Repair and Maintenance Operative [Labourer]

DescriptionWho are we?
Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company
We make a daily difference to our 15 million customers by supplying 2.6 billion litres of water through 32,000 km of pipes, to keep taps flowing and toilets flushing
We are an essential service and have operated throughout the Covid19 pandemic.
We are dedicated to delivering a continuous supply of drinking water to our customers through our infrastructure
The Water Networks Repair and Maintenance teams are responsible for completing repair and maintenance activities on Thames Water's underground water network – pipes and ancillary fittings.
At Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day
Water is essential to daily life, and that means our business is always open.
What you will be doing
We will be recruiting for Repair & Maintenance [R&M] Technicians and Operatives across the Thames Valley, South London, and North London on a shift pattern of 1 in 4 weekends, 1 in 4 weeks on a late shift, and 1 in 8 weeks on standby on an average of 45 hours per week
We will also be offering a limited number of positions on a working pattern of Monday to Friday, fixed day shifts, or Monday to Friday, fixed late shifts
Flexibility to undertake overtime during peak demand is essential.
As an R&M Operative, you will be responsible for ensuring that all of the work which you undertake is completed to the correct safety and quality standards as directed by the R&M Technician.
We’re looking for you to:
Have repair & maintenance experience
Have experience/training in the water industry
Be competent with IT and be computer literate
Use your initiative and problem-solve where repairs are required
Have strong communication skills with the ability to explain technical messages in a simple way
Have a can-do, positive, right-first-time attitude, remaining open to new ideas and change
Work well as part of a team but also alone, using your initiative
You must be able to meet the physical demands of the role with the ability to work outdoors in all weathers
Be self-motivated and confident at completing tasks to the best of your abilityQualifications:
To succeed in the role, it is expected that you will have:
Strong advantage if you are street works qualified [NRSWA]
[Cat & Genny training] Service Avoidance L2Desirable
EUSR Water Hygiene
Full UK Driving Licence [including parts C1 & E]
Mains & Service Laying Training
Manual Handling Training
Mini Digger / JCB Qualifications
Lorry Loader Training
Deep excavation/trench-timbering training
Abrasive wheels
First aid qualifiedWhat’s in it for you?
Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 24 days holiday per year increasing to 28 with the length of service and a wider benefits scheme.
Thames Water is a dynamic, rewarding, and diverse place to work, with opportunities around every corner
 If you join our team, you’ll enjoy a fulfilling career, flexible working arrangements, and great benefits
We’re also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion, and Disability Confident Leader. 
Find out more about working at Thames Water.
We deliver life's essential service so our customers, communities, and the environment can thrive.  This means, when a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers
As part of your role, you’ll be asked to help out our Instant Support Team to help our customers in their hour of need
This is incredibly rewarding, and you’ll be given full training – it’s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business and meet colleagues. 
Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date
This is so we can manage all the applications properly and give candidates a positive experience
Once closed, we can’t consider any further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment
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