2x Plant Operative (Harewood Whin)

  • Location: Harewood Whin, York
  • Hours: 40 per week
  • Salary: £11.05 per hour

A position has become available for an enthusiastic, self-motivated Plant Operative to join our team at our Harewood Whin site, York.

The successful candidate must hold licences for Loading shovel, 360 tracked excavator and a forklift licence or the ability to obtain certification, and have a ‘can-do’ attitude

A committed and flexible approach is also required.

Applicants must hold a valid UK driving license.


 To comply with all Health and Safety, site permits, Environmental and quality requirements of the Company.


To ensure there is cover at the Weighbridge for lunchtimes, breaks, holidays and absence.

Assisting with site members of staff in site duties as when required.

Maintain all site operations, access roads and working area to the highest possible standard.

Carry out daily clean downs on plant as part of the site Fire Prevention Plan (FPP).

The use of mobile plant equipment to carry out production operations, loading of our sales vehicles.

Obtain and forward all operational information including hours and fuel to the appropriate administrator on a daily / weekly basis.

Ensure all items of mobile plant are washed, greased, fuelled and parked in the appropriate place as per agreed maintenance schedule.

Ensure all machine servicing requirements are forwarded to the appropriate personnel within appropriate timescales to allow all plant to be services in line with agreed servicing schedule.

Ensure maximum efficiency is obtained from all plant mobile and static to maximise profit and minimise costs where possible.

Undertake any other duty as required to cover operations in the event of holidays and sickness.

Responsible for safeguarding the health and safety of all personnel within their area of control.

General Housekeeping including sweeping and litter picking to keep site litter to a minimum.

Ensuring compliance with all Company Procedures/work practices as directed.


Essential: Load-all licence

Desirable: IOSH Managing safely



Desirable: Waste Industry knowledge

Knowledge, Skills & Behaviours 



Takes pride in their work

Excellent customer service

Ability to work under pressure

Ability to use own initiative and work without supervision

Closing date: 30th November 2021

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Yorwaste operates across more than 30 sites, including waste transfer stations, Household Waste Recycling Centres, material recycling facilities and closed landfills. Our operational staff on these sites keep waste moving, and keep Yorwaste running. We pride ourselves on providing a safe environment for our staff and visitors.

If you are passionate about teamwork, safety and waste management then we will have a role for you.

In return we can offer you:

  • Comprehensive Training and Development
  • Full PPE Provided
  • Award-Winning Health & Safety Culture
  • Clean and safe working and rest facilities
  • A supportive working environment, including Employee Representatives, Mental Health Advocates and an Employee Assistance Programme.

We continue to invest to deliver a range of waste reuse, recycling, and disposal options to meet the requirements of our customers.

Sandy Boyle, Managing Director
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