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Please note this role covers South of Reading and will be based out of our site in Silchester.

Who are we?

Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to our 15 million customers by supplying 2.6 billion litres of water through 32,000 km’s of pipes, to keep taps flowing and toilets flushing. We are an essential service and have operated throughout the Covid19 pandemic. 

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.

What you will be doing:

Within the Reading area an exciting hands on opportunity has arisen for a Process Technician to operate on our Waste Water Treatment site.

Your role will be to ensure that our waste water treatment works are running safely and efficiently and to provide support to the Technicians.

You will be responsible for monitoring and inspecting equipment, following a checklist to carry out maintenance, whilst ensuring the equipment is working by doing a test run. You will be required to report any defective equipment, to ensure a swift resolution following any breakdowns, whilst attempting a first-time fix.

You will be expected to take ownership of your own and colleagues health and safety through escalating any concerns to your manager or resolving them yourself where possible and appropriate.

We’re looking for you to:

  • Have previous operative experience would be beneficial but is not essential – we welcome people who are keen to learn.
  • Have some computer data input /enquiry experience is desirable however not essential. The ability to operate modern technology as work will be scheduled through this system.
  • Be a team player and must be passionate about your own personal development
  • Keen to learn a new industry.
  • Health and safety focused.
  • Hold a valid UK driving licence.

What’s in it for you!

You will receive full training for health & safety and plant-related processes. You will join a close-knit team with a family feel and gain invaluable experience from your mentor and the wider team who will ensure you feel supported throughout your training and beyond.

The role will come with a van, tools and PPE.

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.

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 and we are a Times Top 50 Employer for Women.

Click here to find out more about working at Thames Water