M & E Technician

Thames Water
£30000 - £35000 per annum
16 Oct 2016
15 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Mechanical & Electrical Technician (FTC)

What is the purpose of this role?

We are currently looking for an M&E Technician to work for one year for the UK's largest water and Sewerage Company.

The purpose of this role is to inspect, maintain, fault diagnose, test, install, modify or repair, electrical & mechanical plant equipment on a Sewage Treatment Works (STW) in Abbey Wood, SE2.

You will gain unique exposure to working on new and innovative equipment on a Sewage Treatment Works including Thermal Hydrolysis Plant (THP) and Sludge Powered Generator (SPG). Full training will be given for Health & Safety, technical and processes related to the plant.

This role will involve but not be limited to:

Carrying out planned and reactive electrical and/or mechanical installation work in a safe manner.

Diagnosing problems quickly to ensure a minimum amount of downtime by taking a proactive approach to improvements.

Communicating and reviewing planned preventative maintenance schedules.

Investigating and diagnosing complex faults and carry out repairs during incidents.

Providing technical advice where appropriate; making reference to up to date technical knowledge, and provide training or support for technical trainees if required.

Completing jobs to the required standard noting any findings on your company device and following the required reporting methods.

Working according to good housekeeping procedures and Health & Safety regulations by maintaining a clean and safe working environment.

What skills are we looking for?

Ideal applicants will have a combined Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) background following an Apprenticeship. Experience and working knowledge of large pumps, actuated valves, electronic control systems such as VSD's and 3 phase electrical switch gear is essential.

We are looking for someone who has gained a BTEC HNC (or equivalent) in a combined Mechanical and Electrical subject and similar industry experience.

Knowledge and awareness of Health and Safety issues relevant to the industry would be beneficial.

Due to the nature of the role a valid driving licence is essential.

Salary Information

This one year contract role is based at Crossness Sewage Treatment Works, Abbey Wood, SE2. We are offering a salary of up to £35,000 depending on experience and qualifications. Our excellent salary package includes a competitive contributory pension and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, child care vouchers, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus many more. Participation in a 24/7 Out of Hours Standby rota (typically 1 week in 6) will be required after a suitable period of training and assessment, for which you will receive an additional payment.