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Date Added: Sat 01/06/2024

Plant Operator

Leicestershire, UK
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Company: REED

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £13.00 per hour, Inc benefits

Plant Operator 

  • Location: Leicester, LE8 
  • Salary: £13 per hour PAYE
  • Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week, Monday- Friday 

My client, a leading public sector organisation, are seeking a Plant Operator. The purpose of the transfer station plant operative is to oversee the acceptance of waste into the WTS, appropriate segregation and sorting and bulking for onward transport to treatment destinations regularly operating plant such as loading shovels, telehandlers and forklift trucks.

Day-to-day of the role:

  • To assist and help maximise and improve the segregation of recyclables on the site including picking and sorting of waste from trade customers
  • To operate the sites loading shovel, telehandler, waste master, RORO shunter, forklift truck in addition to any other heavy plant as reasonable directed by Team Leader
  • To undertake cleaning and oversee maintenance of all the site’s mobile plant
  • To undertake inspections in line with agreed timescales.
  • To ensure that all waste entering the site is verified as being in accordance with the relevant site permit
  • To assist in the traffic management on site, including vehicles entering and exiting the site when moving or exchanging waste containers

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Basic level of literacy / Good standard of education including English and Mathematics at GCSE (or equivalent)
  • Loading Shovel Ticket or able and willing to gain this qualification within a reasonable timeframe- essential 
  • Previous experience in a customer facing role- desirable 
  • Operating waste transfer heavy plant e.g. Telehandler and/or loading shovel- desirable 
  • Waste Operations and specifically of Waste Transfer Station operations with a good level of commercial awareness- desirable 
  • Knowledge of health & safety procedures 
  • Ability to travel to different locations across the County as required

You will need to be flexible and have access to a vehicle as you will be covering all RWHS.

Please apply today with your CV! 

What Reed can offer you as a temporary employee:

  • A dedicated consultant who will act as your key point of contact during and between any  bookings
  • Secure & online time sheet system which is quick and easy to use
  • A self-service portal to access holiday requests/ Payslips/ P45 at your own leisure 
  • A dedicated payroll team 
  • Access to free training
  • Access to discount club/ healthcare/ reed rewards
  • Pension /paid holiday scheme/ maternity benefits
  • Contacts for other Reed consultants and divisions
  • Opportunities to work with some of the UKs leading employers including local authorities, NHS and local SME's

Please see attached job description for details.

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