Installation Operative / General Labourer

Job Title: Installation Operative / General Labourer
Job Reference: SC/BS004110

Location: Surrey
Job Type: Temporary

£10 - £12 per hour
Sector: Building & Construction

Posted 5 days ago

  • Installation Operative – Water Utilities
  • £10 per hour - flexible on rate
  • 3 month contract starting immediately
  • In and around the South East Area - Basingstoke, Twickenham, Chertsey are some locations

Working for a Water Technology Provider we are looking for a team of 3 Installation Operatives to work across the South East area supporting the installation and refurbishment of Sanitaire Aeriation equipment. This role is working Monday – Friday and working a 39 hour week however a flexible working attitude is necessary to meet the client and business needs. Some additional on-call duties will be required on a rota basis.


You must be a driver with your own car willing to travel to the various sites. Fuel is fully paid for from home to all sites. 


Duties will include:-
  • Isolate and dismantle aeration equipment.
  • Lifting of associated components from ground level to an approximate height of 6m using the appropriate equipment.
  • Lowering of new aeration equipment into tanks from a height of approximately 6m using the appropriate tools.
  • Assembly and installation of new aeration equipment and all associated apparatus.
  • Leak and Pattern testing of completed installation.
  • Install and commission supplied equipment and all associated apparatus.
  • Work as part of a team where health and safety demands.
  • Carry out both planned and reactive service visits as scheduled in a timely manner.
  • Working in an outdoor environment in different weather conditions on a daily basis.
  • You must be aware this work is carried out in Sewage Treatment Tank areas so you must be comfortable in this work environment

Essential requirements:
  • Must have CSCS General Operative Card
  • MUST have a Thames Water Passport
  • Ideally you will have a City & Guilds in Confined Space but training will be given if you don't have this
  • You must be physically fit and able to lift heavy weights and able to work in confined spaces which are accessed via ladders or harnesses and a fall arrestor
  • Be comfortable with confined spaces and working in a waste water environment


Trevor  Lee


Trevor Lee

Managing Director

Having been in recruitment for 15 years, in 2006 I decided to form Jenrick Commercial (a new division of The Jenrick Group) and I have to say, it’s been one hell of a ride. Recruitment has changed drastically over the last 15 years, however, I’ve learnt that if you keep things simple, work hard, be honest and really understand your clients and candidates then you will do well.

My loves in life are my wife (Miriam) and my son (Toron). I’ve been married for nearly 20 years, so I was snapped up early (my wife clearly has good taste – or at least I like to think so!).

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