Customer Sampling Technician

  • Job Reference: 38044
  • Date Posted: 4 July 2024
  • Employer: Thames Water
  • Location: Shalford
  • Salary: £13.60 Per Hour
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Duration: 26 weeks
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Every year, we carry out over 500,000 tests on samples of water that we routinely collect from our treatment works, reservoirs, and randomly selected customer properties, to ensure your drinking water is of the highest quality.

What you’ll be doing as a Customer Sampling Technician
  • You will take part in an out-of-hours roster which includes weekends working on a rota basis (1 working weekend in 5).
  • This role involves extensive travel between customers and sites, and you will be working as part of a busy team across a wide geographical area.
  • It will be your responsibility to take water samples from water reservoirs and customers, you’ll oversee managing the maintenance of your sampling records and sampling equipment to industry standards.
  • You may also investigate supply issues and customer complaints.
What you should bring to the role
  • Previous experience covering Driving will be required.
  • Have the confidence to ‘cold call’ upon residential and commercial properties.
  • A clean manual driving license is required.
  • Ability to plan journeys efficiently as well as good driving knowledge.
  • Be organized and work well on your own.
  • Have excellent attention to detail.
  • Have existing knowledge or be open to learning about the water industry and processes relevant to this area of work.
  • Good computer literacy.
What’s in it for you?
You really will be working on the front line and be the face of Thames Water to our customers.
Hourly Pay rate: £13.60 per hour
Location: Guildford BU4 8BW
Length of assignment: 6 months
Required Start date: to be considered
Hours: 38 hours per week

Who are we?
At Thames Water, our purpose is crystal clear - to deliver life’s essential service so our customers, communities and planet can thrive.

Water is life’s great leveller. Every living thing needs it, every single day. From people to plants, birds to bees, farms to factories, we all need it to thrive, and we’re committed to taking care of it for us all.

But keeping water flowing is becoming harder. From scorching summers to wetter winters, extreme weather affects everything from our pipes to our local rivers. We must keep millions more kettles boiling, public services operating, washing machines spinning, showers running and more, so every drop is more precious than ever. Are you ready to play your part?

Working at Thames Water
At Thames Water, we recognise that people are at the heart of our business. To help us succeed in providing life's essential service, we need a range of skills and capabilities, representative of society throughout our business.

We seek to attract and retain a cultural mix of people who can offer different but complementary attitudes, values, talents, and knowledge. We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills, experiences, backgrounds, and differences that each individual brings.

Our over-arching diversity and inclusion aim is to ensure Thames Water is a diverse and inclusive great place to work. We encourage applications from everyone and offer extra support for those who need it throughout the recruitment process.

Find out more about working at Thames Water.

When a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers. As part of Team Thames, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to support our customers on the frontline as an ambassador. Full training will be given for what is undoubtedly an incredibly rewarding experience. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business, meet colleagues and earn some extra money along the way.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.