Electrical Mechanical Engineer job in Basingstoke at Thames Water Utilities Limited

Electrical & mechanical engineer

Company: Thames Water Utilities Limited

Location: Basingstoke UK

Date Posted:Apr 27, 2018

What is the purpose of the role?You will work as part of an operational team in the South West waste treatment business area. Your role in the team would be as a dual-skilled, electrical and mechanical maintenance technician - specifically working on wastewater treatment works based in Basingstoke and potentially further afield in Camberley, Chertsey, Farnham and Bracknell areas. The role will involve working both individually and as part of an ambitious and enthusiastic team. The reactive nature of the business requires you to have a can-do attitude, think on your feet, diagnose faults, solve problems and work efficiently. You would work with a large range of process equipment including; sludge belt presses, progressive cavity pumps, submersible pumps, automatic valves and penstocks, inlet screens, scraper bridges, aeration systems, blowers, dosing pumps, and much more.What makes this role unique?The treatment of wastewater is a public health service; saving lives and promoting wellbeing. Our technicians are key to the day to day operation of our wastewater treatment works, ensuring that our processes perform 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It is crucial that the plant on site works successfully to allow us to provide an exceptional service to our customers and continue to protect our natural environment. What will this role involve?Complying with the Health and Safety at Work Act and Thames Water's health and safety procedures. Carrying out all works in compliance with current standards and regulations. Fault finding and problem solving on defective or failed plant and carrying out emergency breakdown repairs. Carrying out minor installation work and modifying plant on site to run more effectively and/or efficiently. Carrying out routine PPM (planned preventative maintenance) work on a large variety of plant. Carrying out inspections and testing installations to check compliance with current standards and regulations. Ensuring that all statutory and regulatory measures are achieved and maintained. Providing up-to-date, specialist, technical advice and providing training support for technical trainees and apprentices. Recording basic but accurate data, via a hand-held device, regarding jobs completed, spare part requirements, working times and abnormal operational conditions. A potential requirement of the technician to take part in a 1 week in every 6 out of hours emergency stand-by rota.What are we looking for?You will require basic literacy and numeracy skills, plus the completion of a BTEC HNC in a combined electrical and mechanical subject. You will possess C&G electrical and mechanical engineering, following an indentured apprenticeship, or NVQ level 3 in electrical and mechanical engineering. Those without mechanical qualifications will be considered, but is advantageous to have both skill sets. You need a proven track record and technical hands-on field experience in maintenance, ideally with some experience with wastewater equipment but this isn't an absolute requirement. You will need to have basic computer skills, with the ability to input data. You will also require a decent level of physical fitness, with the potential to be trained in safety procedures such as confined space entry, etc. Thames Water information and salary detailsThis role will be based at Basingstoke Sewage Treatment Works (Basingstoke, Hampshire), and is offering a salary of between £25,500.00 - £36,800.00 depending on experience. Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension and holiday scheme and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus discounts at a wide range of retailers via Benefits on Taps. We also offer 2 paid volunteering days per year.About Thames WaterThames Water is the largest water and waste-water services company in the UK. We provide the essential service at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment to 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley and we are going through a period of exciting change. On a typical day we supply 2.6 billion litres of top quality drinking water and our 350 sewage treatment works treat more than 4.2bn litres of waste-water. Our 85,000 miles of water mains and sewers would wrap around the world three-and-a-half times.Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer.Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 11/05/2018. View full job description
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