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General Yard Operative (ELV)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About our opportunity:

The ELV Operative is responsible for handling and processing End of Life vehicles safely and compliantly whilst providing excellent customer service and managing stocks efficiently.

What you will be doing:

  • ELV operatives will need to be fully trained in all aspects of ELV operations including FLT licence, small tools and vehicle depollution.
  • The ELV operative will greet customers at the ELV drop off areas and inspect the vehicles.
  • Inspection of vehicles to assess if they need de-polluting and will check to confirm if the vehicle is complete to inform pricing.
  • Perform out turns on each vehicle confirming what has been removed using the mobile device provided. 
  • Store all commodities removed from vehicles in the correct manner including:
  • - Batteries in battery boxes

    - Wheels stacked on pallets and shrink wrapped once a full pallet completed

    - Cats with barcode stickers added and placed in secure storage. 

  • Weigh out batteries, wheels and Cats on a regular basis as sales are despatched. 
  • Achieve daily targets on the number of vehicles per day to be depolluted.  
  • Carry out accurate valuations of catalytic converters with training to be provided.  
  • Maintain good housekeeping standards so that the ELV building and surrounding areas are kept clean and tidy.
  • Play an active part in depot safety performance through being a safety leader on-site.
  • Identify, report and deal with hazards. Challenge unsafe behaviours and ensure compliance with all EMR SOP’s.

About you:

  • Previous experience of a vehicle depollution/metal recycling activities is preferable but not essential
  • FLT experience preferable
  •  Ability to use a hand held portable tablet for recording information
  • Previous car mechanic experience beneficial
  • The ability to demonstrate excellent team working relationships, fostering an environment based on trust and mutual respect.
  • Capable of assessing information
  • Experience of working in a fluid environment where priorities can change and flexibility is essential.

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.

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.

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Due to the nature of the role, a financial and DBS background check is also required, at the employer’s expense.

EMR Group and its subsidiaries are committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. We pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer, and value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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