Become part of our sampling team
Before it reaches our customer's tap, drinking water is cleaned, disinfected and tested to ensure it's safe to be consumed; after the water has been flushed and poured into our sewers, it's delivered to our water recycling works, where it's cleaned before it gets passed back to nature, where it's also tested to ensure it's not going to damage the environment.
We analyse and test hundreds of clean water and final effluent samples everyday.
What will you be doing?
Joining the scientific sampling team using your methodical and scientific approach, you'll travel around Colchester and the surrounding areas visiting Anglian Water's water treatment works and recycling centres, boreholes, reservoirs, rivers and customer properties collecting water samples and carrying out on-site chlorine tests.
Following vital scientific processes, you'll continuously work within the regulatory guidelines, meeting our quality standards. You'll prepare various sampling bottles, ensuring the accuracy of every single sample that you collect; you'll then return the samples to the laboratory for them to be thoroughly analysed.
The work you'll do is critical to the whole scientific analysis process; you really will make a difference.
You'll build effective working relationships with your colleagues back in the laboratory, who are relying on your high levels of service and you'll also engage with customers, where you'll be representing Anglian Water in a professional and approachable manner delivering excellent customer service.
For a further insight into the role click here to hear from Neal who is one of our dedicated Samplers.
What do you need?
It's essential that you have a scientific background or A Level qualification (or equivalent); you'll also be a reliable and professional individual with experience of providing excellent customer service.
You'll need to be comfortable with manual lifting and driving throughout the day. This role will find you working in a variety of environments, therefore a flexible and can do attitude is essential.
The ability to work within a defined method and record information accurately means you'll need focus and a strong attention to detail. Successful candidates will enjoy driving and working on their own whilst working within a larger team.
You should thrive in a time critical role, be self-motivated and able to work in an organised manner ensuring all work is undertaken as specified by our methods and procedures.
If successful in your application, you will benefit from access to a company vehicle; you must hold a full UK driving licence and live within the Colchester area.
Anglian Water is a 365 day a year operation, you'll have a flexible approach to your role and be required to take part in a standby rota, which may include weekend and evening sampling.
We are also recruiting Laboratory Samplers in Lincoln, Norwich and Huntingdon.
What benefits do we offer?
Being a successful water company doesn't come easy! Our people are important to us and we want to make sure that we reward and recognise all of the great work that they do. Some of our benefits include:
- Bonus scheme
- Private health care
- Competitive pension scheme
- 23 days annual leave rising with length of service
- Flexible benefits to support your wellbeing
- Flexible working (dependent on your role)
- Plus lots more!
We are passionate and committed to the learning and development of our people making sure they have the right skills and knowledge to be successful and to help achieve their potential. We also take Health and Safety very seriously in everything that we do.
If you are offered a job with us, you'll be subject to the relevant/standard employment checks, including: your right to work in the UK, reference, driving licence and identity check. Depending on your role, you may also be subject to further pre-employment checks.
Closing date: 11th August 2019