Treatment Operator

  • Job Reference: R129
  • Date Posted: 21 January 2021
  • Employer: Scottish Water
  • Website:
  • Location: Raasay WTW, Kyle
  • Salary: £18,562 to £27,107
  • Bonus/Benefits: Pro Rata
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Part Time

Job Description

Treatment Operator

Raasay WTW

Together we are Trusted to Serve Scotland

An opportunity has arisen for a Water Treatment Operator on a Part Time 4 hours per week contract based in the Isle of Raasay area.


Main Purpose of Role

To monitor and maintain water treatment works and pumping stations to ensure the quality of water and working within all regulatory and legislative requirements within the geographical area.

Key Accountabilities/Tasks

1    To ensure all health and safety procedures are adhered to including risk assessments, etc
2    To operate and maintain the plant as required including calibrating monitors, filters, tank levels, etc
3    To check and record all necessary water quality parameters including colour, pH, chlorine, aluminium, phosphate, etc
4    To participate in daily plant checks and inspections of reservoirs, dams, etc to ensure early identification and resolution of problems
5    To ensure all information is accurately and timeously recorded for audit purposes.
6    To provide emergency cover to Water Treatment Works whenever required
7    Issue permit to work to all relevant contractors and ensure they follow all health and safety procedures
8    Participate in a Water Treatment Operational Standby Rota


Experience Required 

Although full training will be provided to the successful candidate, desirable skills include:

  • A knowledge of water treatment processes
  • Experience in water distribution systems and health and safety procedures
  • Confident using various systems and computer literate
  • Mechanical maintenance experience
  • A valid driving license is essential and a vehicle will be provided.


Salary range (depending on relevant skills and experience) - £18,562 - £27107 Pro rata 

Closing date for applications: Thursday 4th February 2021


Working at Scottish Water 

Scottish Water is one of the UK's leading water companies, the quality of drinking water and satisfaction with the service we provide our customers has never been higher - but we want to be even better – and you could help play an important part!

We take employee engagement very seriously and have an inclusive and collaborative work environment where we respect people’s differences. We are committed to creating an engaging environment and a positive experience for our employees and we have an inclusive and collaborative work environment. We were recently recognised by The Times as a Top 50 Employer for Women 2019. In 2017 we won the Diversity in the Public Sector Award 2017 (Herald and GenAnalytics) and the HR Network Award for Talent Management 2017. We also have Carers Positive Exemplary Status. We aim for work to be an energising and fulfilling experience and everyone plays their part to ensure that Scottish Water is trusted to serve our customers and communities.

We are passionate about creating opportunities for young people and are proud to have achieved the Gold standard in the Investors in Young People accreditation, demonstrating our commitment to creating rewarding opportunities for young people. 

You will have access to a host of benefits which include 37 days holiday a year, a defined benefit pension scheme, a discounted medical cash plan and cycle to work, plus a variety of agile working arrangements and family-friendly policies designed to support your wellbeing.


Next Steps 

Any offer of employment with Scottish Water will be subject to the successful completion of a mandatory pre-employment screening process, including Disclosure Scotland and eligibility to work in the UK. Details can be found on our website. 

For more information about this role or if you require any additional support throughout the application process please contact the recruitment team: