Process Plant Operator

Closing Date: 19th July 2024
Location: Portadown



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

Location: 91 Moy Road, Portadown

Shift patterns: Rotational Shifts, to be discussed at interview

Due to our continual growth, we are currently looking to appoint a Process Plant Operator who will be responsible for processing operations within our waste plant. Duties will also include first line operations support within the plant, monitoring of plant equipment and responding accordingly to any faults and Quality Control of on-site materials.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Prioritise tasks to ensure maximum plant utilisation.
  • Ensure all equipment is kept in good condition and stored correctly.
  • Carry out preventative maintenance on plant equipment as required in a timely manner.
  • Liaise closely with other shifts and Manager to ensure all outstanding issues are addressed
  • In all cases work closely with the Manager to report on progress and highlight potential issues.
  • Ensure all work undertaken is done so in accordance with the company policy and in a safe manner, in line with Health and Safety guidelines.
  • Loading and unloading of material, as and when required
  • Operating various machines on site to include mobile machinery such as forklifts and Loading Shovels.
  • Responsibility to ensure departmental housekeeping is of a high standard
  • Monitoring computerised plant controls and responding accordingly to faults
  • Quality Control, as required, to ensure effective process control and measurement.
  • Carry out any other reasonable tasks as required by Management
  • Contribute to the decision-making process regarding level of spares / equipment.

Company Initiatives:

  • Take responsibility for the Health and Safety of yourself and others whilst at work and to comply with the Company’s policies and legislation
  • Support Company Initiatives and demonstrate Company Values.
  • To comply with all legal, regulatory and statutory obligations applicable to the role.
  • Participate in training and personal development activities, as required.
  • Be flexible in undertaking the duties and responsibilities attached to your role; carry out any other reasonable tasks as required by the Company.​

*This job description is non-exhaustive and there may be additional duties in accordance with the role.

Essential Criteria

  • Previous experience in a manufacturing or production environment
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Be IT literate
  • Excellent Team Player
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Reliable
  • Must be willing to work shift patterns to include weekends, Bank Holidays and additional hours to meet needs of business ​

Desirable Criteria

  • Previous Experience working in a similar industry.
  • Hold a valid licence for operating one of the following machines: Telescopic Forklift, Counterbalance Forklift or Loading shovel

What we offer

  • £15/hour
  • OT for additional hours
  • The chance to be part of a company who are committed to growth and contributing to a greener society


*All successful candidates must be able to provide documentation to confirm their eligibility to work in the UK*

How to Apply

If you would like to be considered for this position, please complete the Company application form outlining how you meet the criteria and return by email to

Closing Date:   5pm 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.

**A reserve list will be created for a period of 12 months**

 Application Form: Application Form

Equality Form: Equality Form

    We are an Equal Opportunities Employer