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Electrical Maintenance Engineer / Technician - Hertfordshire job in Rickmansworth

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Job Ref:  e20010250a
Employer:  Thames Water
Industry:  Water
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Hertfordshire
City:  Rickmansworth
Post Code:  WD3
Salary:  £26180 - £35420 per annum
13/10/2016 11:54

What is the purpose of the role?

The primary objective of the role will be to ensure that all equipment associated with our pumping stations are running safely and efficiently using both proactive and reactive maintenance methods. 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?

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Electrical Maintenance Engineer/Technician to join the UK's largest Water Company and join the Operations Team. This role will be to guarantee the maintenance of mechanical and electrical processes in a manner that will ensure the highest reliability on our assets at our sewage pumping stations. To be successful in this role as Maintenance Engineer, you should have completed a time served apprentice with experience in fault diagnose, test, install, modify or repair as appropriate on mechanical & electrical plant equipment in a safe and efficient manner.

What will this role involve?

The Technician will:

Be working in a small multi discipline team.

Carry out scheduled planned maintenance work on electrical equipment 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.

Carry out the repair and maintenance of electrical motor drive systems and associated control systems including Inverter drives.

Investigate and diagnose complex faults and carry out repairs during incidents.

Provide technical advice where appropriate; making reference to up to date technical knowledge, and provide training or support for technical trainees if required.

Ensure the Health & Safety of you, colleagues, visitors and members of the public are excellent at all times.

Work according to good housekeeping procedures and maintain a clean and safe working environment.

Demonstrate positive attitudes and behaviours. Participate in a stand-by rota following the relevant training.

What are we looking for?

Ideally we are looking for an M&E Engineer ideally with a completed Apprenticeship, ONC/HNC in Electrical Engineering, NVQ or C&G level 3 in Electrical Engineer. For individuals that are single skilled, we will look to develop right people to cross / upskilled status. Knowledge and awareness of Health and Safety issues relevant to the industry would be beneficial for this role, although not essential. The work will require physical fitness; so you will need the ability to work in confined spaces with successful completion of the appropriate training. 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.

Thames Water information and salary details

This role is field based, working out of Maple Lodge Sewage Treatment Works, Rickmansworth. We are offering a salary of between £26,180 and £35,420, depending on skills and experience. Our excellent salary package includes a competitive contributory pension and access to wider voluntary benefits such as dental and healthcare insurance, participation in our childcare voucher scheme, season ticket loans, lots of corporate discounts and many more. Participation in a 24/7 Out of Hours Standby rota (typically 1 week in 6) will be required after a suitable period of training and assessment, for which you will receive an additional payments and overtime if required.

About Thames Water

Thames Water is the largest water and waste-water services company in the UK. We provide the essential service at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment to 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley and we are going through a period of exciting change.

We are focusing like never before on delivering brilliant services and providing our customers with a great experience. We are in the process of transforming our business in order to achieve this.

To help us succeed, we need a range of new skills and capabilities and will be recruiting for these in the coming months.

We are on the lookout for talented people across our entire region who are interested in helping us to become the best water and waste-water company in the UK.

Thames Water is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 27/10/2016.

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