Dec 19, 2018

Multi Skilled Recycling Operative

  • Smith's (Gloucester) Limited
Full time Recycling Operative

Job Description

Smiths Waste Management operate at bespoke waste transfer stations throughout the South West and South Wales. With centres in Moreton Valence, Tewkesbury, Bristol and Cardiff, Smiths is committed to recycling in our region.

Smiths Materials Recycling Facility at Moreton Valence in Gloucestershire processes waste products generated by the activities of our Divisions across the group. From aggregates, steel and soils generated by Demolition projects, to household and general waste from Smiths Skip Hire customers, our vehicles transport to the facility

Our Waste Management Division are looking for a Multi Skilled Operative to work within our Moreton Valence Transfer Station near Gloucester.

Responsibilities will include:

To ensure that the health & safety procedures are complied with at all times.

  • Inspecting the inbound loads for conformity to product specification and customer / supplier requirements.
  • Ensuring product is stored accordingly in a safe and secure manner.
  • To perform general labouring duties on site.
  • To operate fixed and mobile plant.
  • Processing all material efficiently and safely through the automatic balers.
  • To monitor and maintain housekeeping standards.
  • Inspecting the outgoing loads for conformity to product specification and customer / supplier requirements.
  • Control the operation and maintenance of all machinery and equipment in order to maximise effectiveness.
  • Ensuring all vehicles are loaded and unloaded, in a safe and efficient manner;
  • To complete all relevant paperwork, including daily checks, defect reporting, production figures and required weight data.
  • Practical experience of operating machinery.
  • Good communication skills and be able to communicate appropriately at all levels and hand over effectively.
  • Experience preferred but not essential as training will be given.


  • Life Assurance Scheme (2 times salary)
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • 6 monthly boot allowance
  • Corporate gym membership discount
  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Complimentary PPE
  • Support of a friendly team operating as part of a family run business
  • Free on-site parking
  • Eye test allowance
  • Supported training
  • Opportunity to progress

Job Type: Full-time

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