About the role:
We are seeking a mechanical and electrical technician to ensure that all equipment at our water treatment works is running safely and efficiently using proactive and reactive maintenance methods.
You will inspect, maintain, fault diagnose, test, install, modify or repair electrical & mechanical plant equipment.
Working within the maintenance team you will follow robust planned maintenance, getting involved in minor installation projects, electrical fault finding and emergency breakdown repairs to ensure our plant operates all year round.
Follow robust planned maintenance 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.
Investigate plant failures and carry out repairs as quickly and efficiently as possible in order to avoid interruptions to the process.
Provide technical advice, referring 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.
Participation in a 24/7 out of hours standby rota will be required after a suitable period of training and assessment.
Examples of equipment that you will be working on include; 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. To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:
17th or preferably 18th Edition electrical City and Guilds certification with an up skill qualification in mechanical NVQ 2/3.
Apprenticeship with significant experience of electrical systems working in a 'true multi-skilled' capacity.
NVQ or City & Guilds level 3 in mechanical engineering would also be ideal.
Experience in inspecting, maintaining, fault diagnosis, testing, installation, modifying or repairing mechanical and electrical plant equipment.
Experience maintaining large pumps, actuated valves, electronic control systems such as VSD's and 3 phase electrical switchgear is essential.
Ideally, you will have been upskilled with a mechanical qualification to allow us to inspect, maintain, fault diagnose, test, install, modify or repair mechanical and electrical plant equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
For individuals with mechanical or electrical experience only, we will look to develop the right people to dual skilled status.
Knowledge and awareness of health and safety issues relevant to the industry would be beneficial for this role.
The work will require physical fitness.
You will need the ability to work in confined spaces and will require the completion of appropriate training for this.
A full UK driving licence is essential. What's in it for you:
This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced mechanical and electrical maintenance technician to join the UK's largest water company and join the operations team, working across the East London area.
Working both indoors and 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 working with your teammate to remove large objects to prevent plant damage.
This role boasts about its great, closely-knit team so you will never be short of support.
You will gain experience on a wide range of plant 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 and safety, technical and processes related to the plant.
Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 24 days holiday per year increasing to 28 with the length of service and a wider benefits scheme. This includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans, voucher scheme giving you money off in major retail outlets, loyalty awards for continuous service plus much more, including our refer-a-friend bonus, where you can receive up to £1,000 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company.
We're also proud to be here for our local community, offering all of our teams two days paid volunteer leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities.
Thames Water is the UK's largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to millions of customers by supplying 2.7 billion litres of world-class water to around 10 million homes.
As our world changes, the need to take care of our most precious resource is greater than ever, both locally and globally. That's why, 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. We're passionate about providing world-class tap water, now and for the future.
We're also turning waste into power, self-generating 20% of the energy we use and, in turn, doing our bit for the planet. We're reducing plastic waste by celebrating our tap water and rolling out an ambitious water fountain project. We're using our voice to lobby for change and partnering with WaterAid to provide clean water to the world's poorest communities.
Together, we're building a better future for our customers, our region and our planet.
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, welcoming individuals from all walks of life and leading the way with award-winning mental health and well-being strategy