Recycling Operative (Organics Department) NOT AVAILABLE

  • Location : Forth , United Kingdom

  • Salary : £10.98 per hour

  • Posted : 08-07-2022

  • Position: Full time

Job Description

Are you interested in the world of recycling? Would you like to work for one of Scotland’s largest and most innovative resource management companies?

Read on to find out how you can join us as a Recycling Operative in our organics department.

We are looking for a pro-active individual to join a department who are going through a period of growth, as a Recycling Operative. This is a unique opportunity to join a supportive team, to help increase recycling rates, and in turn we will provide training and an opportunity for growth.

As a Recycling Operative you will be required to assist in the efficient day-to-day operation of all sorting line operations under the direction of the sorting line supervisors/manager.

In this hands-on role, the successful candidate will have a flexible, proactive, and versatile approach to work with a no compromise attitude to health and safety.

You will have experience of a production process, preferably within waste management but this is not essential. A basic mechanical knowledge in maintaining a processing plant in an outdoor environment is advantageous.

Training and development will be given to candidates who can demonstrate the necessary skills and aptitude to take on this challenging role.

Key responsibilities of a Recycling Operative:

  • Hand-sorting waste material within the picking cabins
  • Assisting in the power isolation of static plant
  • Operating material balers
  • Hand-sorting and grading metals
  • Carrying out daily maintenance, cleaning, and inspections on allocated pieces of equipment
  • Basic data collection and recording
  • Maintaining the highest cleanliness of all working areas
  • Ensuring that all plant is maintained in a clean condition. Any defect affecting the safe working order of a machine is to be reported immediately.
  • Carrying out preventative maintenance and quality control checks
  • Remaining aware, at all times, of your responsibilities for your health and safety and the health and safety of your work colleagues.
  • Carrying out other tasks within your operational ability or for which you have received appropriate training, as and when required.

We would welcome applications for this Recycling Operative role from candidates with the following skills: Recycling, Recycling Operative, Health & Safety, Production Line, Forth, Lanark, Fauldhouse, West Lothian, Sorting Line, Waste, Hand Sorting, Grading Metals, Data Collection, Reporting, Maintenance, QC, Quality Control Checks, Material Balers.


We offer a comprehensive range of benefits including:

  • pension health cash back plan
  • death in service cover
  • employee assistance programmes
  • bonuses

Additional Information

The current shift patterns are: Week 1 - Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat, Sun - 6am - 6pm. Week 2 - Weds, Thurs - 6 am - 6pm.

Essential Skills

A full driving licence is required for this Recycling Operative role.

Desired Skills

A knowledge of the waste/recycling industry would be desirable. 

About Company

Levenseat is a leading resource management companies providing recycling, energy recovery and waste management services to both Local Authority and Commercial customers.

Set to manage 750,000 tonnes of recyclates and resources per year, we are committed to developing new solutions to recover the best resources and provide customers with environmental and economic solutions.

With 35 years of experience, we are very proud of the company we have grown into. We are an industry leader in the field of resource management, and we are very clear on the role we expect to play in continuing to lead the way. 

We also play a key role in educating communities, businesses, and councils on the value of resource and the part they can play to reduce waste and embrace the principles of a circular economy.

There is a shift in attitudes towards waste and recycling and there has never been a more exciting time to be part of the industry. With a strong work ethos and collaborative environment, we are looking for proactive and focused people to join an expanding team.

We are an equal opportunity employer, which means we’ll consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, disability status or any other protected characteristic. We recruit and develop our people based on merit and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all team members. 

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