Mechanical Maintenance Technician

Thames Water
11 Feb 2017
11 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Mechanical Maintenance Technician
What is the purpose of this role?

We are currently looking for a field-based Mechanical Technician to work for the UK's largest water and Sewerage Company on a permanent basis or temp to perm.
The primary objective of the role will be to ensure that all equipment associated with sewage pumping stations in and around the Hammersmith area are running safely and efficiently using both proactive and reactive maintenance methods. Working within the Maintenance team you will follow robust PPMs as well as getting involved in minor installation projects, mechanical fault finding and emergency breakdown repairs to ensure our plant operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Examples of equipment you will be working on will be: Sludge thickening equipment, Sludge belt presses, Various pumps such as submersible pumps, Automatic valves and penstocks, Preliminary and Secondary equipment (scraper bridges, etc) associated with the process, Aeration systems (membrane systems, centrifugal blowers, etc), Storage tanks and dosing pumps.

What makes this role unique?

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Mechanical Maintenance Technician to join the UK's largest Water company.
This role will be to guarantee the maintenance of mechanical processes in a manner that will ensure the highest reliability on our assets at our sewage treatment works.
To be successful in this role as Maintenance Technician, you should be a time served apprentice within significant experience of working in a "true multi-skilled" capacity and therefore ideally you have been upskilled with an electrical qualification to allow to inspect, maintain, fault diagnose, test, install, modify or repair as appropriate on mechanical & electrical plant equipment in a safe and efficient manner with minimum supervision.
What will this role involve?

You will be working in a small multi discipline team, which the role entails:

Carry out scheduled planned maintenance work on mechanical equipment in compliance with company procedures in order to minimise plant breakdowns.

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

Carry out the installations, refurbishment and commissioning of mechanical plant to specification and on time.

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.

Carry out an assessment of spares and materials required to complete work effectively, where necessary ordering additional items via the Manager.

Ensure the Health & Safety of yourself, colleagues, visitors and members of the public is excellent at all times.
Work according to good housekeeping procedures and maintain a clean and safe working environment.
Demonstrate positive attitudes and behaviors.
Participate in a stand-by rota following the relevant training.
What skills are we looking for?

Ideally we are looking for a Mechanical Cross Skilled Technician with an Indentured Apprenticeship, ONC/HNC in Mechanical Engineering, NVQ or C&G level 3 in Mechanical Engineering with an upskill qualification in Electrical NVQ2/3. For individuals that are single skilled, we will look to develop right people to crossed / upskilled status.

Knowledge and awareness of Health and Safety issues relevant to the industry would be beneficial for this role, although not essential.

The work will require physical fitness; so you will need the ability to work in confined spaces with successful completion of the appropriate training.

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.

Due to the nature of the role a valid driving licence is essential and as the post will work across a number of sites in the region.

Salary Information

This role is based at Hammersmith, covering West London. We are offering a salary of around £30,000 depending on experience and qualifications