Mobile Mechanical & Electrical Technician

  • Job Reference: 38024
  • Date Posted: 10 July 2024
  • Employer: idibu
  • Location: Reading
  • Salary: £39,000
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

We are currently recruiting for a Mobile Mechanical & Electrical Technician to work for the SSPS (Small Sewage Pumping Station) Team.  Working within the Home County and Thames Valley Regions.

As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for the maintenance of or Pumping Assets in the field, across the West of the Thames Water region. As the front-line technician, your responsibility will be to ensure you will maintain our Pumping
Assets for our customers, 365 days a year.

You will work as part of an established and high-performing field team who have a direct impact on Thames Water’s performance in several key areas.  The role encompasses a wide-ranging remit, making each day different from the last and posing a unique challenge.

In this role you will be based out of Maple Lodge, However, the Ideal candidate will have a base location of Reading, Swindon, Banbury or Oxford as this mobile role will be covering the home counties and Thames Valley area.

PPE, Tools and a Van will be provided.

What you’ll be doing as the Mechanical and Electrical Technician
  • Carry out routine planned preventative and reactive maintenance of Small Sewage Pumping Stations (SSPS).
  • Carry out electrical or mechanical installation work at Properties and sites at which our Pumping stations are located.
  • Troubleshooting electrical mechanical fault finding.
  • Reporting on the condition of our Pumping Stations and identifying the risks to our assets on site.
  • Provide specialist technical advice where appropriate with up-to-date technical knowledge and provide training support for technical trainees.
  • Liaising with external Customers and Contractors.
  • Demonstrate adherence to Health and Safety policies.
  • Fit to carry out lifting of manhole lids in some difficult-to-access positions and work within Confined Spaces.
  • Take Ownership of responding quickly to faults, being curious to fully understand the problem, and identifying the best solution to resolve it the first time.
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, to interact with the team.

Base Location - Maple Lodge - Rickmansworth - WD3 9SQ.

36 hours per week Monday-Friday.7:30 am -3:36 pm plus the inclusion onto a standby rota for which you will receive additional Payment.

All PPE, Tools plus the provision of a Van when on duty and call.

What you should bring to the role
  • You should be a time-served apprentice with significant experience in electrical systems working in a “true multi-skilled” capacity. Previous experience in an electrical apprenticeship, ONC/HNC in engineering, NVQ or C&G level 3 in mechanical engineering with an upskill qualification in mechanical NVQ2/3 is crucial.
  • 18TH Edition.
  • Ideally you will have been upskilled with a mechanical qualification to allow inspecting, maintaining, fault diagnosing, testing, installing, modifying or repairing mechanical and electrical plant equipment safely and efficiently.
  • For individuals with mechanical or electrical experience only, we will look to develop the right people to dual skilled status.
  • Knowledge and awareness of health and safety issues are crucial.
  • The work will require physical fitness; as you will work in restricted spaces with successful completion of the appropriate training.
  • A valid driving licence is essential and all necessary equipment such as vehicles and tools are provided.

What’s in it for you?
  • Competitive Salary offering up to £39,000 per annum depending on your experience level.
  • 24 days holiday per year increasing to 28 with the length of service. (Plus bank holidays)
  • Annual Bonus.
  • 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 to our customers, and communities so 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.