ICA Technician

  • Job Reference: 37611
  • Date Posted: 5 July 2024
  • Employer: idibu
  • Location: Witney
  • Salary: £45,000
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

We are currently recruiting for an ICA Technician Within the Oxford area. This is an exciting hands-on opportunity where you will assist in keeping the Bicester and Witney sites running.

The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated individual who can immerse themselves into the team around them, as well as being disciplined and have the desire to learn from those around them and have a can-do attitude. This role can be demanding at times but very rewarding too.

On a day-to-day basis, you will receive your planned workload and will also be responding to emergency alarms. You will be working as part of a team but may also be alone which highlights the importance of our high H+S standards. You will have your van and tools supplied which you will keep maintained to a high standard.

A Van, PPE and Tools will be provided.

What you’ll be doing as an ICA Technician

The ICA role consists of the following but is not limited to, these main points:
  • Carrying out planned maintenance (PPM) which includes some mandatory tickets and some reactive maintenance on defective equipment.
  • working in a multi-disciplinary team, alongside a range of operational teams such as systems, mechanical, and electrical technicians.
  • Installing, modifying, and commissioning new plant equipment to relevant standards, and diagnosing and repairing faults in systems and plants. Proactively identifying and reporting follow-up work or areas for enhancement and delivering cost-effective improvements to assets and systems.
  • Investigation into plant failures and the implementation of subsequent repairs as quickly and efficiently as possible.
  • You will be responsible for providing specialist technical advice where appropriate with up-to-date technical knowledge.
What should you bring to the role?
  • Experience with PLCs and SCADA systems and communication network systems, instrumentation including flow, level, pressure etc.
  • Experience with variable speed drives (VSDs) and other starting methods for motors/pumps.
  • 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 instrumentation, control and automation discipline.
  • Preferable for you to have 18th Edition (BS7671) qualification and 3-phase electrical knowledge or qualifications.
  • Physical fitness and the ability to work in confined spaces with successful completion of the appropriate training.
  • Take Ownership of responding quickly to faults, being curious to fully understand the problem and identify the best solution to resolve it the first time.
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills, to interact with the team.
  • The ability to deliver exceptional service through an enthusiastic and positive approach, taking accountability for your role while working accurately and flexibly within a busy team.
  • Teamwork – We are one team, and our end goals are the same.
  • Proactive – take the lead on recommendations and improvements around the site and communicate effectively.

What’s in it for you?
  • Competitive salary between £45,600 per annum depending on skills and experience.
  • Base Location either Bicester - OX25 2NY, Witney - OX28 5JH depending on your location.
  • 38 Hours Monday-Friday 7:30 am -3:36 pm.
  • Annual Leave - 24 days holiday per year increasing to 28 with the length of service. (Plus bank holidays) 
  • Contributory pension – Defined Contribution - Maximum of 12% -2x employee contribution.
  • Personal Medical Assessments – Open to all once a year.
  • Wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your wellbeing.

Who are we?

At Thames Water, our purpose is crystal clear - to deliver life’s essential service so our customers, communities and planet can thrive.

Water is life’s great leveller. Every living thing needs it, every single day. From people to plants, birds to bees, farms to factories, we all need it to thrive, and we’re committed to taking care of it for us all.

But keeping water flowing is becoming harder. From scorching summers to wetter winters, extreme weather affects everything from our pipes to our local rivers. We need to keep millions more kettles boiling, public services operating, washing machines spinning, showers running and more, so every drop is more precious than ever. Are you ready to play your part?

Working at Thames Water

At Thames Water, we recognise that people are at the heart of our business. To help us succeed in providing life's essential service, we need a range of skills and capabilities, representative of society throughout our business.

We seek to attract and retain a cultural mix of people who can offer different but complementary attitudes, values, talents, and knowledge. We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills, experiences, backgrounds, and differences that each individual brings.

Our over-arching diversity and inclusion aim is to ensure Thames Water is a diverse and inclusive great place to work. 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.

When a crisis happens, we all rally around 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 earn some extra money along the way.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.