Process Technician

Employer: Southern Water
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Up to £38,000
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There has never been a better time to join our organisation as we build towards a greener future, tackling climate change, minimising our environmental impact and reducing our carbon footprint.

As a Process Technician, you will be joining our Wastewater Treatment Team, who play a vital part in the frontline of our day-to-day maintenance of, and repairs to, water and wastewater treatment works, sludge treatment centres and pumping stations to ensure all environmental, quality and customer service standards are met, whilst meeting H&S legislation and achieving budgetary targets.

In this role you will be utilising your mechanical/electrical knowledge and experiences to ensure we remain compliant, reduce pollution and ensure that all of our sites remain operational for the benefits of our customers. You will have the scope of opportunity to innovate and introduce solutions, to create continuous improvements into existing processes.

You need not have a background in Water or Wastewater. We would welcome applications from candidates outside of the sector, bringing fresh perspectives and ideas. This role has a focus on, compliance, technical problems solving, repairing and maintenance. If you have Petrochemical, Nuclear, or Heavy Industry background, then we would love to hear from you.

You will be:
• Level 3 NVQ qualified (Multi/Electrical or Mechanical).
• Able to demonstrate an in depth understanding of pumping station operation and the wastewater treatment process.
• Able to demonstrate an understanding of ISO9001 procedures, and technical Mechanical or Electrical drawings.
• Able to demonstrate an understanding of standard equipment/tools required of the speciality, and operational processes with its impacts; and manufacture simple parts.
• A problem solver, able to identify potential issues and implement solutions, or escalating if required.
• An excellent communicator, providing technical expertise to Internal and External contractors.
• Resilient, adapting to the pressures of work and working in a constant changing environment.

Your core responsibilities will be:
• Undertaking both reactive and planned maintenance, responding to alarms and fault finding to identify issues, fix these or escalate, planned maintenance of plant and equipment on a daily basis, installing new plant and equipment as required.
• Coaching, training and developing staff under their supervision, including the apprenticeship programme
• Managing projects internally; and updating the necessary company systems and databases as required accurately and promptly.
• Carrying out inspection and tests on electrical equipment following company procedures.
• Gaining quotations for parts, equipment or from contractors for work to be carried out, and providing self-quotations for work to be carried out, so assessment can be made against contractor prices.
• Identify possible future risks and recommending changes in the course of their day-to-day work and to raise these for resolution as required.
• Keeping up to date with new technology and approaches to ensure you can work with existing plant/equipment, and are able to identify opportunities to utilise new methods/approaches in your work.

This role will be full time Monday to Friday covering sites across West Sussex, working a 1 in 7 standby rota. You will receive a salary of up to £38,000 per annum depending on skills and experience + Business Needs Car (full UK driving license required) as well as other benefits including:

• Company and performance-related bonus
• Generous pension with up to 11% company contribution
• Life assurance payment equal to four times your annual salary
• Health benefits through a Cash Plan
• Two paid community volunteering days a year
• 25 days annual holiday
• Occupational health service
• Perkbox benefits offering discounts and savings on several products and experiences
• Study support may be available for job-related qualifications
• We offer competitive maternity leave and flexible return to work options

Join our Wastewater Treatment Team and see how far your career could progress with a company committed to career progression, training and development opportunities, our customers, and the environment.

Does this opportunity excite you but you’re not 100% sure if you meet all the requirements for the role? Whilst we can’t accommodate every flexible working request, we’ll try to find a practical solution. So why not engage with us and find out more about this role?

Our customers are at the heart of everything we do, because delivering water for life is our core purpose. To achieve this, we need 24/7 support in place to resolve incidents quickly and efficiently. All our employees understand the importance of out-of-hours incident support – because when problems appear, fixing them is our top priority. That’s why our people join together and support when and however needed to make sure our customers get the service they deserve. Joining the Southern Water family means you’ll become part of our incident support team. During your interview, your manager will speak to you about any incident support rotas that apply to your position.


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