Posted Date:  19 May 2023
Posting End Date:  12-Jun-2023
Location:  Lichfield
Company:  Severn Trent Water
Department:  Waste water recycling
Salary (£):  £31,465

Maintenance Technician - Mechanical


Hello, we’re Severn Trent and we think water is wonderful. Oh, we’re pretty keen on people too.


24 hours a day, 365 days a year we serve 4.8 million households and business across the heart of the UK. Each cuppa drank and every toilet flushed is only possible because of the 6,500 brilliant team members working across our patch.


We welcome people from all walks of life and celebrate individuality. We know diverse minds, experiences and backgrounds help us to learn and better serve our customers and the communities where they live.


If you want to do more because you care, we’d love to talk to you. There really is something for everyone here.





Our Wastewater Recycling team have a great opportunity for you to join as our new Maintenance Mechanical Technician.


The team at Severn Trent looks after our wastewater pumping and treatment facilities ensuring our wastewater sites stay compliant. Working within our Waste Recycling department, you have the chance to join the team as a Mechanical Maintenance Technician. You’ll carrying out planned and breakdown maintenance on a wide range of mechanical wastewater assets. The role holder will work at Lichfield STW and cover Customer operational areas. You’ll be provided with a vehicle, laptop and safety clothing appropriate to the job along with supporting the company’s drive to improve safety standards. 


Any additional technical training required will also be covered and great working hours too (Monday - Thursday 7.30am-3.30pm and Friday 7.30am-3pm). 


The successful candidate will participate in a 24/7 stand-by rota.

Some of your other key accountabilities will include:


In this role you’ll help with preventive maintenance working techniques and practices and be able to bring significant experience of working with industrial equipment (mechanical drives, gearboxes, hydraulic systems, pumps). You’ll undertake fault diagnostics and have the ability to resolve issues in a timely manner. 


You’ll be expected to know how to work with process control systems and have a working knowledge of industrial electrical installation requirements and standards.  In Severn Trent we use a number of different devices on the job so your experience working with various IT systems will be great.




To be a success in this role, along with your experience we will be looking for you to have obtained a NVQ level 3 mechanical qualification and also have completed a relevant apprenticeship to help you in the role. A full UK driving licence will be required for the role. 

The right skills and experience are important. But if you have the right character, positivity, and a caring attitude we want to talk to you too.


We welcome people from all walks of life and celebrate individuality as we know diverse minds, experiences and backgrounds help us to learn and better serve our communities. We want people who show up and get involved. Those who are ready to be part of something bigger and who want to make a difference because they care. Is that you?




Working here isn’t just a job. You can build a career at Severn Trent, and we’ll reward you for it too. We have a range of benefits that recognise great work, and award-winning training to help you reach your potential. And we’ll also help you play your part in looking after the environment and the communities where we live.


With that in mind, here are just some of our favourite's perks that you’ll get being part of the Seven Trent family:



  • £31,465 plus standby/call out/overtime
  • Great opportunity to become multi-skilled (increase on base salary)
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays (and the ability to buy/ sell up to 5 days per year) 
  • Annual bonus scheme (of up to £1,500 per annum based on company performance) 
  • Leading pension scheme – we will double your contribution (up to 15% when you contribute 7.5%) 
  • Sharesave – the chance to buy Severn Trent Plc shares at a discounted rate 
  • Dedicated training and development with our ‘Academy’ 
  • Electric vehicle scheme and retail offers 
  • Family friendly policies 
  • Two volunteering days per year




We can’t wait to hear from you.


Before you apply, you’ll need an updated copy of your CV and about five minutes to spare. If you’re not too sure about what you need to do, or have a question about the role before applying, please get in touch with our amazing team of recruiters at


And if your curiosity has peaked and you're wanting to find out even more, search #LifeAtSevernTrent on social media.


Ps. we’ll always let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date - so keep an eye on your phone and emails.