Closing Date: 24th May 2022
Location: Garvagh and Portadown


Full time / Permanent / Ref: MO/05/22

Location:  Garvagh/Portadown

Shifts: Various Shift Patterns available

 Monday to Friday (inc. Saturdays, when required)

  • Garvagh – Night Shift – 9:30pm to 6am (one position available)
  • Portadown – Week 1: 6am to 3pm / Week 2: 12pm to 9pm (two positions available)
  • Portadown – Night Shift – 9pm to 6am (one position available)

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

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 (10% 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 essential criteria and return via POST to Recruitment, RiverRidge, 56 Craigmore Road, Garvagh, BT51 5HF or by EMAIL to

no later than 5.00pm on 24th May 2022 

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 MO

Equality Form: Equality Form MO

       We are an Equal Opportunities Employer