Closing Date: 18th August 2022


Full time / Permanent / Ref: MO/MG/08/22

Location:  Maydown and Garvagh

Shifts: Various- See below

  • Garvagh – Night Shift – 9:30pm to 6am (one position available)
  • Garvagh – Rotational Shifts – 6am-3pm and 2pm-11pm- Mon-Fri (two positions available)
  • Garvagh – 12-hour Shifts (one position available)
    • Week one – 7am -7pm Mon, Tue, Sat, Sun
    • Week two – 7am-7pm – Wed, Thur, Fri
    • Week three – 7pm – 7am Mon, Tue, Sat, Sun
    • Week four – 7am – 7pm – Wed, Thur, Fri
  • Maydown – Site operates between 7am and 6pm, shift pattern will be within these hours (one position available)

Due to our continual growth, we are looking to appoint a Machine Operative, in our Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), at our RiverRidge sites in Maydown and Garvagh.

 Roles and 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, and Health and 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 Health and Safety standards and company standard operating procedures.
  • Ensuring the facility and 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: 360° Excavator, 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 – £11.01/hr (12% hourly premium for hours worked between 11pm and 6am)
  • Overtime rate available
  • Annual bonus (up to £600 subject to achieving set KPIs)
  • 28 days annual leave
  • Company pension scheme
  • Free parking

*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 criteria and forward by post to:

Recruitment, REF: MO/MG/08/22, RiverRidge, 56 Craigmore Road, Garvagh, BT51 5HF


email your completed application form to:

no later than 5.00pm on Thursday 18th August 2022

Application Form: Application Form MO

Equality Form: Equality Form MO

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

 We are an Equal Opportunities Employer