This instrumentation, control & automation (ICA) technician will be working in a multi-disciplinary team, alongside a range of operational teams such as systems, mechanical, and electrical technicians.
The successful candidate will be responsible for installing, modifying and commissioning new plant equipment to relevant standards, and to diagnose and repair faults on systems and plants. Proactively identifying and reporting follow on work or areas for enhancement and delivering cost-effective improvements to assets and systems.
You will be required to carry out instrumentation, control and automation maintenance on a variety of water production assets including planned maintenance and preventative and reactive maintenance. There will be a need to liaise with and supervise contractors and suppliers where necessary.
This vital role also involves the investigation into plant failures and the implementation of subsequent repairs as quickly and efficiently as possible in order to avoid interruptions to the supply process. Additionally, you will conduct risk assessments and create appropriate method statements when required to safely carry out maintenance activities.
You will be responsible for providing specialist technical advice where appropriate with up to date technical knowledge, and provide training support for technical trainees and support project development and input into capital delivery projects.
Participate in a stand-by rota following the relevant training.
To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:
- A good, practical understanding of operational plant and control systems is essential. As well as an understanding of Wonderware (desirable) and ClearSCADA, relay logic and PLCs (Rockwell & Alan Bradley) which will include management and programming. The ideal candidate will have the ability to read and fault find from circuit diagrams as well as have previous experience of inverter drives.
- Examples of some instrumentation you could be working on are flow meters, pressure levels, ultrasonics, and telemetry.
- We are looking for someone with experience in the calibration and maintenance of front line instrumentation. Ideally, you will be qualified to HNC level or otherwise will have City and Guilds Part 2 or NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) in an electrical subject.
- The work will require physical fitness and the ability to work in confined spaces with successful completion of the appropriate training; as well as the flexibility to work on an out of hours rota when necessary.
- Team player
- Ability to prioritise and self-motivated
- Knowledge of water treatment processes (desirable)
- Due to the nature of the role, a valid driving licence is essential and as the post will work across a number of sites in your assigned region.
This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to join a multidisciplinary team working across several sites in the local area to maintain and ensure the smooth running of water treatment works, booster stations and reservoirs.
You will have excellent training and development opportunities and there will be plenty of scope to progress your career within an enthusiastic operations team.
Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, a generous holiday allowance (which increases to 28 days with 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 refer-a-friend bonus, where you can receive up to £1,000 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company.
We’re also proud to be here for our local community, offering all of our teams two days paid volunteer leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities.
Thames 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.
We are focusing like never before on delivering brilliant services and providing our customers with a great experience. We are in the process of transforming our business in order to achieve this. To help us succeed, we need a range of new skills and capabilities and will be recruiting for these in the coming months. We are on the lookout for talented people across our entire region who are interested in helping us to become the best water and waste-water company in the UK.
Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer, welcoming applications from all walks of life to join our diverse team. We’re also leading the way with our award-winning mental health and wellbeing strategy.
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