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About us:

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.

About the role:

We have an exciting opportunity for a process technician to join Thames Water’s wastewater pumping team in South London. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a frontline operations team and also to support the team on the Tideway Tunnel.

The role of this technician is to perform a range of activities to ensure that all the plant and equipment associated with strategic pumping stations and trunk sewers in London are kept serviceable and ready to be operated safely and efficiently.

Duties include:

  • Completing routine checks, basic planned preventative maintenance and problem solving to ensure the smooth running of the pumping station
  • Completing monitoring checks to ensure the plant is running efficiently and identifying trends
  • Completing safety tasks to ensure the site is safe to operate, including statutory testing for legionella, fire and housekeeping
  • Operation of large storm pumping stations to manage our customers’ network
  • Operating of large mechanical equipment to provide safe isolations of plant and hydraulic flow
  • Completion of confined space entries to complete inspections, maintenance and fault finding

The standard working week starts at 7.30 am and finishes at 3.36 pm, Monday to Friday. However, in order to maintain storm cover, the Pumping Teamwork is a standby working pattern on a six-week rotation basis, ensuring that London is provided with 24/7 storm protection.

The role, therefore, requires the pumping technicians to be on standby on a 2 week in -week basis, 1 week in 6 on 1st call, & 1 week in 6 on 2nd call

A duty standby allowance is paid for participating in the standby roster, and in addition to this allowance, a call-out fee and overtime is paid for all out of hours working.

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

  • Experience working within a pumping station or similar industry or process plant site.
  • Experience and comfortable working with mechanical equipment.
  • Previous experience working in an outside manual role.
  • The ability to work under pressure and in stressful situations.
  • Some computer data input /enquiry experience is desirable.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about customer service and the environment, with a desire to learn and make a difference. To be a key member of the team, but also the ability to work on their own.

We need someone who has a ‘can do’ attitude and a proactive approach to work.

You will have basic literacy and numeracy skills and, if necessary, must be prepared to be trained in safety procedures including confined space entry.

What’s in it for you:

This will involve being part of a small but vital team that provides 24/7 cover to ensure London is protected from flooding.

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 24 days holiday per year increasing to 28 days 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 of paid volunteer leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities.

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