Pressure Tester - Water

Job Title: Pressure Tester - Water
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: UK - England - South Yorkshire, Barnsley
Salary: £20-28k depending on experince
REF: 122840
Contact Name: Thomas Bullen
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 4 years ago

Pressure Tester & Chlorination of Water Mains





This is a new opportunity for a motivated, self-starter to carry out to carry out pressure testing & chlorination of water mains & services. You will be responsible for pressure testing, chlorination & sampling of new water mains & service pipework installations as required, meeting all legislative requirements. 


Job Role:

  • Swabbing & flushing of mains pipework
  • Pressure testing of mains pipework including use of test pressure pumps, flow meters, pressure gauges & pressure loggers
  • Chlorination of mains pipework including use of comparator test kits, sodium hypochlorite solutions and / or chlorine tablets, dosing units
  • Flushing & sampling of mains pipework
  • De-chlorination & flushing of mains pipework
  • Assist, identify and diagnose if any leaks occur.
  • Liaise with developers / contractors to provide a first class service.
  • Keep records of work undertaken, including maintenance & monitoring work.
  • Comply with H&S policies and carry out on site risk assessments for jobs undertaken.
  • Standby, all operatives must participate in the out of hours work if required.
  • Ensure site of job is left clean and safe.
  • Attend team meetings, performance reviews, training, etc as required.



  • This is an operational post and physical demands such as manual handling, carrying, bending, kneeling and working on-site are required as part of the job.
  • Appropriate PPE shall be provided, including where necessary specialist PPE, such as eye protection.



  • A EUSR SHEA Water Card
  • A EUSR National Water Hygiene Card
  • Experience & appropriate training of pressure testing & chlorination of water mains in a utilities background
  • An approved recognised trade qualification e.g. City & Guilds Skills Framework 5831 or equivalent
  • Working knowledge of BS 8558:2015, testing of services
  • Working knowledge of Water Supply Regulations & Byelaws
  • A full driving licence