Mechanical & Electrical Technician

Thames Water
Closing date
13 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Who are we?Thames Water is the UK's largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to our 15 million customers by supplying 2.6 billion liters of water through 32,000 km of pipes, keeping taps flowing and toilets flushing.?At Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to life, so our business is always open - and this matters even more through a pandemic.We're proud of the positive ways of working we've adopted during the pandemic, creating a more flexible and dynamic environment so all our colleagues can thrive. For our office-based roles, we're moving to a hybrid approach with various options across working from the home, office, and our sites. We'll cover this during the assessment process.What you will be doingWe are seeking a Dual skilled electrical/mechanical technician, in our water production business. Your role will be to ensure that all equipment within deep shafts, pumping stations, water treatment works, and reservoirs are running safely and efficiently using proactive and reactive maintenance methods.Day to day duties will include:
  • Working on will be various pumps and associated control gear, 3 phase motors, starters and controls, electronic control systems such as VSDs, automatic valves and penstocks, flow, level, and pressure measurement, programmable logic controllers, variable speed drives, and controls, chemical handling, and dosing equipment
  • Investigating plant failures and carrying out repairs as quickly and efficiently as possible to avoid interruptions for our customers. This may involve investigating and diagnosing complex faults and carrying out repairs during incidents
  • Carrying out scheduled planned maintenance work on mechanical and electrical equipment in compliance with company standards and procedures to improve plant resilience
  • Providing technical advice to the wider team, referring to up-to-date technical knowledge, and providing training or support for technical trainees if required
We are Looking for you to have
  • ONC/HNC in engineering, NVQ, or C&G level 3 in Electrical engineering
  • Qualification in mechanical NVQ 2/3 would also be beneficial although not essential
  • A valid driving license is essential
  • Having previous experience in an electrical apprenticeship, with an 18th Edition qualification is essential
  • Physically fit as you will work in confined spaces with successful completion of the appropriate training
  • Knowledge and awareness of health and safety issues are crucial
  • Be a time served apprentice with significant experience in electrical systems ideally working in a "true multi-skilled" capacity
What's in it for you:Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 24 days holiday per year increasing to 28 with a length of service and a wider benefits scheme.??Also, the company van and fuel card, as well as PPE and Tools, will be provided.Thames Water is a dynamic,?rewarding?, and diverse place to work, with opportunities around every corner. If you join our team, you'll enjoy a fulfilling career, flexible working?arrangements?, and great benefits. We're also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion, and Disability Confident Leader and we're a Times Top 50 Employer for Women.? Find out more about?working at Thames Water. We deliver life's essential service so our customers, communities, and the environment can thrive. This means, that when a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers. As part of your role, you'll be asked to help out our Instant Support Team to help our customers in their hour of need. This is incredibly rewarding, and you'll be given full training - it's also a great opportunity to learn more about our business and meet colleagues. Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date. This is so we can manage all the applications properly and give candidates a positive experience. Once closed, we can't consider any further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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