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Water Treatment Operative - Aldermaston

Competitive DOE + Benefits
19 Nov 2020
Job Type:
We are currently recruiting for a Water Treatment Operative at our site in Aldermaston, Berkshire, RG7 4PR
Hours: 0750 - 1635 Mon Fri Mon Thur 9 day Fortnight 30mins lunch Week 1 Monday to Friday Week 2 Monday to Thursday 
Job Purpose:

Responsible for carrying out routine cleaning, disinfecting, monitoring and testing of hot and cold water systems where legionella bacteria may proliferate. This includes cooling towers, domestic water circuits and other at risk systems.

Principle Accountabilities:
  • Carry out routine checks and temperature monitoring of water systems.
  • Record readings on an electronic database and produce defect reports on the results.
  • Carry out cleans and disinfections of water systems and cooling towers.
  • Assist in the production of legionella risk assessments.
  • Obtain laboratory samples and conduct chemical analysis of water to monitor bacterial growth.
Person Specification
  • A basic appreciation of plumbing.
  • No formal qualifications required, but an awareness of ACOP L8 and issues associated with water systems and cooling towers would be an advantage.
  • Previous knowledge and experience of water treatment would be advantageous but not essential as training will be provided.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.Basic IT skills.
  • Be resilient under pressure and be able to converse confidently with clients.
  • Capable of achieving developed vetting security clearance.
  • Hold a full driving licence.
  • Must be self-motivated, a team player and have an adaptable/flexible approach.


  • 9 Day fortnight - Week 1 Monday to Friday Week 2 Monday to Thursday. 
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Flexible benefits available (retail discounts, reduced gym memberships etc)
  • Pension schemes
  • Cycle scheme
  • Opportunity for overtime working