Catchment Operator

Newquay, England / Operations and Supply Chain / Fixed Term Contract

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Catchment Operator

At South West Water we believe that the strongest businesses are built on solid, stable foundations - with a vision and a culture that gives them the freedom to change, improve and innovate.
We’re proud to be responsible for providing reliable, efficient and high-quality drinking water and wastewater services for the beautiful South West area.
And we have huge ambitions.
Not only are we committed to reaching net-zero by 2030, but we’ve also partnered with Wildlife Trusts, National Parks and local partners to help ensure a better future for generations to come.
So, if you want to be part of a diverse team where opportunities flow and fresh ideas are welcomed, #JustAddWater.

Would you like to use your hands-on experience and skills to join a progressive company?
We currently have a Catchment Operator position available for a motivated individual to join our team's based in Newquay, Cornwall. Joining us on a 12 month fixed term contract, you will receive a competitive starting annual salary of £25,299 with opportunity to enter the internal company progression scheme.
 As Catchment Operator, you will operate and maintain multiple Wastewater Treatment works within the area.

What you'll be doing:

Carrying out on-site monitoring of treated wastewater and associated plant
Responding effectively to site conditions and instrument monitoring information
Storing and handling chemicals in accordance with COSHH, QMS Procedures and relevant Health and Safety standards
Carrying out calibration and first-line maintenance on instruments & mechanical equipment
Using PCs, tablets and other computer hardware and software
Carrying out grass-cutting, weed-killing, and general maintenance in order to maintain site conditions
Providing thorough, accurate and timely feedback of activities completed
Adhering to schedules, business rules, and procedures
Liaising with Area Manager and Field Support Centre to ensure schedules are optimised
Dealing effectively with customer queries when directly approached and passing information up the management line where appropriate
A flexible working pattern is in operation which includes undertaking standby and call-outs and working evenings and weekends on a rota basis
Travelling throughout the region and assisting other zones as necessary

What we are looking for:

  • A full UK Driving License
  • 5 GCSEs or equivalent in Maths, English and a Science subject desirable
  • An NVQ 2 qualification in Wastewater operations is desirable but full training will be given
  • Experience of working in a team and an understanding of the importance of teamwork
  • Experience of Health and Safety and an understanding of the importance of it
  • Previous experience of operating and maintaining complex processes and working with modern technology is desirable
  • Proven experience of working with computers, tablets and various applications/software packages
  • Common sense approach to fault finding
  • Commitment and drive to succeed within a team environment
  • What's in it for you:

  • At South West Water, we don’t all do the same job, but we each get out of bed in the morning knowing that every day is a chance to make incredible things happen, together. In return for our people’s hard work and commitment, we offer an excellent range of benefits:
  • Generous holiday allowance plus bank holidays.
  • Buy or sell annual leave to offer you extra flexibility.
  • Buy a bike and safety equipment tax-free, through our Cycle to Work scheme.
  • We offer free car parking at the majority of our sites.
  • Take up to 26 weeks additional maternity leave.
  • Share your parental leave and split your time off to care for your child how you choose.
  • Invest in Pennon Group plc through our employee share schemes.
  • We support our people by offering a free, confidential Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Look after your wellbeing with our Champion Health support platform.
  • Enjoy free eye tests and discounts on frames and lenses at Specsavers.
  • Enjoy access to thousands of deals and discounts on supermarkets, high street shops, online retailers, travel, eating out, cinemas, gyms, and much more though Perkbox.
  • A range of group discounts: The Dell Advantage Programme, Virgin Media Affinity Scheme, Vodaphone Advantage and more.
  • A discretionary Bonus.
  • Competitive Contributory Pension.
  • And plenty more!

  • Closing Date: Tuesday 23rd June 2024

    If you are looking for a new challenge, please click apply now to be considered as our Catchment Operator  - we look forward to receiving your application.

    Please note that the successful candidate will be subject to a mandatory DBS check as part of the onboarding process.

    Be yourself, we like it that way. Together, we will build a culture of belonging, where inclusion is instinctive. Diversity is our strength and a reflection of our communities. We care, we value everyone, we celebrate uniqueness.
    Our core values which are essential to our success are:
    Be Rock Solid - Build trust and be trusted. Be the one we all look to and can depend on.
    Be You - We want you to bring your best everyday. Be yourself and make your mark in your individual way.
    Be the Future - Embrace change. Drive Progress. Own the challenge.

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