Mobile Plant Operator / Materials Handler NOT AVAILABLE

  • Location : Forth , United Kingdom

  • Salary : £13.81 per hour

  • Posted : 08-07-2022

  • Position: Full time

Job Description

If you are an experienced Mobile Plant Operator, on the lookout for a new role, we want to hear from you.

This Mobile Plant Operator role involves operating various tracked and wheeled material handlers to meet the requirements of site operations. The successful candidate will have experience in the operation, and basic maintenance of the machines and ideally hold a current plant operator’s licence and be qualified to NVQ level (SPMO).

The ideal candidate for this Mobile Plant Operator role will have an awareness of the recycling industry and health and safety relating to the role.

Training will be given on specialised plant.

Main duties of a Mobile Plant Operator include: 

  • Ensure the recycling plant loading operations are managed in line with Levenseat standards and health and safety legislation.
  • Ensure all mobile plant basic maintenance, cleaning, and inspections are carried out and recorded as per company and manufactures instructions and procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with all company work practices as directed.
  • Operate mobile plant and equipment safely and competently.
  • Undertake general housekeeping duties around the site and buildings in accordance with sorting line supervisor's instructions.
  • Take responsibility for co-workers and own H&S and report all incidents and near misses.
  • Assist in the day-to-day operations of the plant in accordance with the site licence and contractual conditions.
  • Sort and separate waste types to ensure plant performance is at its highest.
  • Safely and competently operate mobile plant.
  • Maintain the highest cleanliness of all working areas.
  • Ensure the machines are maintained in a clean condition. Any defect affecting the safe working order of a machine to be reported immediately.
  • Ensure the correct personal protective equipment, as provided by the company, is worn at all times.
  • Remaining aware, at all times, of your responsibilities for your own health and safety and for the health and safety of your work colleagues.

We would welcome applications for this Mobile Plant Operator role from candidates with the following skills and attributes: Levenseat, Grab Operator, Mobile Plant Operator, Health & Safety, Compliance, Recycling Plant, Maintenance, Team Player, Communication, Waste, NVQ, CSCS.


We offer a comprehensive range of benefits including:

  • health cash back plan
  • death is service cover
  • employee assistance programmes

Additional Information

Position 1:

  • Week 1 - Wed and Thurs 06:00 -18:00
  • Week 2 - Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat, and Sun 06:00-18:00

Requires working on bank holidays (except Christmas Day and 1st January), plus optional overtime for holiday cover. Annual holiday entitlement is 29 days.

Position 2 (Day shift / Night shift):

  • Week 1 – Day shift 6am-6pm
  • Week 2 – Night shift 6pm-6am

Requires working on bank holidays (except Christmas Day and 1st January), plus optional overtime for holiday cover.

Essential Skills

  • Full driving licence
  • Previous knowledge of a process environment
  • An awareness and experience of health and safety in the workplace
  • Good communication skills at all levels.
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • The ability to operate vehicles and machinery in a safe manner.
  • Previous experience operating mobile plant.

Desired Skills

  • Knowledge of the waste/recycling industry.
  • The ability to identify different types of waste.
  • Experience of continuous process operations.
  • Experience in a regulated environment - shredding operations.
  • Appropriate mobile plant licence (NVQ or CSCS)

About Company

Levenseat Limited is a privately owned Recycling & Resource Management company based in Central Scotland. Over the last 30 years, Levenseat has established a reputation for reliability, accessibility, and innovation. As a leading regional operator, we are committed to developing new solutions to recover the best resources and provide customers with environmental and economic solutions.

Based at Levenseat, near Forth in Lanarkshire, with our new recovery facility & Power Plant together with the wider established facility, we are delivering to the market Scotland’s largest integrated facility providing treatment and recovery for a wide range of waste materials. In a fast-evolving sector it is an exciting time to be involved in this industry. With a strong work ethos and collaborative environment, we are looking for proactive and focused people to join an expanding team.

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