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Forklift / FLT driver / operative

Contract type
Working Pattern
Full time
Location based
£9.01 per hour
Summary of vacancy

Are you an experienced counterbalance FLT / forklift driver, who has worked in a busy production process environment?

Would you like to bring this experience to an organisation dedicated to creating a greener UK?

When you join SUEZ, you get more than a brand-new role. Your work will help us deliver innovative and environmentally responsible solutions for water and waste management. You will get a chance to help us preserve and restore our planet’s natural capital for future generations. It’s a career that’s not only exciting, but full of opportunities as well as professional and personal fulfilment.


About the role

  • This is a full-time permanent opportunity, with a basic week is 45hrs, with an hourly rate of £8.88 and overtime paid at time and a half.
  • Mornings: Monday-Friday 5:30am – 2pm + Saturday 6am – 2pm.
  • Afternoons: 1:30pm – 10:30pm
About the role

What will I be doing?

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

This role involves:

  • 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 Materials Recycling Facility at Landor Street, Birmingham
  • Under the direction of management, you will ensure compliance with relevant legislation, health and safety issues and company policies.
  • You will work with our customers 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 need to hold a valid counterbalance forklift truck (FLT) license and, as additional mobile plant use is a key part of this role. 

Other requirements include:

  • 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 teamwork 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 (training will be given).

Who we are

At SUEZ the efficient and sustainable management of resources around the globe is at the heart of everything we do. Respect – acting ethically and with integrity – is one of our core values. We’re passionate about the environment and believe in protecting our world. Over 90,000 likeminded people worldwide makes for an incredible team, where collaboration and trust are part of the way we work. With true team spirit, we can give our customers a standard of service that goes above and beyond and ensure that our local communities have access to essential water and waste services. 

We thank our people for all they do with development opportunities, wide-ranging benefits and rewards that reflect their hard work. In a friendly, supportive environment, you’ll be inspired to grow and play your part in creating a better future for all.  

*No agencies please* 

Closing Date
Once we have sufficient applicants we withhold the right to close job vacancies early.