Operations Technician – Nijhuis Saur Industries Industrial O&M Solutions, Tadcaster and Wakefield – Nijhuis Industries – Doetinchem

Nijhuis Industries

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The Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) Operations Technician will be responsible for operating and monitoring the electrical, mechanical, instrument and process assets associated with the effluent treatment plant on the Molson Coors site at Tadcaster and the Coca-Cola site in Wakefield.

The ETP Technician will be expected to implement monitoring control activities and operational changes. The Technician would also prepare plant for planned maintenance tasks as required. The ETP Technician will also be expected to input and maintain analytical data on a computer-based system to monitor and record plant performance.

In addition, the Technician is expected to be able to carry out more complex maintenance of 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 and the Technician will form part of a team framework to assist in this task.

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

The job will involve working on a standby rota for the attendance of plant alarms and process monitoring out of normal working hours and weekends.

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.
•Procure external supplies/services
•Promptly raise any issues which could effect both the client and NSI.
•Establish and maintain professional relationships with customer personnel, NSI colleagues and sub-contractor staff.
•Proactively managing external relationships with the client, sub-contractors and regulators (if required).
•Innovate in the workplace to bring improvement and opportunity.
•Identify faults, evaluate rectification measure and to make initial recommendations, to carry out basic repairs.
•Gather all systems information and complete plant logs to understand the function and operation of the ETP on the site.
•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.
•Undergo training as required.
•Identify training needs to the Operations Manager.

Required Skills/Qualifications (Essential):

•NVQ Level 2 (Process Operations)
•Ability and knowledge to complete basic repairs and maintenance
•A working knowledge of running electro-mechanical plant
•Computer literate

Required Skills/Qualifications (Desirable):

•Training in Environmental Health and Safety
•Experience of working directly with sub-contractors
•To be able to demonstrate through previous work experience, an ability to interpret technical information to affect changes on the plant
•Operational knowledge of wastewater treatment plant
•Demonstrate the ability to work within a quality system
•Knowledge of Water and Wastewater treatment plants

Our Employment Conditions Package

•Salary Banding – with OTE of, but not limited to, between £28,828 – £36,247 inclusive of standby, guaranteed OT and bonuses (structure below).
•Bonus – Up to 5%
•Overtime – 1.5. Guaranteed a minimum of 6 hours per week, every third week (102 hours per annum)
•Hours of Work – 40 hours per week Monday to Friday. Weekend working will be required for standby cover.
•Standby – £15 per day. Working 1 in 3 so guaranteed £1,785 per annum.
•Holidays – 22 days + 8 stats
•Probationary Period – 6 months
•Pension – Can join immediately or auto enrolled after 3 months – Employee 4.5% and Employer 4.5% via salary sacrifice
•Eligible to join company benefits after successfully completing probation – Private Healthcare and Death in Service (4 x basic salary).
•Notice – 1 week during probation, increasing to 1 month thereafter.


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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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