Recycling Plant Operator

Job Posted: 11th July 2022

Location: Bridge of Weir, Scotland


Role Profile 

Reporting to the Shift Team Leader, The Recycling Plant Operator will operate and manage the process and machinery of the Recycling Plant. This includes various equipment from our Waste Water, Energy from Waste and Rendering Plant. The Operator will ensure that the Plant is operated safely and is effectively maintained.

The principle purpose of the role is to ensure that the Plant operates continuously within the limits of the air and water discharge consent at all times.


Key accountabilities:

  • To ensure all work is in accordance with relevant Health & Safety legislation and company policies
  • Starting, Stopping and monitoring the Recycling Plant assets via a SCADA system to ensure the site meets its operational targets.
  • Anticipate the process requirements of the Plant
  • Report daily on the performance of the plant and raise potential issues with the Shift Team leader
  • Prepare and maintain the operational documentation
  • Performing and supporting plant maintenance in coordination with engineer
  • Assist in the maintaining of chemical stock to ensure effective operations
  • Live and breathe workplace organisation ensuring the Plant is always customer ready.
  • Record all of the required measurements of the process data into the appropriate systems


Experience Desired:

  • Knowledge in process optimization. 
  • Monitoring of Supervisory and Control systems
  • Ability to respond and react positively under pressure.
  • Operational experience in Energy from Waste, Water Treatment, Coal Power, Combustion plants, Nuclear or Heavy Industry would be advantageous.


Key Competencies Required:

Self Development - Belief in your own ability

Teamwork - Actively develop and maintain beneficial relationships and show commitment to outstanding teamwork.

Communicating Effectively - Clear, concise, consistent and relevant for individual situations and understands, manages, and clarifies expectations

Attention to Detail - Your work is complete and accurate

Diagnosing - Asking the right questions to clarify a situation

Problem solving - Recognises where problems may arise and suggests preventative measures

Thinking Ahead - Anticipating what might happen


Key relationships:

  • Recycling Plant Manager
  • Recycling Plant Team Leader
  • Recycling Plant Operators
  • Recycling Plant Engineers


How to Apply

To apply please send your cover letter and CV to


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