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Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to our 15 million customers by supplying 2.6 billion litres of water through 32,000 km of pipes, keeping taps flowing and toilets flushing.
At Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to life, so our business is always open.
About the role:
We are seeking an electrical technician to ensure that all equipment at our pumping stations is running safely and efficiently using proactive and reactive maintenance methods.
To inspect, maintain, fault diagnose, test, install, modify or repair electrical & mechanical plant equipment
Working on will be various pumps and associated control gear, 3-phase motors, starters and controls, electronic control systems such as VSDs, automatic valves, centrifugal, positive displacement and progressive cavity pumps, flow, level, and pressure measurement, programmable logic controllers, variable speed drives and controls, chemical handling and dosing equipment
Provide technical advice, referring to up-to-date technical knowledge, and provide training or support for technical trainees if required
You will investigate plant failures and carry out repairs as quickly and efficiently as possible to avoid interruptions to the process. This may involve investigating and diagnosing complex faults and carrying out repairs during incidents
Participation in a 24/7 out of hours’ standby rota will be required after a suitable period of training and assessmentTo be successful you will have the following skills and experience:
Be a time-served apprentice with significant experience in electrical systems ideally working in a “true multi-skilled” capacity
Having previous experience in an electrical apprenticeship, with an 18th Edition qualification is essential
ONC/HNC in engineering, NVQ or C&G level 3 in mechanical engineering with an upskill qualification in mechanical NVQ2/3 would also be beneficial although not essential
Knowledge and awareness of health and safety issues are crucial
Physically fit as you will work in confined spaces with successful completion of the appropriate training
A valid driving license is essentialWhat’s in it for you:
Working at our largest sewage treatment works, you will be presented with unique challenges daily.
You will gain experience in a wide range of plants and equipment.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced electrical maintenance technician to join the UK’s largest water company and join the operations team, working across the East London area.
Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 24 days holiday per year increasing to 28 with length of service and a wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your wellbeing.
Thames Water is a dynamic, rewarding and diverse place to work, with opportunities around every corner. If you join our team, you’ll enjoy a fulfilling career and flexible working arrangements.
We’re also proud to embrace and promote diversity and believe that creating a workforce that reflects the communities we serve will help us to thrive. We encourage applications from everyone and offer extra support for those who need it throughout the recruitment process.
Find out more about working at Thames Water.
We deliver life's essential service so our customers, communities and the environment can thrive. This means, when a crisis happens, we all rally round to support our customers. As part of Team Thames, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to support our customers on the frontline as an Ambassador. Full training will be given for what is undoubtedly an incredibly rewarding experience. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business, meet colleagues and a earn bit of extra money along the way.
Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date. This is so we can manage all the applications properly and give candidates a positive experience. Once closed, we can’t consider any further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment
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