What is the purpose of the role?
The role of the operational technician is to perform a range of assigned front line activities including testing, routine checks, planned and preventative maintenance and problem solving to ensure that our waste water pumping stations remain operational.
What makes this role unique?
Our technicians and engineers are a vital component in what we do within our business. They are key figures on any site and help with the day to day operating of our waste water pumping stations. Each day can present its own challenges and you will work towards achieving the highest equipment efficiencies through routine maintenance, breakdown repair and improvement work.
What will this role involve?
Accurately reporting faults and recording work and asset information to improve business performance using the handheld device.
Highlighting and reporting hazards, near misses and incidents; making the area safe, escalating any issues to your line manager as soon as possible.
Carrying out basic operational maintenance activities to the sites.
Providing technical assistance and guidance to new starters and technical trainees as well as existing colleagues.
Breakdown repair of pumps.
Typical working hours will be Monday to Friday working 38 hours a week but you will also be required to assist on a standby rota. Working 1 in 6 weekends.
What are we looking for?
The ideal candidate will have experience in a relevant industrial processing environment. You will have basic literacy and numeracy skills and must be prepared to be trained in safety procedures including Confined Space Entry. Some computer data input /enquiry experience is desirable. Due to the nature of the role a full, valid UK driving licence is required.
Thames Water information and salary details
This role is based at Hogsmill sewage treatment works in Kingston upon Thames. We are offering a starting salary of £22,440 depending on skills and experience. Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension and holiday scheme and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus discounts at a wide range of retailers via Benefits on Taps. We also offer 2 paid volunteering days per year. Participation in a 24/7 out of hour's standby rota may be required, for which you will receive an additional payment.
About Thames Water
Thames Water is the largest water and waste-water services company in the UK. We provide the essential service at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment to 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley and we are going through a period of exciting change. On a typical day we supply 2.6 billion litres of top quality drinking water and our 350 sewage treatment works treat more than 4.2bn litres of waste-water. Our 85,000 miles of water mains and sewers would wrap around the world three-and-a-half times.
We are focusing like never before on delivering brilliant services and providing our customers with a great experience. We are in the process of transforming our business in order to achieve this. To help us succeed, we need a range of new skills and capabilities and will be recruiting for these in the coming months. We are on the lookout for talented people across our entire region who are interested in helping us to become the best water and waste-water company in the UK.
Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer.
Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 14/03/2018.