Electrical Technician

  • Job Reference: 397281459-2
  • Date Posted: 14 October 2021
  • Employer: Pertemps Thames Water
  • Location: Barking, Essex
  • Salary: £30,000 to £48,000
  • Sector: Engineering and Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

About the role:
We are seeking an electrical technician, preferably with some mechanical skills to ensure that all equipment at our sewage pumping stations works and they are running safely and efficiently using proactive and reactive maintenance methods.

Key Accountabilities:

Investigating plant failures and carrying 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
Carrying out scheduled planned maintenance work on mechanical and electrical equipment in compliance with company procedures to minimise plant breakdowns.
Providing technical advice to the wider team, referring to up to date technical knowledge, and provide training or support for technical trainees if required.
Using technical equipment such as 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.To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:

You should be a time served apprentice with significant experience of 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 Electrical engineering with an upskill qualification in mechanical NVQ2/3 is desirable.
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 confined spaces with successful completion of the appropriate training.
Participation in a 24/7 out of hours standby rota will be required after a suitable period of training and assessment for which you will receive additional payment.
A valid driving licence is essential and all necessary equipment such as vehicles and tools are provided.This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to join a team of 14 technicians who maintain and ensure the smooth running of 1900 sewage pumping stations to protect the environment and customers from pollution. You will have excellent training and development opportunities and there will be plenty of scopes to progress your career within an enthusiastic operations team. This role offers great learning potential with the ability to cross skills into other disciplines.

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 plus much more, including our referral scheme, where 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.

Click here to find out more about working at Thames Water

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