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Plant Operator

Plant Operator

Posted 13 August by North Ayrshire Council Featured Ended

To drive and be responsible for any allocated vehicle or item of plant within the Council's waste disposal and programmes and to assist in the operation of disposal and recycling programmes


Corporate Responsibilities

  • To undertake individual role in line with the Council’s business objectives and in compliance with the Council’s corporate policies and procedures.
  • To undertake any other reasonably required duties as instructed by Management or someone acting on their behalf, in addition to the role specific tasks & responsibilities detailed below.

Role Specific Tasks & Responsibilities

  • To drive and be responsible for any allocated vehicle or item of plant within the Council's waste recycling and disposal prgrammes and to assist in the operation of recycling and disposal programmes
  • Vehicle checks and routine maintenance of allocated vehicle or plant
  • The storage, disposal or recycling of collected waste
  • Assisting with operational duties where necessary
  • Completion of returns as necessary
  • If necessary, the supervision of a crew with responsibility for Operational Practices, crew health & safety and crew conduct





Education and Qualifications

  • Good numeracy and literacy skills
  • Application Form
  • Interview


  • Use of loading Shovels, Bulldozers (D6) & Compaction Units
  • Knowledge of recycling procedures & legislations
  • Heavy goods vehicle driving
  • Application Form
  • References
  • Interview

Specialist Knowledge

  • Knowledge of waste disposal site procedures
  • Application Form
  • Interview
  • Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

Skills and Abilities

  • Communication Skills
  • Application Form
  • References
  • Interview


  • Must be able to give instruction
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and the ability to work on own initiative
  • Interest in environmental issues
  • Application Form
  • Interview


  • LGV Driving Licence category C and/or appropriate Plant operator Certificates
  • Willing to undertake additional training
  • Ability to work overtime when required
  • Application Form
  • Interview

Staff Values & Behaviours

North Ayrshire Council uses behavioural based approach throughout the recruitment process. Our staff values of Focus, Passion & Inspiration will be explored for this vacancy.

Further information on how to complete behaviour based application form questions is available on the Council’s website.




We put our customers first

We understand the bigger picture

  • Provide excellent customer services
  • Meet and where possible exceed the expectations of internal and external customers.
  • Understand the performance levels and standards required within our own role and strive to achieve and where possible exceed these.
  • Know how the work we do fits into the overall performance of the Council.


We take pride in the jobs we do

We are ambitious for our community

  • Take ownership of our own actions and performance.
  • Reflect on the work we do and consider how it could be improved.
  • Have a positive impact on the lives of our customers and their communities.
  • Push the boundaries to help our customers and communities realise their potential.


We all look for better ways to deliver our services

We achieve the best results together

  • Find new ways to deliver improvements, efficiencies and value for money.
  • Embrace change with enthusiasm and creative ideas.
  • Work together and creatively produce the best outcomes for our customers and communities.
  • Plan all activities with the end goal in mind.
Additional Information

Start time is 07.30 on site at Brodick HWRC


For your information if this post requires references you will be notified of further details if you are successful in gaining an interview. Not providing relevant references when requested may delay the outcome of the interview process.

Reference: 35749277

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