Machine Operator


Machine Operative x2

RECYCLING Open to Public Competition

Our Recycling Business Unit currently has a need for a Machine Operative x2 on a permanent basis. The roles will be based in Portlaoise and will report to the Operations & Planning Supervisor. The successful candidates will be responsible for the operation of plant and machinery within the yard and waste transfer building.

Role Specifics: 

Job Title: Machine Operative 

Business Unit: Recycling 

Reporting to: Operations and Planning Supervisor

Location: Portlaoise 

Duration: Permanent 

HR Contact: Cora Kinnarney 

Apply on or before: 27th October 2021

Eligibility: Public Competition

The Role: The main duties and responsibilities of the role will include the following:

• The main purpose of the job will involve the operation of plant and machinery within the yard and waste transfer building

• Operation of a 20 tonne track machine, loading shovel, skid steer, sweeper and fixed plant as directed

• Shunting of trailers and skip containers in the yard.

• Grading and sorting of waste streams as received to achieve maximum recovery levels.

• Assist site mechanic with preventative maintenance of plant and machinery. Assist with traffic control and carry out banksman duties also.

• Provide cover for Refuse Operative, as and when required

• All employees are expected to co-operate fully with all provisions taken by the company for ensuring Health and Safety, and Welfare of co-employees and members of the public using the premises. Complete daily yard checks for environmental compliance. Ensure all safety and compliance signage is kept clean at all times.

• Proactively participate in the Performance Management process to ensure delivery of own, and the wider team’s, objectives.

The Person: The ideal candidate will possess the following qualification, skills, knowledge and attributes;

• Digger, 360 license essential

• Ticket for front loader essential

• Forklift license desirable

• Minimum 1 years significant Waste Management or Logistics Operations experience in large scale infrastructure

• Digger, Forklift, Loader Experience

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If you wish to be considered simply click “Apply” on the job advert, on or before 27th October 2021. Bord na Móna is an equal opportunities employer.