Composting Operator


Wessex Water
Company 
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£28,500 - £33,000 per annum

Job Highlights
  • Do you like working outdoors? Are you a hands-on person who gets thing done? Do you want a career in waste management and sustainability?
  • We have a great opportunity within our Solid Waste Resources team as a Composting Technician!
  • We offer up to 20% combined pension contribution, life assurance of up to eight times your salary, optimise Health Plan, cashback and discounts, 25 days' holiday rising to 28 with length of service.
Job Requirements/Description

Do you like working outdoors? Are you a hands-on person who gets thing done? Do you want a career in waste management and sustainability? If so, we have a great opportunity within our Solid Waste Resources team as a Composting Technician!

What you'll do

You will be based at our award-winning compost & aggregate facility in Avonmouth which provides cost-effective and sustainable waste solutions not only internally, but to the wider water and waste industries.

As a Composting Operator you will lead and optimise day-to-day operations, focusing on first line maintenance of plant and equipment. You role will involve:

  • managing the compost pad and the grit buster to operational standards.
  • completing first line maintenance on screening equipment including greasing and cleaning.
  • controlling imports into the composting and aggregate facilities to not contravene the Environment Agency (EA) permit.
  • receiving and keeping records of expected imports into the composting facility.
  • taking samples of imports as per training and instruction to maintain EA permits.
  • driving and completing routine maintenance on plant equipment and upkeeping competency for them.
  • carrying out vehicle and trailer daily checks and reporting defects.

You will be required to work closely with other areas of the business such as logistics and wider site activities.

The position offered is on a full-time basis, 45 hours, Monday to Friday from 7am to 4pm. 

What you'll need

You will need an interest in the industry or be looking to start a career in sustainability.

You will also need:

  • previous experience in waste management a bonus.
  • ability to arrange own time to cover various activities.
  • sound communication skills including logging data withing Microsoft office.
  • the ability to drive and operate plant equipment.
  • the ability to manage your time effectively.
  • have a good eye for detail.
  • excellent customer service skills.
  • to be confident liaising with a range of contacts both internally and externally.

What you'll receive

We offer a wealth of both financial and non-financial benefits, including:

  • 25 days' holiday rising to 28 with length of service.
  • up to 20% combined pension contribution.
  • opportunity to buy or sell holiday.
  • optimise Health Plan supporting you with your healthcare costs.
  • £1000 'Refer a friend/family' scheme.
  • life assurance of up to eight times your salary.
  • sustainable benefits including electric vehicle and cycle2work schemes.
  • a range of family friendly policies including enhanced maternity and paternity leave.
  • paid community day.
  • cashback and discounts from over 3,000 retailers.

Who we are

We are one of the top-performing water and sewerage companies in England and Wales, serving 2.9 million people across the South West.

The work we do goes beyond providing an essential public service. We also aim to have a positive impact on the communities we serve and the natural environment.

Our people tell us Wessex Water is a great place to work, which is why so many of them stay with us! You will have the opportunity to develop and progress your career, while also receiving health and wellbeing support.

We also continue to promote diversity and inclusion – with that in mind, all applicants are welcome. We are delighted to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are a Disability Confident Employer.

This is an exciting opportunity to join us and if you would like to be part of our journey, we would love to hear from you. Please do not hesitate to let us know about any additional support you may need.

Sound interesting? Apply to start your application.

Wessex Water
Company 
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£28,500 - £33,000 per annum

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