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Job Ref:  e20010603a
Employer:  Thames Water
Industry:  Water
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Essex
City:  Barking
Post Code:  IG11
Salary:  £25000 - £32000 per annum
17/10/2016 13:31

What is the purpose of the role?

We are currently seeking a Mobile Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Technician to ensure that all equipment associated with our thermal hydrolysis plant (THP) and sludge powered generator (SPG) are running safely and efficiently using both proactive and reactive maintenance methods. You will need to inspect, maintain, fault diagnose, test, install, modify or repair as appropriate, electrical & mechanical plant 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?

This is a great opportunity to be exposed to new technology working at the THP & SPG which is part of one of Europe's biggest sewage treatment works. Based at Beckton Sewage Treatment Works, Barking this role boasts about its great, closely-knit team where you will never be short of support. 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?

The Technician will:

Work in a multi discipline team.

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.

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

Carry out the installations, refurbishment and commissioning of mechanical plant to specification and on time.

Investigating and diagnosing complex faults and carry out repairs during incidents. 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.

Participate in a stand-by rota following the relevant training. Examples of equipment you will be working on will be: 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.

What are we looking for?

Are you an Apprenticeship-served Technician? Do you have experience working with industrial plant equipment? We are looking for a combined mechanical / electrical qualified Technician with similar experience in a related industry. Experience and working knowledge of large pumps, actuated valves, electronic control systems such as VSD's and 3 phase electrical switch gear is essential. 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 role is based at Beckton Sewage Treatment Works, Barking. We are offering a salary of up to £32,000, depending on experience and qualifications. 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. Please note working hours will be approx. 7.30am to 3.30pm. 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.

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.

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 31/10/2016.

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