Recycling Plant Manager

Job Posted: 11th July 2022

Location: Bridge of Weir, Scotland


Role Profile

The Recycling Plant Manager will organise the safe and efficient operations and engineering of the Recycling Plant. The principal purpose of the role is to assist in the implementation of the Group Strategy of maximising OEE by improving Plant & Equipment Reliability and progressing the Journey to Zero Waste with Process Optimisation and Standardization.


Key Accountabilities

  • Management of 4 teams of Engineers and Operators that will be responsible for safe and efficient operations of high pressure boiler, waste water treatment facilities and rendering plant
  • Promote the use of T-Cards for near miss and hazard reporting– ensuring appropriate feedback and recognition
  • Implement the actions identified through internal and external audits (including health & safety and quality inspections) and ensure they are completed in a timely manner
  • Embed H&S culture of zero tolerance ensuring the policy is fully understood, owned and implemented by every individual – ensuring operators have set up machines correctly and all pre-shift safety checks have been carried out and recorded
  • Coordinate the actions identified through internal and external audits (including health & safety and quality inspections) and ensure they are completed in a timely manner
  • Devise systems and methods for improving workplace organisation ensuring the Plant is always customer ready.
  • Deliver optimum results by creating a can-do attitude through motivating and encouraging employees
  • Review and analyse maintenance activities to ensure plant and machinery is kept in full working order and lesson are learned and shared amongst the team
  • Identify any training gaps and deliver or organise training where appropriate
  • Provide technical expertise to assist the Plant Operators and Engineers
  • Conduct Root Cause Analysis and contribute to One Point Lessons
  • Administer Asset Care policy and documentation.


Experience Desired

  • A qualification at degree level or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrable awareness of Lean Manufacturing, RCM, TPM, 5S, Kaizen
  • Demonstrable Operation Excellence and Continuous Improvement background highly desirable
  • Possess excellent communication and performance management skills that effectively motivate, coach and guide the team members
  • Specialist knowledge in mechanical/electrical/instrumentation/controls preferably in Water or Thermal Combustion
  • Good interpersonal skills to enable effective working relationships with the ability to communicate with all stakeholders
  • Demonstrate an ability to identify and analyse situations by isolating key issues, evaluating relevant data and drawing appropriate conclusions
  • Excellent team player – demonstrating practical leadership of people, product process and plant
  • Good understanding of operational metrics and drivers and the use of KPIs to manage an operation
  • Ability to work under pressure and respond to regularly changing demands
  • Experience of meeting and exceeding health and safety/environmental/workplace organisation requirements
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills with a coaching style that gets the best out of people, process and plant, focused on collaboration and continual improvement
  • Numerate and accurate
  • Competent IT Skills, being capable of using company management systems
  • Excellent organisational skills.


Key Competencies Required

Role Model

  • Being an exemplary role model and taking the lead in promoting and living our values. 

Develop Your People

Develops, empowers and motivates teams and individuals, driving employee engagement. 

Provide Direction

Translates the strategy, creating a positive vision that inspires whilst managing change.

Drive for Results

Delivers against targets in a way that is fast, agile and in line with our Company values.

Communicating Effectively

  • Uses effective influencing strategies
  • Clear, concise, consistent and relevant for individual situations and understands, manages, and clarifies expectations.

Attention to Detail

  • Your work is complete and accurate.

Thinking Ahead

  • Anticipating what might happen.


Key Relationships

  • Recycling Plant General Manager
  • Recycling Team Leaders     
  • Recycling Plant Operators
  • Recycling Plant Engineers


How to Apply

To apply please send your cover letter and CV to


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