Leakage Technicians

Leakage Technicians

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Building & Infrastructure

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  • Salary:

    £10 - £12 per hour

  • Contact:

    Joanne Smith

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  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8972

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 months+

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Our Client is one of the UK’s leading utility service provider.   Due to an increase in work they have opportunities available within Leak Detection. The purpose of this role is to deliver against its regulatory targets and customer promises for leakage control.

As a leakage Technician you will be responsible for detecting leaks and reporting them onto a Supervisor. This will involve the deployment and assessment of appropriate leakage detection methodologies, depending upon the technical requirements of the area being assessed.

You will work in closely with a Supervisor to ensure the timely and efficient repair and resolution of leakage issues, as well as being accountable for proactive private leakage detection to resolution.

Job Accountabilities

Key activities undertaken by the role holders will include:

• Proactive/Reactive leakage assistance
• Interpretation and use of flow and pressure data to agree areas of interest for further leakage detection activity
• Appropriate leakage detection method depending on requirements of the DMAs(correlating, sounding, step testing, data loggers)
• Pressure zero tests
• Raising new work via Toughbook for leak repair including appropriate network interruptions
• Incident assistance
• To ensure all activities comply with Health and Safety Legislation, including confined space entry and dynamic risk assessment.

In addition the following tasks also form a key part of the role:

• Action PZT
• Action step test
• Assist other roles
• Attend meeting
• Attend team brief
• Carry out mandatory daily vehicle check
• Check boundary valves in relation to leakage activities
• Clean van
• Ensure PPE and equipment is maintained as per standard
• Flush main for leakage purposes
• Project/innovation work
• Proactive interruption/restoration of mains supply
• Locate apparatus
• Miscellaneous admin
• Operate valve for leakage detection purposes
• Set up operate and remove standpipe
• Set up site as per NRSWA
• Set up operate and remove portable flow meters (including MAST)
• Update mobile device
• Review industrial users – metering where appropriate

Knowledge and Skills

Water Hygiene certificate
• You will be educated to a good standard – preferably GCSE grade C or above, City and Guilds, or able to demonstrate technical skill
• Required to comply with all Health and Safety procedures and will be capable of operating all machinery, equipment and tools within a difficult working environment
• Team working and communication skills will be an integral requirement of the role
• There will also be a dedicated training programme for the role that will allow you to work effectively in the role whilst delivering against our targets
Desirable Criteria
• Significant operational experience in the operation of the network and undertaking leakage detection
• Demonstrate the competency to work as part of a high performance team whilst having a proven record of achieving goals, objectives and scorecard measures

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