ICA technician

  • Job Reference: 203279
  • Date Posted: 11 November 2020
  • Employer: Kier Ltd
  • Location: Okehampton, Devon
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

ICA Technician (Instrumentation, Control & Automation Technician)

Location: Okehampton- Hatherleigh

Business Area: Kier Utilities- South West Water


A local passion, a national reach


Kier and its partnership with South West Water are passionate about providing an exceptional service to customers. We help to provide high quality drinking and waste water service throughout Cornwall, Devon, Bournemouth and small parts of Somerset.

We work as part of a Framework delivering reactive repair and maintenance services across the regions in the South West, whether it be responding to fix a water leak or replacing a main on planned works, we will be there ensuring we complete the works in a safe and timely way.

About the role

In this exciting role, you will be working in a multi-disciplinary team, alongside a range of operational teams such as systems, mechanical and electrical technicians. In this crucial role, you will be responsible for installing, modifying and commissioning new plant equipment to relevant standards, and to diagnose and repair faults on systems and plants. Proactively identifying and reporting follow on work or areas for enhancements, improvements to assets and systems will be key.

You will be required to carry out instrumentation, control and automation maintenance and installation on a variety of waste assets including planned, and reactive tasks, whilst liaising with suppliers at all times. Another key part of this role will be investigating plant failures and the implementation of subsequent repairs as quickly and efficiently as possible in order to avoid interruptions to the water treatment process. Additionally, you will be conducting point of work risk assessments and create appropriate method statements when required to safely carry out maintenance activities.

What do we need from you?

To be successful, we are looking for someone who holds a good, practical understanding of operational plant and control systems. You will have knowledge and experience working with relay logic and PLCs, as well as the ability to read and fault find from circuit diagrams. An understanding of wastewater treatment processes would stand you in great stead to be successful for the role along with experience in the calibration and maintenance of front-line instrumentation.

It would also be ideal to be qualified to HNC level or City and Guilds Part2 or NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent) in an electrical subject and due to the nature of the role a full UK Driving Licence is essential.

What will you receive?

Bring your talent and ambition to Kier and you'll enjoy the scope and opportunity to invest in your own future, to build your expertise and contribute to a rich and diverse culture. You can also expect a competitive salary and a strong benefits package that includes:

  • Access to our pension scheme- Kier Retirement Savings Plan
  • Free Life Assurance
  • Competitive annual leave allowance
  • Options to participate in Cycle2Work and Payroll Giving Schemes
  • Two employee Share Scheme options
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to Kier Rewards, our exclusive Discount Shopping Site with deals available at over 800 retailers.

Pre-employment checks

It's worth remembering that we'll undertake the relevant/ standard employment checks if you're successful in the selection process. This includes taking up your references, as well as checking your ID, driving licence (if appropriate) and your right to work in the UK. Some roles may also be subject to further pre-employment checks.

Make the journey. Leave a legacy.

Being part of Kier means living our values of being Collaborative, Trusted and Focused. We all have the potential to shape our world, and it's through these values that we will leave a lasting legacy.

Kier is an inclusive employer

Closing date: 9th December 2020

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