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Operations Manager

The company are seeking to recruit an experienced Operations Manager

  • Competitive Salary:
  • Start Date: Immediate
  • Industry: Water Treatment
  • Discipline: Water Treatment/Water Hygiene Department
  • Minimum of 5 years’ operations management experience

ABOUT US

We are currently recruiting for a hard-working and experienced Water Treatment Operations Manager. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience of operational management in the water industry and L8.

Hydrochem UK Ltd is a specialist water treatment company with the experience and expertise in handling and managing the complexities of water treatment.

The company has been built up professionally since 1987 the longest established water treatment business in the Northeast of the United Kingdom. Our customer base includes hospitality, leisure, manufacturing, water treatment and engineering sectors across the country

HydroChem Group operate a strict quality policy and are ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 registered with NQA the accredited body along with other with other professional bodies in the industry.

We are searching for a motivated and experienced operations and compliance officer to guarantee that our business processes and transactions follow all relevant legal and internal guidelines. To manage a team ensuring they are compliant and competent. You will need to come from a strong technical water treatment and operations background. You will report to the Managing Director/Director.

JOB CONTEXT

The Operations Manager has responsibility for the day-to-day oversight, development and management of engineers, contract compliance and operational processes. The role is responsible for overseeing interventions throughout the operations programme cycle and managing a team to ensure compliance with the company’s established policies, procedures, and strategy.

A strong operational background in the water treatment/water hygiene with excellent project management skills and ability to be able to implement new operations and logistics processes and procedures and support our culture of continuous improvement.

As a member of the Senior Management Team, the post holder will be expected to share information and participate in discussions to support organisational development and communications.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Day to day management and planning of water treatment/water hygiene engineer’s work programmes and ensure compliant and competent.
  2. Review contract compliance ensuring contract conditions are being tracked and met.
  3. Conduct assessment of training needs of engineers and conduct annual appraisals.
  4. Work in conjunction with the Account Manager and sales manager to prepare quotes and tenders ensuring keen pricing strategy.
  5. Act as a point of reference for queries on major client contracts and contractual procedures and ensure contract compliance and quality standards are maintained.
  6. Act as main point of contact for information and issue resolution for all operational quality and contract compliance related issues
  7. Build and maintain good relationship with clients from all levels.
  8. Maintain quality management systems based on existing business process to meet ISO standards, including the integration and accreditation of 14001 and 19001 certifications.
  9. Compliance and regulatory requirements
  10. Locate bottlenecks and streamline existing processes.
  11. Review and approve all operational invoices and ensure they are submitted for payment.

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

Essential:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience of operational management in the water industry and L8, including experience of setting up and managing contract compliance and quality systems and processes.
  • Strong chemical and technical understanding relating to water treatment/water hygiene.
  • Previous experience and knowledge of water treatment Health & Safety processes, RAMS Standard Operating Procedures and scheduling.
  • Demonstrable experience of leading teams and developing a culture of continuous improvement
  • Strong leadership and management skills in a team environment
  • Experience of creating, implementing, auditing, and analysing standard operating procedures.
  • Good organisational and time management capabilities
  • Ability to manage a varied workload, and prioritise tasks, work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate concisely and convincingly both verbally and in writing.
  • Experience of using own initiative, with a proactive and problem-solving attitude.
  • Sound understanding of financial management and reporting.
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office and online management systems

Water Treatment/Water Hygiene Engineer

The company are seeking to recruit an experienced Water Hygiene Engineer

  • Salary: Competitive Salary
  • Start Date: Immediate
  • Industry: Water Treatment
  • Discipline: Water Treatment/Water Hygiene Department
  • Minimum of 5 years’ water treatment/water hygiene

The ideal candidate will have water hygiene qualifications, water treatment experience/qualifications outstanding interpersonal skills, good verbal and written communication, full clean UK driving license and flexibility to work overtime. Will need to travel nationwide.

