Network Maintenance Technician

Rullion Engineering Altrincham
£20000 - £21000/annum
21 Jul 2017
20 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Role - Network Maintenance Technician
Salary - c£21,000 DOE
Location - Hartlepool

To carry out planned and reactive maintenance and installation works on the business underground pipe work systems.

Safe excavation in the Highway
- To excavate, backfill and reinstate to HAUC standards in roadway, verge and pavement using correct methods of signing, guarding and traffic management.
- To sweep and mark the area for cables and other buried services using detection equipment prior to excavation.
- To excavate using both manual and mechanical methods (mini digger).
- To install trench sheeting and support to approved standards where excavation size and ground conditions require.
- To maintain good housekeeping in the site area to prevent accidents to both employees and third parties during work ensuring site is barriered and plated safe on leaving.
- To use appropriate plant and equipment safely to excavate, light and pump dry excavations.
- To read and interpret asset plans for all utilities, complete excavation records and other relevant paper work to ensure asset records are kept updated.
- Ability to work both alone and in a team when necessary.

Pipe jointing, laying, fitting and cleaning
- To read and interpret plans and drawings correctly to lay pipe.
- To support pipe and join pipe using mechanical and electro-fusion fitting.
- To install boundary boxes and other pipe work fittings including valves, wash outs etc.
- To repair pipes of all diameters whilst maintaining water supply hygiene to the highest standards.
- To ensure all works are carried out to the requirements of the Water Regulations e.g. correct pipe depths, use of approved materials etc.
- To carry out disinfection of mains and services using mobile disinfection plant to agreed standards under supervision.
- To clean mains and services to remove loose corrosion debris using flushing and air scouring methods.
- To repair underground customer pipes in accordance with the free supply pipe repair policy ensuring excavation damage to customer land is minimised.

Qualifications and Experience
- New Roads and Street Works Act (NRSWA) qualifications to work in the Highway for Signing and Guarding, Excavation and Reinstatement.
- CITB trained in safe use of mini digger
- Ideally CITB trained in use of 180 degree tracked excavator under 5 tonne
- Driving Licence ideally to standard CE + 1 or higher

We are an equal opportunities employer