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Posted Date:  14-Mar-2023
Posting End Date:  31-March-2023
Location:  Leicestershire
Company:  Severn Trent Water
Department:  Waste water recycling
Salary (£):  £31,465 plus standby/call out payments

Maintenance Technician - Instrumentation


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.





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


As a Maintenance Instrumentation Technician, you will be ensuring treatment plants and processes are operating efficiently whilst maintaining quality outputs. It’s a great opportunity to be become multi-skilled and develop your career further.  The role is pivotal in to meeting tough local and function wide targets around quality, continuous supply, safety, and cost control. You’ll carry out routine maintenance and recover PLC and HMI equipment from a failed state.  


As a member of the team you will be responsible for the reactive and proactive maintenance of electrical, instrumentation and automation across the area. The successful candidate will participate in a stand-by rota with a fantastic reward in return. 


A company van and fuel card will be provided along with all tools and specialist equipment required to carry out the role, We look to progress your technical skills to enable you to become an LV SAP along with all additional technical training. Here at Severn Trent we take pride in knowing we come to work each day and help make a difference.


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). 


Some of your other key accountabilities will include:


 Carry out the repair and maintenance of electrical motor drive systems and associated control systems including Inverter drives and basic motor starting.   
•Operating motor starters and variable speed drives 

•Maintain and repair process control loops for pump control and chemical dosing.  
• Fault diagnostics, repair and modification of programmable logic controllers and ladder logic.  

 •Maintenance and repair of treatment process control systems, specifically 4-20mA control loops 
•Support the company’s drive to improve safety standards 
•Responsible for ensuring all activities are performed in a safe and diligent manner to ensure regular feedback on issues arising before, during and following activities that are carried out 
•Must be willing to train as an electrical Senior Authorised Person, LV (SAP) 




As an Instrumentation Technician having significant experience of PLC control, ladder logic data paths and Scada type systems would be advantageous.  


Its beneficial to have NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in Electrical/Instrumentation Engineering or similar discipline and 18th Edition qualification. A full valid UK driving license would be essential.  


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.