Waste Operative - FLT Counterbalance required - VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT - Blackpool - Wizbii

Waste Operative - FLT Counterbalance required

Job description

Position based Preston, Lancashire PR2 5NQ

Closing date 14th August 2018

Monday to Friday 8am - 4.30pm - occasional overtime

Our employees are the people that make the world go round. They make sure that the cities, towns and villages that you live in are safe, clean and warm. They keep things running smoothly for people today, and for our kids tomorrow. It may not always be glamorous, but their work really matters.

Job Purpose

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an Operative to join the Veolia team in Preston. You will be required to carry out the required duties to ensure the safe, tidy and efficient operation of the solvent recovery and hazardous waste transfer station.


Operator a Forklift Truck - must have a valid in date licence

Assist the Chemist team to inspect incoming wastes and safely load / unload vehicles

Prepare outgoing loads to a high standard including labelling containers, banding and wrapping palletised wastes

Manually repack wastes for onward disposal

Manually repack high hazard chemical waste under guidance from a Chemist, potentially including the use of self-contained breathing apparatus

Load and unload bulk storage tanks and road tankers

Operate machinery including drum compactors, wheelie bin tipper and handheld reciprocating saw

Maintain safe and compliant storage on site, using the company's bespoke stock management software and handheld scanners (full training will be given)

Undertake general DIY and maintenance tasks as they arise

Seeked profile

Qualifications :

Skills, Knowledge & Experience:

Counterbalance forklift truck licence is essential

Experience in the waste management industry or other chemical industry desirable

Knowledge of chemical hazards would be an advantage

Willingness to work outside, handling and reprocessing various types of waste and chemicals

Veolia is an equal opportunities employer. Job titles and job content are presented without bias either of gender, race or disability and that nothing in either words or illustrations indicate any role stereotyping.

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