Electrical Control & Instrumentation Technician

Contract type
Working Pattern
Full time
Location based
Hours per week
40 hours Monday to Friday
Dates that interviews will take place
Via MS Teams
£35,000 - £40,000 plus Healthcare, Pension
Summary of vacancy

When you join SUEZ Industrial Water, you get more than a brand-new role. Your work will help us deliver innovative and environmentally responsible solutions for water and waste management.

You will get a chance to help us preserve and restore our planet’s natural capital for future generations. It’s a career that’s not only exciting, but full of opportunities as well as professional and personal fulfilment.

About the role

About the role

  • The EC&I Technician will be responsible for delivering front line maintenance on the Water Treatment Plant systems at the DRAX contract including preventative maintenance, breakdowns and calibrations.
  • Prepare Risk assessments and method statements for routine and non-routine work on the DRAX MAXIMO system.
  • Carry out duties in a safe manner to ensure that there is a minimum risk of harm to people or the environment as a result of plant maintenance.
  • Monitor the performance of the assets and carry out actions to ensure that the assets perform at an optimum level at all times.
  • Communicate with other members of the Suez and Customer teams to ensure that there is a good level of understanding regarding plant performance, activities to be carried out and any impacts on site wide operations as a result of maintenance work within Suez scope.
  • Carry out isolations and issue Permits for Work etc as required to allow others to carry out work on the assets in a safe and controlled manner.
  • Assist in plant operations as required. Assist the mechanical technician where required.

What will I be doing?

  • Visible leadership on HSE issues at all levels both in the client organisation and within SUEZ.
  • Understand the multi-skilled (EMI) maintenance function in order to complete basic and/or complex maintenance tasks and to work unsupervised with a proactive attitude.
  • Pro-active approach to safety, inputting into monthly safety stats and KPI’s, and taking an active part in ensuring the team meet its targets.
  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with SUEZ personnel, and sub-contractor staff. Development and maintenance of good housekeeping practices.
  • Continually look to improve methods and systems.
  • Identify faults, evaluate rectification measures and to make initial recommendations, in order to carry out basic and/or complex repairs. 
  • Interpret advanced technical literature and drawings to affect repairs.
  • Display good knowledge of all SUEZ and customer electronic systems used for maintenance work, i.e. CMMS.
  • Utilising plant information, identify any changes in equipment performance and/or potential operational problems, evaluate and make initial recommendations to return plant to its optimum operating condition.
  • Attending maintenance related meetings as required providing input as appropriate.
  • Working in partnership with the Process Plant Operators and the Mechanical Maintenance Technician.
  • Identify and carry out “on-the-job” training of new personnel. Flexible and adaptable approach.

What are the requirements?

  • Extensive experience of carrying out all aspects of a Mechanical planned maintenance programme.
  • Operational and maintenance knowledge of water & effluent treatment plants.
  • Experience of working directly with sub-contractors and dealing directly with third parties to arrange / organise tasks.
  • To be able to demonstrate through previous work experience, an ability to interpret advanced technical literature and engineering drawings to affect repairs of complex items of plant.
  • To be able to demonstrate knowledge of complete cycle of maintenance work from planning stage, to implementation and to completion of tasks.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work within a quality system.
  • Hard working self-starter/self-motivated able to work on your own with little local support following initial training/induction periods.
  • Experience of working in a ‘virtual team’ environment with good IT skills.
  • High level problem solving/fault finding skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, able to liaise with multiple commercial/technical internal and external contacts.
  • NVQ / City & Guilds or other qualification in Mechanical Engineering/Technology and/or significant relevant experience.
  • Computer Literate.
  • Health & safety training.

Who we are

SUEZ Industrial Water Ltd. is a rapidly growing industrial and environmental service business managing contracts in across many industrial sectors in the UK and Europe. SUEZ business model is based on long term service agreements with permanent site presence. Contracts typically cover the complete water cycle including site operations and maintenance as well as project development and delivery.

The company offer considerable development and progression opportunities in multiple locations in all ranges of roles – engineering, consultancy, operations, maintenance, project management, general and profit centre management.

SUEZ Water were awarded "Water Company of the year" for 2018 at the Global Water Summit in London. The Group also received two distinctions in the "Desalination plant of the Year" and the "Industrial project of the Year" categories.

SUEZ Industrial Water UK are an equal opportunities employer.


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