THP Technician

Thames Water
18 Mar 2017
17 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
THP Technician

What is the purpose of the role?
We are currently looking for a thermal hydrolysis technician to work for the UK's largest water and Sewerage Company on either a permanent basis or temp - perm.

You will be working as part of the Thermal Hydrolysis team, in a very hands-on role. Previous experience with boilers and energy generation will be very advantageous for this role. You will be responsible to the THP Engineer and Site Performance Manager for carrying out the operation and front line maintenance functions on the new sludge treatment process working closely with the Site Process Team to ensure the smooth running and production of compliant sludge cake. You will gather data and operate the plant in order to achieve and maintain this compliance. You will work in a small team and will be required to required to work on a standby rota to ensures the role is covered 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

What makes this role unique?
At Oxford Sewage Treatment Works an exciting opportunity has arisen for THP Process Technicians to operate and carry out front line maintenance on a new Thermal Hydrolysis Plant (THP) and associated sludge treatment plant. This plant will operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The plant includes THP, combined heat and power (CHP) units, steam boilers and associated plant, sludge dewatering plant, sludge digestion and biogas production.

What will this role involve?

This is a very hands-on role working at Oxford STW site on the new Thermal Hydrolysis Sludge Treatment Plant. Primarily the role will involve:

" The operation of power generation plant and equipment.
" Sampling, testing and basic maintenance and fault-finding of the plant and equipment.
" The monitoring, collating and reporting of data to ensure statutory and regulatory compliance is met
" Undertaking safety and security checks and housekeeping.
" Close communication and liaison with the wider site team and those working on the effluent process.

What are we looking for?
The successful candidate should have experience in a relevant power generation environment. Knowledge of the process industry plant such as pumps, gearboxes, centrifuges, would be an advantage, but more important will be your flexibility, initiative, ability and willingness to train. As well as this, you must be prepared to be trained in safety procedures including Confined Space Entry and Boiler Operation Accreditation. You must have basic literacy and numeracy skills as well as the completion of NVQ level 2 units as a minimum (or equivalent). Some computer data input or enquiry experience is desirable, but not essential. Please note, a full current driving license is essential for this role.

Salary Information
This role is based at Oxford Sewage Treatment Works; and is offering a starting salary of £23,400 with a training progression scheme in place to bring the salary up to £26,000 once fully trained.