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ICA Technician

Job Title: ICA Technician
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Esher
Industry:
Salary: £33660 - £42000 per annum
Start Date: 2019-07-10
Reference: 4200
Contact Name: Robyn Smith
Contact Email: robyn.smith@thameswater.co.uk
Job Published: July 10, 2019 16:52

Job Description

About the role:

This instrumentation, control & automation (ICA) engineering technician will be working in a multi-disciplinary 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. Proactively identifying and reporting follow on work or areas for enhancement.

Working in the ICA team alongside multi-disciplinary operational teams such as systems civil, mechanical, process and electrical technicians.

Liaising and supervising contractors and suppliers where necessary.

Carrying out instrumentation, control and automation maintenance on a variety of wastewater 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.

Support project development and input into capital delivery projects.

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.

Examples of some instrumentation you could be working on are: flow meters, pressure levels, ultrasonic, radar, gas detection, PH monitors.

To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:
  • A good, practical understanding of operational plant and control systems is essential. As well as an understanding of Wonderware and ClearSCADA, relay logic and PLCs (Rockwell & Alan Bradley) 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.
  • Ideally you will be qualified to HNC level or otherwise will have City and Guilds Part 2 or NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) in an electrical subject.
  • 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 and the ability to work in confined spaces with successful completion of the appropriate training; as well as flexibility to work on an out of hours rota when necessary.
What’s in it for you:

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 control faults or replace network infrastructure equipment. This role offers the opportunity to be part of a great team that has a real ‘family’ feel, so you will never be short of support.

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 24 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with length of service and a wider benefits scheme. This includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans, voucher scheme giving you money off in major retail outlets, loyalty awards for continuous service plus much more, including our refer-a-friend bonus, where you can receive up to £1,000 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company. 

We’re also proud to be here for our local community, offering all of our teams two days paid volunteer leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities.

About us:

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. On a typical day we supply 2.6 billion litres of top quality drinking water and our 350 sewage treatment works treat more than 4.2bn litres of waste-water. Our 85,000 miles of water mains and sewers would wrap around the world three-and-a-half times.

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 opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer, welcoming applications from all walks of life to join our diverse team. We’re also leading the way with our award-winning mental health and wellbeing strategy.