

Providing technical advice where appropriate; making reference to up to date technical knowledge, and provide training or support for technical trainees if required.

Completing jobs to the required standard noting any findings on your company device and following the required reporting methods.

Working according to good housekeeping procedures and Health & Safety regulations by maintaining a clean and safe working environment.

Full training will be given for Health & Safety, technical and processes related to the plant.

What skills are we looking for?

Ideal applicants will have a combined Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) background in an industrial or similar setting, having completed an Apprenticeship.
Experience and working knowledge of large pumps, actuated valves, electronic control systems such as VSD's and 3 phase electrical switch gear is essential.
Ideally you will have gained a BTEC (or equivalent) in a combined Mechanical and Electrical subject and will have passed 17th Edition wiring regulations; but this is not essential.

Due to the nature of the role a valid UK driving licence is essential.

Salary Information

This role is site based, working out of Deephams Sewage Treatment Works (STW) in North Central London. We are offering a salary of up to £36,000 depending on experience and qualifications. Participation in a 24/7 Out of Hours Standby rota (typically 1 week in 6will 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 will be provided.
Please note, working hours will be approx. 07:30 - 15:30