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Plant Operator

Job Description

Thrive Oldham are recruiting a Plant Operative to work in the Leicestershire Area.

Job Purpose

·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.

Main Duties and Responsibilities


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 omissions


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

Special Factors

·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.

£13.00 per hour

7.4 hours over 5 days