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Mechanical Technician

Job Category:  Other
Contract Partner Company:  Wessex Water
Employing Company:  Wessex Water

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Mechanical Technician 

Wessex Water / COMA


What will I be doing? 

The Mechanical Technician will support the facilitation of operation, maintenance, repairs and modifications to the HPC utility networks. Adhering to the rigorous permit conditions set by external agencies and regulatory bodies in order to avoid severe financial penalties and detrimental impact to the company and client's name.

The Mechanical Technician will have the following accountabilities: - 

•    Fault find, diagnose, and repair mechanical breakdowns
•    Recommend improvements in efficiencies
•    Maximising all controllable factors to meet external quality targets
•    Responsible for prioritising activities to ensure relevant KPI and SLA targets are achieved
•    Promoting a culture of awareness to improve safety and reduce accidents / incidents protecting workforce from injury and company from prosecution           
•    Support improvements in team productivity to make the most of resources and being able to show value to the client
•    Implement efficiencies and innovations in operations to provide cost savings to the client where applicable 
•    Ensuring clear communication with NNB stakeholders - Site Operations, Environmental, Security, Construction Delivery Leads, Site Engineers, promoting a consistent approach, technical advice, and swift resolution of any identified problems.
•    Supervise third party contractor work to ensure compliance with H&S, standards, and good value without risk to quality
•    Managing interfaces with other departments, building relationships, and getting fast resolution of any issues.
•    Ensure our waste management plan is implemented and identify areas for savings
•    Participate in a shift pattern and 24/7 out of hours standby function



What are the requirements? 

Formal mechanical qualification with Health and Safety training with field practice such as SSSTS/IOSH, CSCS and Confined spaces. Strong communication and team working skills. Although not a requirement it would be desirable to have experience in the water industry. Someone who can provide a rapid and effective response to operational problems will thrive in this role.


We are looking for someone who is driven and able to prioritise workload in a highly pressured environment whilst maintaining exemplary safety and quality standards. The ideal candidate will be able to build and maintain long term working relationships within the COMA team, our contracting partners, and the client.


What we offer: 

Upto £40k Annual Salary 



COMA - What we're all about 
Construction Operations Management Alliance (COMA) are a partnering arrangement led by the Wessex Water Group. Working with local contractors and suppliers from the south west, delivering a service on projects such as Europe's biggest nuclear construction site at Hinkley Point C. 

We are proud of how we support professional development, career progression and a wide range of opportunities for everyone. We have a wealth of both financial and non-financial benefits to offer our people and are committed to ensuring we provide an environment that supports health & wellbeing. 

COMA is an award-winning progressive business, who have won the RoSPA health and safety awards for our work at Hinkley Point C for the last two years. 

The services we provide through to our clients include but are not limited too; 

Operations & Maintenance, Engineering & Construction across a number of fields such as;  
•    project management
•    design and build
•    consent management
•    contract management
•    civil, mechanical and electrical engineering
•    low voltage (LV) and high voltage (HV) electrical power distribution systems
•    sewage pumping stations
•    biological waste treatment plants
•    telecommunication copper and fibre networks
•    drinking water distribution networks
•    surface and ground water drainage systems
•    roadway and pedestrian walkway lighting networks
•    management of environmental discharge permit & scientific services

Please remember you must be able to prove your eligibility to work in the UK and provide evidence of qualifications gained. All offers of employment will be subject to a Basic Disclosure Criminal Records check.








For this role you must have evidence of right to work in the UK. As a project, we do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.