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MPT Shift Leader (108482)

Posted: 8 Nov 2019 Closes: 11 Feb 2020
Newmarket Approach, off Pontefract Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 0RJ Up to £28,159 per annum plus Veolia benefits *listed below
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MPT Shift Leader-108482


Job Title - MPT Shift Leader

Salary - Up to £28,159 per annum plus Veolia benefits *listed below

Location - Newmarket Approach, off Pontefract Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 0RJ

Hours - Full time, 40 hours per week, Sunday to Thursday Night Shift - 21:30 - 06:00

What you’ll do

  • Ensure the MPT (including tipping hall and recyclable material output area) operates within the requirements of the Environmental Permit and other Environmental Legislation. 

  • Propose changes as appropriate to optimise operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness. 

  • Monitoring of MPT efficiency (including waste inputs and outputs) and instruct operatives to optimise the facility accordingly. 

  • Ensuring all activities within the MPT and Tipping Hall are in accordance with RAMS. 

  • Co-ordination of the machinery and equipment LV isolations/de-isolations to allow cleaning and maintenance programmes. 

  • Permitting of works, issuing of safety documents, evaluation of RAMS and toolbox talks. 

  • Undertake all aspects of shift supervision within the MPT including scheduling team breaks, work point rotation, provision and use of PPE and safe working conditions. 

  • Liaise with the maintenance team to organise required work when encountering a defect via SAP. 

  • Monitoring MPT consumables and managing recyclable material storage.

  • Ensuring housekeeping standards are maintained at an exceptional level.

  • Liaise with the Shift Team Leaders during a shift to co-ordinate activities across the RERF site. 

  • Assist Operations Manager with material sampling and testing including compositional analysis where relevant. 

  • Ability to develop and communicate work procedures and training to their teams and provide feedback to the Operations Manager on staff behaviour and discipline.


The experience you will need


  • Formal engineering qualification desirable but demonstrable technical aptitude 

  • Sound knowledge of modern manufacturing techniques gained in faced paced production environment

  • Proven team leaders with good communication and organizational skills, able to manage, coach and motivate the operations teams 

  • Analytical ability and enthusiastic and competent problem solver with a practical approach to solving engineering problems 

  • Knowledge of current H&S legislation and safe working systems 

  • Knowledge of Environmental Permits and associated reporting regime


  • Previous experience working in a supervisory/team lead role at a materials recovery facility 

  • Experience of supervising 7 people 

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

We have a great opportunity for a Mechanical Pre-Treatment (MPT) Shift Leader to join the team at the Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility (RERF) in Leeds. 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. 

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

 Nov 29, 2019, 3:28:44 PM

Job Type

 Standard - Contract length Greater than 24 months
Education Level No qualifications


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