ICA Technician

Job Description

ICA (Instrument Control & Automation) Technician 



Salary & Benefits(5a): £36,555 - £43,700 depending on experience + company van with option to join company car scheme (after 12 months employment) + 25 days holiday + 1 wellbeing day + bank holidays + standby and overtime additional payments



Location: North East / North West / East Yorkshire (Leeds, Bradford, Halifax, Harrogate, York, Malton, Thirsk, Hull & East Riding)



Work type: Permanent. 37 hours per week, Monday - Friday.



We have an exciting opportunity for an ICA (Instrument Control & Automation) Technician to join the North West or North East; Asset Delivery team at Yorkshire Water and be a part of helping Yorkshire Water to provide the best service to our customers. Could this be you?



What we do:



Everyone has an idea of what a water company does. Here in Yorkshire, we make sure that over 5.4 million people living in the region and the millions of people who visit our region each year, can rely on our services, and have clean and safe drinking water on tap and that their wastewater is taken away. But for us, it's so much more than this.

We look after communities, protect the environment, and plan to look after Yorkshire's water, today, tomorrow 24/7, 365 days a year. We provide essential water and wastewater services to every corner of the Yorkshire region, and play a key role in the region's health, wellbeing, and prosperity. 

New environmental legislation, unprecedented levels of investment and changing expectations from customers means that this is an exciting time to discover opportunities within the water industry. ICA Technicians are a key part of how we plan to meet the changing expectations of customers and regulators.



Purpose of the role:  



Complete repairs, maintenance, calibration and certification of Yorkshire Waters Instrumentation, Control, Automation and Telemetry systems and assets across water and wastewater treatment and pumping installations in line with current KPI's and quality management procedures.  Mobile working as part of a Maintenance Team to deliver Planned & Reactive maintenance.  Responding to emergency calls both in and out of hours (on call-out rota).  Driving to deliver improved asset reliability through effective decision making.



Key Accountabilities:



  • Drive excellent Health and Safety behaviours in relation to policy and standards.
  • Ability to identify improvements in Health and Safety and process across any areas that have an impact on your role and the role of others.
  • Fully compliant with Management of change processes currently in place and work in accordance with Yorkshire Water maintenance task lists, Safe Working Procedures and Safe Systems of work.
  • Take responsibility of your own PPE, vehicle & other tools and equipment, ensuring they are in good condition & reporting any defects and ensure your equipment is presented for testing and inspection in advance of expiry dates.
  • You will be required to work as part of a team to deliver excellent performance by understanding how your individual performance links into achieving the team's wider objectives, being able to manage and prioritise your own workload in line with business requirements and the Working Time Directive, whilst having to work unsupervised in remote geographical locations.
  • You will from time to time be required to assist in the development and training of apprentices and other less experienced craft and technicians.
  • As part of this role, you will be required to participate in a standby rota, ensuring you always hand over tasks with adequate technical information for other personnel to continue the task when needed, ensuring risk is avoided to people and assets.
  • You will be expected to professionally develop in line with the progression plan for the role, with training and support given to do so, through to 'competent' level 5 technician status.



Where you fit in:



As an ICA Technician it is mandatory that you can demonstrate experience and knowledge in;



  • Safe isolation to the current IET regulations
  • Fault finding on control circuits and instrument loops
  • Maintenance of instrumentation (pressure, level, temperature, analytical instrumentation & flow monitoring systems)
  • IT literate e.g. MS office
  • Ability to produce maintenance reports



 You will also benefit from having:



  • Ability to program PLCs (programmable logic controllers), including Allen Bradley, Schneider & Mitsubishi equipment.
  • Experience of interrogation, fault finding and maintenance of telemetry systems
  • Experience of interrogation, fault finding and maintenance of SCADA / HMI / PLC / PROFIBUS / Ethernet / Fibre / Various telemetry systems
  • Experience of maintaining, calibration and certification of regulatory instrumentation (including flow and level monitoring equipment) 



What skills & qualifications you will need:



Essential Qualifications:



  • It is a mandatory requirement that you hold a recognised Electrical Craft/Technician Apprenticeship and either a City & Guilds/ ONC/ BTEC/ NVQ/ HNC/ HND or equivalent in Instrumentation/Electrical/Electronic Engineering or Professional Eng Tech registration.



Desirable Qualifications:



It is desirable that you hold the following qualifications:



    • IET 18th Edition Wiring Regulations City and Guilds 2382
    • CompEx 1 - 4
    • HNC/HND Electrical/Electronic Engineering
    • Safety Systems Practitioner (TUV) training course for the higher level craft
    • Mitsiubishi PLC / HMI maintenance/programming certified
    • AB SLC500 PLC maintenance/programming certified
    • Schneider PLC programming certified.



If you're an experienced ICA professional and want to help us deliver exceptional service for our customers whilst protecting the environment, then apply today to find out what a career with Yorkshire Water can offer for you.



Kelda Group reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.