Process operator

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Location: Barking

Type: Permanent

Ref: e20012449a

What is the purpose of the role?

This role is to support the specialist process controller in ensuring the overall operation of the incineration plant. Working as part of a team to perform a range of assigned activities including operation, testing, routine checks, first line maintenance and problem solving to ensure that services are delivered to time, cost and quality standards.This may involve using specialist process knowledge.

What makes this role unique?

The plant provides a very interesting working environment - especially with the interaction involved with 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?

Assisting the specialist process controller to ensure the continuous operation of the plant and equipment (incineration or desalination)

First line maintenance and process fault-finding

Monitoring, collating and reporting of data to ensure statutory and regulatory compliance is met and the works meet regulatory quality standards and customer demand

Undertake safety and security checks

Take responsibility for own health and safety and that of colleagues through reporting and resolving of site health and safety issues

Process monitoring by visual inspection, sample gathering and on-line monitor checking

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

Additional workload will include involvement in planned outages

What are we looking for?

Do you have experience in a relevant industry with industrial experience in helping to manage or control the appropriate processes? The ideal candidate would have good practical experience of the specialist process gained in a related role. Previous experience of SCADA systems would be an advantage and technical expertise and responsibility may require additional qualifications. Completion of NVQ level 2 units or equivalent experience in addition to appointed persons for HV (electrical work) and technical C&G or HNC is desirable. You will need to have basic literacy, numeracy and computer skills in order to undertake data input, enquiry and analysis 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 27k - 35k 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. Due to the nature of the role you will require a clean driving licence and flexible working and an ability to cover absence of any kind is essential.

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 23/01/2018.