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Havant, Hampshire Workshop Recruitment

Our client who provides high quality public water supplies to a domestic population are looking for a Production Technician who can ensure water treatment works are maintained, enabling the effective production of safe drinking water.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance with planned maintenance schedules.
  • Maintain, diagnose, repair, modify, configure, commission low voltage switchgear, motor drives, valves, gas dosing equipment, pneumatic plant, pumps and motors.
  • Visiting water treatment works, pumping stations, reservoirs, monitoring asset performance and operability of the water treatment works across sites and to carry out essential duties.
  • Collect asset performance data, recording routine activities and work completed.
  • Demonstrate an ability to read, understand and work from electrical drawings.
  • Respond to breakdowns on a range of M&E plant, assess problems, decide on action, acquire spares and carry out repairs as necessary.
  • Ensure that equipment is maintained and calibrated to the manufacturers specifications and is auditable.
  • Supervise team members and assist with their development and learning.

Qualifications/knowledge required

  • ONC / Level 3 In electrical or mechanical engineering and a recognised apprenticeship in a relevant field within water utility or similar industry or equivalent experience as specified below.
  • Relevant experience in a process and industrial environment.
  • Experience implementing process improvements via control system modifications and experience in diagnosing and fixing complex process and control system faults.
  • Knowledge of Chemical Handling.
  • Knowledge of basic hydraulic principles.
  • Proficient with working from electrical drawings.
  • Full UK driving licence (Will be required to undertake our driver assessment).

Skills, Behaviours and Competencies

  • Adaptable with good attention to detail and effective analytical skills.
  • Accountable for own actions with a willingness to collaborate with others, whilst developing and sharing knowledge, ideas and best practice with others.
  • Empathetic, Self-Aware and Comfortable with constructively challenging areas that could be improved.
  • Systems based skills, open to learning new technology.
  • Passionate about providing an excellent service, to our customer, colleagues and across teams within Portsmouth Water.
  • Be flexible in your work to maintain operational requirements and to ensure positive outcomes are achieved at all times.
  • Must understand the parameters within which instruments and control systems operate and the consequences of variance outside of those parameters.
  • Good verbal communications skills, self - motivated with the ability to react quickly and work calmly under pressure.
  • In depth knowledge of fault finding, calibration, testing, investigation and in technical aspects such as flow meters, process instrumentation and other measurement devices are required.


  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • on-site parking


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Yearly bonus
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