Baler Operative

Do you have proven experience operating balers or plant within a production or waste management environment?

At Viridor, we're investing in state-of-the-art recycling facilities, allowing for a wider range of products to be recycled. Our Materials Recycling Facilities (MRFs) are some of the biggest and most advanced of their kind in Europe. Our MRFs across the UK use a combination of advanced mechanical sorting and manual quality control to separate materials into individual streams, ready to be put back to work. Our investment in technology allows us to operate at the highest quality, environmental, energy efficiency and health and safety standards.

We are now looking to recruit a Baler Operative for our Milton Keynes MRF site that operates 24hrs, 5 days a week and the role could involve working shifts on a rota basis, 50 hours per week.

The Role:

The Baler Operative will ensure the safe and efficient control of the recycling balers via touch screen computer panels and CCTV displays, under the direction of the production supervisor. You will liaise with the site Maintenance Supervisors and other relevant departments within Viridor to ensure the balers run as effectively as possible, keeping the levels of materials in the bunkers in control whilst ensuring the materials are not mixed.

You'll be responsible for undertaking various duties within the site's recycling operation, including picking activity, bale trimming, general cleaning, quality control operations, traffic coordination, and basic maintenance activities such as clearance of blockages whilst the plant is shut down.

The ideal Baler Operative:

 *Previous experience in a similar operational role or environment *Experience of operating in a production or recycling environment *High concentration levels and attention to detail *Forklift Truck (FLT) licence and Fixed Plant certificate *Good IT and computer operating skills *Ability to maintain a good standard of administration, cost control and record keeping *Good knowledge of plant and machinery relevant to waste recycling and recovery 

Rewards and Benefits:

In return for your hard work as our Baler Operative, we can offer a competitive salary plus excellent benefits, including pension, optional healthcare 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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