Weekend Weighbridge Operator

  • Location: Harewood Whin, York
  • Hours: 18 hours per week (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Salary: £10.45 per hour

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated, administrator to join our team.

A position has become available for a Weekend Weighbridge Operator working at our Harewood Whin Site in Rufforth, York.

Reporting directly to the Area Manager & Site Administration Controller, the successful candidate will undertake duties associated with the operational running of the weighbridge and any other administrative tasks as required.

The successful candidate must be IT proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook and have a positive ‘can-do’ attitude.

Previous experience of working on a Weighbridge and background knowledge of Environmental Legislation would be an advantage, although full training will be given.

A committed and flexible approach is also required as there may be the need to cover other weighbridges throughout the business in instances of holidays and sickness.

Hours of work will be 07:30 – 16:30 Saturday and Sunday with additional hours as required to cover holidays at Harewood and our other transfer stations.


To provide effective and efficient weighbridge operation for the site, whilst also delivering key administration tasks.


To comply with all Health & Safety, site permits, environmental and quality requirements of the company.

Ensure the company waste acceptance procedures are undertaken at all times and appropriate paperwork is available for all incoming and outbound material.

Efficiently input data onto the weighbridge from vehicles collecting and delivering to the site.

Undertake regular company training ensuring appropriate knowledge is available for personal training and development along with operational understanding.

Ensure all appropriate information is collated and forwarded, enabling appropriate KPI’s to be constructed and maintained on an agreed timescale to record and assess all operations information including tonnage and costs.

Running of reports from multiple systems and analysing the data to ensure accuracy.

Ensure all administration work associated with business operations are accurate and delivered in an agreed timescale.

Ensuring all paperwork is stored safely creating a strict paperwork trail for auditing requirements.

Ensure all weekly and monthly financial information is made available and is accurate and on time.

Challenge internal and external stakeholders to ensure accuracy on information, paperwork or costs.

Ensure the housekeeping of facilities are maintained to the highest possible standard during and at the end of the day.

Assist and cover all weighbridge requirements in the absence of any member of the team, including holidays, sickness as and when available.  This could be at other sites.

Support out of hour’s requirements, where appropriate.

Assist in building the weighbridge / admin team to become multi-functional, in order to provide adequate cover for holidays and sickness.

Any other ad-hoc duties as required.


Internal: The post holder will have regular contact with employees at all levels across the business.  The contact will be in both formal and informal situations.  The post holder will need to develop key relationships with Senior Managers and all other employees in the business on compliance, training, policies, programmes and projects.

External:  The post holder will have regular contact with customers, contractors, regulatory authorities and specialists to support the operational functions and deliver the requirements of the company.


Previous experience of weighbridge operations would be advantageous.


  • Previous experience in the waste sector and associated administrational functions would be an advantage.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office, experience of Purgo would be beneficial but full training would be given.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to work under pressure and able to use own initiative.
  • Ability to work within a team and create a strong team work ethic.


  • Self-motivated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Takes pride in their work
  • Excellent customer service
  • Attention to detail


Closing date: 8th October 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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