Process Controller

  • Job Reference: 10808
  • Date Posted: 14 September 2020
  • Employer: Pertemps
  • Website: https://www2.thameswater.co.uk/
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £25,000 to £40,000
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

About the role:

 We are currently seeking a Process Controller as the Successful applicant your role will be reporting to the shift team manager, you will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of Coppermills water treatment works. You will work as part of a team to ensure the effective and continuous operation of the site.

This role will be on a 12-hour rotating pattern you must be able to work unsupervised for long periods of time.

Your Tasks will include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Remote monitoring and control of a range of water treatment processes via SCADA, such as abstraction, filtration, ozonation, and disinfection
  • Carrying out sampling and the related analysis to ensure compliance with internal standards and external regulations
  • Manual fault finding and intervention to maintain the treatment process or customer supply. Specific examples include changes in chemical dosing, and slow sand filter flow rates. You will also have to respond to emergencies, whether this is process failures or power failures. In such circumstances, you will remain calm and follow established procedures to escalate, and then stabilise the process or isolation the issue in hand
  • Comply with operational standards, completing necessary documentation including shift logs
  • Taking responsibility for your own health and safety and also health and safety on site. You will highlight safety observations and take action to make the area safe where possible. You may contribute to risk assessments and procedures that contribute to improving health and safety standards on site. This is important given that the site is governed under COMAH regulations.
  • Liaise with other departments, particularly Water Quality and Maintenance, in order to find solutions for issues and deliver the best results for site
  • Maintain own technical knowledge and keep up to date with changes in procedures and asset standards.
To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:
  • We are looking for someone who has process and/or water treatment experience and is hands-on and practical with impeccable attention to detail and troubleshooting skills.
  • You should have experience of lone working and will be willing to work in confined spaces in challenging conditions.
  • As this is a shift role you will be working a 12-hour rotating shift and must be able to work unsupervised for long periods of time.
  • Basic literacy, numeracy and computer skills are essential as you will need to use email and operate plant computers.
  • A current driving licence is also required.
 What’s in it for you:

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 24 days holiday per year increasing to 28 with the length of service and a wider benefits scheme. This includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans, voucher scheme giving you money off in major retail outlets, loyalty awards for continuous service plus much more, including our referral scheme, where you can receive £750 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company.

We’re also proud to be here for our local community, offering everyone two days paid volunteer leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities. 

About us:

 Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to millions of customers by supplying 2.7 billion litres of world-class water to around 10 million homes. 

As our world changes, the need to take care of our most precious resource is greater than ever, both locally and globally. That’s why, at Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to daily life, and that means our business is always open. We’re passionate about providing world-class tap water, now and for the future.

We’re also turning waste into power, self-generating 20% of the energy we use and, in turn, doing our bit for the planet. We’re reducing plastic waste by celebrating our tap water and rolling out an ambitious water fountain project. We’re using our voice to lobby for change and partnering with WaterAid to provide clean water to the world’s poorest communities.

Together, we’re building a better future for our customers, our region and our planet.

Thames Water is a unique, rewarding and diverse place to work. If you join our team, you’ll enjoy fast-tracked career opportunities, flexible working arrangements and unparalleled benefits. We’re also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Leader, welcoming individuals from all walks of life and leading the way with award-winning mental health and well-being strategy.