Operations Technician – Nijhuis Saur Industries Industrial O&M Solutions, Faversham – Nijhuis Industries – Doetinchem

Nijhuis Industries

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The Operations Technician will be responsible for operating a brewery wastewater treatment plant and associated equipment to achieve water quality targets and ensuring continuous operations without impacting the customer’s production, whilst maintaining water discharge compliance.

You will be expected to drive operational excellence and put forward suggestions to improve the safety, reliability, and efficiency of the wastewater treatment plant. The Operations Technician will be required to provide support to both the Operations Manager and the Lead Operations Technician.

The role will be predominantly operational shift cover between the hours of 06:00 – 22:00 Monday to Friday alternating weekly shifts 06:00-14:00/14:00-22:00. Remote monitoring over every second weekend is required, during periods of absence, the operations technician may be required to be flexible with shifts.

You will cover all operational aspects required to successfully operate the plant, including but not limited to, water sampling, sample analysis, operating a centrifuge, operating valves to optimise the running of the plant, housekeeping, data gathering, data, chemical handling.

Duties and Responsibilities

•Work within the client and NSI HSE systems
•Visible ownership on HSE issues at all levels both in the client organisation and within NSI
•Promptly raise any issues which could affect both the client and NSI
•Monitor the performance of the wastewater treatment plant performance and make adjustments as required
•Carry out daily laboratory analysis on water samples
•Write and update task risk assessments and method statements
•Contribute to solutions that help minimise risk to the client, colleagues and other stakeholders
•Complete assigned actions in a timely manner
•Develop & maintain professional relationships with Customer personnel, NSI and sub-contractor staff
•Gain recognition by the Customer as a reliable O&M ‘expert practioner’
•Build recognition with Customers for high-performance plant operations
•Exhibit proactive attitude and approach to maintaining and improving plant performance
•Recognise gaps and opportunities in the operation of the plant
•Actively seek improvement opportunities
•Identify faults, evaluate rectification measures and to make initial recommendations, in order to complete implement process change or basic repairs
•Set the standard by demonstrating operational excellence in all activities
•When on-call, remotely monitor the plant performance via an app and travel to site if any issues cannot be resolved remotely
•Respond to emergencies, including emergency requests for deployment to operational contracts
•Gather all systems information and complete plant logs to understand the function and operation of the ETP on the site
•Demonstrate an ability to interpret and trend data for process changes
•Utilising plant information, identify any changes in system performance and/or potential operational problems, evaluate and make initial recommendations to return plant to its optimum operating condition
•Development and maintenance of good housekeeping practices
•To work unsupervised with a proactive attitude
•Develop good team working behaviours with the client and other NSI staff
•Look to self-develop and promote development of others
•Demonstrate leadership qualities in everyday activities

Required Skills/Qualifications (Essential):

•Experience in operating Water and/or Wastewater Treatment Plant
•Experience in carrying out laboratory analysis
•Experience in maintaining mechanical equipment
•Experience in managing sub-contractor activities and planning sub-contract activities
•To be able to demonstrate through previous work experience, an ability to interpret technical information to affect changes on the plant
•Demonstrate the ability to work within a quality system
•Ability and knowledge to complete basic repairs and maintenance
•IT literate
•All training will be provided for the right candidate

Required Skills/Qualifications (Desirable):

•Completed a Water / Wastewater competency-based training programme
•NVQ in relevant discipline
•Relevant training in Environmental Health and Safety

Our Employment Conditions Package

•Salary Banding – £22,509 to £28,262 (DOE)
•Contract – 6-month fixed term
•Overtime – 1.5
•Hours of Work – 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday.
•Holidays – 22 days + 8 stats
•Pension – Can join immediately or auto-enrolled after 3 months – Employee 4.5% and Employer 4.5% via salary sacrifice
•Notice – 1 week
•Location – Kent


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Are you a potential candidate and do you have any questions about this vacancy? Please contact Richard Mann (Recruitment Manager) via the email below and will be happy to answer your questions.

Please send your CV to for the attention of Richard Mann (Recruitment Manager), We will let you know as soon as possible if we see a match.

We will fill this vacancy through our own recruitment. Profiles and CVs sent unsolicited by agencies will be treated as direct applications from candidates.

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