ABOUT US

We are currently recruiting for a hard-working and experienced Water Treatment/Water Hygiene Engineer. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience of Water Treatment/Water Hygiene contracts/work.

Hydrochem UK Ltd is a specialist water treatment company with the experience and expertise in handling and managing the complexities of water treatment.

The company has been built up professionally since 1987 the longest established water treatment business in the Northeast of the United Kingdom. Our customer base includes hospitality, leisure, manufacturing, water treatment and water hygiene sectors across the country.

HydroChem Group operate a strict quality policy and are ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 registered with NQA the accredited body along with other with other professional bodies in the industry.

EXPERIENCE

  • Closed system analytical testing and remediation.
  • Working in compliance with ACOP L8 guidelines.
  • Dead leg removals.
  • Tank inspections and closed system analysis
  • Taking water samples.
  • Spa Balance Tank Cleans.
  • Temperature monitoring.
  • Disinfection of buildings.
  • Closed system dosing.
  • Calorifiers pasteurisation.
  • Clean and chlorination’s of Water storage tanks/Cooling Towers.
  • TMV testing/Servicing.
  • Shower Head descale & disinfections.
  • Pre-commission cleaning and flushing.
  • Desirable to have experience and or training in water softener installation, servicing and problem-solving including clack, fleck and autotrol softener units. Plus, RO Plant service and installation

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

  • Adhering to tight deadlines & managing workload effectively
  • Chemical and technical understanding relating to water treatment/water hygiene.
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a team effectively and of continuous improvement
  • Experience of interpreting Standard Operating Procedures and RAMMS.
  • Good organisational and time management capabilities
  • Ability to manage a varied workload, and prioritise tasks, work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate concisely and convincingly both verbally and in writing.
  • Experience of using own initiative, with a proactive and problem-solving attitude.

Water Hygiene/Remedials Engineer

The company are seeking to recruit an experienced Water Hygiene/Remedials Engineer

  • Salary: Competitive Salary
  • Start Date: Immediate
  • Industry: Water Treatment
  • Discipline: Water Hygiene/Remedials Department
  • Minimum of 5 years’ water treatment/water hygiene/remedials

The ideal candidate will have water hygiene and plumbing qualifications and associated experience, outstanding interpersonal skills, good verbal and written communication, full clean UK driving license and flexibility to work overtime. Will need to travel nationwide.

ABOUT US

We are currently recruiting for a hard-working and experienced Water Hygiene/Remedials Engineer. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience of Water Hygiene/Remedials contracts/work with a plumbing qualification.

Hydrochem UK Ltd is a specialist water treatment company with the experience and expertise in handling and managing the complexities of water treatment.

The company has been built up professionally since 1987 the longest established water treatment business in the Northeast of the United Kingdom. Our customer base includes hospitality, leisure, manufacturing, water treatment and water hygiene sectors across the country.

HydroChem Group operate a strict quality policy and are ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 registered with NQA the accredited body along with other with other professional bodies in the industry.

EXPERIENCE

  • Closed system analytical testing and remediation.
  • Working in compliance with ACOP L8 guidelines.
  • Dead leg removals.
  • Expansion vessel reorientation.
  • Open Vent rerouting
  • Outlet replacement
  • Tank inspections and closed system analysis
  • Taking water samples.
  • Spa Balance Tank Cleans.
  • Temperature monitoring.
  • Disinfection of buildings.
  • Closed system dosing.
  • Calorifiers pasteurisation.
  • Clean and chlorination’s of Water storage tanks/Cooling Towers.
  • TMV testing/servicing/installation, replacement.
  • Installation of injection points
  • Pipe fitting adaptation and removal of redundant pipework.
  •  Shower Head descale & disinfections.
  •  Minor plumbing installations.
  • Pre-commission cleaning and flushing.
  • RPZ valve maintenance and service/replacements
  • Water tank remediation
  •  Desirable to have experience /training in water softener installation, servicing, and problem solving including clack, fleck and autotrol softener units. Plus, Reverse Osmosis  plant servicing and installation. 

