M & E Technician

Thames Water
18 Mar 2017
17 Apr 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.
This role is to ensure that all equipment associated with our thermal hydrolysis plant (THP) are running safely and efficiently using both proactive and reactive maintenance methods. You will need to inspect, maintain, fault diagnose, test, install, modify or repair as appropriate, electrical & mechanical plant equipment.
Working within the Maintenance team you will follow robust maintenance Plan 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.

What makes this role unique?

Working outside with no one day being the same provides a very interesting working environment. You will be presented with unique challenges whether it's using your expertise to diagnose a fault or removing large objects to prevent plant damage.
Working on the THP, based at Oxford sewage treatment works this role boasts about its great, closely-knit team where you will never be short of support.
You will gain experience on a wide range of plants and equipment some of which are innovative investments providing exciting new experiences.
You will receive competitive benefits as well as full training will be given for Health & Safety, technical and processes related to the plant.

What will this role involve?

This Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Technician role will be working in a multi discipline team, with the following responsibilities:

Carry out scheduled planned maintenance work in compliance with company procedures in order to minimize 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 repair and maintenance of electrical motor drive systems and associated control systems including Inverter drives.

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.
Participate in a stand-by rota following the relevant training.
Examples of equipment you will be working on will be: 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
What skills are we looking for?

Are you an Apprenticeship-served Technician? Do you have experience working with industrial plant equipment?
We are looking for a combined mechanical / electrical qualified Technician with similar experience in a related industry.
Experience and working knowledge of large pumps, actuated valves, electronic control systems such as VSD's and 3 phase electrical switch gear is essential
Computer literacy and the ability to input data on bespoke software is required.

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

Salary Information

This role is based in Oxford with a salary of up to £30k depending on experience and qualifications.
Participation in a 24/7 Out of Hours Standby rota may 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 are provided.
Please note, working hours will be approx. 07:30 - 15:30