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General Yard Operative

Middlesbrough, UK Req #1036
20 May 2024

Package Description: 

- Attractive pay rates + Increased overtime rates
- Plus great benefits such as:              

  • Bonus scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, plus each year you will have the option to buy and sell leave
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Employee Support to include Life Assurance and critical illness pay
  • 24/7 Colleague Assistance Programme and Financial Wellbeing Support – access to affordable loans, savings accounts, advanced earned pay, and financial education via salary finance
  • Online savings- major retailers, utilities, entertainment plus many more!
About Our Opportunity:  

Are you looking to have a sustainable career? Whilst truly making the world better, fairer and greener for the next generation. 

You will be a true hero in the eyes of future generations to come. By playing a key part in our bold commitment to transform our business into a provider of net zero carbon sustainable materials by 2040. You truly will be making the world a be a better place to live for the next generation. 

This role is bursting with opportunity for the right person. As a General Yard Operative, you will develop fundamental knowledge, skills and expertise throughout your career. We will support you with all the training you need to be successful such as upskilling you to operate our plant. So, with the right attitude this will give you the opportunity to progress with your career. 

What You Will Be Doing: 

This role has a variety of responsibilities to keep you busy throughout the day. 


To assist the site management and shift supervisors in the safe and efficient operation of site machinery and plant. 
To enhance and maintain a positive impression and reputation for EMR Group. 
To help promote and play an active part in the Company’s health and safety and improvement culture. 
To carry out all tasks and duties safely and efficiently. 
Undertake all tasks in accordance with EMR policies.
Maintain all areas to ensure they are clean, tidy and free from hazards. 
Act safely and responsibly at all times, carrying out your duties to the best of your ability. 
Work as part of a team.
Wear the prescribed company PPE and issued uniform for the location where you are working at all times. 
Maintain a positive impression for the Company. 
Carry out all general work and housekeeping duties as defined by management/supervision. Report all defects/hazards immediately.
Work other days, hours, and/or shift patterns, dependent on the needs of the business. Attend any training deemed necessary for the role. 
Treat everyone courteously and respectfully. 
Ensure the health and safety of yourself and others, including any visitors and contractors. 
Ensure all incident /accidents are reported immediately to your supervisor/site management. 
Protect the Plant from damage by foreign objects/items not intended for processing.
 Report any hazards, potential hazards using the near miss reporting procedure. 
Take a proactive stance on Site health and safety Inspect mobile plant machinery for defects, reporting any defects immediately. 
Follow all procedures and comply with safe working practices. 
Monitor and ensure safe manoeuvring onto and around site. 
Adhere to instruction given regarding the site operations. 
Take part in any training activities, including instructing/coaching of other operatives where required. 
Engage with and contribute to improvement schemes and procedures. 
Record personal attendance using the current method. 
Carry out the duties of the post in such a manner as to safeguard and enhance the profile of the company.
Ensure that all work is carried out to the required standards. 
Perform any and all duties associated with the day to day running of the site operation as requested by the site management/shift supervisor or their deputy. 
Undertake any other duties as defined by the site manager/shift supervisor.

About You:  

If you’ve got a ‘can do’ attitude, you’re a good team player, you enjoy being ‘hands-on’, you have good technical skills, and you enjoy working in a physical industrial environment. Then this role will be right up your street! 

Who We Are: 

European Metal Recycling is a global leader in sustainable materials with physical operations in the UK, USA, Germany and the Netherlands. Our core business is the recycling of metal and plastics from a range of public, commercial and industrial waste streams. Our recycling activities generate around 10 million tonnes of sustainable materials every year, saving over 10 million tonnes of CO2.

Our mission is to have great people serving our customers with dependable recycling solutions. EMR is still privately owned, with family values at its core. It’s a place where we care about our people, our customers, our workplace and our communities. We offer diverse and exciting career opportunities where individuals can make a difference and are recognised and rewarded for their hard work.

Find out more about us at www.emrgroup.com  

It goes without saying that you will need the correct licences or certificates for a variety of our roles.

However, at EMR we value the way we do things as much as the delivery. We call our expectations our Behaviours. They align with our Values of We Care and We Do, and they apply across all levels and roles in the business.

​We Care

- Integrity – you are Respectful and Honest

- Trust – you are Collaborative and Genuine

We Do

- Accountable – you are Determined and Responsible

- Innovative – you have a Growth Mind-set and you are Progressive


The EMR Way - Our Behaviours will achieve success as One Team.

If you embody our Behaviours, we want to hear from you! 

Other details

  • Job Family US Production
  • Pay Type Salary
Location on Google Maps
  • Middlesbrough, UK