Craft Attendant - Underground Jointer's Mate

Posted 29 Jun 2020

Western Power

Bude (Engineering)

Job Type:permanentDuration:
Category:EngineeringRecruiter Reference:ER228/2020
URL for Applications:Apply HereSalary:£24945 - £29016

When you join WPD you become a part of our 6,500 plus strong team of professional, clerical and administrative staff looking after our extensive electricity distribution network, serving 7.8 million customers in the Midlands, South Wales and South West. We cover areas as diverse as:

  • Highly populated urban centres such as Birmingham, Bristol , Nottingham and Cardiff
  • Beautiful remote locations including the Brecon Beacons, Dartmoor and the Peak District.

Western Power Distribution is an equal opportunities employer, a Disability level 1 employer and a corporate signatory of WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) programme. Our desire is to bring in more employees from diverse backgrounds to build further on our inclusive culture. We value and celebrate individual difference and we believe that an inclusive culture will help the business grow as a positive, strong and innovative company.

The successful candidate will be required to assist a qualified Craftsperson with general site work associated with the repair, maintenance and construction of underground cables. Progression opportunities may be available for someone who demonstrates a desire to learn and undertake new tasks.  This will be dependent on business need. 


Job Description

Our operational teams work to keep the lights on for our customers. They maintain a 24/7 function and ensure customers get a helpful, responsive service when they call about anything - from faults and maintenance to asset replacement or new connections.

Working on the frontline in all weathers, day and night, they are vital to keeping our customer promises. 

They don’t just get the lights back on as quickly as possible. They’re working behind the scenes and around the clock to continuously maintain and upgrade the electricity network across the Midlands, South Wales and the South West.

Main Responsibilities

The work involves being away from the depot, working in and around the Nottingham West area, often in a team of two people. The environment requires you to be able to react quickly, decisively and responsibly. You will also need to be flexible in your approach to assist the team in meeting its objectives.

Key Requirements:

  • Ensure before commencing work you understand the task/s that you have been instructed to undertake;
  • Promote and demonstrate a culture of Health Safety & Quality at all times;
  • Ensure the appropriate use of Tools, Equipment & Plant;
  • Report all accidents and incidents;



The Ideal Candidate

This role is suitable for someone who enjoys the demands of a physical outdoor environment.

You will need to be mobile throughout the area and you may also be required to undertake out of hours standby duties, therefore a full driving license is desirable.

Some electrical experience would be an advantage, however full training will be given.

The successful candidate is required to hold a GCSE Grade A*-G/1-9 in English or Functional Skills Level 2 English qualification.

This vacancy may be withdrawn at anytime should we feel we have received sufficient applications.

​This vacancy will close at noon on the closing date.

How to Apply

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