Process Controller

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Ref
TWU-002952-7
Division
Operations
Location
Kempton Park
Contract type
Permanent
Full/Part-time
Full-time
Hours
38 hours per week (4x12 hour shift) however this role has a 6 week rolling shift pattern, for which you will be paid a 25% shift enhancement.
Salary
Up to £41,745 depending on skills and experience.
Closing date
14/11/2019
Job description

About the role:

Reporting to the site manager you will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of a large London Production Plant, producing up to 200 million litres of water per day that supplies a third of London’s drinking water. You will be working as part of a team of 6 process controllers, to ensure the effective and continuous operation of the works 24 hours a day.

This role will include:

  • This role will involve controlling the day-to-day operation of the works processes, including but not limited to rapid gravity filters, ozonation, slow sand filters, disinfection and wash-water treatment.
  • The successful candidate would be responsible for operating the works according to internal company requirements, a regulatory quality standard and to meet customer demand.
  • In addition they would monitor processes through visual inspection, sample gathering and on-line monitor checking and then completion of log sheets and shift logs to regulatory auditable standards.
  • Process fault-finding and suitable rectification by first fix, raising issues to maintenance or management as required.
  • Supporting process needs of contractors completing work to improve process reliability.
  • Communicating with London water control centre in a timely and appropriate manner, implementing their requests with due consideration for site capacity and performance.
  • Responding to specific situations to ensure the relevant processes are brought under control or escalated to an event.
  • This role has serious responsibility to ensure the effective and continuous operation of the works (24/7).

To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:

We are looking for someone with a good level of literacy: a minimum of GCSE Maths, English and ideally science subjects. As well as this you will have good computer skills with ability to use basic programs, such as Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook.

If you have experience of SCADA systems including Wonderware & RTAP with a good ability to navigate systems and use to fault find through trends analysis, this is ideal. Experience in a shift controller role, although full training will be provided, experience of the processes used at a large water treatment works would be advantageous.

You will possess the ability to work confidently and unsupervised on 12-hour shifts, day or night. You will have a reasonable level of physical fitness as the job will involve movement around the site. A considerable portion of your time will be spent working in the control room.

What’s in it for you:

You will be responsible for monitoring and optimising the process of the water treatment works to maintain output and water quality. You will be required to react to any SCADA trends and alarms, finding and resolving faults in conjunction with the operations and maintenance teams. With the members of your team you will be responsible for manning and controlling the works 24 hours a day, making key decisions on the process.

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 24 days holiday per year increasing to 28 with length of service and a wider benefits scheme. This includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans, voucher scheme giving you money off in major retail outlets, loyalty awards for continuous service plus much more, including our refer-a-friend bonus, where you can receive up to £1,000 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company. 

We’re also proud to be here for our local community, offering all of our teams two days paid volunteer leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities.

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About us:

Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to millions of customers by supplying 2.7 billion litres of world-class water to around 10 million homes.  

As our world changes, the need to take care of our most precious resource is greater than ever, both locally and globally. That’s why, at Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to daily life, and that means our business is always open. We’re passionate about providing world-class tap water, now and for the future.

We’re also turning poo into power, self-generating 20% of the energy we use and, in turn, doing our bit for the planet. We’re reducing plastic waste by celebrating our tap water and rolling out an ambitious water fountain project. We’re using our voice to lobby for change and partnering with WaterAid to provide clean water to the world’s poorest communities.

Together, we’re building a better future for our customers, our region and our planet.

Thames Water is a unique, rewarding and diverse place to work. If you join our team, you’ll enjoy fast-tracked career opportunities, flexible working arrangements and unparalleled benefits. We’re also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Leader, welcoming individuals from all walks of life and leading the way with an award-winning mental health and wellbeing strategy.

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