What is the purpose of the role? The purpose of this site-based Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Technician is to inspect, maintain, fault diagnose, test, install, modify & repair as appropriate, electrical & mechanical plant equipment. You will maintain equipment to the required standards to ensure our statutory obligations are met, availability and associated performance is maintained, all in a safe and efficient manner with minimum supervision. Working 07:30 - 15:30, with travel to other sites to perform these tasks as and when required What makes this role unique? Our Technicians and Engineers are a vital component in what we do at Thames Water. The successful applicant will be one of the key figures on the ground helping with the day to day operating of our sewage treatment works, helping ensure fluids are decontaminated and put back into our communities safely. Each day can present unique challenges whether its removing large objects to prevent plant damage or using your expertise to diagnose a fault. You will work towards achieving the highest equipment efficiencies through routine maintenance, breakdown repair and improvement work. Working as part of a diverse team based at Crawley Sewage Treatment Works, you will gain experience on a wide range of plants and equipment, some of which are innovative investments providing exciting new experiences. Full training will be given for Health & Safety, technical and processes related to the plant. Crawley in particular is a great opportunity due to being exposed to the THP (Thermal Hydrolysis Plant). What will this role involve? Carrying out planned and reactive electrical & 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 are we looking for? You will need to have a combined Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) background in an industrial or similar setting, having completed an Indentured 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. Ideally you will have gained a BTEC (or equivalent) in a combined Mechanical and Electrical subject. Knowledge and awareness of Health and Safety relevant to the industry would be beneficial for this role. The work will require physical fitness; so you will need the ability to work in confined spaces with successful completion of the appropriate training. Due to the nature of the role a valid UK driving licence is essential. Thames Water information and salary details This role is site based, working out of Crawley Sewage Treatment Works;, West Sussex however, you will also be covering other sites between the A3 & A22. We are offering a salary of up to £30,000 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. All necessary equipment such as vehicle and tools will be provided. About Thames Water 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. 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. 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 opportunities employer. Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 28/10/2016.