Posted Date:  29 Jun 2024
Posting End Date:  30/07/2024
Location:  Leicestershire
Company:  Severn Trent Water
Department:  Waste water recycling
Salary (£):  £38,573.85

Maintenance Technician - M

Business Unit : Customer Operations 

Division : CO WW Waste Water Recycling 

Post end date : 30/07/2024 

Salary Range : £38,573.85  to  £38,573.85 

Role Type :  Full Time Contract 


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


The position offers an opportunity to be part of a forward-thinking team working on a variety of equipment and assets, where you will have the opportunity to embrace curiosity and develop new skills outside of your normal day to day activities.


You’ll be responsible for making sure our treatment processes are working optimally to deliver important work enhancing our regions rivers. The role will consist of…


  • Proactively and reactively maintain the mechanical assets onsite.
  • Pumps, Chemical dosing, Gear boxes, High pressure systems, Gas Systems, Hydraulic and Pneumatic systems, Valves, Motors, Generators, Drive Belts, Conveyors, Scrapers
  • Fabrication, Lubrication and welding activities. 
  • Continuously improve mechanical asset base.
  • Complete Lifting Operations safely as per LOLER regs.
  • Fault finding and diagnostics
  • Interpret and update Mechanical drawings
  • Supporting the Design and Build of new processes
  • Owns site mechanical performance for the site
  • Monitor treatment processes using SCADA system and act on alarms as required
  • Proactively review the health and availability of assets on site
  • Ensure all relevant training including mechanical and maintenance training is up to date


You will be based at one of our main sewage treatment works dependant on home location and will be provided with a vehicle for business use, laptop, safety clothing and tools appropriate to the job.


The core working hours are Monday to Friday, you will also participate in a 24/7 stand-by rota.


The role is part of a competency framework to support your development from “Foundation” through to “Skilled”, with the option to progress to “Expert” status.


So, if you care about the environment, are curious about how things work and have the courage to challenge ways of working, we are absolutely certain you will be proud to work for Severn Trent.




Along with your experience, you must hold…


  • NVQ level 3 Mechanical qualification
  • A full UK driving licence will be required for the role

You’ll be expected to know how to work with process control systems and have a working knowledge of industrial mechanical 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.


You must have sound diagnostic and problem-solving skills. Basic instrumentation skills are desirable but not essential as there will be an opportunity to upskill and develop a second skill set.


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.




Working here isn’t just a job. You can build a career at Severn Trent. 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:


  • Starting salary of £38,573
  • 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, which is subject to eligibility)
  • 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 paid 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. We’ll always let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date - so keep an eye on your phone and emails. And if this has sparked your curiosity, and you're wanting to find out even more, search #LifeAtSevernTrent on social media.