What is the purpose of the role?
The purpose of this site-based process technician role is to ensure sewage is treated effectively and efficiently, protecting our river and our local environment. You will gain experience in both sewage and sludge treatment processes, monitoring these streams daily to ensure they produce excellent quality river water and generate renewable energy. This role will involve monitoring, data-analysis, sampling, fault-finding and basic proactive & reactive maintenance activities.
What makes this role unique?
Our technicians are a vital component in what we do in our business. The successful applicant will play a key role in ensuring that our treatment processes work effectively every day. Each day can present unique challenges whether it's reacting fast to a plant failure, identifying and stopping slow-burning negative trends, diagnosing faults within the process or proactively making changes to improve the way that we work. You will be part of a skilled & enthusiastic team, who rely on working together and utilising each other's skillsets to get the job done correctly and safely. You will gain experience on a wide range of plant and equipment from screening units to pumping stations and learn techniques, both old and innovative, for treating sewage.
What will this role involve?
This process technician role will involve but not be limited to:
Sampling and monitoring both the sewage and the sludge treatment process.
Recording and analysing data to identify positive and negative process trends.
Reacting to equipment failure and diagnosing faults.
Carrying out planned maintenance activities on plant and equipment.
Assisting maintenance technicians with repairing and replacing plant.
Perform routine cleaning and housekeeping duties to maintain standards within your areas of work.
Completing planned jobs that are associated with the health and safety of employees working on site.
Attending health and safety training and process-related technical courses.
Engaging in huddles and team meetings, suggesting improvements to safe working practices and general process efficiency.
Participation in an out of hours standby rota (1 week in 6) that involves some weekend working when on call.
What are we looking for?
Do you have similar experience working in an outside, manual role? Ideal applicants will have a process background in an industrial or similar setting. We are looking for someone who wants to get stuck in. You will have basic literacy and numeracy skills and must be prepared to be trained in safety procedures. Some computer data input /enquiry experience is desirable however not essential. You will be team player and must be passionate about your own personal development and keen to learn a new industry. Due to the nature of the role a full, valid UK drivers licence is required. All necessary equipment such as vehicle and tools will be provided. Please note, routine working hours will be 07:30 to 15:36.
Thames Water information and salary details
This role is site based, working out of Maple Lodge sewage treatment works near Rickmansworth. We are offering a starting salary from £22,440 depending on skills and previous experience. If participating in the out of hours standby rota, there will be an additional payment. 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.
Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer.
Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 22/02/2019.