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Job Ref:  e20010558a
Employer:  Thames Water
Industry:  Water
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Berkshire
City:  Slough
Post Code:  SL1
Salary:  £35000 - £39000 per annum
13/10/2016 11:53

What is the purpose of the role?

We are currently seeking a Mobile ICA Technician to ensure that all equipment associated with our pumping stations are running safely and efficiently using both proactive and reactive maintenance methods. The purpose of the ICA Engineering Technician (Instrument, Control and Automation) is to inspect, maintain, test or repair as appropriate, SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) and associated PLC's, instrumentation, control and automation equipment. Working within the Maintenance team you will follow robust maintenance Plan 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.

What makes this role unique?

Working 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 removing large objects to prevent plant damage. Based at Slough Sewage Treatment Works and covering the Hampshire, Surrey & Berkshire area this role boasts about its great, closely-knit team where you will never be short of support. You will gain experience on a wide range of plants 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 & Safety, technical and processes related to the plant. The bigger picture. NA

What will this role involve?

This Instrument, Control & Automation Engineering Technician will be working in a multi discipline team, with the following responsibilities:

Installing, modifying and commissioning new plant equipment to relevant standards and to diagnose and repair faults on systems and plants. Pro-actively identifying and reporting follow on work or areas for enhancement.

Working in multi-disciplinary teams of systems civil, mechanical, process and electrical/ICA engineers.

Liaising and supervising contractors and suppliers where necessary.

Carrying out instrument, control and automation maintenance on a variety of clean or waste-water assets including planned maintenance and defect maintenance.

Delivering cost effective improvements to assets and systems.

Conducting your own risk assessments and create appropriate method statements when required to safely carry out maintenance activities.

Providing specialist technical advice where appropriate with up to date technical knowledge, and provide training support for technical trainees.

Carry out scheduled planned maintenance work in compliance with company procedures in order to minimize plant breakdowns.

Investigate the nature of plant failures and subsequently carry out repairs as quickly and efficiently as possible in order to avoid interruptions to the process.

Please note, working hours will be approx. 7:30am to 3:30pm.

What are we looking for?

Do you have experience working with SCADA and related PLCs? We are looking for an Apprenticeship-served Technician with extensive experience of all 3 disciplines of instrumentation, control and automation. Ideally you will be qualified to City and Guilds Part 2 or NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) in an electrical subject. A good, practical understanding of operational plant and control systems is essential as well as an understanding of relay logic and PLC's which will include management and programming. The ideal candidate will have the ability to read and fault find from circuit diagrams as well as have previous experience of inverter drives. We are looking for someone with experience of calibration and maintenance of front line instrumentation. Due to the nature of the role a valid driving licence is essential and as the post will work across a number of sites in the region. The work will require physical fitness; so you will need the ability to work in confined spaces with successful completion of the appropriate training.

Thames Water information and salary details

This mobile role is based out of Slough Sewage Treatment Works, covering the Hampshire, Surrey & Berkshire area. We are offering a salary of up to £39,000, depending on experience and qualifications. Our excellent salary package includes a competitive contributory pension and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, child care vouchers, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus many more. Participation in a 24/7 Out of Hours Standby rota may be required after a suitable period of training and assessment, for which you will receive an additional payment. All necessary equipment such as vehicle and tools are provided.

Thames Water is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: 27/10/2016.

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