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Senior Leakage Technician

  • Location: Redruth
  • Salary: £20941 - £20941 Per Annum + Benefits
  • Contract hours: FullTime

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About the job

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 Tolgus in Redruth.

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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