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Instrumentation, Control & Automation Technician

Thames Water
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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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, to keep taps flowing and toilets flushing. We are an essential service and have operated throughout the Covid19 pandemic.At Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to daily life, and that means our business is always open.What you will be doingWe are currently recruiting for an ICA Technician Within the Hampton area. To work out of our Water Production division. This is an exciting hands-on opportunity. The ICA role consists of the following but is not limited to, these main points:
  • Carrying out planned maintenance (PPM) which includes some mandatory tickets and some reactive maintenance on defective equipment
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team, alongside a range of operational teams such as systems, mechanical, and electrical technicians
  • Installing, modifying, and commissioning new plant equipment to relevant standards, and diagnosing and repairing faults on systems and plants. Proactively identifying and reporting follow on work or areas for enhancement and delivering cost-effective improvements to assets and systems
  • Investigation into plant failures and the implementation of subsequent repairs as quickly and efficiently as possible
  • You will be responsible for providing specialist technical advice where appropriate with up-to-date technical knowledge
  • To join part of an on-call roster to cover ICA related issues out of hours
We're looking for you to:
  • Experience with PLCs and SCADA systems and communication network systems, instrumentation including flow, level, pressure, etc.
  • Experience with variable speed drives (VSDs) and other starting methods for motors/pumps
  • Ex areas and installations
  • Ideally, you will be qualified to HNC level or otherwise will have City and Guilds Part 2 or NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) in an electrical subject
  • Preferable for you to have an 18th Edition (BS7671) qualification
  • Physical fitness and the ability to work in confined spaces with successful completion of the appropriate training
  • Take Ownership of responding quickly to faults, being curious to fully understand the problem, and identify the best solution to resolve it the first time
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, to interact with the team
  • Deliver exceptional service through an enthusiastic and positive approach, taking accountability for your role while working accurately and flexibly within a busy team
  • Teamwork - We are one team and our end goals are the same
  • Proactive - take the lead on recommendations and improvements around the site and communicate effectively
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. A company van, all necessary tools, and PPE will be provided.We're proud of the positive ways of working we have adopted during the pandemic. We want to create a more flexible and dynamic environment so all our colleagues can thrive. For our office-based roles, we're moving to a hybrid approach where we'll provide options around working from our offices, our operational sites, and home dependent on role/team/individual. This will be discussed during the assessment process.Thames Water is a unique, rewarding, and diverse place to work. If you join our team, you'll enjoy fast-tracked career opportunities, flexible working arrangements, and unparalleled 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. Click here to find out more about?working at Thames Water.
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