Mechanical Technician

Job Title: Mechanical Technician
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Ware
Salary: £30000 - £34500 per annum
Start Date: 2019-07-26 00:00:00
Reference: 4250
Contact Name: Robyn Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 26, 2019 09:10

Job Description

About the role:

Working within the maintenance team you will follow robust maintenance plan as well as getting involved in minor installation projects and emergency breakdown repairs to ensure our plant operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  

This role will involve:

The successful candidate will be working in a small, multi-discipline team and will be responsible for carrying- out scheduled, unscheduled and emergency maintenance work on mechanical equipment such as pumps, mixers and gearboxes.

This will be done in compliance with company procedures, current standards and regulations, and also in line with manufacturer’s guidelines, in order to minimise plant breakdowns.

There will also be responsibility to investigate and diagnose complex faults from plant failures and subsequently carry out repairs as quickly and efficiently as possible in order to avoid interruptions to the process.

This role will also involve the carrying-out the installation, refurbishment and commissioning of mechanical process plant to specification and in a timely manner.

As part of the site team they would be responsible for providing technical advice where appropriate, making reference to up to date technical knowledge, and provide training or support for technical trainees.

You will also be responsible for maintaining a stock of spares and materials required to complete work effectively, where necessary ensuring additional items are ordered.

Ensure the health and safety of yourself, colleagues, visitors and members of the public is excellent at all times.

To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:
  • Are you a qualified mechanical technician and do you have experience working on industrial plant equipment within the utilities industry?
  • We are looking for an apprenticeship-served mechanical technician with experience working on large industrial equipment, especially various industrial pumps.
  • Due to the nature of this role domestic experience is not suitable.
  • Knowledge and awareness of health and safety issues relevant to the water industry would be beneficial for this role, although not essential.
  • The work will require physical fitness and you will need the ability to work in confined spaces following successful completion of the appropriate training.
  • Due to the nature of the role a valid 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 team mate to install replacement plant and equipment.

This role boasts about its great ‘family feel’ team where you will never be short of support.

This is a challenging role which requires you to help deliver the best next generation services to all our customers. Working within our team will enable to you to make a difference and take advantage of fantastic career progression and opportunities within the IT department.

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.