Process Technician

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Contract type
38 hours a week, Monday to Friday.
Paying between £22,440 - £30,360 per annum, depending on experience.
Closing date
Job description

About the role:

The role of the process technician is to perform a range of activities to ensure that all equipment associated with our water treatment works is running safely and efficiently and to assist the technicians with their technical duties. Responsibilities include cleaning mechanical equipment, water quality sample testing, routine site and equipment checks, maintenance and problem-solving.

This role will involve, but not be limited to:

  • Monitoring and inspecting equipment, following a checklist to carry out planned preventative maintenance, ensuring equipment/generators/telemetry are operating correctly.
  • Reporting any defective equipment, to ensure a swift resolution following any breakdowns.
  • Highlighting, and resolving where possible, any health and safety risks on site. Taking ownership of your own, and colleagues, health and safety through escalating any concerns to your manager and resolving them yourself where possible.
  • Making sure work area is safe before commencing any work by undertaking a point of work risk assessment using your PDA device.
  • Having an awareness of budget position and how unplanned events can impact on the budget (e.g. tanker/plant/pump hire, etc.)
  • Working at other sites covering holiday/sickness / extra workload as and when required. Liaising with the planning and scheduling team to ensure your workload is managed correctly.
  • Using a PDA device to record work orders being completed.
  • Attending all team meetings, engaging with safety briefings and company communications, identifying issues and raising constructive feedback with the management team, with suggestions for improvements

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

  • Similar experience working in an outside, manual role
  • We are looking for someone who wants to get stuck in and hands-on.
  • You will have good literacy and numeracy skills and must be prepared to be trained in safety procedures.
  • Computer data input /enquiry experience is desirable as is knowledge of water treatment processes.
  • You must be very self-motivated and be able to work well alone and as a team.
  • 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, and preferably an HGV licence. 

What’s in it for you: 

  • Working outside with no one day being the same provides a very interesting working environment.
  • This role boasts about its great, family feel team where you will never be short of support.
  • You will receive full training for health and safety, technical and processes related to the plant.
  • An excellent opportunity to start your career in the water industry and with great progression prospects. 

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 24 days holiday per year increasing to 28 with the 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 waste 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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