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Recycling Operative

Job Title: Recycling Operative
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Erith
Industry:
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: RL1297
Job Published: January 12, 2019 13:47

Job Description

THE ROLE
Organisation Chart
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Job Purpose To carry out recycling activities, operations and processes on the site safely, efficiently and in compliance with the RL standards and Safe Systems of Work (SSW).
To cooperate and works as a team with all other site personnel, endeavouring to ensure that the site operates safely and efficiently. 
 
Note – Recycling activities includes, depollution of ELV vehicles, purchase and processing of Non-ferrous materials, cat removal, general yard operations, Raw2K operations, etc. and it may involve the occasional use of plant such as FLTs or Baler.
 
Key Accountabilities Safety
Only undertake operations which you have been adequately trained, instructed and signed off to undertake.
Ensure the correct PPE is worn for any operation being undertaken
Report any safety concerns and potential risks in a timely manner to your supervisor or the site manager.
Never knowingly endanger yourself or any other person/s on site. 
Maintain the site/work station in a clean, tidy and safe condition.
 
Plant & Equipment
Only operate equipment once adequately trained in the appropriate safe system of work and signed of by an authorised person.
Check daily check sheets are completed for all equipment at the start of the day
Ensure that any damage or faults or reported promptly to your supervisor or the site manager
 
Recycling Activities
To perform designated activities according to the agreed standards and the best of your abilities.
 
Other
Any other ad hoc duties relative to the level and nature of the role.
Provide cover for other roles on site as required, if approved and authorised to do so.
Communication and Working Relationship External: 
Auction, ELV & Recycled Materials Customers – escort any customers on site as required in the performance of your activities, to ensure that they remain safe, follow the site safety rules and wear the required PPE. Always remaining courteous and respectful., and all transactions are carried out accurately and in a timely manner.
Export/Tyres – work collaboratively to ensure the site operates efficiently, expecting the same standards and behaviours as a RL employee
 
Internal:  
Site Manager and/or Supervisor– daily communications to set priorities, agree workload, deal with queries/concerns, report issues, provide progress updates, etc 
Site Colleagues – regular informal communication to ensure site runs in a safe and efficient manner, in accordance with the SSW and values.
Company Drivers – directing drivers within the yard and agreeing safe loading/unloading processes
Dimensions and Decision Making Able to take all standard decisions in line with relevant procedures and guidelines, and other decision to be referred to the site supervisor and/or manager.
 
COMPETENCIES 
 
Business Priorities KPIs How will this be measured
Safety Safe Working Practices
 
Reporting
 
PPE Continual adherence to safe working practices
 
Reporting of all accidents and near misses.
 
Wearing correct PPE at ALL times.
 
Compliance Work processes
 
Plant equipment
 
Completed documents
 
Following the correct processes for work tasks at all times.
 
Only operate equipment you are trained and certified to do.
 
Clear and accurate activity logs (depol sheets, cats removed etc…)
Productivity Nr cars depolluted
 
Nr cars with wheels not removed.
 
Cats %
 
Achieving ____ number of cars depolluted per day.
 
Ensuring no more than 2% cars have wheels on.
 
 
Ensuring all cats are accounted for and correctly removed / secured.
Cost Control Damage to plant / kit
 
Looking after tools etc..
Any damage caused to equipment or plant through improper use.
 
Replacement of missing or damaged tools.
Growth
Ideas to improve
 
Contribute at least one new idea to improve each year.
Culture Honesty
 
Values
Full use of the ticketing system and not taking anything from site without an approved ticket.
 
Demonstrating commitment and flexibility 
 PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
In order to succeed in this role you will be; honest reliable, determined and resilient. You will hold incredibly high standards, demonstrate a positive attitude and come up with ideas that add value. 
 
Valuing people as individuals you will uphold a ‘one team’ culture, collaborate effectively with the broader organisation and endeavor to ensure that the communication within the site team is timely and effective.
 
Your approach to work will be structured and organised, you will be adept at undertaking recycling activities and take a pride in your work. 
 
You will take pride in the work that Recycling Lives does to help people lead an independent life and engage with our charity colleagues as necessary to help more people as the business grows.
 
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
Qualifications required to fulfil the role
 
 
Specific work experience required to fulfil the role Previous experience within the Recycling sector – desired
Well organised and structured approach to work - essential 
Able to understand and followed safe systems of work and structured processes
Numerate, able to clearly communicate and follow instruction