Operations Technician

Contract type
Working Pattern
Full time
Location based
Hours per week
Dates that interviews will take place
Interviews via MS Teams
£20,000-£25,000 plus shift allowance, Healthcare, Overtime , call out, Pension
Summary of vacancy

When you join SUEZ Industrial Water, you get more than a brand-new role. Your work will help us deliver innovative and environmentally responsible solutions for water and waste management.

You will get a chance to help us preserve and restore our planet’s natural capital for future generations. It’s a career that’s not only exciting, but full of opportunities as well as professional and personal fulfilment.


About the role

The Role

The Shift Operator will be responsible on a shift basis for operating and monitoring the electrical, mechanical, instrument and process assets associated with the waste water treatment plant (WWTP) on the Heineken UK (HUK) site at Ledbury.

The WWTP is currently operated on a 7 day per week basis, and is generally during the day Mid Dec to August (Out of Milling Season) and 24 hours a day August to Mid December (Milling Season), on 12 hour shifts.

The on-site WWTP receives mixed effluent from the HUK site and requires treatment to a high standard. The WWTP processes therefore require regular monitoring for any deviation from the operational plan

The Shift Operator will be expected to implement monitoring control activities and implementation of operational changes. The Technician would also prepare plant for Planned Maintenance tasks as required. The Shift Operator will also be expected to maintain analytical data into a computer-based system to record plant performance.

In addition, the Shift Operator is expected to be able to carry out first line preventative maintenance activities, using a Computerised Maintenance Management System, on equipment, such as cleaning of process instruments on a regular basis, changing over duty pumps and equipment as necessary and ensuring the process assets are in as good condition as possible.

The role also requires that the assets are operated at optimum performance at all times, the operator will form part of a team framework to assist in this task.  

The role requirements are the safe & seamless operation of the WWTP in accordance with the regulatory consent and without interruption to the customer’s production activities

What are the requirements?

•    NVQ Level 2
•    Training in Environmental Health and Safety (Desirable)
•    Time served Technician/Fitter/Electrician/Mechanic (Desirable)
•    Experience of working directly with sub-contractors (Desirable)
•    To be able to demonstrate through previous work experience, an ability to interpret technical information to affect changes on the plant (Desirable)
•    Operational and maintenance knowledge of wastewater treatment plant (Desirable)
•    Demonstrate the ability to work within a quality system (Desirable)
•    Ability and knowledge to complete basic repairs and maintenance
•    A working knowledge of running electro-mechanical plant
•    Computer literate
•    Knowledge of Water and Wastewater treatment plants (Desirable)

Who we are

SUEZ Industrial Water Ltd. is a rapidly growing industrial and environmental service business managing contracts in across many industrial sectors in the UK. SUEZ business model is based on long term service agreements with permanent site presence. Contracts typically cover the complete water cycle including site operations and maintenance as well as project development and delivery.

The company offer considerable development and progression opportunities in multiple locations in all ranges of roles – engineering, consultancy, operations, maintenance, project management, general and profit centre management.

SUEZ Industrial Water UK are an equal opportunities employer.


Closing Date
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