Loading Shovel Driver

Job Description

We have an immediate opportunity for a Loading Shovel Driver to join the Operations team at our clients site in Middlesbrough. The role will deal mainly with the movement and storage of recycling materials within our depot.

A current valid Loading Shovel certificate along with previous experience is essential.


Pay Rate

£14.81/hr Overtime available.

Shift Pattern

Tues-Fri 17:45-06:15am

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Build relationships with local team, client site management to fully understand the operational and production needs of which they are responsible.
  • Work with local site teams to drive operational efficiency at site.
  • Build good relationships with Team colleagues and Operational site team to gain a better understanding of site operational challenges.
  • Complete daily reports of on-site material along with heat gun testing records for the shift to the Operations Manager, Regional Director.
  • Attend site walks with Operations manager when on shift.
  • Take overall responsibility the tipping hall driver and any stored material in the tipping hall, whilst on the shift as you will responsible for managing this during your shift.
  • Provide Regional Director and Operations Managers with performance feedback from the mobile plant when requested.
  • Manage mobile plant whilst on shift and ensure the work they delivered is of the standard required.
  • Serve as the Company’s eyes and ears on site in the fight against modern slavery reporting finding back to management as required.


  • At least 2-years’ experience operating a loading shovel (ideally waste, recycling or production environments but not essential).

This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of Smart Solutions, acting as a recruitment agency. Due to the high volume of inquiries that we receive, we are not always able to respond to all CVs. If you have not received a response within two weeks, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful in this instance