Our Recycling Operative Opportunity

As a Fridge Plant Recycling Operative, you will develop a solid foundation of knowledge and expertise of what it takes to be at the forefront of recycling and sustainability, and you will be supported with training along the way.


Shift pattern

3 week rotating pattern

Week 1- 6:00-14:00 Monday - Saturday

Week 2 - 14:00 - 22:00 Monday to Friday

Week 3 - 22:00 - 06:00 Monday to Friday


What you will be doing:

  • Unloading, loading, processing and transporting various materials on site.
  • Degassing the fridges and removing parts i.e cables, compressor in preparation for the shredder process.
  • Assisting customers and clients who come to the depot.
  • Safely operating and be willing to learn the operation of various items of plant on site.
  • Conducting regular checks on machinery and work areas, reporting any problems.
  • Ensuring the company Health & Safety and environmental policies are strictly adhered to.
  • Monitoring all visiting suppliers – including PPE compliance.
  • Assisting depot management as required.


About you:

  • Can you work safely and effectively in a large industrial environment?
  • Are you organised adaptable to meet business priorities?
  • Are you comfortable working outside?
  • Do you have a ‘can do’ attitude?
  • Can you work every third Saturday?
  • FLT Counterbalance would be an advantage


For the successful candidate, we can offer a thriving and stable working environment as well as opportunities to develop.


How to apply:

Please apply with an up to date CV, including your email address, contact number. 


EMR Group and its subsidiaries are committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. We pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer, and value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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Are you authorised to work in the UK and able to prove this by holding a British, EU or EEA passport, or have a visa or other authorised document, confirming your right to work in the UK?
Our contracts are based on a 45 hour working week, and there may be a requirement to work on weekends. Would you be happy to agree to this if you were successful?
Some of our sites are difficult to access to access through public transport. Do you have the means to get to the site you are applying for?
Will you be happy to undertake a financial background and criminal background check as part of our process?
Are you a current EMR Employee?

Role applicable questions

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Do you require any reasonable adjustments to be made to the recruitment process, due to a particular pre-existing condition or circumstance?
A difficult customer comes to site. They start becoming aggressive and challenging. How do you react?
You notice someone acting unsafely on site. What do you do?
You are asked to cover some overtime due to a large volume of goods arriving at site. What do you do?
A customer offers you a gift to give them a favourable price for their materials. What is your position?

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