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

  • Adhering to tight deadlines & managing workload effectively
  • Chemical and technical understanding relating to water treatment/water hygiene.
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a team effectively and of continuous improvement
  • Experience of interpreting Standard Operating Procedures and RAMMS.
  • Good organisational and time management capabilities
  • Ability to manage a varied workload, and prioritise tasks, work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate concisely and convincingly both verbally and in writing.
  • Experience of using own initiative, with a proactive and problem-solving attitude.

Legionella Risk Assessor

HydroChem UK Ltd is a water treatment company, based in the North East of England, with a UK wide customer base. The company operates SafeWater, a water hygiene monitoring program to give legionella compliance as well as covering all other aspects of water treatment works including tank cleans, service calls and plant installation.

A city and Guild qualified, Legionella Risk Assessor, is required to join the team. The successful applicants will be required to work individually as well as part of a team when required. Flexibility is essential as the job involves travelling around the country, overnight stays and limited weekend overtime work as required. Experience within the water industry and L8 is required with City and Guilds Legionella Risk assessor qualifications for domestic, hospitality, and leisure sites. Whilst on site the successful candidate will be liaising with clients and therefore an incredibly professional manner is vital. The position reports to the Operational Supervisors.

Key Responsibilities

  • To undertake legionella Risk Assessment work including Site survey, write ups and schematics.
  • Deliver Legionella Awareness Training to clients
  • To liaison with, and support clients whilst on site to develop strong working relationships and longevity of contracts

Key Skills and Experience

  • Good working knowledge of HSG 274 and 282.
  • At least two-year experience of Risk Assessment Work
  • Effective communication skills essential
  • Good computer skills, including word, Excel and Power Point
  • Conscientious and flexible with a good work ethic.

    Please send your C.V. to recruitment@hydrochemgroup.co.uk all applications will be tret confidential.

    Good people are hard to find!

    If you are looking for work in the sectors below, please send in your C.V. and we will contact you as soon as an opening becomes available and before we advertise the role online. So, this is your chance to get ahead.

    We love initiative-taking professionals with experience managing an existing client base whilst ensuring our service delivery and products exceed our clients’ requirements. If this, is you! email us now.

    • Water Treatment Engineer
    • Water Hygiene Engineer
    • Chemical Cleaning Engineer
    • Remedial Plumber
    • Risk Assessor
    • Account Manager

    Please send your C.V. to recruitment@hydrochemgroup.co.uk all applications will be tret confidential.

    Contact us

    To learn more about our services and products, or to get advice or more details, just get in touch. 

    The full range of HydroChem Services:

    Water Treatment - Industrial

    We are leading supplier of Legionella compliance services, water hygiene risk assessment, water treatment, installations and maintenance.

    Water Treatment - Domestic

    Assessing systems that may pose a risk to exposure to legionella, including humidifiers, air washers, emergency showers and indoor ornamental fountains.

    Risk assessment

    Ensuring all commercial premises have a statutory duty to control the risk of legionella bacteria in water systems. 

    Water Hygiene

    Protecting the public from hazards associated with bacteria in water systems particularly Legionella.

    Chemicals

    We offer an extensive range of water treatment chemicals to suit all processes and requirements.

    Chemical Cleaning & Disinfections

    We have dedicated teams of experienced engineers to diagnose and give site specific recommendations.

    Plant & Equipment

    We offer a vast range to ensure that processes are effectively operated to their maximum advantage and costs.

    Remedials

    After a Legionella risk assessment, it is likely that corrective or improvement works are required to bring your system up to compliance.

    Mould, Air & Surface Remediation

    Our protocols allow a building or site be kept clean, environmentally sound and free of contamination.

    Borehole Water Treatment

    We offer an extensive range of borehole water treatment options to suit all processes and requirements.