Waste Water Quality Technician

Job Title: Waste Water Quality Technician
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Reading
Salary: £9.46 per hour
Start Date: 2019-05-09 00:00:00
Reference: 748101474
Contact Name: Ali Dearlove
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 02, 2019 10:11

Job Description

What is the purpose of this role?

The purpose of the role will be to collect statutory and operational samples, to the standards laid out in the Sampling Procedures Manual, at assets and at trade effluent sites in accordance with the wastewater and trade effluent quality programmes. You will liaise with Technical Scheduling and the Trade Effluent team, and escalate any issues associated with the integrity of the collection points that may compromise the representative nature of the sample.

What does the role involve?

The collection of samples from treatment works, trade effluent sites, and river intakes.

The maintenance of sampling records to the standards laid out in the SPM (Sampling Procedures Manual).

Adhering to all the internal and external quality systems.

Effectively planning routes and optimising time.

Collecting all samples to schedule.

Completing all records correctly and in an auditable fashion, ensuring that all the equipment used is fit for purpose, calibrated and all standards and records are traceable.

Ensuring monthly data checks are met and all paperwork is filed correctly.

Ensuring our assets are compliant.

What skills do you need for this role?

To be successful in this role you will have a broad knowledge of the water industry; wastewater treatment, waste networks and catchment protection, the Operator Self Monitoring Regulations and the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive, as well as the rules and requirements of the statutory sampling programme and the Sampling Procedures Manual. You will have a strong Health and safety awareness and understanding, as well as excellent communication skills. Interpersonal skills with a strong commitment to the delivery of customer service are a must, along with a good level of computer literacy. A clean and full driving licence is required as you will be travelling around the Reading and Oxford area.

Salary Information:

This is a temporary position for approximately 6 months, based at one of our sites in Reading and covering the Reading and Oxford areas. The working pattern involves working 1 weekend in 7. This is then followed by a working week with a rest day on Friday. The pay rate is £9.46 per hour.