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Job Ref:  e20009853e
Employer:  Thames Water
Industry:  Water
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Surrey
City:  Dorking
Post Code:  RH4
Salary:  £25000 - £30000 per annum
17/10/2016 13:32

What is the purpose of the role?

We are currently seeking a Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Technician to ensure that all equipment associated with our sewage treatment works 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?

Each day can present unique challenges whether it's removing large objects to prevent plant damage or using your expertise to diagnose a fault. You will work towards achieving the highest equipment efficiencies through routine maintenance, breakdown repair and improvement work. Working as part of a diverse team you will never be short of support whilst out in the field, based at Dorking Sewage Treatment Works. You will gain experience on a wide range of plants and equipment some of which are innovative investments providing exciting new experiences. Full training will be given for Health & Safety, technical and processes related to the plant.

What will this role involve?

This role will involve:

Working in a small multi discipline team.

Carrying out scheduled planned maintenance work on electrical equipment in compliance with company procedures in order to minimize plant breakdowns.

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

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

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

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

Ensuring the Health & Safety of yourself, colleagues, visitors and members of the public is excellent at all times.

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

Demonstrating positive attitudes and behaviours. Participating in a stand-by rota following the relevant training.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for an M&E Technician / Engineer with a completed Apprenticeship, ONC/HNC, NVQ or C&G level 3 (or equivalent), in the related industry. Similar experience is essential, with a background of maintaining industrial / plant equipment. 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 based at Dorking Sewage Treatment Works, Surrey. We are offering a salary of up to £30,000, depending on skills and experience. 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 payment. 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. All necessary equipment such as vehicle and tools are provided.

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 31/10/2016.

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