Process Technician - Mechanic

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1349334579-2
  • Date Posted: 6 June 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: Southern Water
  • Location: Horsham, Sussex
  • Apprentice Pay: On Application
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Health and Safety
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

About this Apprenticeship

Job Description

Job Description

Job title: Process Technician - Mechanic (Field based)

Location: West Sussex Region

Contract: Permanent

Ideally you will based in or around the surrounding areas of Horsham.

We are recruiting for a Process Technician with Mechanical qualifications and experience and would be keen to discuss options of career development with you!

You do not need a background in the Water industry. We would welcome applications from candidates outside of the sector, bringing fresh perspectives and ideas.

This role has a focus on compliance, technical problems solving, repairing and maintenance.

Qualifications & Skills required:

Either time served, degree, apprentice or NVQ in Electrical work, with certificates showing your qualifications.

Any applications that do not have the above qualifications will not be considered

• A problem solver, able to identify potential issues and implement solutions, or escalating if required.
• An excellent communicator, providing technical expertise to Internal and External contractors.
• Resilient, adapting to the pressures of work and working in a constantly changing environment.


  • ISO9001 procedures
  • Understanding of mechanical or electrical drawings
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of standard equipment/tools required of the speciality, and operational processes with its impacts; and manufacture simple parts.

The salary banding for this role would be from £34, up to £41,078.17 dependent on skills and experience, with opportunities to earn extra money through overtime and standby when available.

With our overall salary package, our other company benefits are:

  • Company Van (dependent on role)
  • Company and performance-related bonus
  • Generous pension with up to 11% company contribution
  • Life assurance payment equal to four times your annual salary
  • Health benefits through a Cash Plan
  • Two paid community volunteering days a year
  • 25 days annual holiday
  • Occupational health service
  • Perkbox benefits offering discounts and savings on several products and experiences.
  • Study support may be available for job-related qualifications.
  • We offer competitive maternity leave, paternity leave and flexible return to work options.

There has never been a better time to join our organisation as we build towards a greener future, tackling climate change, minimising our environmental impact and reducing our carbon footprint.

As a Field Based Technician, you will be joining our Wastewater Treatment Team, who play a vital part in the frontline of our day-to-day maintenance of, and repairs to, wastewater treatment works, sludge treatment centres and pumping stations to ensure all environmental, quality and customer service standards are met, whilst meeting H&S legislation and achieving budgetary targets.

In this role you will be utilising your mechanical/electrical knowledge and experiences to ensure we remain compliant, reduce pollution, and ensure that all of our sites remain operational for the benefits of our customers. You will have the scope of opportunity to innovate and introduce solutions, to create continuous improvements into existing processes.

Your core responsibilities will be:

• Undertaking both reactive and planned maintenance, responding to alarms and fault finding to identify issues, fix these or escalate, planned maintenance of plant and equipment on a daily basis, installing new plant and equipment as required.

• Coaching, training, and developing staff under their supervision, including the apprenticeship programme
• Managing projects internally; and updating the necessary company systems and databases as required accurately and promptly.

• Carrying out inspection and tests on electrical equipment following company procedures.

• Gaining quotations for parts, equipment or from contractors for work to be carried out, and providing self-quotations for work to be carried out, so assessment can be made against contractor prices.

• Identify possible future risks and recommending changes in the course of their day-to-day work and to raise these for resolution as required.

• Keeping up to date with new technology and approaches to ensure you can work with existing plant/equipment and are able to identify opportunities to utilise new methods/approaches in your work.

Join our Wastewater Treatment Team and see how far your career could progress with a company committed to career progression, training and development opportunities, our customers, and the environment.