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Loading Shovel Driver Operative

Contract type
Fixed term
6 months
Working Pattern
Full time
Location based
£10.44 per Hour
Summary of vacancy

Do you like to help people? Would like to bring this experience to a company working for 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

About the role

This position is a 6 month Fixed Term contract based in the Durham area.

The working hours are Monday - Friday  8.00am to 4.30pm.

The pay rate for this role is £10.44 per hour.


What will I be doing?

The primary main purpose of this role is to be a site operative to provide cover for holiday, sickness, absence, assistance, and other related cover for the contract that Suez have with Durham County Council.  You will work across the 4 transfer stations located in Annfield Plain, Newton Aycliffe, Shotton Colliery and Stainton. You may also be required to cover at other Suez sites in the North East.

A requirement of your role will be that you have your own transport available, a travel allowance will be paid to the successful candidate when they travel between any of the above sites.  As this is a ‘floating’ role, you will need to have adequate insurance.

  • Completion of all relevant paperwork and returned to the site supervisor
  • Litter picking around the site which includes working outside
  • Aid with cleaning duties across the whole site including the mobile and fixed plant
  • Maximise recycling and recovery within the facility.
  • Minimise the amount of waste that is sent to landfill.
  • Working to procedures as laid out in the company’s Quality system.
  • Ensure that all operational standards are maintained and relevant legislation is complied with.
  • To follow all company health and safety procedures at all times
  • Any other duties commensurate with the post.


What are the requirements?

Essential requirements for the position are:

  • Qualification in mobile plant driving – loading shovel
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in heavy plant
  • Experience of a high paced loading environment and the ability to work in a logical calm manner
  • Experience of managing a busy work area
  • Good communication skills (both verbal and written), good daily verbal communication is essential in this role.
  • Competent in use of comms – specifically radio.
  • Degree of flexibility is required as working hours will include some Bank Holiday, catch up days and Saturday working.
  • Reliability, honesty, conscientious, practical, safety awareness.
  • Being prepared to work to our company values, including being flexible in a demanding environment.

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.