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Posted Date:  21-Nov-2022
Posting End Date:  08- Dec 2022
Location:  Nottinghamshire
Company:  Severn Trent Water
Department:  Waste water recycling
Salary (£):  £25,870

Operational Technician - Waste Recyling





Want to do the best work of your life? Playing your part in making a big difference to the environment and communities we serve. Our people make Severn Trent a truly exciting and inclusive place to work – a place where you can be yourself and let your skills shine. 


Our purpose is taking care of life’s essentials, but we’re also big on making a difference, not just because we should but because we care. 


Working within our forward-thinking Waste Recycling department, the role will be to safely operate and maintain a diverse range of equipment at Sewage Treatment works/Sewage Pumping Stations over the Stoke Bardloph area. it’s not just about operating a sewerage plant and equipment, you’ll protect and enhance our regions environment, whilst providing an essential service to the community.


With support and training you’ll become part of a team of experts who are at the front line of enhancing our regions rivers. Day to day you’ll be responsible for make sure our treatment processes are working optimally to deliver this important work. But don’t worry there will be plenty of people on hand to support and come up with solutions to help you succeed. We’ll also welcome your ideas and a new mindset to continually improve what we do on a day-to-day basis.


So, if you care about the environment, are curious about how things work and have the courage to challenge ways of work, we are absolutely certain you will be proud to work for Severn Trent.


The successful candidate will be required to undertake standby duties on a rota basis





Your key accountabilities in helping us will be: 

• Passion to learn and work towards Operator technical training in Sewage and Sludge Treatment. 
• Ensure sites and assets are operated at the minimum cost and in an energy efficient way. 
• Comply with and contribute to statutory, company & treatment works policies and procedures. 
• Demonstrate positive attitudes and behaviours. 
• Ability to work unsupervised and within a team framework to meet deadlines 
• Flexible approach, with the ability to react quickly and efficiently to changes on any given day or over the course of the job role 





Having experience in Wastewater Treatment or Sludge Treatment process knowledge would be advantageous. A full UK driving licence would be essential.

Of course, it’s important that we attract the right skill sets, and those with the right experience but we value character, positivity and a caring attitude in equal weight.

We want people who show up and roll their sleeves up. Restless spirits who are ready to be part of something bigger, who care, who really care... because when you really care, you’ll go above and beyond. When you really care you don’t just talk about it, you do more.


We welcome people from all walks of life and celebrate individuality as we know diverse minds, experiences and backgrounds help us to learn and better serve our communities. We employ thousands of people from across our community who really care about what they do. Because that is how we do what we do.


And when it comes to inclusion, we’re making sure we keep up the progress with our wonderful working groups – LGBTQ+, Women in Operations & STEM, Disability and Ethnicity; who help us do just that.





 It’s not just a job you’ll get here, you’ll get a career too. We have a range of benefits that reward and recognise great work and award-winning training to ensure you reach your potential. And we’ll also help you play your part in looking after the environment and the community in which we live.  Here’s some of our favourites:


  •  25 days holiday + bank holidays (and the ability to buy/ sell up to 5 days per year) 
  • Annual bonus scheme (of up to £1,500 per annum based on company performance) 
  • Leading pension scheme – we will double your contribution (up to 15% when you contribute 7.5%) 
  • Sharesave – the chance to buy Severn Trent Plc shares at a discounted rate 
  • Dedicated training and development with our ‘Academy’ 
  • Electric vehicle scheme and retail offers 
  • Family friendly policies 
  • Two volunteering days per year 




Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can’t wait to hear from you.

To find out more about working with us, search #LifeatSevernTrent on social media.