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Operations Manager

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Region: Devon

Salary: £35 - £45K plus bonus, pension, mobile

Waste Management Processing & Recycling site requires motivated and experienced hands on Operations Manager

ROLE: Transfer Station / MRF Operations Site Manager – Waste Management Production & Processing

PACKAGE £35 – £45K plus bonus, pension, mobile

Location: You will be considered from the following locations: Exmouth, Exeter, Tiverton, Taunton, Honiton, Axminster and Okehampton


My client is a leading waste management organisation in the recycling sector. With their own transfer station and recycling Facilities and they can offer a full and comprehensive management and recycling service to potential customers.

PREVIOUS SECTOR EXPERIENCE: Processing of Bulky Plastics, Recycling, Production, RDF, Scrap Metals, Packaging, Paper, Food, Wood, Glass, Landfill, Green Waste, Transfer Station, Manufacturing, MRF, Waste Management including hazardous, construction & demolition waste, Aggregates, Construction, Mining, Quarrying, and Shredding.


As a Waste Management Operations Manager you will be responsible for the day to day running of operations within the plant, ensuring compliance within government legislation regarding waste management, company policy and all aspects of health and safety within the yard.
You will be responsible for a processing operation, weighbridge and transfer station. It processes general, construction & demolition waste.
You will be responsible for the efficient running of shift patterns, measuring and controlling production input and output, ensuring that processes run smoothly
You will be responsible for P&L for the operation however lack of experience in this area is not a problem providing your on the job experience is strong
You will be responsible for cost control, safety, compliance, quality, throughput, and man management.

You should be commercially aware and entrepreneurially minded
You will not be responsible for trucks, however the site will have mobile plant in operation including Loading shovel, telehandler, 360 excavator, etc.


Ideally from a MRF, Transfer Station / Site Manager / Waste Management role OR from a similar role in production and manufacturing such as quarrying, mining, construction or aggregates where you look after a production shift made up of a team of people and some automated equipment to ensure efficient processes.
Good man management experience and the ability to provide a health and safety focussed working environment are essential

IOSH / NEBOSH / Safety Qualifications VERY BENEFICIAL

WAMITAB COTC Level 4 would be a big advantage but will be offered as training to the right candidate
Any capital plant licences a bonus – Loading shovel, telehandler, 360 excavator, etc.
Any experience of ISO 9001, 14001, 18001 a plus

Vac Ref No.: ZP21OMEX1

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