Machine Operative- Portadown

Closing Date: 19th July 2024
Location: Portadown



Full time / Permanent / Ref: MOPD/07/24

Location: 91 Moy Road, Portadown

Shifts: to be discussed at interview

 Monday to Friday (inc. Saturdays, when required)

Due to our continual growth, we are looking to appoint a Machine Operative for the rotational day shift, in our Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), at our RiverRidge site in Portadown.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Operating various machines within the MRF to include mobile machinery such as forklifts and Loading Shovels.
  • Report immediately any issues with Machines to MRF Supervisor / Operations Manager
  • Ensure compliance with statutory and company obligations, & Health & Safety standards are maintained at all times.
  • Wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all times
  • Ensure all Machines on site comply with the relevant H&S standards and company standard operating procedures.
  • Ensuring the facility & its’ equipment is kept clean and tidy, with importance placed on housekeeping/cleaning throughout the shift (will include working at height)
  • Any other duties as delegated by the MRF Supervisor / Operations Manager.

Essential Criteria

  • Must have a valid licence and experience of operating one of the following machines: Telescopic Forklift, Counterbalance Forklift or Loading shovel
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Ability to work well on own initiative
  • Be self-motivated
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Flexible approach to work hours

Desirable Criteria

  • Previous experience working in the Waste industry

What We Offer!

  • Competitive Hourly Rate – £13.46 per hr (15% hourly premium for hours worked between 11pm & 6am)
  • Overtime rate available
  • Annual bonus (up to £900 subject to achieving set KPIs)
  • 28 days annual leave
  • Company pension scheme
  • Free parking
  • Cash Health Benefit Scheme

*Must be able to provide documentation to confirm your eligibility to work in the UK


If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the Company application form outlining how you meet the essential criteria and return via POST to Recruitment, RiverRidge, 62-66 Duncrue Street, Belfast, BT3 9AR or by EMAIL to

no later than 5.00pm on Friday 19th July 2024

In the event of a large number of applications we reserve the right to enhance our selection criteria at the short-listing stage.

Application Form: Application Form

Equality Form: Equality Form

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer