We are one of the world’s largest metal recycling companies with over 170 sites worldwide. We have the capability to recycle anything from a toaster to an aircraft carrier and invest heavily in developing our own technologies in our quest to be the global leader in sustainability. We also invest in our people, as they are the driving force of our success.


Our Multi Site Yard Operative Opportunity

We are currently seeking an operative to join the North West team and to be based from our Salford depot, this individual will be trained on all aspects of our sites; Non ferrous, End of life vehicle, Weighbridge, Shredder, Fixed & Mobile Plant operation meaning they can work from any of our North West sites and assist with the demands of the business.


What you will be doing

  • Assisting customers and clients who come to the depot with non-ferrous metals
  • Thoroughly grading and weighing incoming materials to ensure quality is maintained.
  • Safely operating and be willing to learn the operation of various items of plant on site & the End of Life Vehicle process.
  • 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.
  • Operating and assisting customers from our Weighbridge office
  • Assisting depot management as required.
  • Using computer systems and tablets depending on what part of the site you are working on.
  • Building relationships with our North West site managers and colleagues


About you

  • Own transport required to travel to our North West sites
  • Approachable and helpful in a customer facing role
  • Ability to adapt to the needs of each site
  • Comfortable with technology
  • High degree of independence
  • Team player
  • High standards and attention to detail
  • Happy to complete a CRB and credit check due to the nature of the role



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


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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