Mobile Plant Operative

  • Job Reference: 108471
  • Date Posted: 8 November 2019
  • Recruiter: Veolia
  • Location: Leeds
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Job Title - Mobile Plant Operative 

Salary - Up to £24,509 per annum plus Veolia benefits *listed below

Location - Veolia Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility, Newmarket Approach, Leeds, LS9 0RJ 

Hours - Full time 40 hours per week, Rotating weekly shifts Monday to Friday 0600 - 1430 and 1400 - 2230 

What you’ll do

  • Routine daily/weekly maintenance and cleaning of plant and equipment, including oil and water checks, reporting defects to Operation and Maintenance Assistants or shift supervisor. 

  • Rectify plant blockages and problems in accordance with laid down procedures under the supervision of the shift supervisor or Operation and Maintenance Assistants. 

  • Maintaining material supply to the process and keeping vehicle tipping bays clear. 

  • Keep site in a reasonably clean and tidy condition at all times by undertaking litter picking duties etc. 

  • Cleaning of optical sorters, conveyors, shredders and trommels within programmed downtime during each shift to the standards laid down in company procedures. 

  • Conduct monitoring and inspection of MPT conveyors and machinery on the process lines. 

  • Operating mobile plant and the baler.

  • Complete machine-hours, defect sheets and other related paperwork to required standards. 

The experience you will need


  • Previous experience in operating front loading shovel, 360, telehandler, FLT & relevant licence is essential. 

  • Attention to detail.

  • Good communication and organisational skills.


  •  Experience of undertaking industrial cleaning activities.

Benefits you will receive within this role are

  • The option to join the People’s Pension Scheme

  • Access to Veolia Rewards, benefits, and discounts

  • 20 days annual leave + statutory bank holidays 

Where you’ll work

The RERF is an innovative design focussed on removing recyclable waste from (through an automated mechanical pre-treatment process) primarily municipal residual waste and recover energy from the remaining element; enough to power in excess of 20,000 homes annually. Our UK Energy Recovery Facilities utilise world-class technology to safely transform residual waste into energy for the National Grid and in total, we generate enough energy to power over 189,000 homes annually. 

Energy Recovery makes an important contribution to reducing the UK’s long-term energy gap and helps to increase landfill diversion as part of an integrated waste management strategy. 

Who is Veolia?


We are the UK leader in Environmental Solutions. We offer services and expertise in waste, water and energy management helping to build a more sustainable future. As a global organisation, our work focuses on delivering simple but innovative solutions to preserving natural resources, reducing pollution and protecting our environment.

We live in a world that needs to take care of its resources, and our mission is to 'Resource the World'. Improving communities and protecting the environment are right at the heart of our business.

It takes more than just words and ambition to achieve this, it takes the daily efforts of thousands of people across the UK to bring it to life. Together our employees make our communities better. They are the resourcers, behind the resources.


Veolia is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants meeting the minimum criteria for the role will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, gender or gender expression, disability, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or veteran status.