Plant Operative

Date 19/04/21

Location Colnbrook, near Slough

Do you have experience of operating machinery and mobile plant, including loading shovels, 360 excavators and forklift trucks? Are you naturally practical, and willing to work outdoors? If so, how about joining a committed team as Plant Operative at our busy recycling facility at Colnbrook, near Slough. We are offering a permanent contact, competitive salary and access to some great benefits, including:
- Pension scheme – you contribute 5% of pay (true cost is less due to Income Tax and NI relief) and Grundon matches this. 
- Life assurance cover as a member of our pension scheme (twice your annual salary from day one).
- Option to buy additional holiday and join cycle to work scheme (after a qualifying period). 
- Perks at Work reward and discount scheme.
- Discounted gym membership (at participating gyms).

What you’ll be doing as Plant Operative 
Our Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs) are plants where materials such as paper, cardboard, cans and bottles are separated and sorted from tipped waste and then baled and sent on elsewhere to be recycled. 
- You'll join our hardworking team who operate mobile plant.
- It's a varied role: you might go from sweeping one minute to operating an excavator the next, to clearing a blockage that would cause downtime, or loading a shipping container with bales of recovered paper. 

What we're looking for in our Plant Operative 
- Ideally, previous experience of operating mobile plant machinery.
- Good timekeeping, attendance and team work. 

Working hours: An average of 44.75 hours on a two-week rotating shift pattern of: Week 1: 6am-2.30pm Mon-Fri. Week 2: 2.30pm-12.30am Mon-Thurs, 2.30pm-10pm Fri. You will also be required to work alternate Sat mornings from 6am-10.30am.

Interested in joining the Grundon success story as our Plant Operative? Click apply. No agencies please 

Please note: We don’t use closing dates, but interview as soon as we have applications that look like a good match, so do apply as soon as possible. We advertised the role of Plant Operative on 19.04.21

What is it like working at Grundon?

We are committed to achieving diversity by employing the right people to deliver a high quality service based on equality of opportunity, skills, qualifications and relevant experience. We are the largest family-owned waste management company in the UK and we care as much about our employees as we do the environment. We aim to attract and retain high-quality, committed, enthusiastic, customer-focused individuals.

what we offer

Pension Scheme

Pension Scheme

Life Insurance

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Programme

Employee Assistance Programme

Health Cash Plan

Health Cash Plan

Discounted Gym Membership

Discounted Gym Membership

Cycle to Work Scheme

Cycle to Work Scheme

Mobile Phone Discounts

Mobile Phone Discounts

Holiday Plus

Holiday Plus

Perks at Work – Discount Shopping

Perks at Work – Discount Shopping

Introduce a Friend Scheme

Introduce a Friend Scheme

Suggestions and Innovations Scheme

Suggestions and Innovations Scheme

Long Service Benefits

Long Service Benefits

Come and join our team

Contact us today to find out how Grundon can provide you with a challenging and stimulating working environment, where you can fulfil your potential