ICA Technician

  • Job Reference: 12132
  • Date Posted: 4 May 2021
  • Employer: Pertemps
  • Location: Walthamstow
  • Salary: £30,000 to £48,000
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

About the role:
We have an exciting opportunity for a career-minded individual to join our team as an (ICA) engineering technician to work out of Copperhill’s Water Treatment Works depot as well as across the North London transmission area. As the ICA Technician, your responsibilities will be  to inspect, maintain, fault diagnose, test & install, SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems and associated  PLC’s (Programmable Logic Controllers), instrumentation, control and automation equipment in a safe, efficient, timely and effective manner with minimum supervision.

This instrumentation, control & automation (ICA) engineering technician will be working in a multi-disciplinary team, with the following responsibilities:
  • 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 enhancement.
  • Working as the ICA Electrical Technician alongside multi-disciplinary operational teams such as mechanical, process and electrical technicians.
  • Liaising and supervising contractors and suppliers where necessary.
  • Carrying out instrumentation, control and automation maintenance on a variety of water assets including planned maintenance and defect maintenance.
  • Delivering cost-effective improvements to assets and systems.
  • Conducting your own 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.
  • Carry out scheduled planned maintenance work in compliance with company procedures to minimize plant breakdowns.
  • Support project development and input into capital delivery projects.
  • Investigate the nature of plant failures and subsequently carry out repairs as quickly and efficiently as possible to avoid interruptions to the process.
  • Examples of some instrumentation you could be working on are flow meters, pressure levels, ultrasonic, radar, gas detection, PH monitors.
  • Participate in a stand-by rota following the relevant training.
To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:
  • A good, practical understanding of operational plant and control systems is essential.
  • An understanding of Wonderware and Clear SCADA is desirable.
  • Knowledge and experience working with relay logic and PLCs (Allen-Bradley) which will include management and programming.
  • The ideal candidate will have the ability to read and fault find from circuit diagrams as well as have previous experience of inverter drives.
  • Examples of some instrumentation you could be working on are flow meters, pressure levels, ultrasonic and telemetry.
  • We are looking for someone with experience in the calibration and maintenance of front-line instrumentation.
  • Ideally, you will be qualified to HNC level or otherwise will have City and Guilds Part 2 or NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) in an electrical subject.
  • Knowledge of water treatment processes is desirable.
  • The work will require physical fitness and the ability to work in confined spaces with successful completion of the appropriate training and the flexibility to work on an out of hours rota when necessary.
  • We are looking for a self-motivated team player who is comfortable also with lone working and who possesses excellent time-management skills.
What’s in it for you:
Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 24 days holiday per year increasing to 28 with the 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, and much more, including our referral scheme. You can receive £750 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company. 
We’re also proud to be here for our local community, offering everyone two days paid volunteer to 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 supplying 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 waste 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 award-winning mental health and well-being strategy.