Multi-skilled Electrical Craftsperson

  • Job Reference: 7078
  • Date Posted: 10 September 2020
  • Employer: Scottish Water
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  • Location: Ayr, Ayrshire
  • Salary: £23,283 to £34,108
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Duration: Permanent

Job Description

Multi-skilled Electrical Craftsperson

Location: Ayrshire/Forth Valley
Job Title: Multi-skilled Electrical Craftsperson
Reference Number: 7078
Salary Range: £23,283 - £34,108
Full / Part time: Full Time (37 hours per week)
Contract Type: Permanent


Scottish Water is looking to recruit 3 experienced & qualified Multi-skilled Electrical Craftsperson based in West Central Scotland (Ayrshire/Forth Valley).

Working at Scottish Water

Scottish Water is one of the UKs leading water companies, the quality of drinking water and satisfaction with the service we provide our customers has never been higher - but we want to be even better – and you could help play an important part!

We take employee engagement very seriously and have an inclusive and collaborative work environment where we respect people’s differences. We are committed to creating an engaging environment and a positive experience for our employees and we have an inclusive and collaborative work environment. We were recently recognised by The Times as a Top 50 Employer for Women 2019, in 2017 we won the Diversity in the Public Sector Award 2017 (Herald and GenAnalytics) and the HR Network Award for Talent Management 2017. We also have Carers Positive Exemplary Status. We aim for work to be an energising and fulfilling experience and everyone plays their part to ensure that Scottish Water is trusted to serve our customers and communities.

We are passionate about creating opportunities for young people and are proud to have achieved the Gold standard in the Investors in Young People accreditation, demonstrating our commitment to creating rewarding opportunities for young people.

You will have access to a host of benefits which include 37 days holiday a year, a defined benefit pension scheme, a discounted medical cash plan and cycle to work, plus a variety of agile working arrangements and family-friendly policies designed to support your wellbeing.

About the Role

Working as part of the Electrical / Mechanical maintenance team the successful candidate will contribute to the delivery of an effective proactive and customer driven service to Water and Waste stakeholders. The role holder will start from home and provide a field based multi-skilled electrical service ensuring the safe and effective operation of all plant and equipment. This role will be primarily based in the West of Scotland but will support other areas within the wider E&M team.

The key Accountabilities of the role will be:

  • To repair, maintain, install and carry out effective repairs and maintenance for the Water, Waste Water and Networks Assets using core electrical craft skills and general mechanical craft skills for predominately internal and occasional external customers.
  • Resolving technical problems associated with activities and ensuring solutions are implemented.
  • To liaise with the workflow team to plan and co-ordinate resources.
  • Ensuring an effective and cost efficient response to any incidents, reactive or planned work.
  • To ensure the personal safety of self and others, including undertaking Risk Assessments and the subsequent selection of appropriate equipment and safe working practices.
  • To undertake a range of electrical craft skills including, good experience with working on 3 phase & single phase equipment, which include fault finding and diagnosis, overload setting, maintenance on motors, motor starters, generators, variable speed drives, instrumentation and the calibration of process equipment, resetting of automation equipment, and variable speed drive parameter setting.
  • To undertake a range of general mechanical craft skills, which may include the some maintenance or removal of pumps, pump component replacements, engines, valves, gearboxes, specialist electrical interface hydraulics and pneumatics, fitting, pipe disconnections, and mechanical devices (such as bearing’s couplings, brakes and safety guards)

Essential skills/knowledge required for this role

  • Work a standby rota (frequency TBC).
  • A full driving licence is required.
  • Electrical applicants to be 17th Edition trained.
  • All applicants to have served a full apprenticeship.
  • HNC or NC in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience.

Next Steps

Any offer of employment with Scottish Water will be subject to the successful completion of a mandatory pre-employment screening process, including Disclosure Scotland and eligibility to work in the UK. Details can be found on our website.

For more information about this role, please

The closing date for applications is 7th October 2020

Please note. Direct applications won't be considered. We are not in a position to accept CV’s or notes of interest via email, it is an online application.

Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, all interviews and assessments will be carried out via video call.