Field Drainage Engineer

Location : High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England
Job Ref : EJ662
Consultant : Edward Jeffs
Sector : Engineering, Manufacturing
Salary : £8.91 - 9.69 per year

Description

EJ662 – Field Drainage Engineer

Location: High Wycombe

Salary: £8.91 ph (£9.69 HGV) 1.5x after 40 hours + overnight allowance

Hours are 40 hours per week, ranging from 7.00 a.m. – midnight, normally an 8 hour shift, with 30 minutes lunch break

Overview:

First Military Recruitment are currently seeking a Crew Member on behalf of one of our clients.

To carry out all aspects of drainage work for corporate and individual clients in accordance with customer requirements.  Crew members will normally attend PPM work in pairs using a company vehicle (standard van, tanker, cherry picker or gulley sucker) and callouts as a single operator. The specific issue or required resolution is often not known until the crew arrive on site.

Our client encourages applications from ex-military personnel however candidates from all backgrounds will be considered.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Jet washing.
  • Lifting manhole covers of up to 50kg (two-person lift if applicable).
  • Bending to fill the jetter.
  • Dragging the hose from the reel and coiling the hose back using the auto-rewind mechanism.
  • Jetting by hand, effectively a tug of war movement of up to 4000psi, but on average 2500psi.
  • Entering confined spaces which include cupboards, voids, corridors, and small loft spaces.
  • Entering chambers via ladder (chambers can be as small as 60cm square or the size of a small room and between 2 and 5 metres deep).
  • Clearing debris by manually pulling up a bucket of up to 25kg on a rope pulley.
  • Winching operator down into chamber, keeping opening and work area clear from obstruction.
  • In the event of incident, winching operator up to the surface, raising alarm and coordinating rescue which may involve physically moving operator from chamber surface.
  • Lifting gulley’s of up to 40kg on a hinge.
  • Holding the equipment with very high-water pressure, this could involve kneeling and use of great upper body strength.
  • Carrying portable cleaning equipment of up to 35kg through buildings, possibly upstairs (lifts may be available).
  • Clearing small internal pipes.
  • Bending and kneeling to carry out the work.
  • Dragging pipes of pressured water of up to 15 metres in length.
  • Attaching trailers to van (weight of 1 tonne but minimal lifting).
  • Working from a ladder up to two building storeys high, clearing gutters.
  • Working from a cherry picker where required.
  • Cleaning vehicles & Equipment.
  • Duties in the yard as requested.
  • Completing paperwork.
  • Attend training courses.
  • Driving.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Previous experience is not essential as training will be given.
  • You must have a positive attitude towards learning new skills.
  • Be comfortable working in enclosed spaces and be physically fit.
  • HGV Licence would be advantageous.

Location: High Wycombe

Salary: £8.91 ph (£9.69 HGV) 1.5x after 40 hours +

Hours are 40 hours per week, ranging from 7.00 a.m. – midnight, normally an 8 hour shift, with 30 minutes lunch break

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