What is the purpose of the role?
The role of this site based process operative is to perform a range of activities to ensure that all equipment associated with our sludge powered generator is running safely and efficiently and to assist the control team with their technical duties. Responsibilities include cleaning machines, sample testing, routine checks, maintenance and problem solving. Please note, you will be part of a shift pattern.
What makes this role unique?
Working outside with no one day being the same provides a very interesting working environment - especially at Europe's biggest sewage treatment works.
Based at Beckton sewage treatment works in Barking, East London, this role boasts a great team where you will never be short of support. You will receive competitive benefits as well as full training for health and safety, technical and processes related to the plant.
What will this role involve?
This role will involve, but not be limited to:
Monitoring and inspecting equipment, e.g. lifting and unblocking pumps, following a checklist to carry out planned preventative maintenance, ensuring equipment / generators / telemetry are working by doing a test run
Undertaking basic maintenance of plant/equipment and strict attention to cleaning of site
Reporting any defective equipment, to ensure a swift resolution following any breakdowns
Highlighting, and resolving where possible, any health and safety hazards and risks on site
Making sure work area is safe before commencing any work by undertaking a point of work risk assessment
Having an awareness of budget position and how unplanned events can impact on the budget (e.g. tanker/plant/pump hire, etc.)
Appreciating the impact of chemical usage on site budget and business objectives
Additional workload will include involvement in planned outages
What are we looking for?
Do you have experience in a relevant industry with industrial experience or similar experience working in an outside, manual role? We are looking for someone who wants to get stuck in and with a proactive approach.
Previous leadership experience and experience working in an industry or with industrial experience is desirable.
You will need to have basic literacy, numeracy and computer skills and must be prepared to be trained in safety procedures including confined space entry.
Thames Water information and salary details
This role is based at Beckton sewage treatment works in Barking, East London. We are offering a salary of between £21k - £27.5k plus an additional shift allowance of 25%, depending on skills and experience.
Our salary package includes a 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.
A valid UK driving licence is desirable and flexible working and an ability to cover absence of any kind is essential. www.thameswater.co.uk/cycles/accessible/sewage_treatment.html
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 18/10/17.