THP Operator

Job Title: THP Operator
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Crawley
Salary: £23800 - £25000 per annum
Start Date: 2019-06-25
Reference: 4271
Contact Name: Robyn Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 25, 2019 09:42

Job Description

About the role:

You will maintain the efficient operation of a sludge treatment Thermal Hydrolysis Plant (THP), steam generator and sewage treatment works, carrying out sampling activities through work being generated through hand-held devices. Working as part of a small team, you will be required to carry out routine operations and basic process maintenance at various treatment works across Crawley sewage treatment works.

You will be required to:
  • Clean and operate of a range of plant and equipment associated with the sewage treatment process.
  • Sampling and fault finding as required.
  • Quality testing, optimisation and maintenance.
  • Monitor, collate and report data to ensure statutory and regulatory compliance is met.
  • Undertake safety and security checks.
To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:

The successful candidate will ideally have an understanding of sewage and sludge treatment processes and front line maintenance; however, training will be given as required.

Duties involve the collection and recording of monitoring data in accordance with quality procedures and therefore the ability to write clearly and concisely is essential.
You will be competent at using the appropriate company IT systems and office software as well as open to learning new systems and procedures.

You must be able to demonstrate previous work experience both within a team and alone. Ideally, you will have some form of relevant qualification, ideally to NVQ level 2 or equivalent and will have completed, or be prepared to work towards Process National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Training.

As you will be driving to and from sites, a full UK current driving licence is also essential.

What’s in it for you:

You will be exposed to challenging working in a variety of processing environments, the majority of which will be outside. You will be given the opportunity to progress taking on additional responsibility within the role as you develop within this friendly and supportive team.

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 24 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with 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 refer-a-friend bonus, where you can receive up to £1,000 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company. 

We’re also proud to be here for our local community, offering all of our teams 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 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 opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer, welcoming applications from all walks of life to join our diverse team. We’re also leading the way with our award-winning mental health and wellbeing strategy.