Instrumentation, control & automation (ICA) technician

Job Title: Instrumentation, control & automation (ICA) technician
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Barking
Salary: £35000 - £45540 per annum
Start Date: 2019-04-18 00:00:00
Reference: 748101329
Contact Name: Ali Dearlove
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 18, 2019 11:10

Job Description

What skills are we looking for?

- Understanding of Wonderware and ClearSCADA, relay logic and PLCs (Rockwell & Alan Bradley) which will include management and programming.

- Experience of calibration and maintenance of front line instrumentation.

- Ideally qualified to HNC level or otherwise will have City and Guilds Part 2 or NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) in an electrical subject.

- Practical understanding of operational industrial plant equipment and control systems is essential.

- Read and fault find from circuit diagrams as well as have previous experience of inverter drives.

- Experience in inspecting, maintaining, testing or repair as appropriate, SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) and associated PLCs, instrumentation, control and automation equipment.

- Knowledge and awareness of health and safety issues relevant to the industry would be beneficial for this role.

- The work will require physical fitness.

- You will need the ability to work in confined spaces and will require completion of appropriate training for this.

- A full UK driving licence is essential.

Salary and benefits:

- Depending on experience and/or qualifications we are offering a salary between £39,600 and £45,540.

- All tools provided and you may be eligible for a company van (location dependant).

- 24 days annual leave increasing with years of service.

- A generous pension scheme whereby the Company will match twice of what you contribute up to 12% company contribution.

- Life insurance of 8 x salary.

- Annual pay review.

- Season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus discounts at a wide range of retailers via Benefits on Taps.

- We also offer 2 paid volunteering days per year.

You will have the potential to earn casual overtime (double time in some circumstances) and you will be paid extra as part of the 24/7 out of hours' standby rota to ensure the service we provide to our customers always comes first.

Key Responsibilities

Carry out instrumentation, control and automation maintenance on a variety of wastewater assets including planned maintenance and defect maintenance.

Installing, modifying and commissioning new plant equipment to relevant standards, and to diagnose and repair faults on systems and plants.

Inspect, maintain, test or repair as appropriate, SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) and associated PLCs, instrumentation, control and automation equipment.

Follow robust maintenance plans 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.

Working in a multi-disciplinary ICA team, alongside a range of operational teams such as systems, mechanical, and electrical technicians.

Identifying and reporting follow on work or areas for enhancement, and delivering cost effective improvements to assets and systems.

Investigation into plant failures and the implementation of subsequent repairs as quickly and efficiently as possible in order to avoid interruptions to the process.

Conduct 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.

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

Participation in a 24/7 out of hours standby rota will be required after a suitable period of training and assessment.

Due to the nature of the role a valid driving licence is essential and all necessary equipment such as vehicle and tools are provided.

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

Why choose us / our client?

Working outside with no one day being the same provides a very interesting working environment. You will be presented with unique challenges whether it is using your expertise to diagnose a fault, or removing large objects to prevent plant damage. You will gain experience on a wide range of plants and equipment some of which are innovative investments providing exciting new experiences.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced instrumentation, control and automation (ICA) technician to join the UK's largest water company and join the operations team.