Production Supervisor

Contract type
Working Pattern
Full time
Location based
Hours per week
Dates that interviews will take place
Via MS Teams
£26,800 plus van, bonus, pension
Summary of vacancy

Do you have experience as a Supervisor, from an Operations, Production or Waste and Recycling Environment?

Here at SUEZ Altens East in Aberdeen, we are looking for an experienced Sorting Line Supervisor who can supervise staff in the day to day operation of the recycling plant. In this hands-on role the successful candidate will have a flexible, proactive and versatile approach to work with safety at the forefront of what we do.

About the role

What will I be doing as a Supervisor?

The Supervisor will be responsible for the safe, efficient and effective production of recycling materials at our Altens East facility in Aberdeen which uses mobile and fixed plant.  The successful candidate will lead a team and have a background in operations or a similar production industry. Being able to quickly identity root causes which affect production, isolate problems and implement swift resolutions is critical to meet the challenges of the role.

Key responsibilities of the role include shift Supervision of a facility which sorts and processes mixed recycling into different materials.  This will involve ensuring compliance with all statutory regulations, maintaining accurate records and motivating the team to maximise their performance. Working with an onsite maintenance team to manage planned and preventative maintenance of the facility is crucial and candidates will have experience of working in production environments.  Identifying and implementing process improvements will be essential to maximise value from processed materials. The successful candidate will also be responsible for ensuring activities of the team comply with SUEZ’s policies & procedures and relevant Health & Safety legislation.


The role will alternate between dayshift and backshift every two weeks as follows:

  • 05:30 – 14:00 Monday to Friday (Dayshift)
  • 13:30 – 23:00 Monday to Thursday, 13:30 – 17:30 Friday (Backshift)


When required, weekend overtime will be available to help meet our production targets.


What are the requirements?

A proven supervisor or team leader, applicants must be able to demonstrate a strong capability of working safely and efficiently in a demanding operational environment. Strong communication skills, coupled with a personal desire to achieve, are essential since SUEZ offer fantastic training and development opportunities.


The successful candidate must have experience in leading teams and be able to demonstrate an understanding and experience of working with KPIs. IOSH or a similar Health and Safety qualification is preferable, with any specific experience in lean and continuous improvement techniques.


Our approach

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.

We are proud of our fantastic opportunities for personal growth and development as we continue to build and grow our forward-thinking company and you could play a key part in our success.

A friendly and supportive place that you will love to work, we believe creativity, clear communication and our drive for excellence are the keys to our success. We also expect our people to be enthusiastic and responsible. If you share our thinking – and have the qualities we’re looking for – you could play a big part in our dedicated team.

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