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ICA Technician (Instrument, Control & Automation) - Oxford job in Oxford

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Job Ref:  e20010276c
Employer:  Thames Water
Industry:  Water
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Oxfordshire
City:  Oxford
Post Code:  OX4
Salary:  £28900 - £39100 per annum
14/10/2016 12:33

What is the purpose of the role?

The ICA Technician (Instrument, Control and Automation) will provide the coordination between Technical Services and other areas of the business including Technical Performance and Procurement. The purpose of the ICA Technician is to inspect, maintain, test or repair as appropriate, SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) and associated PLC's, instrumentation, control and automation equipment in a safe and efficient manner within our Sewage Treatment Works / Pumping Stations.

What makes this role unique?

Our Technicians and Engineers are a vital component in what we do at Thames Water. They are key figures on any site and help with the day to day operating of our Sewage Treatment plants / Pumping Stations. This position will play a key part in the installation of brand new, top of the range equipment as well as maintenance of existing equipment. Working across various sites, you will have the autonomy to manage your own workload.

What will this role involve?

This role will involve, but not be limited to:

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 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.

What are we looking for?

The successful applicant will have completed an approved apprenticeship and ideally be qualified to City and Guilds Part 2 or HNC level or NVQ level 3 in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, in a combined electronic and electrical discipline and have a good practical understanding of operational plant and control systems. 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; with a good understanding of relay logic and PLC's which will include the management and programming of them. You will have good time management and organisation skills and will be able to work with minimum supervision, under your own initiative. As well as this you will be knowledgeable of Health and Safety issues relevant to the industry. Due to the nature of the role you will need a valid driving licence.

Thames Water information and salary details

This role will be based at Oxford Sewage Treatment Works and is covering the Thames Valley North areas: Marlow, Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Wargrave & Didcot. We are offering a salary of between £28,900 and £39,100, depending on experience and qualifications. 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 28/10/2016.

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