About the role:
The Mechanical and Electrical Technician will ensure that all equipment at our sewage 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 and 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.
The successful candidate will be working in a small, multi-discipline team and will be responsible for carrying- out scheduled, unscheduled and emergency maintenance work on mechanical and electrical equipment in compliance with company procedures in order to minimise plant breakdowns.
You will investigate plant failures and carry out repairs as quickly and efficiently as possible in order to avoid interruptions to the process. This may involve investigating and diagnosing complex faults and carrying out repairs during incidents.
You will be expected to provide technical advice, making reference to up to date technical knowledge, and provide training or support for technical trainees if required.
Examples of equipment that you will be working on will be motors, gearboxes, screw /chain conveyors, plate presses & centrifuges, various pumps and associated control gear, 3 phase motors, starters and controls, electronic control systems such as VSD's, automatic valves, flow, level and pressure measurement, programmable logic controllers, variable speed drives and controls, chemical handling and dosing equipment.
Participate in a stand-by rota following the relevant training.To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:
You should be a time served apprentice within the significant experience of electrical systems working in a "true multi-skilled" capacity. Previous experience in an electrical apprenticeship, ONC/HNC in engineering, NVQ or C&G level 3 in mechanical engineering with an upskill qualification in mechanical NVQ 2/3 is crucial.
Ideally, you will have been upskilled with a mechanical qualification to allow inspecting, maintaining, 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.
Experience working on large industrial plant equipment including various pumps within the utility industry would be beneficial.
Due to the nature of this role, the domestic experience is not suitable.
Knowledge and awareness of health and safety issues are crucial.
The work will require physical fitness; as you will work in confined spaces with successful completion of the appropriate training.
Participation in a 24/7 out of hours' standby rota will be required after a suitable period of training and assessment.
A valid driving licence is essential and all necessary tools are provided.What's in it for you:
Working both indoors and outside you will be presented with unique challenges on a daily basis, whether it is using your expertise to diagnose a fault; removing large objects to prevent plant damage or working with your teammate to install replacement plant. You will gain experience on a wide range of equipment some of which are innovative investments providing exciting new experiences.
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.
Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 24 days holiday per year increasing to 30 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 around the local area, 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