Post: Treatment Works Technician
Reporting to: Operations Manager
Closing Date: Monday 17th May
Jersey Water’s people strategy is focused around providing a great place to work. We achieve this by ensuring we have high calibre, happy and engaged employees who work in a safe environment and are supported to experience new challenges and fulfil their potential.
Our people are crucial to the success of Jersey Water and this role is essential to operate and maintain the production of safe high quality water for our customers. Our generous benefits package is focused on good mental and physical health and our people’s feedback is the starting point in creating our People Strategy. Team participation and feedback flows through each of Jersey Water’s initiatives, with many people getting involved in projects outside of their own departments. Cross team collaboration is at the heart of everything we do
The role of the Treatment Works Technician is a key role within Jersey Water supporting the Water Supply team with the main objectives being to undertake the following:
- To operate the Water Treatment Works and supporting raw water stations from a central control room as part of a team of shift workers.
- The shifts are 12 hours each, as follows: 2 x day shifts 06:00 – 18:00, 2 x night shifts 18:00 – 06:00 followed by 4 rest days.
- To carry out routine operation, cleaning and maintenance of plant and equipment throughout the Water Supply Department.
- To ensure Jersey Water continues to provide the island of Jersey with the highest quality potable water achievable.
- To monitor and control the safe and efficient operation of water resources, treatment works processes and other associated water supply plant and equipment.
- To undertake and interpret operational analysis to identify and report that process plant is operating within key parameters.
Candidates will also need to demonstrate the following attributes:
- Time served apprenticeship in an Engineering discipline.
- HNC or HND qualification in a relevant Engineering discipline.
- Computer literate.
- Communication skills.
- Valid clean driving licence.
- A team player who can work with and contribute to the success of the Company in meeting its objectives.
- Strong organisational skills and the ability to prioritise workloads across teams and departments.
- An ability to work under pressure to deliver a critical service.
- Assist with the operation and maintenance of raw water resources, pumping stations, treatment works, desalination plant and other associated works within the Water Supply Department.
- Carry out installation, maintenance and repair of mechanical and electrical plant & equipment.
- Carry out general engineering workshop duties including mechanical repair.
- Work with and assist Contractors carrying out installation, maintenance and repair of plant and equipment.
- To actively partake in inter departmental and wider company group initiatives to promote team working to ensure continuous improvement is demonstrated.
- Work on a rotating shift cycle and provide cover as and when directed.
- Operate and monitor water treatment plant, pumping plant, desalination plant and associated equipment.
- To identify opportunities for improvement and efficiencies in the area of Water Supply Operations.
- To ensure adequate stocks of chemicals, materials and spares are available for all operational installations to ensure water supply is not compromised.
- To liaise with contractors and third parties working for the Company.
- Monitor, check and record water levels, flows and raw and treated water quality parameters.
- Load chemical mixing tanks and handling of other substances used in the treatment of water.
- Monitor, check and record the operation of chemical mixing, transfer and dosing plant.
- Maintain records of operational changes as and when they occur.
- Take and produce records of telephone enquiries from the general public, operate out of hours call centres for third parties, and contact the relevant duty officers.
- Monitor and report events to supervisory staff from the company CCTV system.
- Attend both internal and external training courses as required to include Water Industry qualifications.
- Work in accordance with the company’s Safe Working Procedures Manual and Code of Practice for Waterworks Hygiene.
- Report for duties and emergency works outside normal working hours.
- If required, participate on an emergency standby rota.
- To carry out other duties commensurate with the role.
About Jersey Water
Jersey Water is the sole supplier of treated mains water to Jersey, supplying approximately 40,000 homes and businesses. The Company’s two water treatment works supply over 7 billion litres of water to customers through its 580km network of water mains each year. The Company, which is one of the largest landowners in Jersey, employs 93 people.
The Company’s raw water network includes one standby desalination plant, five boreholes and numerous stream abstraction points all feeding six impounding reservoirs.
The Company has the Silver standard accreditation for Investors in People.