What is the purpose of the role?
You will be working as part of the Thermal Hydrolysis team, in a very hands-on role. Previous experience with boilers and energy generation will be very advantageous for this role. You will be responsible to the THP Engineer and Site Performance Manager for carrying out the operation and front line maintenance functions on the new sludge treatment process working closely with the site process team to ensure the smooth running and production of compliant sludge cake. You will gather data and operate the plant in order to achieve and maintain this compliance. You will work in a small team and will be required to required to work on a standby rota to ensures the role is covered 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
What makes this role unique?
At Basingstoke Sewage Treatment Works an exciting opportunity has arisen for a THP Process Technician to operate and carry out front line maintenance on a new Thermal Hydrolysis Plant (THP) and associated sludge treatment plant. This plant will operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The plant includes THP, combined heat and power (CHP) units, steam boilers and associated plant, sludge dewatering plant, sludge digestion and biogas production.
What will this role involve?
This is a very hands-on role primarily responsible for:
The operation of power generation plant and equipment.
Sampling, testing and basic maintenance and fault-finding of the plant and equipment.
The monitoring, collating and reporting of data to ensure statutory and regulatory compliance is met Undertaking safety and security checks and housekeeping.
Close communication and liaison with the wider site team and those working on the effluent process.
What are we looking for?
The successful candidate should have experience in a relevant power generation environment. Knowledge of the process industry plant such as pumps, gearboxes, dewatering presses, would be an advantage, but more important will be your flexibility, initiative, ability and willingness to train. As well as this, you must be prepared to be trained in safety procedures including Confined Space Entry and Boiler Operation Accreditation. You must have basic literacy and numeracy skills as well as the completion of NVQ level 2 units as a minimum (or equivalent). Some computer data input or enquiry experience is desirable, but not essential. Please note, a full current driving license is essential for this role.
Thames Water information and salary details
This role is based at Basingstoke Sewage Treatment Works; and is offering a starting salary of £23,800 depending on skills, qualifications and experience. Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension and holiday scheme and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus discounts at a wide range of retailers via Benefits on Taps. We also offer 2 paid volunteering days per year.
About Thames Water
Thames Water is the largest water and waste-water services company in the UK. We provide the essential service at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment to 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley and we are going through a period of exciting change. On a typical day we supply 2.6 billion litres of top quality drinking water and our 350 sewage treatment works treat more than 4.2bn litres of waste-water. Our 85,000 miles of water mains and sewers would wrap around the world three-and-a-half times.
We are focusing like never before on delivering brilliant services and providing our customers with a great experience. We are in the process of transforming our business in order to achieve this. To help us succeed, we need a range of new skills and capabilities and will be recruiting for these in the coming months. We are on the lookout for talented people across our entire region who are interested in helping us to become the best water and waste-water company in the UK.
Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer.
Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 14/12/2018.