What is the purpose of the role?
Reporting to the shift team leader you will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of regular water treatment works, working as part of a team of Process Controllers, to ensure the effective and continuous operation of the works. This will include monitoring and controlling a range of processes on site in order to meet customer and business requirements.
What makes this role unique?
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team responsible for the smooth operation of an integral part of our key infrastructure. You will be part of the team that ensures that our drinking water is fit for customer consumption at all times. This is a shift position so you will be working on a 12-hour rotating pattern in which you will receive a shift allowance.
What will this role involve?
Process monitoring and control of a range of processes, using a variety of techniques including remote monitoring, manual intervention and SCADA.
Physical inspection, monitoring and checks of processes.
Manual intervention to maintain process and water supply including dose adjustments, isolation valve operations and screen cleaning.
Comply with operational standards, completing necessary documentation and logs and passing DWI audit.
Fault investigation and rectification - manually and remotely. Work in confined spaces when required.
Monitor and control water quality processes, sampling and analysis including Tap 5 compliance, ATP analysis and bacterial (ecoli/coliform) analysis.
Responsible for maintaining record keeping, log books and paperwork to required standard to pass audit inspections.
Personal and site health and safety including equipment checks, documentation and risk assessment to ensure compliance with procedures.
Respond to alarms and emergencies including dealing with gas leaks, power cuts and other events under the direction of the Team Leader.
Maintain site compliance to COMAH including participation in exercises and drills, and knowledge of procedures and capability of CTBA duties.
Monitoring, ordering and tracking of chemicals and consumables including taking deliveries.
Carry out LOAD management and other power initiatives to reduce costs including barring over engines and filling of day tanks.
Delivery of PPM, DM and Mandate work as issued in accordance with company task specifications and procedures.
Notification of defects following the correct procedure.
Liaise with other departments and groups providing information, advice and responses to requests.
Maintain own technical knowledge and keep up to date with changes.
Ensure training including CTBA is up to date and the Coppermills Chemical process is manned 24/7.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for someone who has Process and/or Water Treatment experience and is hands-on and practical with impeccable attention to detail and trouble shooting skills. You should have experience of lone working and will be willing to work in confined spaces in challenging conditions. As this is a shift role you will be working a 12-hour rotating shift and must be able to work unsupervised for long periods of time. Basic literacy, numeracy and computer skills are essential as you will need to use email and operate plant computers. A current driving licence is required.
Thames Water information and salary details
This role is based at Coppermills water treatment works and if offering a salary of up to £27,000 depending on experience. You will require a full clean UK driving licence.
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.
Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer.
Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 25/01/2018.