About the role:

We are seeking a Mechanical & Electrical technician to ensure that all equipment at our sewage treatment works are running safely and efficiently using proactive and reactive maintenance methods. Day to day duties will include:

  • Investigating plant failures and carrying 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
  • Carrying out scheduled planned maintenance work on mechanical and electrical equipment in compliance with company procedures to minimize plant breakdowns.
  • Providing technical advice to the wider team, making reference to up to date technical knowledge, and provide training or support for technical trainees if required.
  • Using technical equipment such as 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:

  • You should have significant experience of electrical and mechanical systems working in a “true multi-skilled” capacity. Minimum of ONC/HNC in engineering, NVQ or C&G level 3 in mechanical engineering.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge and awareness of health and safety policies and processes are essential.
  • 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 for which you will receive additional payment.
  • A valid driving licence is essential.
  • All necessary PPE clothing, equipment and tools are provided.
  • You will need to undertake role specific training to fulfil any safety and team competency requirements.
  • What’s in it for you:

    This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced mechanical and electrical maintenance technician to join Crossness STW, the second largest STW in the UK. You will join a close-knit team which varies in age and ability all performing at a high level. This role offers great learning potential with the ability to cross skill into other disciplines.

    Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 24 days holiday per year increasing to 28 with 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 including our referral scheme, where you can receive £750 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company.

    We’re also proud to be here for our local community, offering everyone two days paid volunteer leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities.

    About us:

    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 an award-winning mental health and wellbeing strategy.

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