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Machine Operator (Nights)

  • Full Time
  • Ridham, Kent
  • 14.00 £ / Hour

Role Information:

Countrystyle Recycling is a dynamic, family-run Waste Management and Recycling Company. We collect, handle, process, dispose and recycle almost all forms of waste. Our main facility, at Ridham in Sittingbourne, Kent, provides specialist services for the recycling of plasterboard, wood, mixed dry recyclables and the manufacture of RDF (Refuse Derived Fuel).

  • Operate appropriate machinery and plant, as required, to maintain the safe and efficient operation of the site at all times.
  • Ensure that plant and machinery is maintained to required standards, including daily & weekly checks, refuelling, lubrication and greasing, and that defects and breakdowns are promptly recorded and reported.
  • Maintain a safe working environment throughout your activities, including keeping working area tidy and access to walkways and emergency exits clear.
  • Ensure appropriate safety equipment and PPE is used at all times.
  • Checking of incoming loads, ensuring compliance with site license and permitted waste types.
  • Immediately report: any contamination or non-conforming wastes delivered to site; accidents, incidents, and near misses; environmental hazards; health & safety breaches to the Supervisor or appropriate Manager.
  • Undertake any training necessary to perform other tasks including the operation of other plant and equipment and/or supervisory duties.
  • Complete Manual Handling activities to assist in waste management activities.
  • Assist other operatives upon request and when authorised by your Supervisor.
  • Carry out other operational duties where necessary for business continuity.
  • Staff have a duty to take care of their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their actions at work.
  • Staff must co-operate, report unsafe conditions and comply with the company management systems and safe systems of work as well as co—workers to help everyone meet their legal requirements.

About You

  • Must have tickets for Loading Shovels and Telehandlers
  • Good Communication
  • Ability to operate and control equipment
  • Time and Priority Management
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, busy environment
  • Pay attention to detail
  • Ability to work alone or in a team
  • Positive attitude

Desirable Experience

  • Experience on Shredders
  • Experience in the Waste Industry


  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life insurance
  • Company events
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Electric Car salary sacrifice scheme for eligible employees
  • Gymflex
  • Company Pension
  • On-site parking
  • Wellness programme


55 hours per week, 6pm – 6am


Up to £14.00 per hour dependant on experience with £1 top up for working nights, monthly KPI bonus

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