Slow sand filter technician

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Location: Hampton

Type: Permanent

Ref: e20012919


What is the purpose of the role?

This role will require the successful candidate to perform assigned front line activities, including the operation of a specialist mobile and fixed process plant and problem solving to ensure that Water Production services are delivered to time, cost and quality standards. The role of operating fixed and mobile plant enables our Slow Sand Filters to be maintained to the highest quality standards, ensuring London receives fresh, wholesome water.

What makes this role unique?

Slow sand filters can produce very high quality water free from pathogens, taste and odour without the need for chemical aids. Our slow sand filters at Hampton are critical to us as a business. They enable us to supply over a third of London's drinking water. This frontline role maintaining these filters enables us to keep up with the demand and ensures London is always fully supplied with water. Specifics of the role include: The majority of the work is outdoors in all weather conditions. Driving plant and machines to relocation media around site Building working relationships Team working Health and Safety Customer focus The workload is variable and the candidate need to be flexible is essential.

What will this role involve?

Driving and operation of mobile plant for slow sand filter activities, following company procedures to ensure water quality is maintained and kept to programme.

This includes the driving of dumper trucks, sand skimmers, loading shovels and 360 excavators.

Plant to be driven safely with good hygiene standards maintained (person & plant)

Following health and safety procedures to ensure own and others safety.

Operation of sand washing plants, shingle separation plant and Sand/GAC separation

Plant Carrying out routine checks and tasks as delegated by the team manager.

Noting and reporting problems and participating in carrying out improvements to the process.

What are we looking for?

Full driving licence.

Experience of operating mobile plant would be advantageous.

Ability to understand and follow operating procedures. Physically fit.

Thames Water information and salary details

This role is based at Hampton water treatment works and is offering a starting salary of 20,570. To discuss this role please contact the Resourcing Team on 01189 520101 or email Thames Water is an equal opportunities employer; please help us maintain this by ensuring you omit your date of birth from your CV. Applications for each vacancy are considered in isolation and short listing is always based on how closely applications match the role profile for each vacancy.

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 24/01/2018.