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Plant Operative

Job Description

Thrive Oldham are recruiting on behalf of Leicestershire Council a Plant Operative.

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.

·To carry out duties, individually or as a member of a team, to maximise recycling at the facility

·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 the site's opening and closing times are adhered to at all times according to the relevant site permit and Council operating procedures

·To complete all regulatory and statutory paperwork as advised by your line manager within the time required

·To ensure that all waste entering the site is verified as being in accordance with the relevant site permit.

·To comply with all of the Council's policies and procedures, including safe working procedures.

·To assist in the traffic management on site, including vehicles entering and exiting the site when moving or exchanging waste containers

·To carry out your duties in a professional manner.

·Any other duties that are reasonably requested within the scope of the job-role including assuming responsibility for the Team Leader when absent and acting as responsible key holder

·To cooperate with the Council's and with other employees in order to comply with health and safety legislation and the Council's Health and safety Policies and Procedures

·To ensure that within his/her areas of responsibility, the Council complies fully with its legal duties in respect of the health, safety and welfare of its employees and of other people who may be affected by his/her actions or omission

·Responsible for protecting and managing information securely, and reporting breaches or suspected information security breaches, in line with Council policies.

·The nature of the work will involve the jobholder carrying out work outside of normal working hours, including bank holidays, weekends and out of hours working or cover.

·The nature of the work will involve the jobholder carrying out work at different locations across the County.

·The jobholder may be required to attend, from time to time, training courses, conferences, seminars or other meetings as required by his/her own training needs and the needs of the service.

·Expenses will be paid in accordance with the Local Conditions of Service.


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


Previous experience in a customer facing role

Operating waste transfer heavy plant e.g. Telehandler and/or loading shovel.

Location - To be flexible to work across 2 sites in the Leicestershire Council Area

£13.00 Per hour