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Mechanical and Electrical Technician

Job details
Posting date: 19 June 2024
Salary: £39,000 to £39,000 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 03 July 2024
Location: Isleworth, London, TW7 7LW
Company: Thames Water
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 53361238


We have a great opportunity for a career minded individual to join our waste team as the Mechanical & Electrical Technician to be based from Mogden Sewage Treatment Works.

As the Successful candidate you will be responsible for carrying out the planned and defect maintenance of FLIP (Flooding Improvement Process) devices throughout the Thames Water area. You will inspect, fault diagnose and maintain devices fitted at properties, in a safe efficient, timely and effective manner with minimum supervision.
You will join a specialist team responsible for maintaining FLIP devices throughout the Thames Water region. This is the only team maintaining these Active Drainage Devices that are crucial to the protection of properties from flooding from the Main Sewers.

Working on specialist equipment, you will have the opportunity to work on processes that will provide you with skills and experience that cannot be gained elsewhere in the company.

You will be working in a small close-knit team, often in Central London making a real impact upon customers with properties at risk of flooding.

PPE, Tools and Van will be provided.

What you’ll be doing as the Mechanical and Electrical Technician

- Carry out routine planned preventative and reactive maintenance of Sewage drainage System Flip devices
- Carry out electrical or mechanical installation work at properties and sites at which Flip devices are installed
- Trouble shooting electrical mechanical fault finding.
- Reporting on the condition of Flip devices and identifying spares and Bought in Service requirements
- Provide specialist technical advice where appropriate with up-to-date technical knowledge, and provide training support for technical trainees
- Liaising with external customers at properties at which Flip devices are installed
- Demonstrate adherence to Health and Safety policies
- Fit to carry out lifting of manhole lids in some difficult to access positions.
- Fit to be able to lift and return various manhole lids daily (approx. 5 lids a day)
- Fit to climb up and down ladders

Base Location - Mogden - Isleworth - TW7 7LW
38 hours per week Monday-Friday.7:30 am -3:36pm plus the inclusion onto a on standby rota for which you will receive additional Payment.
All PPE, Tools plus the provision of a Van when on duty and on 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.
- 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 subject to your level of experience.
- 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 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.

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