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Industrial Electrical Technician

Job Title: Industrial Electrical Technician
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stratford
Industry:
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum
Start Date: 2019-09-26
Reference: 4252
Contact Name: Robyn Smith
Contact Email: robyn.smith@thameswater.co.uk
Job Published: September 26, 2019 10:40

Job Description

About the role:

The Industrial Electrical Technician will ensure that all electrical equipment associated with our large strategic sewage and storm-water pumping stations 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 our site across the North East London catchment area.

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 VSDs, 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:
  • Ideally, 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, 18th 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, a generous holiday allowance starting at 24 days a year (which increases to 30 days 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 UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to millions of customers by suppling 2.7 billion litres of world-class water to around 10 million homes.   

As our world changes, the need to take care of our most precious resource is greater than ever, both locally and globally. That’s why, at Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to daily life, and that means our business is always open. We’re passionate about providing world-class tap water, now and for the future. 

We’re also turning poo into power, self-generating 20% of the energy we use and, in turn, doing our bit for the planet. We’re reducing plastic waste by celebrating our tap water and rolling out an ambitious water fountain project. We’re using our voice to lobby for change and partnering with WaterAid to provide clean water to the world’s poorest communities. 

Together, we’re building a better future for our customers, our region and our planet. 
Thames Water is a unique, rewarding and diverse place to work. If you join our team, you’ll enjoy fast-tracked career opportunities, flexible working arrangements and unparalleled benefits. We’re also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Leader, welcoming individuals from all walks of life and leading the way with an award-winning mental health and wellbeing strategy.