Multi Skilled Technician

Organisation: Scottish Canals

Salary: £35,337.50 - £38,535.94 per year

Location: Grangemouth

About Us
Scottish Canals are the custodians of the nation’s canal network and surrounding estates. Our vision is to care for and invest in the canal network to generate lasting benefit for people and communities; celebrating their industrial heritage, ensuring they offer quality green and blue spaces for people and communities, and contribute to Scotland’s resilience in tackling climate change.
Our success is rooted in valuing the contributions of our entire team – we care, we create, and we collaborate to continue to deliver a full range of activities from boating, paddling, walking, and wheeling to living and playing and improving what the canals have to offer to our visitors and communities. We also work collaboratively with our partners and stakeholders to contribute to a wealthier, fairer, greener, and more resilient Scotland.
As an employer we offer a unique opportunity to be part of our team, help us realise our vision and contribute toward protecting our heritage and ensuring our canals flourish now, and in the future.

About the Role
We are currently looking for an experienced Multi Skilled Technician to join our team in Grangemouth. The role is offered on a permanent basis, working Monday – Friday, 8am-4pm. Applicants must have served a recognised electrical apprenticeship or have appropriate electrical qualification including experience working with 3Phase 415v equipment. (Mechanical experience also desirable).
Using technical expertise, you will undertake breakdown response, fault investigation, repair, maintenance and improvement works to a variety of equipment and installations throughout the canal network, including The Falkirk Wheel, Kelpies, Automated Moving Bridges, Hydraulic automated Locks, Marine craft repairs and facilities maintenance.

About the Reward
This role offers a progressive salary starting at £31,000 per annum plus 11.25% variable hours allowance and outdoor working allowance (£850 p.a.) and a generous annual leave entitlement of 28 days rising to 30 after 5 years plus public holidays, along with enhanced company sick pay, discounted shopping vouchers, and a contributory pension scheme with up to a 10% employer contribution.

About You
Flexibility and initiative are key as responding to emergency breakdowns is part of the role. The post requires frequent outdoor work, in all weather conditions, working both as part of a multi-disciplinary team, as well as without immediate supervision.

• Recognised Apprenticeship (or similar level) in Electrical Engineering
• Minimum HNC (or similar level) in Electrical Engineering
• Authorised Person in two of the following areas: Mechanical, Instrumentation & Control, and Hydraulic.
• Experience working with Rotating machinery, valves, Electrohydraulic systems, Various Instrumentation, Hydraulic power units, Fluid Pumps and PLC Control Systems
• Full UK Driving Licence
• Good Communication Skills
• Strong Health & Safety Awareness
• Computer literate with experience of using MS Office Packages

Day to day tasks:
• Working within your skill set, experience, knowledge, training, and ability deliver the agreed M&E (Mechanical & Electrical) planned preventative maintenance schedule, installations, planned inspections, effective fault diagnosis and repair.
• Under supervision, produce recommendations to minor problems, undertaking project design and leadership where appropriate
• Providing inspection, monitoring, and reporting on the condition of M&E assets.
• Safely and efficiently support the delivery of improvements to the inland waterways network
• Provide business administration support to ensure accurate documentation and recording of all maintenance activities and duties using asset management software.
• Contribute to resource planning to assist prioritising available resource.
• Collaborate effectively with colleagues, to ensure technical, health, safety, and environmental performance.
• Participation in an out of hours standby rota as and when required.

Application Deadline: Sunday 05/11/2023