Sludge Technician

  • Job Reference: R26205
  • Date Posted: 9 May 2024
  • Employer: Anglian Water
  • Location: Thetford, Norfolk
  • Salary: £33,000
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Wastewater Treatment Technician ( Sludge)

Circa £33,000 depending on skills. This includes a 20% shift allowance


Full time - 37 hours a week - 24/7 - Rolling 6-week shift pattern including days & nights

Location: Thetford

We offer a wide range of benefits including Private health care, Virtual GP service for you and your household. Generous pension scheme - we double-match your contributions, up to 6% giving you 18% combined contribution

For a great career just add water!

We are seeking a diligent and detail-oriented individual to join our team as a Wastewater Technician In this role you will play a vital part in operating our sludge treatment centre at Thetford, ensuring the production of a biosolids product meets legal requirements for recycling.

Why Anglian Water?

Here at Anglian Water, we are one of the leading providers of water and water recycling services in the UK and our organisation is an industry benchmark for quality and customer service. But what makes us unique is our commitment to providing the development people need to make a real difference. Our career opportunities provide on-going learning and professional development within a challenging work environment, which provides a vital service for our customers.

As a valued employee, you'll be entitled to:

  • Personal private health care

  • Virtual GP for your household

  • Bonus scheme

  • Competitive pension scheme- Anglian Water double-matches your contributions up to 6%

  • 25 days annual leave rising with length of service

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Excellent family friendly policies, such as 26 weeks full pay for Maternity/Adoption leave

What does it take to be a Sludge Technician?

  • Practical mindset (full training will be given)

  • Awareness and application of Health & Safety rules and regulations in an Operational Environment

  • Previous experience in a similar role within the wastewater treatment or environmental industry would be advantageous, although not necessary

  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to work rotating shifts, including nights and weekend to ensure continuous operation

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written to internal and external stakeholders.

  • In this role you must be able to work within a confined space, and at height without restrictions. Due to harness weight limits, your maximum weight cannot be in excess of 113 kilograms and you will be expected to complete relevant occupational health checks

Key duties will include:

  • Operate sludge treatment centre within defined critical control points (CCPs) to produce a biosolids product suitable for recycling.

  • Assist in operating the water recycling centre, optimising the site and ensuring it remains compliant

  • Make necessary adjustments to the sludge thickening plant and associated equipment optimal performance.

  • Monitor and record product and process performance, maintaining accurate records for compliance and improvement purposes.

  • Work collaboratively within a team to maintain high-quality standards.

  • Effectively communicate with team members to ensure seamless operation during rotating shifts, providing a crucial 24-hour service.

Inclusion at Anglian Water

Join us and make a difference. Our customers come from a wide range of backgrounds, and we think our workplace should reflect that. We are committed to making sure all our colleagues feel they belong and are supported to succeed. Together with our fellow water companies, we are committed to the Social Mobility Pledge; we are also a signatory to Business in the Community's Race at Work charter; we hold the Armed Forces Gold Covenant for Employers; we are an accredited Disability Confident employer, and we play a leading part in the Women's Utility Network.

Join our team and contribute to our mission of sustainable wastewater management. Apply now by submitting your resume and cover letter. We look forward to welcoming you to our team!

Closing date: Monday 27th May