Machine / Plant Operator Nights (Recycling)


Job summary

Bluetownonline Ltd
£25,000 - £29,999
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job Title: Machine / Plant Operator Nights (Recycling)

Location: Ridham, Sittingbourne, Kent

Salary: £14.00 per hour (dependant on experience) (with £1 top up for working nights) plus monthly KPI bonus

Job type: Permanent, Full-time (55 hours per week on a rota basis Monday - Sunday)

Countrystyle is a dynamic, privately owned resource management and waste recycling business. With a track record of spotting opportunities, understanding the market and driving innovative solutions, we deliver a reliable service which reduces the impact on the environment of our clients' waste, whilst creating cost-effective and reliable waste management outcomes which encourage a greener business acumen.

Main job functions

To operate Fixed and Mobile Plant to process recyclable materials to ensure reduction of waste to landfill at all times.

Note: in addition to these functions, employees are required to carry out such other duties as may reasonably be required.

Main Duties - Principle Responsibilities:

Duties/Responsibilities (in order of priority)

  • Operate appropriate machinery and plant, as required, to maintain the safe and efficient operation of the site at all times.
  • Ensure that plant and machinery is maintained to required standards, including daily & weekly checks, refuelling, lubrication and greasing, and that defects and breakdowns are promptly recorded and reported.
  • Maintain a safe working environment throughout your activities, including keeping working area tidy and access to walkways and emergency exits clear.
  • Ensure appropriate safety equipment and PPE is used at all times.
  • Checking of incoming loads, ensuring compliance with site license and permitted waste types.
  • Immediately report: any contamination or non-conforming wastes delivered to site; accidents, incidents, and near misses; environmental hazards; health & safety breaches to the Supervisor or appropriate Manager.
  • Undertake any training necessary to perform other tasks including the operation of other plant and equipment and/or supervisory duties.
  • Complete Manual Handling activities to assist in waste management activities.
  • Assist other operatives upon request and when authorised by your Supervisor.
  • Carry out other operational duties where necessary for business continuity.
  • Staff have a duty to take care of their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their actions at work.
  • Staff must co-operate, report unsafe conditions and comply with the company management systems and safe systems of work as well as co-workers to help everyone meet their legal requirements.

The above list is not exhaustive and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post and training/abilities of the post holder. Job descriptions are regularly reviewed to ensure they are an accurate representation of the post.

Person Specification


The post holder will require a certain level of these skills in order to carry out the role.


  • Good Communication
  • Ability to operate and control equipment
  • Time and Priority Management
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, busy environment


  • Problem Solving


Include specific experience that is important for the post holder to have in order to perform the role.


  • Experience with Shredders, Shovels, wheeled and tracked 360's, telehandler, clamp trucks, scissor lift/ cherry picker


  • Experience in the Waste Industry


Academic or professional qualifications that would be important to the performance of this role.


  • Tickets for mobile and/or fixed plant.


Other role specific behaviours or expertise that will give the job holder the ability to succeed and be efficient in this position.


  • Pay attention to detail
  • Ability to work alone or in a team
  • Positive Attitude


  • Ability to plan own work


  • Company Pension
  • Company events
  • On site parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Wellness programme
  • Burger van on site once a week
  • Investment in career development
  • 28 days holiday including bank holidays
  • Bank Holiday working bonus

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Candidates with the relevant experience or job title of: Machine Operator, Manufacturing Operative, Manufacturing Engineer, Junior Production Operative, Production Technician, Junior Service Engineer, Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Technician, Junior Electrical Technician, Trainee Repair Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Machine Operator, Machine Technician, Machine Operative may also be considered for this role.

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