Mechanical Engineer

Barnstaple, England / / Permanent full-time

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Mechanical Engineer

At South West Water we believe that the strongest businesses are built on solid, stable foundations - with a vision and a culture that gives them the freedom to change, improve and innovate.
We’re proud to be responsible for providing reliable, efficient and high-quality drinking water and wastewater services for the beautiful South West area.
And we have huge ambitions.
Not only are we committed to reaching net-zero by 2030, but we’ve also partnered with wildlife charities, National Parks and local partners to help ensure a better future for generations to come.
So, if you want to be part of a diverse team where opportunities flow and fresh ideas are welcomed, #JustAddWater.

Are you looking for a role where you can use your hands-on experience working for the South Wests biggest employer?

We currently have an opportunity available for a Mechanical Engineer to join our team working in Barnstaple. You will join us on a full-time, permanent basis, and in return, you will receive a salary of £32982 - £39087 per annum, plus benefits.

About the role:

As our Mechanical Engineer you will fault find, repair and maintain South West Water (SWW) assets across a range of company sites, predominantly Water treatment works, pumping stations and service reservoirs. To help ensure maximum asset availability and support the SWW Vision by assisting by minimising risk to compliance and preventing pollutions.

What you will be doing:

  • Carry out reactive maintenance on mechanical equipment to the highest standard of workmanship
  • Providing recommended/detailed specifications of parts for ordering of stock replacements and parts needed to undertake repairs
  •  Manufacturing and fabrication of parts and equipment
  • Undertaking any training required in order to carry out work activities in a safe or legal manner
  • Carrying out work activities as scheduled 
  • Assisting Operational staff with the resolution of complex problems
  • Keeping our internal customers updated with activities which may impact on their processes
  • Using or if necessary requesting method statements and safe systems of work for the activities you carry out
  • Acting as the duty Mechanical Craftperson on a standby/call-out rota basis
  • What we are looking for:

  • A completed apprenticeship in a relevant technical discipline
  • A full understanding of related RAMS to deliver an effective and safe maintenance regime
  • Experience of working with Waste Water treatment processes would be desirable
  • Ability to fault find and repair large complex pieces of mechanical equipment
  • What's in it for you:

  • We know that the support and commitment of our staff is key to our success so you will receive the opportunity for ongoing development and training for a long-term career with us. We’re one of the largest companies in the South West and are proud to have been awarded Investors in People recognition.

    In return, we offer an excellent range of benefits including:
  • Generous holiday allowance plus bank holidays
  • A discretionary Bonus
  • Competitive Contributory Pension
  • Access to the Company Sharesave Scheme
  • Various health benefits
  • And more!
  • Closing Date: Fri 21st June 2024
    Please note that the successful candidate will be subject to a mandatory DBS check as part of the onboarding process.

    If you are looking for a new challenge, please click apply now to be considered as our Mechanical Engineer - we look forward to receiving your application.

    Be yourself, we like it that way. Together, we will build a culture of belonging, where inclusion is instinctive. Diversity is our strength and a reflection of our communities. We care, we value everyone, we celebrate uniqueness.
    Our core values which are essential to our success are:
    Be Rock Solid - Build trust and be trusted. Be the one we all look to and can depend on.
    Be You - We want you to bring your best everyday. Be yourself and make your mark in your individual way.
    Be the Future - Embrace change. Drive Progress. Own the challenge.

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