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Thames Water
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
28 days ago

Description

Who are we?

Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to our 15 million customers by supplying 2.6 billion litres of water through 32,000 km of pipes, keeping taps flowing and toilets flushing

At Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to life, so our business is always open – and this matters even more through a pandemic.

We’re proud of the positive ways of working we’ve adopted during the pandemic, creating a more flexible and dynamic environment so all our colleagues can thrive. 

What you will be doing

We are currently seeking a Mechanical Technician to work at Oxford Sewage Treatment Works. Your role will be to ensure that all equipment at our waste treatment works is running safely and efficiently using proactive and reactive maintenance methods. You will need to inspect, maintain, fault diagnose, test, install, modify or repair appropriate mechanical plant equipment, alongside supporting operating the plant.

Working within the team you will follow a robust maintenance plan as well as get involved in installation projects, mechanical fault finding, project commissioning and emergency breakdown repairs to ensure our plant operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  

This role will involve:

  • 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
  • Providing technical advice to the wider team, referring to up-to-date technical knowledge, and providing training or support for technical trainees if required
  • Carrying out scheduled planned maintenance work on mechanical equipment in compliance with company standards and procedures to improve plant resilience
  • Examples of equipment that you will be working on will be motors, gearboxes, various pumps, and associated control gears
  • Reviewing of RAMS (Risk assessment/ Method statement)
  • Participate in a 24/7 hour standby rota will be required following the relevant training

To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:

  • You should be a time-served apprentice with the significant experience in mechanical systems With NVQ or C&G level 3 in mechanical engineering with an upskill qualification in mechanical NVQ2/3 is essential
  • Ideally, you will have been upskilled with a mechanical qualification to allow inspecting, maintaining, fault diagnosing, testing, installation, modify or repair mechanical plant equipment in a safe and efficient manner
  • Experience working on large industrial plant equipment including various pumps within the utilities industry would be beneficial
  • Due to the nature of this role, having just domestic experience is not sufficient
  • Knowledge and awareness of health and safety issues are essential
  • Participation in a 24/7 out of hours’ standby rota will be required after a suitable period of training and assessment
  • A valid driving licence is essential and all necessary equipment such as vehicle and tools are provided

We’re looking for you to:

  • Be a self-motivated individual that can immerse themselves into the team around them, you need to be very disciplined and have the desire to learn from those around you, and have a can-do attitude. This role can be demanding at times but very rewarding too
  • Take Ownership of responding quickly to faults, being curious to fully understand the problem, and identify the best solution to resolve it the first time
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, to interact with the team
  • Deliver exceptional service through an enthusiastic and positive approach, taking accountability for your role while working accurately and flexibly within a busy team
  • Teamwork – We are one team and our end goals are the same
  • Proactive – take the lead on recommendations and improvements around the site and communicate effectively

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.

Thames Water is a dynamic, rewarding, and diverse place to work, with opportunities around every corner.  You’ll enjoy a fulfilling career, flexible working arrangements, and great benefits if you join our team. We’re also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion, and Disability Confident Leader. 

Find out more about working at Thames Water.

We deliver life's essential service so our customers, communities, and the environment can thrive.  This means, that when a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers. As part of your role, you’ll be asked to help out our Instant Support Team to help our customers in their hour of need. This is incredibly rewarding, and you’ll be given full training – it’s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business and meet colleagues. 

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date. This is so we can manage all the applications properly and give candidates a positive experience. Once closed, we can’t consider any further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment



Job Information

  • Job ID: 63640827
  • Location:
    Oxford, England, United Kingdom
  • Position Title: Mechanical Technician
  • Company Name For Job: Thames Water
  • Job Function: Waste Water Operations

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