Water Treatment Plant Operator – Nijhuis Saur Industries Industrial O&M Solutions, Scarborough – Nijhuis Industries – Doetinchem

Nijhuis Industries

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As part of a dedicated team, the Water Treatment Plant Operator will work on a shift basis and be responsible for safely and successfully operating and monitoring the electrical, mechanical, instrument and process equipment at a brand-new Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) located within the site of an internationally recognised customer.

The Water Treatment Plant Operator will be expected to monitor and control the plant and implement any necessary operational changes. The Operator would also prepare the plant for planned maintenance tasks as required. You will also be expected to maintain analytical data into a computer-based system to record plant performance.

In addition, the Operator is expected to be able to carry out first-line preventative maintenance activities on the equipment with the support of a Computerised Maintenance Management System. This can include tasks 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.

Success in this role will be measured against the safe and efficient operation of the WWTP in accordance with the contract and without interruption to the customer’s production activities.

All necessary training will be provided. It is expected that the Operator will provide on-call plant cover responding to any alarms and attending site, if necessary, out of hours. The Operator will be required to work on a rotational basis covering weekends ensuring the plant is covered operationally.

Duties and Responsibilities

•Innovate in the workplace to deliver continuous improvement and exploit opportunities
•Identify faults, identify solutions and carry out basic repairs
•Gather all systems information and complete plant logs to understand the function and operation of the WWTP on-site
•Carry out daily laboratory water analysis and promptly report any deviations to Site Management and Technical Team
•Utilising plant information, identify any changes in system performance and/or potential operational problems and evaluate and make initial recommendations to return the plant to its optimum operating condition
•Work within the client and Company Quality, Health & Safety & Environment (QHSE) systems
•Visible ownership on HSE issues at all levels both in the client organisation and internally
•Promptly raise any issues which could affect both the client and internally
•Establish and maintain professional relationships with customer personnel, company employees and subcontractor staff
•Development and maintenance of good housekeeping practices
•To work unsupervised with a proactive attitude
•Develop good team working behaviours with the client and other company staff
•Undergo training as required and identify training needs
•Take on additional responsibilities as the company may reasonably require

Required Skills/Qualifications (Essential):

•Ability and knowledge to complete basic repairs and maintenance
•A working knowledge of running electro-mechanical plant
•NVQ Level 2

Required Skills/Qualifications (Desirable):

•To be able to demonstrate through previous experience, an ability to interpret technical information to affect changes on the plant
•Operational and maintenance knowledge of wastewater treatment plant
•Knowledge of Water and Wastewater treatment plants
•Experience working directly with subcontractors
•Demonstrate the ability to work within a quality system
•Training in Environmental Health and Safety
•Time served Technician/Fitter/Electrician/Mechanic

Our Employment Conditions Package

•Salary Banding – £22,509 to £28,262 (DOE)
•Bonus – Up to 5%
•Standby – £15 per day
•Overtime is payable at time and a half
•Hours of Work – 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday. The shifts will be based on 8 hours per day and will vary from early shift (6am – 2pm) and back shift (2pm – 10pm). Every third week they will be required to be on standby and work 5 hours Saturday and Sunday (6am – 11pm)*
•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
•Location – Scarborough


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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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