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Process operative

Thames Water
Date Posted
12th September 2018
£22,000 to £30,000 Per Annum

What is the purpose of the role?

Do you enjoy working on basic mechanical equipment, locating / finding faults & working these through to a fixable logical solution? If the answer is yes, this role could be for you. Being reliable with a keen eye for detail is the first step to getting this job. We are looking for someone who has a basic mechanical knowledge & a keenness to improve their skills. You must also possess manual dexterity and physical stamina. The role of a mobile based process operative is to perform a range of assigned front line activities including operation, testing, routine checks, maintenance and problem solving to ensure that services are delivered to time, cost and quality standards. In some cases, this may include planned and preventative maintenance of equipment to support the operation of the plant. The role is based at Greenwich sewage pumping station, looking after 6 other SPS sites within South London catchment.

What makes this role unique?

Working outside with no one day being the same provides a very interesting working environment. Based at Greenwich sewage pumping station this role boasts about its great, 'family feel' team where you will never be short of support. You will receive competitive benefits as well as full training for health & safety, technical and processes related to the plant.

What will this role involve?

This role will involve, but not be limited to:

Operation of plant and equipment.

Cleaning, basic maintenance and fault-finding.

Monitoring, collating and reporting of data to ensure statutory and regulatory compliance is met.

Undertake safety and security checks.

If qualified, this may include the planned and preventative maintenance of equipment to support the operation of the plant.

Assisting tideway projects.

Take personal responsibility for health and safety of self and colleagues.

What are we looking for?

Do you have similar experience working in an outside, manual role? We are looking for someone who is keen to get stuck in and will have a great proactive approach. You will have basic literacy and numeracy skills and must be prepared to be trained in safety procedures including confined space entry. Some computer data input /enquiry experience is desirable. Due to the nature of the role a vehicle will be supplied for work use, therefore a full, valid UK driving licence is required.

Thames Water information and salary details

This role is based at Greenwich Storm sewage pumping station in London. We are offering a salary of up to £30,000 depending on skills 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 Tap. We also offer 2 paid volunteering days per year. After suitable period of training, participation in a 24/7 out of hour's standby rota will be required, for which you will receive an additional payment.

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 26/09/2018.

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