Forklift / FLT driver / operative

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.
Contract type
Working Pattern
Full time
Location based
Landor Street, Birmingham
Summary of vacancy

Are you an experienced counterbalance FLT / fork lift driver, who has worked in a busy production process environment? Would you like the opportunity to join a company, whose aim is for a more environmentally friendly UK, and are making it happen?


This is a full time permanent opportunity, with working hours on rotating shift patterns of:

Mornings: Monday-Friday 5:30am – 2pm + Saturday 6am – 2pm.

Afternoons: 1:30pm – 10:30pm

Basic week is 45hrs, with an hourly rate of £8.67 and overtime paid at time and a half.

About the role

What will I be doing?

You will operate a counterbalance fork lift truck to both feed the raw material and load out the sorted bales of recovered material.

  • You will operate the production equipment and carry out quality sampling checks.
  • You will assist with the resolution of plant stoppages / blockages.
  • You will carry out housekeeping duties in line with our 5’s lean objectives.
  • Reporting to the Team Leader, you will be involved with the day-to-day recycling operations at our customers sites in the Poole or Portland region.
  • Under the direction of management, ensure compliance with relevant legislation, health and safety issues and company policies.
  • You will work with our customer to maximise reduce, reuse and recycle of waste materials produced at the site.
  • You will control the exchange of containers by booking loads with the relevant person thus ensuring the site always has space to segregate and store material correctly.
  • You will maintain a safe and tidy site within your areas of responsibility.

Any other duties that are reasonably requested within the scope of the job-role

What are the requirements?

You will nedd to hold a a valid counterbalance fork lift truck (FLT) license and, as additional mobile plant use is a key part of this role, other experience is desirable but full training can be given.

  • We are looking for an enthusiastic team player, who will be expected to join the current site team to ensure site operations exceed the standards required.
  • An excellent level of customer service and team work is a key part of this role.
  • A flexible approach to work will be advantageous as you will be expected to cover holiday and sick days if required.
  • A safety conscious person with the desire to develop and embrace change to promote continuous improvement.

Previous experience within the waste industry or other high volume production processes is an advantage, but not a necessity.

Who we are

SUEZ recycling and recovery UK is a forward-thinking company recognised as one of the top places in the UK to work. We are proud of the fantastic opportunities for personal growth and development we offer our people. As we continue to develop and grow, you can play an important part in the essential work we are doing to make businesses and communities more sustainable.

Working at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK is not like most jobs – it means striving to secure our planet’s resources and being part of the resource revolution. By joining us, you will help to safeguard the environment and the public through essential waste and water management services, contribute to the sustainable development of communities, businesses and regions, and promote the emerging low-carbon circular economy.

With a raft of benefits, family-friendly policies and excellent remuneration packages, there’s never been a better time to join SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. A friendly and supportive place that you will love to work in, we believe creativity, clear communication and our drive for excellence are the keys to our success. If you share our thinking – and have the qualities we’re looking for – you could play a big part in our dedicated team.

To find out more or apply, please complete the application form and attach your CV.

*No agencies please*

Closing Date
This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.