Manual Operative (Water Works Gang)

Day-to-day tasks

  • safe excavation to lay, joint, backfill and reinstate for new water mains and services
  • disinfection of water mains and hygiene procedures
  • installation of new services and repairing or renewing existing services
  • renewal of / repairing burst water mains
  • repairing water mains, valves, hydrants, stop-taps and marker posts
  • routine isolation, draining and re-charging mains
  • investigation, detection, and prevention of wastewater
  • flushing mains.

 Skills and knowledge

  • awareness of, and compliance with, relevant health, safety and environmental legislation and Industry standards
  • team player
  • positive attitude
  • possess numeracy skills and demonstrate some arithmetic ability
  • have basic literacy and able to complete forms and describe tasks in writing
  • be organised and reliable
  • be familiar with working with Risk Assessments
  • experience of groundworks
  • be in good physical health and confident working safely in confined spaces
  • possess a good geographical knowledge of the Island

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