Mechanical & Electrical Technician

  • Job Reference: 15050
  • Date Posted: 4 May 2021
  • Employer: Pertemps
  • Location: Rickmansworth
  • Salary: £28,000 to £42,000
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

About the role:
The Electrical and Mechanical Technician will ensure that all equipment at our sewage pumping stations across the Thames Valley is running safely and efficiently using proactive and reactive maintenance methods.

You will inspect, maintain, fault diagnose, test, install, modify or repair electrical & mechanical plant equipment.

Working within the maintenance team you will follow robust planned maintenance, getting involved in minor installation projects, electrical fault finding and emergency breakdown repairs to ensure our plant operates all year round.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Carrying out scheduled planned and reactive maintenance work on a variety of wastewater residential assets and industrial electrical machinery in compliance with company procedures to minimise plant breakdowns.
  • Where required, professionally communicating with the customer and throughout the process, whilst meeting their expectations, at all times.
  • 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.
  • You will be expected to provide technical advice, referring to up to date technical knowledge, and provide training or support for technical trainees if required.
  • Examples of equipment that you will be working on will be various pumps and associated control gear, 3 phase motors, starters and controls, electronic control systems such as VSD’s, automatic valves and penstocks, flow, level and pressure measurement, programmable logic controllers, variable speed drives and controls, chemical handling and dosing equipment.
  • Participate in a stand-by rota following the relevant training.
To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:
  • 18th Edition electrical City and Guilds certification are crucial.
  • Apprenticeship with significant experience of electrical systems working in a ‘true multi-skilled capacity.
  • NVQ or City & Guilds level 3 in mechanical engineering would also be ideal.
  • Experience in inspecting, maintaining, fault diagnosis, testing, installation, modifying, or repairing mechanical and electrical plant equipment.
  • Experience maintaining large pumps, actuated valves, electronic control systems such as VSD’s and 3 phase electrical switchgear is essential.
  • Knowledge and awareness of health and safety issues relevant to the industry would be beneficial for this role.
  • The work will require physical fitness.
  • You will need the ability to work in confined spaces and will require the completion of appropriate training for this.
  • A full UK driving licence is essential.
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 of 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 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