Unit Manager - Polymers

Are you a recycling or materials processing operations professional looking to take on a new challenge?  

Viridor is one of the UK's leading recycling, renewable energy and waste management companies. Part of the FTSE 250 Pennon Group, Viridor puts waste into action, transforming it into high quality recyclables, raw materials and energy. This is an exciting time to work at Viridor. We are at the forefront of the UK's green economy and we use smart people and technology to deliver our vision, bringing people together to give the world's resources new life.

We are now looking to recruit a Unit Manager to join the team based at our Plastics Recycling Facility (PRF) in Skelmersdale.

The Role:

The Unit Manager will competently manage all the operational activities at the site and to ensure that they are carried out in a safe, professional, economical and timely manner at Skelmersdale PRF. You'll maximise the recycling and recovery rates, productivity and efficiency whilst meeting quality targets.

The post holder will ensure all material delivered or dispatched from site meets the relevant standards, is fit for purpose and is done so in accordance with Site Permits, Working Plans, Company Procedures and legislative Controls. The Unit Manager will also review and improve financial performance of site production activities; and provide Opex and Capex analysis and comparison assessments for agreed operational improvement measures.

You will assist in the smooth and efficient running of all Contracts and commercial agreements in place, including County Councils, ensuring that all Contract obligations and requirements are being met. The Unit Manager will maintain production records, stock records and related systems to allow a complete record of site activity to be


Our ideal Unit Manager will have:

 *Relevant COTCs (4TMNH) and (4COMP), or be willing to study to achieve certificates *Ability to manage large processing facilities whilst delivering efficiency and quality *Good knowledge of relevant legislation that relates to the operation of PRF's or similar waste reprocessing facilities *High levels of professionalism, numeracy and literacy *Knowledge of materials processing and treatment operations and systems, particularly in relation to polymers *Good knowledge of Health and Safety regulation and safe systems of work *Experience of client, customer and regulatory liaison *Good understanding of material types and quality demands.

We are offering the successful Unit Manager a competitive salary plus a package including contributory pension scheme, optional healthcare scheme and a range of flexible benefits. 

If you want to work within a team-orientated and collaborative environment, for a company that strives to be environmentally, socially and economically sustainable, click apply.


No terminology in this advert is intended to be deemed discriminatory. We are happy to accept applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their age, gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or marital status.

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