Manual Water Operative

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 water mains

Skills and knowledge

  • Awareness of and compliance with relevant health, safety and environmental legislation and Industry standards
  • Team player / collaborative working and knowledge sharing
  • 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 groundwork
  • In good physical health and confident working safely in confined spaces
  • Possess a good geographical knowledge of the Island
  • Working safely with excavation and civil works

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