Electrical Technician

£35,000 Per Annum

Full Time


Camberley, Surrey

Engineering And Technical

Posted 13 days ago

Expires In 16 Days

Job Description

We have a great opportunity for a career-minded individual to join our Camberley team as an Electrical Technician in our Waste Pumping Team.

Working in the Camberley and surrounding areas you will be operating and maintaining approximately 250 waste pumping stations. Maintaining these assets ensures we help deliver life’s essential service to our customers, communities and the environment so keeping pumps available and running is our primary goal.

You will be working in a small team and on your own ensuring the assets on site remain in service. This will involve routine maintenance and problem-solving when things go wrong. The team are keen to welcome and train new people to help them ensure all the plants remain in service.

What you’ll be doing as the Electrical Technician
  • Carrying out scheduled planned and reactive maintenance work on a variety of wastewater residential assets and industrial electrical machinery in compliance with company procedures to minimise plant breakdowns.
  • Where required, communicating with the customer in a professional manner and throughout the process, whilst meeting their expectations, at all times.
  • You will investigate plant failures and carry 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.
  • You will be expected to provide technical advice, referring to up-to-date technical knowledge, and provide training or support for technical trainees if required.
  • Examples of equipment that you will be working on will be various pumps and associated control gear, 3-phase motors, starters and controls, electronic control systems such as VSDs, automatic valves and penstocks, flow, level and pressure measurement, programmable logic controllers, variable speed drives and controls, chemical handling and dosing equipment.
  • Participate in a stand-by rota following the relevant training.

Base Location - Camberley - GU15 3YL.

38 hours per week Monday-Friday.7:30 -3:36 pm.

What you should bring to the role
  • 18th Edition electrical City and Guilds certification is crucial.
  • Ideally an apprenticeship with significant experience in electrical systems working in a ‘true multi-skilled capacity.
  • Experience in inspecting, maintaining, fault diagnosis, testing, installation, modifying or repairing Electrical plant equipment.
  • Ideally experience maintaining large pumps, actuated valves, electronic control systems such as VSD and 3-phase electrical switchgear is essential.
  • Knowledge and awareness of health and safety issues relevant to the industry would benefit this role.
  • The work will require physical fitness.
  • You will need the ability to work in confined spaces and will require the completion of appropriate training for this.
  • A full UK driving licence is essential.

What’s in it for you?
  • Competitive salary up to £35,000 per annum depending on your level of experience.
  • 24 days holiday per year increasing to 28 with the length of service. (Plus bank holidays)
  • 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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