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Fitter

Date: 06-Aug-2022

Location: Bedford, Bedford, GB

 

Position

Fitter

Reporting to

Field Staff Supervisor

Location

Bedford

Function

Network Operations – Eastern Region

Reference Number

71650

Employment Period

Permanent

Salary Range

£29,379 per annum (depending on experience)

Closing Date

19th August 2022

 

All applications will be reviewed after the closing date

 

Candidates with relevant transferrable skills and experience would be considered for the training role of "Craft Attendant Fitter"

 

We also provide the following additional benefits

 

  • Annual leave
  • Personal Pension Plan – Personal contribution rates of 4% or 5% (UK Power Networks will make a corresponding contribution of 8% or 10%)
  • Tenancy Loan Deposit scheme
  • Tax efficient benefits: cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Occupational Health support
  • Switched On – scheme providing discount on hundreds of retailers products.
  • Supplier discounts, such as O2, EE, Vauxhall cars, Universal tyres
  • Discounted access to sports and social clubs
  • Employee Assistance Programme.

 

UK Power Networks

UK Power Networks is the country’s biggest electricity distributor, making sure the lights stay on for more than eight million homes and businesses across London, the South East and the East of England.

UK Power Networks continues to be listed in the Sunday Times’ Top 25 Best Big Companies to Work For, as well as the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers, and made industry history by becoming first company to win Utility of the Year two years running (2015 and 2016, also 2012). The company is accredited in the Investors in People Platinum and Nation Equality Standard.

The company invests more than £600 million in its electricity networks every year, offers extra help to vulnerable customers at times of need, and is undertaking trials to ensure that electricity networks support the transition to a low carbon future. It also moves cables and connects new electricity supplies.

 

Job Purpose:

To maintain the HV and LV electrical plant and distribution network, up to and including 11KV system, with the opportunity to develop the skills to work on the 33KV network.

 

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Responsibility for all aspects of Safety, Health and Environment relevant to this role
  • To carry out risk assessments and maintain safe working practices
  • Be able to operate hand held IT equipment to receive job instructions and record asset data information
  • Maintain electrical plant and equipment on the LV and 11KV network
  • Undertake sub station inspections
  • Report hazards and defects that they are unable to rectify through the appropriate reporting procedure
  • Ensure quality of works meets with current policies and procedures
  • Act as an ambassador for UK Power Networks and deliver excellent customer service
  • Be able to work on their own or as part of a team.

 

Nature & Scope

This position has been classified as a Specified Role and will be subject to pre-appointment drug screening in accordance with the UK Power Networks policy on Alcohol & Drugs”.

The successful applicants will be expected to progress with experience to becoming a Limited Senior Authorised Fitter. (LSAP).  There is also the potential for the successful applicant to develop their skills to maintain electrical plant on the 33KV system.

The successful applicant will be expected to work as part of a team of fitters that report to a Field Staff Supervisor and have the support of experienced Field Engineers.

The role is predominantly based in the Area.  The successful candidate may be required to travel anywhere with in the UK Power Networks area.

 

 Knowledge, Skills and Experience

The successful candidates should have the following:

  • ONC in electrical power or City & Guilds 2339 (formally 232) certificate Electrical apprenticeship in a power distribution (or similar) company
  • Be able to demonstrate experience of working on regional electricity networks and therefore have a comprehensive knowledge of the electrical distribution network.
  • Hold a current driving licence

 

Personal Skills

  • Work efficiently and communicate effectively with other team members
  • Have the enthusiasm to learn and develop new skills and techniques.
  • Demonstrate a strong safety culture.
  • Be flexible in their approach to work.

 

Please Note: Internal candidates are eligible to apply for internal positions once they have successfully completed any contractual probationary period.

 

Health & Safety Responsibilities

Managers and supervisors carry both legal and company responsibilities for ensuring the health and safety of their employees, those under their control and those who might be affected by the work undertaken, i.e. public, visitors and employees of other organisations. This includes briefing individuals working for them and ensuring there is the necessary understanding, competence and application of requirements to work safely and without harming the environment.

 

Employees will ensure they fully understand the health and safety risks involved in their work activities and their responsibility to apply the controls needed to manage those risks to acceptable levels. Similarly where work activities can have an adverse impact upon the environment, and particularly where there are legal requirements, employees will understand those impacts and the controls they must ensure are applied.

Employees need to be aware that for some craft and operational roles that work at height, or use fall arrest devices, there is an upper weight limit of 116Kg due to maximum safe working load of the safety equipment that is used.

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We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.