Process Technician

This vacancy is now closed

East Hyde - Luton
Contract type
38 hours per week, and inclusion on a paid standby rota after successful completion of training.
From £20,400 depending on skills and previous experience
Closing date
Job description

About the role: 

The purpose of this site-based process technician role is to ensure sewage is treated effectively and efficiently, protecting our river and our local environment. You will gain experience in both sewage and sludge treatment processes, monitoring these streams daily to ensure they produce excellent quality river-water and generate renewable energy. 

This process technician role will involve but not be limited to: 

  • Sampling and monitoring both the sewage and the sludge treatment process.
  • Recording and analysing data to identify positive and negative process trends.
  • Reacting to equipment failure and diagnosing faults.
  • Carrying out planned maintenance activities on plant and equipment.
  • Assisting maintenance technicians with repairing and replacing plant.
  • Completing planned jobs that are associated with the health and safety of employees working on site.
  • Attending health and safety training and process-related technical courses.
  • Engaging in ‘huddles’ and team meetings, suggesting improvements to safe working practices and general process efficiency.              

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

  • Ideal applicants will have a process background in an industrial or similar setting.
  • We are looking for someone who wants to get stuck in and hands on. You must be very self-motivated and be able to work well alone and as a team.
  • You will have good literacy and numeracy skills and must be prepared to be trained in safety procedures.
  • Computer data input and enquiry experience is desirable as is knowledge of water treatment processes. Experience diagnosing basic mechanical and instrumentational issues is also desirable.
  • Due to the nature of the role a full, valid UK driving licence is required.

What’s in it for you: 

  • You will be part of a skilled & enthusiastic team, who rely on working together and utilising each other’s skillsets to get the job done correctly and safely.
  • You will gain experience on a wide range of plant and equipment from screening units to pumping stations and learn techniques, both old and innovative, for treating sewage.
  • This role boasts about its great, family feel team where you will never be short of support.

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 24 days holiday per year increasing to 30 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 around Bedfordshire offering all of our teams two days paid volunteer leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities.

Click here to view our full list of Rewards and Benefits.

About us:  

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, welcoming applications from all walks of life to join our diverse team. We’re also leading the way with our award-winning mental health and wellbeing strategy. 

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