THP Technician

Thames Water Utilities Limited
Crawley, South East, West Sussex
£20000 - £29000 per annum
15 Oct 2016
30 Oct 2016
Contract Type
What is the purpose of the role? To perform a range of assigned front line activities including monitoring, testing, routine checks, cleaning, maintenance and problem solving to ensure that the plant runs smoothly. In some cases, this may include planned and preventative maintenance of equipment to support the operation of the plant. This role will be working outside, between 07:30 -15:30 with some weekends What makes this role unique? An exciting opportunity has arisen to operate and carry out front line maintenance on a Thermal Hydrolysis Plant (THP) and associated Sewage Treatment Works (STW). This plant is one of a fleet of THP units that have been installed, designed to increase the generation of green power on our sewage treatment sites. The plant includes THP, steam boilers, and sludge dewatering plant including Bucher presses, centrifuges and sludge digestion. What will this role involve? Operation of plant and equipment, ensuring continuous operation of THP and associated plant and process. Cleaning, first line maintenance, and fault-finding. This may include planned preventative maintenance. Monitoring, collating and reporting of data to ensure statutory and regulatory compliance is met. Undertake safety and security checks. Process monitoring by visual inspection, sample gathering and on-line monitor checking Process monitoring by visual inspection, sample gathering and on-line monitor checking. What are we looking for? Basic literacy and numeracy is required plus previous site experience. The ideal candidate will be IT literate and be problem-solving / analytically minded. Health and safety awareness is a must. Thames Water information and salary details This role is based at Crawley Sewage Treatment Works and will receive in-depth training. We are offering a salary of up to £22,100 for those with no experience and up to £29,000 for those with THP experience. Our excellent salary package includes a competitive contributory pension and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, child care vouchers, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus many more. Participation in a 24/7 Out of Hours Standby rota (typically 1 week in 6) might be required after a suitable period of training and assessment, 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 opportunities employer. Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 27th October 2016.