Site Operative

Contract type
Working Pattern
Full time
Location based
Derbyshire, Arkwright
Hours per week
£10.69 per hour
Summary of vacancy

Do you enjoy working with people, care about the environment and would you like the opportunity to receive health & safety training, with the chance to gain further qualifications?

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




The plant operative must work with the site management to ensure all operational processes at the site comply with relevant legal, safety and environmental constraints. The Plant Operative must work as part of a small team of people to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the facility and will be responsible for operating the Processing Plant, driving Mobile Plant, in particular front end loading shovels and will be required to carry out general housekeeping duties.

The role is required to work days, Monday to Friday 08:00 – 17:00. Overtime may be required to cater for the sites needs where necessary and occasional weekend work may also be required.

Basic weekly hours 42.5, Hourly rate, £10.69


  • Carry out instructions issued by the Site Team Leader or site manager.
  • Operate and maintain a variety of mobile plant in compliance with Safe system of work. 
  • Maintaining a tidy site, carrying out general cleaning duties and routine maintenance and daily mobile plant checks.
  • Ensuring that within their areas of responsibility, SUEZ complies fully with its legal duties in respect of the health, safety and welfare of its employees and of other people who may be affected by their actions.
  • Cooperating with SUEZ and with other employees in order to comply with site permit, all applicable legislation and SUEZ Policies and Procedures. 
  • Any other duties that are reasonably requested within the scope of the job-role.


  • Enthusiastic team player.
  • Who will work to ensure site operations exceed the standards required to maximise production. 
  • Experience operating Processing Plants and a mechanical aptitude a distinct advantage.
  • A flexible approach to work, including hours will be essential.
  • Experienced mobile plant operator (Front end Loading shovel) is essential. 
  • A licenced operator would have a distinct advantage but this is not essential. 
  • Willing to undertake training both on site and off site (May require occasional travel)
  • As the post requires a variety of tasks to be completed, a flexible approach to work is required


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
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