What is the purpose of the role?
You will be working as part of the thermal hydrolysis team, a very hands on role with good career paths into other avenues such as process control. Previous experience of working in a process environment will be very advantageous for this role. You will be responsible to the team manager for carrying out assigned front line activities including sampling, testing, routine checks, plant operation and maintenance on the sludge treatment process.
What makes this role unique?
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a process operator to be part of a team which operates a thermal hydrolysis plant (THP) and associated sludge treatment equipment. This plant will operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The plant includes THP, combined heat and power (CHP) units, steam boilers and associated plant, sludge dewatering plant including Bucher presses, centrifuges and sludge digestion.
What will this role involve?
Process monitoring by sample gathering, laboratory analysis, in-line monitor checking/calibrating, and visual inspection.
Monitoring, interpretation, collating and reporting of analysis data to ensure correct process operation, and to meet statutory and regulatory compliance requirements.
Operation of plant and equipment, ensuring continuous operation of THP and associated plant and process.
Operation of a boiler house to BG01 standards. Cleaning, first line maintenance and general duties.
This may include planned preventative maintenance. Undertake safety, security, and housekeeping checks.
Take personal responsibility for health and safety of self and colleagues.
What are we looking for?
The successful candidate should ideally have experience in a relevant power generation environment. As the role will involve sampling and testing sludge samples, previous laboratory experience would be desirable but not essential. Knowledge of the process industry plant such as pumps, centrifuges and boilers, would be an advantage, but more important will be your flexibility, initiative, ability and willingness to train. As well as this, you must be prepared to be trained in safety procedures. Basic literacy, numeracy skills and some computer data input experience is desirable.
Thames Water information and salary details
This role will be based at Beckton sewage treatment works, Essex and will require you to work on a set shift pattern. We are offering a salary of between £24,310 - £32,890 plus an additional shift allowance of 25% depending on experience. Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension and holiday scheme and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus discounts at a wide range of retailers via Benefits on Taps. We also offer 2 paid volunteering days per year.
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 23/03/2018.