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General/Mobile Plant Operative (109533)

Posted: 6 Dec 2019 Closes: 11 Feb 2020
Veolia Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility, Newmarket Approach, Leeds, LS9 0RJ £22,423 - £24,509 per annum dependent on licences plus Veolia benefits *listed below
Variable 109533

General/Mobile Plant Operative-109533


Job Title - General/Mobile Plant Operative 

Salary - £22,423 - £24,509 per annum dependent on licences plus Veolia benefits *listed below

Location - Veolia Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility, Newmarket Approach, Leeds, LS9 0RJ 

Hours - Full time 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday 0700 - 1530, potentially providing cover on rotating weekly shifts Monday to Friday 0600 - 1430 and 1400 - 2230 


What you’ll do

  • Routine daily/weekly maintenance and cleaning of plant and equipment, including oil and water checks, reporting defects to shift leader. 

  • Rectify plant blockages and problems in accordance with laid down procedures under the supervision of the shift leader.

  • Maintaining material supply to the process and keeping vehicle tipping bays clear. 

  • Keep site in a reasonably clean and tidy condition at all times by undertaking litter picking duties etc. 

  • Cleaning of optical sorters, conveyors, shredders and trommels within programmed downtime during each shift to the standards laid down in company procedures. 

  • Conduct monitoring and inspection of MPT conveyors and machinery on the process lines. 

  • Operating mobile plant and the baler if qualified.

  • Complete machine-hours, defect sheets and other related paperwork to required standards.


The experience you will need


  • Experience of undertaking industrial cleaning activities.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Good communication and organisational skills.


  • Previous experience in operating front loading shovel, 360, telehandler, FLT & relevant licence

  • SCADA Experience

Benefits you will receive within this role are

  • The option to join the People’s Pension Scheme

  • Access to Veolia Rewards, benefits, and discounts

  • 20 days annual leave + statutory bank holidays 

Where you’ll work

The RERF is an innovative design focussed on removing recyclable waste from (through an automated mechanical pre-treatment process) primarily municipal residual waste and recover energy from the remaining element; enough to power in excess of 20,000 homes annually. Our UK Energy Recovery Facilities utilise world-class technology to safely transform residual waste into energy for the National Grid and in total, we generate enough energy to power over 189,000 homes annually. 

Energy Recovery makes an important contribution to reducing the UK’s long-term energy gap and helps to increase landfill diversion as part of an integrated waste management strategy. 

Who is Veolia?


We are the UK leader in Environmental Solutions. We offer services and expertise in waste, water and energy management helping to build a more sustainable future. As a global organisation, our work focuses on delivering simple but innovative solutions to preserving natural resources, reducing pollution and protecting our environment.

We live in a world that needs to take care of its resources, and our mission is to 'Resource the World'. Improving communities and protecting the environment are right at the heart of our business.

It takes more than just words and ambition to achieve this, it takes the daily efforts of thousands of people across the UK to bring it to life. Together our employees make our communities better. They are the resourcers, behind the resources.


Veolia is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants meeting the minimum criteria for the role will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, gender or gender expression, disability, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or veteran status.


 Operation/Maintenance / Construction / Transport

Primary Location

 United Kingdom-England-Leeds

Job Posting

 Dec 6, 2019, 3:39:04 PM

Job Type

 Standard - Contract length 12 to 24 months
Education Level No qualifications


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