Process Technician

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 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 is the purpose of this role?

The Process Technician's role is to ensure sewage is treated effectively and efficiently, protecting our river and our local environment in the Chesham area. 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 role will involve monitoring, data analysis, sampling, fault-finding, and basic proactive & reactive maintenance activities.

What makes this role unique?

Our technicians are a vital component of what we do in our business.

The successful applicant will play a key role in ensuring that our treatment processes work effectively every day. Each day can present unique challenges whether it’s reacting fast to a plant failure, identifying and stopping slow-burning negative trends, diagnosing faults within the process, or proactively making changes to improve the way that we work.

You will be part of a skilled & enthusiastic team, who rely on working together and utilizing each other’s skillsets to get the job done correctly and safely. You will gain experience in a wide range of plants and equipment from screening units to pumping stations and learn techniques, both old and innovative, for treating sewage.

What will this role involve?

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

What skills are we looking for?

Ideal applicants will have a process background in an industrial or similar setting.  

Due to the nature of the role a valid UK driving license is essential.

What’s in it for you?

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday per year increasing to 28 with the length of service, and a wider benefits scheme.  

We’re proud of the positive ways of working we have adopted during the pandemic. We want to create a more flexible and dynamic environment so all our colleagues can thrive. For our office-based roles, we’re moving to a hybrid approach where we’ll provide options around working from our offices, our operational sites, and home dependent on role/team/individual. This will be discussed during the assessment process.

Thames Water is a unique, rewarding, and diverse place to work. You’ll enjoy fast-tracked career opportunities, flexible working arrangements, and unparalleled benefits if you join our team. We’re also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion, and Disability Confident Leader and we’re a Times Top 50 Employer for Women. 

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