Electrical Maintenance Technician – Taunton, Somerset

Electrical Maintenance Technician

Wessex Water

Taunton, Somerset


Are you an experienced Electrician looking to take the next step in your career within the water industry? If so, we have a role which will see you join a friendly, supportive and technical team, where you’ll help to look after our water recycling centres, maintaining the highest standards for our customers.

This is a really exciting challenge for an Electrical Maintenance Technician to be a part of a high-performing and dedicated Electrical Mechanical and Instrumentation (Electrical, Mechanical and Instrumentation) team to cover our sewage treatment sites across Yeovil, Taunton and Bridgwater.

We want to hear from if you have previous experience working in a 24/7 operational production environment, have a commercial, Industrial or domestic background, or have experience testing, inspecting and fault finding.

The role

As an Electrical Maintenance Technician, you will join the Electrical Mechanical and Instrumentation team, carrying out planned preventative maintenance and reactive work on Wessex Water sewage treatment sites.

Day to day your responsibilities will be to ensure the effective operation of plant machinery and equipment, as well as carrying out fault finding, fault diagnosis and fault resolution.

Your experience and expertise in decision making will be second to none, as you will confidently seek to make continuous improvements on our sewage treatment sites to reduce the risk of our sites not performing to their full potential.

What do I need?

In this position you will be required to have a can-do attitude and a flexible approach to work activities, as you will be involved in a variety of tasks. You will also have on-going development opportunities to develop your skillset and knowledge, which can include progressing into PLC programming.

To be successful, we are seeking a time served Electrical Maintenance Technician who is competent in three-phase and single-phase power, control circuits and finding faults.

It is essential that candidates applying for the role to hold a City and Guilds/BTEC, NVQ Level 3 or a time served electrical apprenticeship. Formal mechanical training (dual skilled) is preferred but not essential. The successful candidate will also need to have excellent health and safety awareness and IT literacy.

To be considered for this role you must hold a valid UK Driving licence, as there will be regular travel around various sites within the region. You will also be required to participate in a standby rota.

Benefits for you

  • Pension – up to 20% combined contribution
  • 25 days’ holiday rising to 28 with length of service
  • Opportunity to buy and sell up to five days’ holiday
  • Life assurance (four times your salary)
  • Flexible working
  • Cashback and discounts from over 1,200 retailers
  • Paid volunteering day
  • Enhanced maternity leave
  • Health and wellbeing programme
  • Support from mental health first aiders

What will you get from us?

Our people tell us Wessex Water is a great place to work, and they stay with us! We are proud of how we support development and career progression. We have a wealth of both financial and non-financial benefits to offer our people and are committed to ensuring we provide an environment that supports health and wellbeing and flexible working.

We continue to promote diversity and inclusion. With that in mind, we welcome all applicants.

We are delighted to have signed the Armed Forces covenant and are a Disability Confident Employer. Applicants who declare they have a disability or have previously served with the Armed Forces, and meet the minimum requirements for the job, will automatically be invited for an interview.

Please let us know if you require any additional support or adjustments to assist you in starting your journey with Wessex Water.

If you have what it takes to join this award-winning business and want to be part of our exciting journey and share in that success, then please get in contact with us to find out more.

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