Asset Maintenance Operators| Wessex Water


Starting Salary: £25,500 to 28,500 per annum, plus a company van and overtime available.

45 hours per week, pension scheme up to 20% combined contribution, 25 days annual leave, rising to a maximum of 28 days with 5 years’ service.

We are looking for four Asset Maintenance Operators to join our Production Asset team. If you can bring a can-do attitude, with an enthusiastic and flexible approach, this role offers ongoing support and training.

If you have general labouring experience and are used to doing a variety of tasks, such as painting, carpentry, grounds maintenance or carpentry, then we want to hear from you!

The role

You will be joining a dedicated asset maintenance team, working on water supply treatment works within Dorset or Somerset. We’re looking for semi-skilled, self-motivated people to maintain our supply assets, ranging from painting, carpentry, grounds maintenance, concreting and sample tap cleaning.

You will work to respond to health and safety needs and general asset repairs at the same time ensuring health and safety is at the forefront of all your own and your team’s activities.

Duties in this role include:

  • general building maintenance, such as painting, carpentry, gutter repairs and roof repairs
  • landscaping, such as grass cutting, cutting trees, fencing, and maintain pathways and railings
  • sample tap cleaning/hatch cleaning (training will be provided)
  • ensuring the general cleanliness of our water treatment centres
  • ensuring your mobile plant equipment is sufficiently serviced and maintained
  • confined spaces working (training will be provided).

As part of a team, you’ll use your skills to make local decisions and suggestions for improvement, as well as assisting the team in meeting the planned and ad hoc asset maintenance programme.

What do I need?

To be considered, you will have experience working within a construction or general labouring environment and possess practical skills, such as painting, general labouring, landscaping, maintaining buildings and grounds maintenance.

You will be working at numerous sites, often in remote areas, so it is essential you hold a full UK driving licence. It may be necessary to operate plant equipment such as telehandlers, excavators and forklifts. However, training to operate this equipment will be provided as required.

You’ll be health, safety and welfare aware with effective communication and interpersonal skills. You must be self-motivated with personal drive and have the ability to work effectively with minimum supervision. You’ll have the ability to converse with managers and stakeholders.

Benefits for you

  • Pension – up to 20% combined contribution
  • 25 days’ holiday rising to 28 with length of service
  • Opportunity to buy and sell up to 5 days’ holiday
  • Life assurance (four times your salary)
  • Flexible working
  • Cashback and discounts from over 1200 retailers
  • Volunteering days
  • Enhanced maternity leave
  • Health and wellbeing programme
  • Mental health first aiders

What will you get from us?

Our people tell us Wessex Water is a great place to work, and they stay with us! We are proud of how we support development and career progression. We have a wealth of both financial and non-financial benefits to offer our people and are committed to ensuring we provide an environment that supports health and wellbeing and flexible working.

We continue to promote diversity and inclusion. With that in mind, we welcome all applicants.

We are delighted to have signed the Armed Forces covenant and are a Disability Confident Employer. Applicants who declare they have a disability or have previously served with the Armed Forces, and meet the minimum requirements for the job, will automatically be invited for an interview.

Please let us know if you require any additional support or adjustments to assist you in starting your journey with Wessex Water.

If you have what it takes to join this award-winning business and want to be part of our exciting journey and share in that success, then please get in contact with us to find out more.

Sound interesting? Please click HERE to progress to the next step.

Closing Date 08/08/22

We do not accept CVs from recruitment agencies. We are an equal opportunities employer. You must be able to provide proof of your eligibility to work in the UK and proof of skills and qualifications gained. Appointment of successful applicant/s will also be subject to receiving suitable references and basic (or where job applicable) other criminal disclosure checks.

We respect and value everyone’s contribution. Wessex Water is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to providing an environment that supports and encourages the many skills, interests, backgrounds and experiences that people from different social groups can bring. We strive to provide a workplace which is free from discrimination, harassment and bullying, and where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

If you have a medical condition, disability or learning difficulty which could impact on your ability to apply or take part in the recruitment process, please email We are dedicated to treating all existing and prospective colleagues fairly and will do everything we can to support you during the application and selection process.


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