Process Technician (THP)

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Contract type
38 hours per week however you must be prepared to regularly undertake stand-by duty out of normal working hours as required by the needs of the business.
Up to £25,000 depending on skills and experience
Closing date
Job description

About the role:

You will maintain the efficient operation of a sludge treatment Thermal Hydrolysis Plant (THP), steam generator and sewage treatment works, carrying out sampling activities through work being generated through hand-held devices. Working as part of a small team, you will be required to carry out routine operations and basic process maintenance at various treatment works across Crawley sewage treatment works.

You will be required to:

  • Clean and operate of a range of plant and equipment associated with the sewage treatment process.
  • Sampling and fault finding as required.
  • Quality testing, optimisation and maintenance.
  • Monitor, collate and report data to ensure statutory and regulatory compliance is met.
  • Undertake safety and security checks.

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

The successful candidate will ideally have an understanding of sewage and sludge treatment processes and front line maintenance; however, training will be given as required.

Duties involve the collection and recording of monitoring data in accordance with quality procedures and therefore the ability to write clearly and concisely is essential.

You will be competent at using the appropriate company IT systems and office software as well as open to learning new systems and procedures.

You must be able to demonstrate previous work experience both within a team and alone.

As you will be driving to and from sites, a full UK current driving licence is also essential.

What’s in it for you:

You will be exposed to challenging working in a variety of processing environments, the majority of which will be outside. You will be given the opportunity to progress taking on additional responsibility within the role as you develop within this friendly and supportive team.

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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