Senior Leakage Technician

Recruiter
South West Water
Location
Paignton
Posted
13 Mar 2019
Closes
28 Mar 2019
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you a highly experienced Leakage Technician looking for a new challenge?
South West Water provide reliable, efficient and high quality drinking water and waste water services throughout Cornwall, Devon, and parts of Somerset and Dorset. We believe that by investing in the future of our region, we are not only improving the quality of life for today’s residents and visitors but are also taking responsibility for future generations. Our aim is to continually drive up standards, particularly in the areas that matter most to our customers and be amongst the best in the water industry.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join South West Water as a Senior Leakage Technician based in Paignton, Devon.
The Role
The role of the Senior Leakage Technician is to investigate and resolve difficult leakage issues, to mentor both Leakage Detectors and Technicians and to assist in the maintenance of key assets vital to leakage control; such as meters and PRV’s. Duties include:
* Reducing leakage from the company’s potable water network
* Locating and pin-pointing leak positions
* Tracing the route of water pipes and fittings
* Planning and executing ‘Step Tests’ and zero flow pressure tests, ensuring all relevant notifications/authorisations are issued/received
* Assisting in the servicing and maintenance of leakage meters and pressure reducing valves
* Programming and deploying data loggers (including undertaking signal strength tests)
* Liaising with Customer Leakage Team to resolve complex leakage issues from customer’s pipe work
* Mentoring Leakage Detectors and Technicians to ensure best practice at all times
* Substitution duties in absence of Asset Technician
* Undertake all work with due care and consideration for health and safety
The Ideal Senior Leakage Technician:
* National Water Hygiene Certificate, NRSWA – Unit 2, Manual Handling, COSHH, ‘Confined Space’ awareness, Basic first aid and valve operations training
* Extensive experience in all modern methods of leakage control and equipment
* Extensive experience in the operation of water supply networks
* Proficient in the planning and execution of step tests and zero flow pressure tests
* Proven ability to mentor teams and individuals
* Full UK Driving Licence
* A flexible approach to working hours which includes participation in a standby rotation
Rewards & Benefits:
In return for your hard work as our Senior Leakage Technician, we can offer a Competitive salary of £20,941 per annum and a range of excellent benefits, working within in a team-orientated and collaborative environment, for a company that strives to be environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.
If you have the skills and experience to join our team as a Senior Leakage Technician, click apply today

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