Posted Date:  29 Jun 2024
Posting End Date:  30/07/2024
Location:  Leicestershire
Company:  Severn Trent Water
Department:  Waste water recycling
Salary (£):  £38,573

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 Maintenance Mechanical Technician.


With support and training you’ll become part of a team of experts who are at the front line of enhancing our regions rivers. Day to day you’ll be responsible for making sure our treatment processes are working optimally to deliver this important work. The role will consist of reacting to failures and planned improvement works across the area on a wide range of installations situated mainly on sewage pumping stations and sewage treatment works where you will be carrying out replacement of assets (including but not exhaustive) pipework, valves, pumps, screening equipment scraper bridge equipment, bearings and stub shafts, gearboxes and drive units.


There will also be a need to support the local maintenance teams in carrying out planned and breakdown maintenance activity on a wide range of mechanical wastewater assets when required, which may also require some cross boundary working with other areas. You must have sound diagnostic and problem-solving skills. Basic fabrication skills are also required along with good general knowledge of workshop practice. ​


The role holder is likely to be based at one of our main sewage treatment works dependant on home location but could also start from home straight to site working throughout the local geographical area. You will be provided with a vehicle for business use, laptop, safety clothing and tools appropriate to the job. 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. ​ Any additional technical training required will also be covered.


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 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.


We also have a maintenance competency framework to support your development from “New Starter (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.


The role has great core working hours Monday to Friday, and the successful candidate will also participate in a 24/7 stand-by rota.




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,  and if you have the right character, positivity and a caring attitude we’d love to talk to you!


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 involve. 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. 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:


  • 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
  • 10% monthly discount with Busy Bee Nurseries, and one-week free childcare 
  • 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. 


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