Process Technician (Pumping)

  • Job Reference: 37826
  • Date Posted: 10 June 2024
  • Employer: idibu
  • Location: Greenwich
  • Salary: £28,000
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

This is an exciting part opportunity to work as part of a close and supportive Operations team within Strategic Pumping and Trunk Sewers. You will be focused on maintaining and improving our strategic pumping stations across a designated catchment and providing support to the team on larger-scale projects.
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.
What you’ll be doing as a Process Technician
  • Performing routine checks, basic planned preventative maintenance, and troubleshooting to maintain the smooth operation of the pumping station.
  • Conducting monitoring checks to ensure optimal plant performance and identifying any emerging trends.
  • Carrying out safety tasks to maintain a safe operating environment, including statutory testing for legionella, fire safety, and housekeeping.
  • Managing our customers' network by operating large storm pumping stations.
  • Operating large mechanical equipment to safely isolate plants and control hydraulic flow.
  • Conducting confined space entries for inspections, maintenance, and fault-finding purposes.
  • Base Location: London, Greenwich Storm SE10 8LE.
Working Pattern: The standard working week starts at 7.30 am and finishes at 3.36 pm, Monday to Friday. However, to maintain storm cover, the Pumping Teamwork is a standby working pattern on a five-week rotation basis, ensuring that London is provided with 24/7 storm protection.
A duty standby allowance is paid for participating in the standby roster, and in addition to this allowance, a call-out fee and overtime are paid for all out-of-hours work.
Requirements for the role: Full UK manual driving licence.
What you should bring to the role
  • Having a mechanical background would provide a great advantage in this position.
  • Experience working outdoors with manual labour would be a valuable asset.
  • We're seeking someone with endless energy, ready to exceed expectations.
  • Some computer data input /enquiry experience is desirable.
  • A UK manual driving license is essential
What’s in it for you?
  • Competitive salary up to £28,000 per annum depending on skills and experience.
  • Annual Leave - 24 days holiday per year increasing to 28 with the length of service (Plus bank holidays)
  • Contributory pension – Defined Contribution - Maximum of 12% -2x employee contribution
  • Personal Medical Assessments – Open to all once a year
  • Wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your wellbeing.
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 need to 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, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.