Plant Operative

Working Hours: 40 hours per week 4 days on 4 days off

Salary: £25,563.20


Serco's Environmental Services provide a complete waste, recycling, and street cleansing service on behalf of the residents and community of Windsor & Maidenhead.

With a professional, dedicated, and friendly team, our environmental staff ensure that our streets, homes, and businesses are kept clean, safe and tidy, whilst providing the very best levels of customer service to the community that we serve.


Right now, we have an opportunity for a like-minded Plant Operative to join our team of essential workers and help us to make a positive difference to the environment we all live in.

This role will see you take responsibility for safe and proper handling, transferring and disposal of recyclable and waste materials brought into the site by waste carriers.


As part of this you'll:

  • Inspect, maintain and operate plant machines
  • Assist in the tipping hall and waste carriers in directions and disposal areas for waste
  • Undertake weighbridge duties
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the site by sweeping and litter picking
  • Loading materiel into articulated vehicles



We know that our environmental team are our communities' unsung heroes, and it can be pretty hard work, but we can offer you the opportunity to go home each day with a sense of community spirit, pride in your work, belonging within a supportive and diverse team, and the knowledge that your work is directly responsible for helping to promote a cleaner, greener living and working space for everyone in Windsor and Maidenhead.




What you'll need to do the role

First and foremost, you will hold a Plant Operators Licence with previous experience operating plant machinery preferably within the waste industry.


You will have strong communication and interpersonal skills as well as be self-motivated with the willingness to undertake further training when required and work well within a team. Experience working with public is desirable.


You'll be following the site operating procedure, so knowledge and experience of the following is desirable; Standards of work performance, Quality Assurance (QA) BS EN ISO 9001:2, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 requirements, Health and Safety regulations and the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) provisions.


Why Serco

Meaningful and vital work: The nature of our business means you will do interesting work that matters - delivering essential services that touch people's lives

A world of opportunity: Our diverse UK-wide operations offer unrivalled opportunities to learn and develop. You'll be able to broaden your experience and apply your skills in new ways.

Great people: We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed. You'll have the resources you need to do your job in a diverse and supportive environment.



What we offer

  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • Interesting, varied, and enjoyable work
  • A company that recognises your contribution



About Serco
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 

At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.  For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.

At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.

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