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Industrial Electrical Technician

Job Title: Industrial Electrical Technician
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Didcot
Industry:
Salary: £30500 - £34500 per annum
Start Date: 2019-07-10
Reference: 4261
Contact Name: Robyn Smith
Contact Email: robyn.smith@thameswater.co.uk
Job Published: July 10, 2019 12:36

Job Description

About the role: 

The Industrial Electrical Technician will ensure that all electrical equipment associated with our sewage treatment works 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 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. 

This role will involve:

Working in a multi discipline team, you will have the responsibility of carrying out installation works on a variety of electrical equipment at a range of industrial and construction locations and involving a number of different processes.

Inspection, testing and maintenance on equipment such as electrical motor drive systems, associated control systems including inverter drives, as required within manufacturer’s guidelines and in compliance with current standards and regulations. This may lead to the need to carry out unscheduled emergency maintenance work.

Examples of equipment that will require working on - 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.

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

Participate in a stand-by rota following the relevant training.

To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:
  • You will be a qualified electrician and who has electrical experience working on industrial plant equipment.
  • Ideally, you will have completed an apprenticeship, or have a BTEC HNC or equivalent in an electrical subject.
  • We are looking for an apprenticeship-served, 17th edition electrician.
  • Due to the nature of this role domestic experience is not suitable.
  • You must have the ability to work with minimum supervision and have knowledge of health and safety issues ideally relevant to the water industry.
  • A full, UK driving licence is essential.
What’s in it for you:

Working both indoors and 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 a fault, or working with your teammate to remove large objects to prevent plant damage.

This role boasts about its great, closely-knit team so you will never be short of support. You will gain experience on a wide range of plant and equipment some of which are innovative investments providing exciting new experiences.

You will also receive competitive benefits as well as full training will be given for health and safety, technical and processes related to the plant.

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 around the area, 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.