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Job ID
Posting Date
UK-HC-Bourne End
Energy and utilities
Job type
Full time
19,000.00 - 24,000.00  per year
GBP19000 - GBP24000 per annum
Job reference code
Application methods
Thames Water Recruitment Team
Phone: 0118 952 0101

Thames Water Utilities Limited

Process technician

Job description

What is the purpose of the role?

The role of the process technician is to perform a range of activities to ensure that all equipment associated with our water treatment works is running safely and efficiently and to assist the technicians with their technical duties. Responsibilities include cleaning machines, sample testing, routine checks, maintenance and problem solving.

What makes this role unique?

Working outside with no one day being the same provides a very interesting working environment. Based at Fobney WTW, you will be covering a geographical area around Reading, Guildford, Newbury and The Chilterns; 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?

Monitoring and inspecting equipment, following a checklist to carry out planned preventative maintenance, ensuring equipment / generators / telemetry are working by doing a test run.

Reporting any defective equipment, to ensure a swift resolution following any breakdowns. Highlighting, and resolving where possible, any health and safety risks on site.

Taking ownership of your own, and colleagues, health and safety through escalating any concerns to your manage and resolving them yourself where possible.

Making sure work area is safe before commencing any work by undertaking a point of work risk assessment using your PDA device.

Having an awareness of budget position and how unplanned events can impact on the budget (e.g. tanker/plant/pump hire, etc.) Working at other sites covering holiday / sickness / extra workload as and when required.

Liaising with the planning and scheduling team to ensure your work load is managed correctly.

Using a PDA device to record work orders being completed.

Attending all team meetings, engaging with safety briefings and company communications, identifying issues and raising constructive feedback with the management team, with suggestions for improvements

What are we looking for?

Do you have similar experience working in an outside, manual role? We are looking for someone who wants to get stuck in and hands on. You will have good literacy and numeracy skills and must be prepared to be trained in safety procedures. Computer data input /enquiry experience is desirable as is knowledge of water treatment processes. You must be very self-motivated and be able to work well alone and as a team. Experience diagnosing basic mechanical and instrumentational issues is also desirable. Due to the nature of the role a full, valid UK driving licence is required.

Thames Water information and salary details

This role is based at Fobney WTW, although you will be covering a geographical area around London. We are offering a salary of up to £24,000, depending on skills and experience. Our excellent salary package includes an upskilling / developmental scheme, competitive contributory pension and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, child care vouchers, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus many more. Participation in a 24/7 Out of Hours Standby rota may be required, for which you will receive an additional payment. You must also hold a full driving licence. You will need to be prepared to complete a confined spaces qualification if you do not already hold one.

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 21/2/2018.

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