Overview

Our Vision is to be the UK’s leading innovator of resource recovery and recycling, transforming waste for a climate-positive future.

Are you someone who lives and breathes high performance, leads with ambition, and would like to be part of an organisation that looks after tomorrow? Viridor has a redefined purpose, a bold new Vision, and an ambitious, market-leading strategy. We are investing in the future, and we need a talented team with exceptional people, who believe in each other, to help us achieve this.

Join us, as we rise to the challenge and build a world where nothing goes to waste.

Our plastics reprocessing facility in Avonmouth, Bristol will reprocess over 80,000 tonnes of plastic every year – more than 1.6 billion bottles, tubs, and trays – creating recycled raw material to return to the economy. Plastic recycling at the facility will save 126,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year, the equivalent of taking over 67,000 cars off the road

We have permanent opportunities for General Operatives (Mobile Plant / Manufacturing Operatives) to join our newly formed day team, working an average of 38.5 hours per week, on a 4 on 4 off days only rota. The salary for this role will be circa £26,000 per year, plus participation in a yearly bonus scheme, where you could earn up to 10% of your base salary.

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    About the role

    As our General Operative, you will experience real variety and the opportunity to be involved in different areas of the Polymers Plant. Duties will include:

    Driving a counterbalance forklift truck – this is preferable to have previous experience in this, however for the right candidates, full training will be given.

    Receiving, offloading and stacking plastic bales.

    Receiving and loading Silo Tankers

    Loading bales into plant machinery

    Loading finished goods onto vehicles.

    Working inside the Material Recycling Facility (MRF) and loading finished goods into bags and booking

    Moving and emptying bins from the MRF

    Using computer systems to dispatch loads

    Carrying out cleaning, basic maintenance tasks and basic fault finding

    To view the profile, which outlines the person specification and list of responsibilities in full, please click here.

    How to apply

    Click apply at the bottom of the page and you will be asked to create a profile. Make sure you have an up-to-date CV ready!

    We encourage all applicants to apply as soon as possible as we may close vacancies early if we receive a high number of applications.

    Why work for Viridor?

    There has never been a more exciting time to join Viridor. Following the acquisition of the business by the global private equity firm, KKR, the core business has been reshaped to focus on our leading UK Energy from Waste portfolio and the development of our growing Polymers Recycling business.

    What can we offer you?

    We invest in our people to reward them for their hard work, and we have a host of company benefits available to you when you join, including:

    Your Share – our profit share scheme which offers all employees an opportunity to share in the company profits.

    Looking after your future, we offer an enhanced pension scheme, where we match your contribution (up to 7%).

    To protect your wellbeing, you will have access to a 24/7 employee helpline offering professional, emotional support and advice, as well as qualified Mental Health First Aiders in the workplace. You’ll also have access to discounted gym memberships and a Cycle to Work scheme.

    Up to one day of paid volunteering leave per year.

    Participation in our refer a friend scheme – earn £1000 for every successful referral.

    To look after your health, we offer free eye tests and safety eyewear where needed, alongside a range of plans with Simply Health.

    Helping you make the most of your leisure time, we have a wide range of discounts available to you, ranging from hotels and holidays to cinema tickets and days out, as well as from a variety of high street retailers.

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