Field Service Engineer (flexi-skilled)

Closing date: 
Monday, April 23, 2018 - 08:57
United Utilities
United Kingdom

Electrical or Instrumentation Field Service Engineer (11221)

Job ID: 11221

Location: Workington Wastewater Treatment Works UK

Salary: £27,984.00

Working Hours: 37.00 per week

Job Purpose

You will be responsible for Electrical or Instrumentation (E/I) maintenance and technical support to the Wastewater Production team to repair and maintain Wastewater assets.

You will be working in a fast paced modern maintenance environment, providing proactive, planned and reactive support in all aspects of your field of expertise, to ensure compliance with company, statutory and regulatory
requirements at the same time minimising environmental impact.

Job Accountabilities

As the role can require lone working you will need to be comfortable working alone or as part of a team. The role will also include working in confined spaces as well as the opportunity to provide input into capital and operational projects to ensure assets fully meet operational and maintenance requirements. Participation in an out of hour's standby rota is also a requirement. Your duties will include the following:

  • To implement an efficient Electrical / Instrumentation (/E/I) maintenance and installation service.
  • To analyse faults, rectify and ensure correct operation of Electrical / Instrumentation and systems-based equipment.
  • Perform planned and proactive maintenance activities.
  • To ensure compliance with all Health & Safety regulations and internal company policies
  • To maintain required financial control of a pre-defined budgets.
  • To provide reliable, accurate and complete asset performance and repair information for entry into corporate systems.
  • To analyse and recommend solutions to recurring maintenance problems.

Knowledge and Skills

To be successful in this role you must be a time served apprentice or equivalent, supported with academic qualifications ideally to HNC or minimum ONC equivalent in a relevant technical area. A desire to work towards flexi skilling leading to the NVQ Level 3 is also required. To be considered for this role you must have:

  • A valid driving licence
  • The ability to work in a team but also alone, be resilient, self-motivated, with strong problem solving skills and possess the required technical competence
  • Able and willing to diversify into specialised areas of maintenance, as required, such as but not limited to chlorine gas systems and high voltage installations
  • Diagnostic, organisational, planning, communication and computer skills
  • Industry Experience
  • Experience of PLC, HMI and SCADA systems and associated networks to perform fault diagnostics, assist with disaster recovery and small system modifications

Desirable Criteria

  • Ensure that throughout your career that the required skills, competence and recency in all relevant subject matter are maintained
  • Where appropriate, possess a sound working knowledge of Simocode, Profibus and similar industrial technology systems.

Additional Information

  • You will be expected, once competent to join a standby rota covering the whole of Cumbria Wastewater.

We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age.

If you are offered a job with us, a number of pre-employment checks need to be carried out before your appointment can be confirmed. Any offer of employment with United Utilities will be subject to a satisfactory checking report from the Disclosure Scotland / the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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