Available Position:

Assistant Process Controller (Reference number: OPS003)

Summary of Role

At Talbot our Operations team provides Total Water Management solutions which encompasses the management of water and wastewater treatment plants. We provide a range of support to clients for the operation and maintenance of water, wastewater treatment and associated utilities including, where required, equipment, spares and chemical supply. Your Role will be key in contributing to the operating the pilot WTP Plant in the Bluff (Durban) area.

How you will contribute

  • Day to day Operations of the WTP
  • Work closely with the Process controllers and Project Supervisor to ensure the plant produces complaint drinking water


Travel Requirements
  • None


Primary Responsibilities
  • Assist the Process controllers with their duties
  • General cleaning and housekeeping of the WTP and area within the parameter of the plant.
  • Assist the Process controller in performing the daily laboratory tests to determine activity and water treatment performance within the plant and record all critical parameters on log sheets such as rates of flow, temperature and pH for monitoring performance.
  • Open and close valves start motors and pumps as per established operating procedures.
  • Complete checklists for all equipment, tanks and piping for visual and audible problems daily.
  • Top up chemical dosing tanks as and when required.
  • Prepare incident reports such as 5Y, populating the Maintenance Gap List on an ad hoc basis.
  • Report out of specification results or anomalies on the plant to the Project Supervisor and Project Manager
  • Conduct a daily plant check
  • Collection of samples throughout the treatment process


Safety and Housekeeping:

  • Ensure the correct PPE is worn at all times.
  • Report all incidents, accidents and near misses to you line manger within immediately or within 24 hours.
  • Report any defective Electrical or Mechanical plant or equipment to the Senior Process Controller.
  • Uphold 5S standards: Maintain the areas in a clean state and perform other housekeeping tasks that may be necessary.


  • Maintain solid relationships with your colleagues and client.
  • Submission of timesheets and leave forms diligently and timeously.
  • In addition to the above, any reasonable task assigned by the Project Supervisor
  • Fill in for a shift when a Process Controller is on leave


Your technical Skills
  • Minimum Requirements
    • Grade 12
    • Valid Driver’s License for minimum of 3 years
  • The following would be advantageous
    • Certification as a laboratory analyst
    • N2/N3 Water and Wastewater
    • 1 to 3 years’ experience in wastewater treatment involving aerobic processes


Your personal Attributes
  • Passion for, and commitment to, improving plant performance.
  • Innovative, creative thinking and ability to problem solve with the support from you line Manager.
  • Enjoy diverse and challenging work environment
  • Organized and efficient.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • A team player


What drives Talbot

Talbot is an innovative and entrepreneurial business which aims to become a key player in the African water market. We are a well-aligned, enthusiastic and driven team and are able to respond rapidly to market opportunities which creates a diverse and rapidly changing work environment.

If you wish to apply for this position, please submit your CV to Zanele Makhathini at hr@talbot.co.za before the close of business on the 17 January 2020.

Please consider your application unsuccessful if not contacted by 30 January 2020.

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Address (Head Office):
20 Pentrich Road
Masons Mill

Contact Details:
T: +27 (0) 33 346 1444
E: talbot@talbot.co.za
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