Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator



Job Title: Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator

Location: Burton Factory

Shift – Days with the potential for weekend working


This is a fantastic opportunity to join our site which is home of Iconic Brands, such as Marmite, Colman’s, Bovril and Hellmann’s and become part of an enthusiastic and brand-driven team in the Burton-on-Trent Unilever factory.

Your role will be to ensure the wastewater treatment system is operating at optimum speed and efficiency, assuring environment requirements, following procedures to operate and maintain the system, and bring improvement ideas.


  • Safety – Ensure all work carried out is in adherence to the company safety policy and legal compliance within Site Services is maintained with statutory inspections completed on time and remedial works completed and recorded.

  • Environment – Ensure that legal compliance within wastewater treatment plan is maintained with statutory inspections completed on time and remedial works completed and recorded.

  • Quality – Ensure that all SOP for operation and maintenance of the system is undertaken in accordance with schedules (daily, weekly, monthly, and annually), working safely, keeping the area in the right standard and keeping the paperwork up to date.

  • Improvement – Actively identify and deliver improvement opportunities, to drive a cost-effective operation and maintenance of site utilities and facilities, improving our Safety, Health, and Environment metrics.

  • Communication – Communicate problems, solutions, and options clearly and succinctly to relevant people within the factory.

  • Flexibility – Flexible and proactive supporting the team when priorities demand.

  • Spotting and finding any faults in the mechanical and pneumatic machinery and getting to the root cause of a problem quickly

  • Assisting in the identification of the critical control points on the machine modules, ensuring that they are able to be inspected according to the correct procedures

  • Working on high tolerance machinery, improving the performance of it by developing maintenance tasks

  • Developing any training and experience you already have in World Class Manufacturing tools and techniques

  • Performing risk assessments as appropriate



  • You will have had previous experience working in wastewater treatment systems, both in the operation and basic maintenance.

  • Ability to communicate with colleagues at all levels of the factory team

  • Demonstrated high performance within current role

  • Have a can-do attitude

  • Enthusiasm to operate in a role that evolves and changes with technology

  • Experience in using World Class Manufacturing tools and techniques, such as Kaizen and 5W1H, (although again, if this isn’t the case, we can help you develop in this area)


    About Unilever

    Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2 billion consumers a day. Unilever has more than 400 brands found in homes around the world, including Dove, Tresemme, Lynx, Lifebuoy, Shea Moisture, Persil, Domestos, Ben & Jerry’s, Magnum, Marmite, The Vegetarian Butcher, Graze and Pot Noodle.

    Faced with the challenge of climate change and the need for human development, we want to move towards a world where everyone can live well and within the natural limits of the planet. That’s why our purpose is ‘to make sustainable living commonplace’

    What We Offer

    Not only do we offer a competitive salary and pension scheme, we also offer an annual bonus, subsidised gym membership, a discounted staff shop and shares. You’ll have the opportunity to work directly with our renowned and exciting brands in a flexible and hybrid working environment.

    Whilst the role is advertised on a full-time basis, we would be happy to discuss possible flexible working options and what this may look like for you. We are a key advocate of wellbeing and offer a variety of support for our people including hubs, programmes and development opportunities. We strive to achieve a family-friendly and inclusive workplace and to, above all, create possibilities for all.

    Diversity at Unilever is about inclusion, embracing differences, creating possibilities, and growing together for better business performance. We want to push boundaries, and have the flexibility needed to keep adapting in an ever-changing, more dynamic world. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity.

    As part of your hiring journey, we are happy to support requests for reasonable adjustments, to improve your recruitment experience.

    To find out more, including more information about our Employee Resource Groups, please click here (https://www.unilever.co.uk/planet-and-society/equity-diversity-inclusion-at-unilever-uki/) .

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