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Forklift Driver / General Operative


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Salary circa £25,000 per annum
Closing date: Friday 28th May 2021

At Viridor, we’re one of the UK’s leading recycling, renewable energy and waste management companies. We put waste into action, transforming it into high quality recyclables, raw materials and energy and are at the forefront of the UK’s green economy. We’re undergoing rapid change and development which provides opportunities for those who are seeking a role to make their mark and drive forward a best in class performance.

We are now in the final phase of recruitment in preparation to open the UK’s largest multi Polymer Plastic Recycling Plant at Avonmouth, Bristol. We are looking for General Operatives to complete our newly formed team readiness for the plant to begin commissioning. The successful candidates will be required to work from Monday to Friday initially, but once the plant is operational, the role will move to a 4 on 4 off shift pattern to include nights.

Our new world class facility is expected to process 81,000 tonnes of PET, HDPE and PP plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays in its first year of operation, rising to 89,000 tonnes in year three. This will produce 60,000 tonnes of recycled plastic in year one, rising to 63,000 tonnes in year three.

The General Operative role offers real variety and the opportunity to be involved in different areas of the Polymers Plant. Duties will include:

Driving a counter balance forklift truck – it’s essential that you have had a minimum of 1 years experience of this
Receiving, offloading and stacking plastic bales.
Receiving and loading Silo Tankers
Loading bales into plant machinery
Loading finished goods onto vehicles.
Working inside the Material Recycling Facility (MRF)and loading finished goods into bags and booking
Moving and emptying bins from the MRF
Using computer systems to dispatch loads
Carrying out cleaning, basic maintenance tasks and basic fault finding
At Viridor, we invest in our people to reward them for their hard work. That’s why we have a host of company benefits available to you when you join, including an enhanced pension scheme where we match up to 7% of your earnings, depending on how much you put in. We also offer free eye tests and safety eyewear where needed, as well as a whole range of cinema and retail discounts across stores, hotels and holidays. To keep you fit and healthy, you’ll have access to discounted gym memberships, a Cycle to Work scheme and our range of health plans with SimplyHealth. To protect your wellbeing, we also have a 24/7 employee helpline offering emotional support and advice.

To view the role profile which outlines the person specification and full list of responsibilities please click here

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