Mid Level
Waste Field Technician

Salary: Salary starting from £20,904.00 dependant on experience

Closing Date: Wednesday, 5 June 2019

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Job Summary:

We currently have a number of vacancies for Waste Field Technicians to join our Waste Water Customer Field Services Team in the Service Delivery Business Unit.

Yorkshire Water Customer Field Services is embarking on an exciting programme to transform our customers experience and to achieve Upper Quartile performance. For CFS this means being in the top 3 for the least pollutions and in the top 3 for the least internal flooding escapes in our customers’ homes. We are investing heavily to achieve our goals, simplifying our processes and our ways of working to ensure we can fix customers problems first time or at least in the same day wherever possible. 

To help deliver this we are looking for more people to join us in Colburn, Harrogate, York, Scarborough, Hull, Leeds and Doncaster

Job Details:

Salary & Benefits starting from £20,904 per annum dependent on experience + attractive pension + quarterly performance related bonus + 25 days annual leave & training & development opportunities in line with the Waste Field Technician progression plan

There are number of roles in Colburn, Harrogate, York, Scarborough, Hull, Leeds and Doncaster, depending on where you live will determine the operational site you will work from.

What will the role involve?

This is a field-based role within a geographical team working to improve customer service and sewer performance. You will be responsible for ensuring a first-time fix solution for customers and the environment whilst ensuring quality follow on work is raised in accordance with our standards and specifications. Delivering a “first time fix / same day solution to customer and environmental problems and to deliver the asset plan for network maintenance to eliminate escapes

The Waste Field Technician primarily responds to Internal Flooding and Restricted Toilet Use (RTU) customer problems to support the resolution of the immediate cause of the escape & to complete a thorough investigation to resolve the root cause and achieve a first-time fix / same day solution. You will ensure Health and Safety working practices & procedures are complied with at all time

The Waste Field Technician will proactively and reactively investigates the sewerage network to promote and implement solutions which resolve and/or prevent a sewage escape (flooding and pollution) from occurring from the sewers and to ensure no repeats take place. Working closely with other Yorkshire Water teams and our contracted partners on site to resolve and manage operational issues on the sewer network.
You will undertake thorough and timely investigation of issues on our sewerage system to resolve and prevent repeat customer contacts and support other operational teams with investigations into sewer asset problems. You will need to be able to utilise IT systems to collate information and relay feedback including plans and photographs.

As the key contact for the customer you will be required to keep the customers informed of the outcome of investigations and liaise with the customer while on site.

Experience/skills/training needed

- The successful candidate will be able to develop and maintain effective internal and external working relationships with colleagues across the business 
- Excellent communication skills are essential as you will need to capture, evidence and feedback information. You will also need to be able to influence outcomes and make decisions. 
- Previous experience in a customer service related role with face to face communication with customers is an essential requirement of this role. 
- You will also have logical problem-solving skills, basic IT skills with the ability to work with technical equipment  
- You will have a flexible attitude to your work as you will be working a variety of rotas in the role to cover our working window. 
- Previous experience within the water or waste water sectors or within the broader utilities, process or manufacturing industry sectors or an understanding of drainage and sewerage systems would also be beneficial.  
- A full valid EU driving licence is a requirement of this role.

What's in it for you?

Career enhancement and development, colleague well-being and a genuinely positive work experience for all are key priorities. We are continuously evolving and improving our ways of working and you will support us in achieving our vision of 'taking responsibility for the water environment for good'.

If you feel this opportunity is suitable and you match the skills required, then please apply on-line and complete the application process and submitting your CV with a covering letter, outlining your key reasons for applying for the role.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Closing date: 5th June
Interviews will take place week commencing 17th June

Company Information –

Everyone has an idea of what a water company does. Here in Yorkshire we make sure that all 5.2 million people living in the region have clean safe drinking water on tap and their waste water taken away. But for us it's so much more than this.

We care passionately about the environments and communities in which we work; we always look for new innovative ways to do things that deliver great value for our business and deliver the service our customers want and expect.

Our customers are at the heart of what we do and how we do things. We work best as a company to deliver this when we work together - team work, creativity, enthusiasm and passion are inherent within our 3000 people who work 24/7 365 days a year to keep Yorkshire's water flowing.
We are a business that has its eye on the future, planning ahead to look after Yorkshire's water, today, tomorrow and always.

Yorkshire Water values equality, diversity and inclusion we believe that everyone should be treated with respect. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of gender, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, religion or belief and trade union membership.

Yorkshire Water reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

Following a review of the confidentiality requirements associated with operating in the retail sector, we regret to advise that secondment or fixed term vacancies in Yorkshire Water, Loop and Kelda Group are not open to colleagues of Three Sixty. These confidentiality requirements also mean secondment or fixed term vacancies in Three Sixty are not open to colleagues of Yorkshire Water, Loop and Kelda Group.

To apply please use the link and attach your cv and a covering letter.

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