Yardperson and Effluent Plant Operator

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Job Title

Yardperson and Effluent Plant Operator


Based at South West Metal Finishing Exeter

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Effluent Plant Supervisor

Main Responsibilities

  • Monitoring and reporting
    • Taking daily utilities meter readings
    • Assisting with store stock takes as required.
    • Carry of daily, Weekly and monthly standard work to include routine daily checks and cleaning of the production oiling bay and degreasing plant.
  • Effluent:

    • Daily start up and shutdown of both plants.
    • Running of the filter press, draining of settlement tanks, monitoring of the ‘V’ notch tank.
    • Regeneration of the de-min plant.
    • Ensure all the reagent tanks are ‘topped up’ to ensure compliant running of these plants.
  • Environmental:   

    • Daily start up and shutdown of both plants.
    • Aid in the monitoring of all environmental aspects including carrying out utilities meter readings (Water, Gas, and Electricity)
    • Aid in ensuring the company is compliant with all regulatory requirements including EPR (Environmental Permitting Regulations) and Discharge Consents.
    • Perform other regular daily/weekly checks as required.
    • Aid in the control of waste handling, storage, and disposal.
    • Work with Operations personnel to pump out used/waste solutions from the production tanks and transfer this waste to safe storage areas.
  • Yard:

    • Transport effluent and waste chemicals around the site.
    • Transfer waste containers to the assembly point as part of a waste collection.
    • Carry out basic site maintenance, such as painting, pressure washing, basic grounds maintenance.
    • Maintaining 5’s and keeping the yard and effluent plant clean and tidy.

Specific Job Skills / Qualifications

  • Run the day-to-day activities of the effluent treatment and demineralization water plants and rectify any minor technical issues of either plant.

  • Assist with the removal and management of used/waste solutions from the production facilities.

  • Assist with the disposal of the various wastes produced on site.

  • Carry out basic maintenance and upkeep around the site.

  • Cultivating an atmosphere of continuous improvement and an ethos of open communication that embraces the vision, mission and strategy of the business.

Skills/ Education / Hours of Work

  • Enthusiastic to embark on any training or improvement program offered by the company that would enhance your ability to carry out your role.
  • Self-driven, Positive outlook, and a clear focus on high quality and business output. Able to get on with others and be a team-player.
  • Able to commute reliably to place of work.
  • Able to work extended hours on occasions when required.
  • Must have clean or near clean driving Current Fork truck license preferable, but not essential.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels of the business.
  • Able to read and write English

Core Hours of Work

08:00 – 16:30 Monday – Thursday.
08:00 – 15:00 Friday

It would be expected that the post holder would start earlier or work later if there is a business need. Some overtime will be required as necessary to complete tasks and serve the needs of the production.

NB: These hours/shift Patterns may change depending on operational requirements and are covered by contractual arrangements 

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