Sewage Plant Operative

Fairford | Other





VIVO, a 50:50 joint venture between Serco and EQUANS, has been awarded places on the Defence FM and Housing Maintenance framework contracts. 

VIVO embodies both experience and innovation. It combines Serco's comprehensive track record delivering engineering, technical and FM services to the UK MOD for over 55 years with EQUANS' market leading FM, energy, asset optimisation and regeneration capabilities. 


Location: Fairford


Full time (40 hours)


Key Purpose:


We are seeking a Sewage Plant Operative to undertake maintenance of the Sewage treatment plant at RAF Fairford and the surrounding area. You will work as part of the on-site engineering team and daily tasks will be allocated via tablet device or paper-based task instruction.


Key Accountabilities: 


  • Undertake Statutory, Mandatory and Planned Preventative Maintenance tasks in a safe and efficient manner and ensure all relevant records and documentation is completed comprehensively. 
  • Undertake the maintenance, treatment, sampling and testing of the Sewage plant
  • Carry out reactive repairs / callouts on mission critical assets in a timely manner, aiming to always complete within contractual SLA timescales. This will involve participating in an on-call rota to cover emergency call outs during non-core hours.
  • Undertake minor installation works e.g. refurbishment projects
  • Ensure all H&S documentation (RAMS) are present prior to engaging the task
  • Review and contribute to Risk Assessments and Method Statements to ensure they are to an acceptable standard and always ensure compliance
  • Record all tasks against the appropriate assets via the PDA and ensure all documentation relating to maintenance and response works is completed, recorded and distributed in a timely manner
  • Notify management of any defects on equipment or systems
  • Liaise with the End User (Military), DIO and members of VIVO supply chain when required.




Essential Skills:


  • Relevant qualification - such as NVQ Level 2 in operating process plant (water/wastewater), City and Guilds Level 2 in water engineering, City and Guilds Level 2 for water sector competent operator
  • Knowledge of relevant Health and Safety requirements including COSHH and RIDDOR
  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Must be punctual and reliable
  • Ability to self-motivate
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Medical certification or the ability to pass such a medical


Desirable Skills:


  • Experience of working in the Wastewater/Sewage plant environment
  • Accredited First Aid qualification
  • Accredited Health and Safety qualification
  • Membership of a relevant professional body
  • Previous experience of operating in an MOD environment and/or previous SC clearance

VIVO Defence Services

The role you have applied for is with VIVO Defence Services, a joint venture between Serco and EQUANS. By applying for this role, please be aware that information contained within your CV may be shared between VIVO Defence Services, Serco and EQUANS during the recruitment process.


At VIVO, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. Therefore, we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool.


We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working and operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly a Disability Confident Employer. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. If candidates wish to request extra time to apply then they should contact 0345 010 4000 and ask to speak to a VIVO Recruiter.


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07/02/2023 02:33:00
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