Recycling Plant Operative – Loader – Warehouse – Manufacturing

  • Job Reference: AWDO-P4641
  • Date Posted: 29 January 2019
  • Recruiter: AWD online
  • Location: Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive + Benefits
  • Sector: Manufacturing, Warehouse & Distribution
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: CV Response Team

Job Description

Recycling Plant Operative / Warehouse Loader with experience gained from working within a busy depot, warehouse or manufacturing environment required for a Global Company based in Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland.


SALARY: Competitive + Benefits

LOCATION: Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland 

JOB TYPE: Full-Time, Permanent

WORKING HOURS: Rotating Shifts


KEY REQUIREMENTS: Ideal candidates will have previous experience working around heavy machinery preferably gained from working within a depot, warehouse or manufacturing environment. A fork lift licence would be beneficial but is not essential, as full training will be given. This role is physical and requires lifting heavy weights.



We have a fantastic new job opportunity for a Recycling Plant Operative / Warehouse Loader with experience gained from working within a busy depot, warehouse, manufacturing or similar environment where heavy, industrial machinery is used.

Working as the Recycling Plant Operative / Warehouse Loader you will work at the Company’s busy Depot where you will assist in unloading commercial waste, such as paper, media and other products from the trucks delivering to the Depot.

As the Recycling Plant Operative / Warehouse Loader you must be confident and aware of your surroundings when working with heavy industrial machinery, ensuring you follow all on-site health and safety regulations and policies.

Your responsibilities as the Recycling Plant Operative / Warehouse Loader will also involve feeding the commercial waste into the machines for further destruction and disposal. You will also be required to keep the machines running throughout the day, which will involve unblocking or carefully removing any objects that obstruct the machines from working correctly.

Your duties will also include working as part of a team that coordinates the parking of all trucks in preparation for the next day.

Although not essential, having a Forklift Truck / FLT or Class 2 drivers licence would be extremely beneficial.

As a successful applicant, you will have a great chance to work in this small and friendly team, where additional on the job training will be provided.


If this job looks like your ideal position then please send in your CV as soon as possible for our Recruitment Team to review.



  • Unloads shredded paper, media, and product from the Company’s trucks at the assigned Depot
  • Operates and maintains baling machinery at the Depot
  • Ensures all paper bales are tagged or loaded, ready for shipment
  • Coordinates the nightly parking of all trucks at the branch in preparation for next day transport operations
  • Performs shredding operations in support of the Company’s off-site shredding program
  • Safeguards plant hardware and equipment by locking and activating security systems
  • If certified / licenced operates forklifts and performs preventative maintenance on forklifts as required
  • Maintains a clean and safe working area according to Company and NAID standards
  • Ensures that truck shredder compartments and cabs are cleaned nightly in accordance with Company guidelines
  • Performs weekly, monthly and yearly preventative maintenance on all equipment
  • Maintain a responsible approach to all security and safety matters related to the operation of the Company following the Company’s policies and procedures at all times bringing the Manager's attention to any and all areas of concern



  • Class 2 Drivers Licence is advantageous but not essential
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing, plant or warehouse environment preferred
  • Basic knowledge of forklift truck driving and maintenance preferred
  • Certified forklift driver is considered an asset
  • Ability to withstand the physically strenuous demands of lifting heavy weights
  • Clean DBS check which the client will arrange



To be considered for this job vacancy, please submit your CV to our Recruitment Team who will review your details. CV’s of Job Applicants meeting this requirement will be submitted to our Client for consideration. By submitting your job application to us you are hereby giving us your express consent to submit your details to our Client for this purpose.

PLEASE NOTE: CVs MUST be attached to your email job application in Microsoft Word or PDF format for our systems to process your application correctly, rather than your CV copied and pasted into the body of the email.


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