Machine Operator, Leith

The NWH Group is a second-generation family business headquartered in Midlothian. Servicing the whole of Scotland and the north east of England from ten sites, the NWH Group’s vision is to eliminate waste by transforming it into a valuable product. 

On this journey to eliminate waste we provide waste collection services to the Commercial & Industrial, Office, Leisure & Retail and Construction industries. Collecting waste with our fleet of Trade Refuse, Skip, Tipper, Grab and Walking Floor articulated vehicles, we transport materials to our material recycling facilities where we produce and recover valuable products such as metals, cardboard, paper, washed sands, biomass for energy and animal bedding. 

The business is now ready for the next phase of growth following strong trading performances. We are recruiting to expand our team to deliver this growth. 

The NWH Group has strong family values and cultures which underpin the recruitment process. Do you want to work for a business which puts safety and compliance at the forefront of everything? Would you like to be part of a team who never settle and are always aiming higher, who value each other’s contributions and who always strive to deliver that local service whilst part of a national business? If the answer is yes, then we may have the position for you. 

We are now recruiting for a Machine Operator to join our team at our Leith waste recycling site in Edinburgh.  This is a full-time position, with normal working hours of 07:00 – 17:00 Monday to Friday, with a basic rate of £11.50 for the first 8 hours, and £17.25 overtime thereafter.

The ideal candidate would have experience and a valid ticket for at least 2 of the following:

-       Loading Shovel

-       Material Handler

-       Telehandler

Key Responsibilities of the Machine Operator:

-       Processing waste in a busy Materials Recycling Facility

-       Sorting material and removing all landfill items

-       Loading of Articulated vehicles

-       Operating Baler

-       Pre-Start checks

-       Working to Health and Safety policies and guidelines


To apply for this position, please apply on this page, send a CV to careers@nwhgroup.co.uk, or call 0333 320 4000.

The NWH Group is an equal opportunities employer. 

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