Waste Samples Technician

  • Job Reference: 38091
  • Date Posted: 9 July 2024
  • Employer: Thames Water
  • Location: Bow
  • Salary: £26,606
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

This is a unique and vital role within Thames Water allowing you to have complete control over your day-to-day work.

You will be visiting Wastewater treatment works and trade Effluent Customers. This is to ensure the standard of wastewater is always to the best standards possible and meets MCerts regulations and international standards.

What you’ll be doing as a Waste Samples Technician
  • You will take part in an out-of-hours roster which includes weekends working on a rotation. Your work schedule will be 07:30-15:30 Monday to Friday, and an additional 1 weekend in 7 weeks
  • This role involves extensive travel between sites across a wide geographical area.
  • It will be your responsibility to test water samples, and you’ll oversee managing the maintenance of your sampling records and sampling equipment to industry standard.
  • You may also raising safety observations in case issues are found. 
What you should bring to the role
  • Driving experience as part of the previous job
  • Have existing knowledge or be open to learning about the water industry and processes relevant to this area of work
  • Good computer literacy
  • Manual UK Driving License
What’s in it for you?
  • Competitive salary £26,606 per annum with clear and fast progression scheme.
  • 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 complimentary attitudes, values, talents, and knowledge. We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills, experiences, background, 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.