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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 highly populated and beautiful remote areas such as:

  • Birmingham, Bristol, Nottingham and Cardiff
  • The Brecon Beacons, Dartmoor and the Peak District

You will become integral to a company offering many benefits, which is committed to investing in the latest technologies and working methods to improve service to customers.  We know that our people are at the heart of this success and work hard to create a purposeful working environment which everyone can be a part of.

Western Power Distribution is an equal opportunities employer, and 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.

Job Introduction

As an Operator you will assist Craft teams with the construction, maintenance, replacement and repairs of assets up to and including 66kV.  Duties may include carrying out routine inspection, maintenance and repairs of tools and PPE, assisting with the maintenance of stores and with the inspection of substations as required.  All necessary training will be provided.

If you are offered a position, you will be required to complete and provide a satisfactory basic DBS check that shows any unspent convictions or conditional cautions.

Candidates are required to have Grade A*-G/1-9 GCSE in English and Maths or an equivalent qualification deemed to be at the same level in these subjects.

Main responsibilities

The working environment requires quick, decisive and responsible thinking and actions to meet the demands of the role.  You will need to be flexible in your approach to assist the team in meeting it's objectives.

Ideal candidate

Ideally you will be licensed to drive a HGV up to category C and hold a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC), you will be able to work under your own initiative, in a safety critical environment including preparing lift plans and operating a lorry mounted crane.  Support will be provided to help achieve any missing requirements that the successful candidate will be expected to hold.

You will need to be mobile throughout the area and may be required to undertake out of hours standby duties as and when necessary, to meet business needs.

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