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Waste Operative

Job Title: Waste Operative
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Peterborough
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 25130443001
Job Published: April 16, 2019 17:41

Job Description

Waste Operative
Ref: 25130443001

About Amey
Fundamental to living our core values is having great people in our business. That's why we believe that Amey is only as great as the people we employ. We place great value on our people and the contribution they make to our business, that’s why we aim to offer a competitive benefits package to all of our employees. Working for Amey you will receive a competitive salary and will be able to join our contributory pension scheme. In addition you will be entitled to Company sponsored life assurance and a generous holiday entitlement. You will also be invited to join Amey Choices which offers a range of flexible benefit options and offers additional benefits available throughout the year. Amey is an equal opportunities employer.

What is the purpose of this role?
We operate nine Household Recycling Centres across Cambridgeshire as part of its partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council. The sites allow residents to dispose of their household waste, free of charge, and we then make sure as much as possible is recycled. All nine centres accept residents' garden waste, timber, glass, metals, paper, cardboard, textiles, batteries and waste electrical equipment for recycling.

As a Waste Operative you will be assisting the public and ensure that all waste is separated according to its stream and that all recyclable elements are recycled. A typical day could include dealing face to face with the public and answering any queries they have; waste acceptance; sorting waste to ensure it is in the correct waste stream and general housekeeping but no day is the same so this is great place to have a varied workload!

Location: Whittlesey Household Waste Recycling Centre, New Road, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire PE7 1SZ
Working hours: 40 hours per week plus overtime at time and a half
Shift pattern: 5 days out of 7 Monday to Sunday
There is also an opportunity for paid overtime due to the nature of the facility but this is kept to  minimum as we want our employees to keep their work/life balances. The team size also varies from a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 7 so it’s a great opportunity to work with different people.
What will this role involve?
Ensure the segregation of the different waste streams into the appropriate containers
Assist the public in separating their waste and provide general advice about recycling
Greet the public on site and assist them in using the site effectively
Ensure the safe storage of waste in accordance with the permit requirements
Ensure that hazardous waste is separated and stored appropriately
Keep the site clean and tidy and make sure it remains respectable at all times.
Report all Health and Safety incidents in accordance with Company guidelines
Manage and implement site policies as directed
Identification of contaminated recyclable materials and undertake appropriate action as necessary.
All work to be carried out in accordance with Amey’s company policies, risk assessments and safe working practices.
Undertake any training necessary as part of the duties required.
The post holder must comply with the Company Equal Opportunities and Health and Safety at Work Policies.
Undertake any other duties commensurate with the designation and grading of the post, subject to any reasonable adjustments under the Disability Discrimination Act.
What are we looking for?
Basic mechanical/electrical maintenance skill
Operate and control items of large mobile machinery appropriately and efficiently
Understand and diagnose common plant failure issues
Operated similar mobile machinery
Attention to detail
Able to understand operation of sophisticated equipment, read and understand operating manual
There is no previous experience or qualifications needed as we provide full training!

What makes this role unique?
You will be responsible for checking that the mobile plant you drive is safe and legal, and reporting any faults or problems immediately to avoid accidents or breaches of the law.

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