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Downstream Picker

Job Title: Downstream Picker
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Preston
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: RL1452
Job Published: February 21, 2019 12:14

Job Description

Contract Type:
Full time
Job Type:
Recycling Operations
Preston (Recycling Park)
6pm-9pm Monday to Friday
About Recycling Lives:

We’re a triple Queen’s Award-winning commercial recycler with over forty years’ experience in the recycling and waste management industry. Our commercial services support our social welfare charity, which helps vulnerable people to work their way back to independent living.

As an industry leader, we pride ourselves on the quality service, efficiency and innovation at the heart of all our departments. We aim to deliver innovative solutions and big savings to our customers while maintaining our community focus and family business feel. Within our recycling plant at Longridge Road, Preston, we have a new opportunity for operatives to run and maintain some of our high-tech recycling equipment.


To sort and pick through materials
To carry out duties and to work on all the production lines as required
To work within and to adopt all Health and Safety procedures that are in force
To keep the area you are working in clean and tidy
Any other duties as requested by your Line Manager


For the right person, there are opportunities to progress.  We will provide Fork Lift Truck and Telehandler Training after a successful probation period.  Longer-term, we’re a growing business, with opportunities in operations and engineering available to the right people.

Person Specification:

Fit and able to undertake a physically demanding role.
Safety conscious and willing to adhere to our safety standards – protecting yourself and others.  (PPE will be provided).
Willing to get stuck in and get your hands dirty!
You will also:  ensure high standards of delivery and customer service; be determined, resilient and flexible; demonstrate a positive attitude and come up with ideas that add value.

Shift Pattern:

6pm-9pm Monday to Friday (15 hours per week)
Extra hours will be available.
To apply: If this sounds like the role and company that you could see yourself flourishing in and are interested in making not just an environmental difference, but also one to the community, please apply by CV and cover letter to

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age

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