Mobile Plant Operative

Contract type
Working Pattern
Full time
Location based
Bodmin MRF
Hours per week
Summary of vacancy

Are you an experienced and licenced Mobile Plant Operator, including forklift trucks, loading shovels and tele-handlers? 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

Location: Bodmin

  • Salary £12.28 per hour
  • Working 47.5 hours per week
  • Monday - Friday
About the role

What will I be doing?
You will carry out the operation of loading shovels, FLT & tele-handlers across the site, loading a variety of different types of vehicles such as curtain sided vehicles, shipping containers and bulk haulage walking floors. 

The role will involve:

  • To safely and efficiently operate fixed machinery, such as bailing machines.
  • Maintaining the completion of preoperational safety and operator checks.
  • Frequently complete daily checks and maintenance of mobile plant, fixed plant and equipment used at the facility.
  • Ensuring that all deliveries of waste are in compliance with the site licence and any associated paperwork is completed.
  • To carry out inspections on incoming product(s) in line with the site waste acceptance criteria and report any non-compliant loads.
  • To direct customers vehicles to the various disposal areas and assist them with off-loading as required.
  • Ensuring the compliance with all material export requirements such as photo’s, paperwork and container seals.
  • Assisting sampling operatives with collection of output samples.
  • Ensure the site is kept clean and tidy at all times and to comply fully with all company and local procedures.
  • Assisting production staff with their duties during end of shift clean-ups and plant downtime.
  • To contribute to lean and 5’s activities across the site in order to maintain a clean, organised and efficient workplace.
  • To work as part of a team to maintain an efficient and cost-effective operation, ensuring that SUEZ complies fully with its legal duties in respect of the health, safety and welfare of its employees.
  • Any other duties that are reasonably requested within the scope of the job role.


What are the requirements?

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.

You will require: 

  • In order to make an immediate impact, we are ideally seeking an experienced plant operator, who holds the relevant CITB/CPCS/NPORS certification or equivalent, but for the right candidate training can be given.
  • A flexible approach to work will be advantageous as you will be expected to cover holiday and sick days if required.
  • A safety conscious approach with the desire to develop & 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

At SUEZ the efficient and sustainable management of resources around the UK 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. 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.   


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