Forklift Truck Operative

East of England
Suffolk, Ipswich
Industry Sector:
Renewable Energy jobs, Waste Jobs, Environmental Jobs, Environment Jobs, Recycling Jobs, Renewable Jobs, Waste to Energy Jobs, Energy Jobs
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Do you have proven forklift experience 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.

Masons Materials Recycling Facility has undergone a complete facility rebuild and modernisation, following the award of a new 10-year contract from Suffolk County Council.

Targeting mixed fibre, news & pams, card, mixed plastic, HDPE, PET, steel and aluminium; a significant investment has been made in mechanical recovery equipment, including the introduction of optical sorters. The plant will also feature 11 conveyors, an additional trammel and two more balers to prepare material for its onward recycling and reprocessing journey.

We are now looking to recruit a Forklift Truck Operative for our site, which operates 24hrs, 5 days a week and the role could involve working shifts on a rota basis, working 45 hours per week.

The Role:

The Forklift Truck Operative will ensure the safe and efficient movement of bales of processed recyclable material from the baler to the inspection/storage areas.  You will also load containers or curtain sided trailers with the bales of processed material, under the direction of the production supervisor. You will liaise with the site Shift and Quality Supervisors and other relevant departments within Viridor to ensure the bale storage yard and despatch runs as effectively as possible.

The Forklift Truck Operative will ensure the bales are removed from the baler or loaded onto vehicles efficiently and in a safe and controlled manner and that all occurrences interrupting operations are recorded formally.

Our ideal Forklift Truck Operative will have:

 *Previous experience in a similar operational role or environment. *High concentration levels and attention to detail. *Safe and reliable approach. *Good knowledge of forklift truck machinery.

Rewards and Benefits:

In return for your hard work as our Forklift Truck Operative, we can offer a competitive salary plus excellent benefits, including pension, optional healthcare and a range of flexible benefits. 

We are pleased to be continuing our long-standing partnership with the Suffolk City Council to recover mixed materials from Ipswich Borough Council, Babergh, Mid-Suffolk, Suffolk Coast, West Suffolk and Waveney District Councils.

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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