Posted on Jan 8, 2020 by South West Water
South West Water provides reliable, efficient and high-quality drinking water and wastewater 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.
We now have an exciting opportunity to join one of the South West's leading employers as a Leatperson based at our Dousland Water Treatment Works.
[b]What will you be doing?[/b]
As a Leatperson, you will operate and maintain the civil assets associated with South West Water's Drinking Water Services and Hydro generation processes. You will repair and maintain the water courses and sluices, using traditional methods in stone, concrete, timber metal and granite etc.
You will also perform routine tasks, such as reservoir safety checks, watercourse leat inspection and trash clearance at reservoirs and intakes. You'll operate machinery, including fixed and mobile plant, trash rake cleaners, commercial vehicles, swing shovels, excavators, pumps, concrete mixers, grass cutting machinery and chainsaws
The Leatperson will also assist in the management of spares and stores as required.
[b]What do you need?[/b]
*Excellent Masonry and Carpentry Skills*Proven experience of working in a similar operational environment*Operational understanding of health and safety best practice*Resilience to work outside throughout the year in adverse weather conditions*Ability to work alone whilst ensuring a commitment to working and communicating as part of a team*Ability to prioritise work effectively on a daily basis*Effective problem solver who can work on own initiative*Knowledge of the Dartmoor and surrounding area would be advantageous.*Full UK Driving Licence
[b]What can South West water do for you?[/b]
In return for your hard work as our Leatperson, we can offer a salary of [b]23,610 per annum[/b]. We also offer a range of excellent benefits, working within a team-orientated and collaborative environment, for a company that strives to be environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.
[b]If you have the skills and experience to excel as our Leatperson, click [/b][b]apply today.[/b]
No terminology in this advert is intended to be deemed discriminatory. We are happy to accept applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their age, gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or marital status.