Plant Manager - Recycling Plant - Milton Keynes

Plant Manager - Recycling Plant - Milton Keynes

Job Title: Plant Manager - Recycling Plant - Milton Keynes
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Salary: £35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Car & bonus
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH11375_1521562110
Contact Name: Chris Jones
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 20, 2018 16:08

Job Description

Plant Manager (Recycling) - Milton Keynes

Location Milton Keynes

Salary Up to £42k plus car and bonus

Our client is one of the UK's leading Waste and Resource Management specialists, offering a full range of services, from the collection of municipal and commercial waste, the recycling and processing of such materials, to the to the production of green energy in their state of the art EFW facilities operating throughout the UK.

We're looking for a Plant Manager with a processing and operational management background, combined with an understanding of the waste derived fuel/recycling industry to join their team as a Manager on their Milton Keynes MRF.

You will have complete responsibility and accountability for the efficient, safe and profitable running of the plant across all areas and you will look to improve productivity and introduce new materials that can be recycled where possible.

Your key responsibilities will be

  • To ensure that the Site is operated efficiently and safely with health and safety, environmental compliance, customer service levels and the needs of the local community at the forefront.
  • To manage and organise efficient and safe handling of waste material by adopting best practice principles to ensure costs and revenues are controlled to maximise site profitability.
  • To constantly seek opportunities to improve plant productivity, maximise range of materials recycled or recovered and generate additional revenues.
  • To ensure that operational and maintenance activities are carried out whilst achieving minimum downtime.
  • To ensure that safe systems of work are in place and all staff are trained for their respective job and that attendance levels are achieved and managed appropriately.
  • To be fully aware of planning consents and waste disposal permits relating to the Site and ensure they are not breached.
  • To maintain day-to-day contact with the Environment Agency and undertake regular meetings on matters such as site permits, waste types and compliance issues.

To be considered for our role you will need

  • Ideally educated to at least A level standard; ideally a graduate in a relevant or process discipline.
  • Experience of process engineering and operational management, ideally within the waste or similar process industry with regulatory controls.
  • Relevant CoTC, or prepared to work towards gaining this.
  • Experienced in preparing and working to budgets.
  • Experienced in recruiting, managing and developing teams in a production environment with a track record of delivering to production and financial targets.
  • Proven ability as a line manager; able to recruit, develop, motivate and control operations and technical staff working in a processing, extractive industry or utility environment.
  • First class communication skills, written and oral. Confident spokesperson, credible as a representative of the company with external contacts, such as Environment Agency, other regulatory bodies and community groups.
  • A strong health and safety awareness and determination to improve health and safety aspects of the operation
  • Commercially astute and results orientated.

In return they can offer

Not only does this present you with a first-class opportunity to join on of the UK's most highly regarded Waste Specialist but you will be rewarded with a competitive salary and benefits package in line with a position of this seniority. For a confidential discussion and further details please forward your CV to Chris Jones at or call 02392 288214.

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