Andy Billenness – Small Works Manager (to compliment and assist the service & maintenance department) has recently returned to Watertite 2 years ago, having previously given 19 years’ service to the company.
We currently employ 38 operatives on the tools, all directly on the books. Of those 38, there are 8 ventilation ductworkers, 4 service engineers, 2 A/C engineers, 22 commercial plumbers/pipefitters/pipefitter welders/installers/assistants, (13 of which hold SSSTS or SMSTS qualifications) and 2 apprentices. They have an aggregate length of service to Watertite of 340 years, or an average of 9 years each.
All of our operatives receive regular training and updates across the whole industry, and many hold PASMA, IPAF, Gas Safe Register etc., so we can service all elements of the mechanical services trade.
We strongly believe in consistency. We will appoint a foreman to a project at the start and hand pick his team according to the requirements of that particular project and their individual skillsets. Mechanical Services is a large field and many of the guys have areas of particular expertise (be it plumbing, pipefitting, welding, ductwork or A/C). Once a team is picked, we try very hard to maintain that team throughout the project. We actively encourage our foremen to “own” their jobs. It really is a big thing for us at Watertite. We directly employ far more operatives than the general industry norm for a company of our size. We go out of our way to offer our guys continuous employment and as a consequence of this, we have full control of our own labour and the skills they require to deliver a first class installation, whether it is a prestigious private dwelling, a care home, apartments, a hospital, a school, a factory or an office block.
Andy Carter is our in house Design Engineer. Andy has extensive experience having worked as a Mechanical Design Engineer at three different county councils over a 30 year period, before joining Watertite in 2012 where, in conjunction with Luke Monk, he carries out the design, for our D & B projects, and develops working drawings on the traditional pre-designed projects using the latest CAD software packages.
Watertite are therefore fully capable of complete in-house design, and we more frequently get asked to assist our clients with developing, or value engineering, an existing consultants design. We welcome a collaborative approach, but we are equally comfortable to produce our own design, or for large scale projects, we have existing relationships with external M&E Consultants, that we have employed to undertake the design under our stewardship.
The directors of Watertite Heating Limited are very proud of our company and the reputation we have built. We are always honest and approachable, and we will endeavour to service our client's requirements at all times. We are also proud of the fact that we now have a "3rd-generation" employee (Billy Wintersgill; grandson of director Jack Wintersgill).
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