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Transfer Station Foreman

Biffa Waste




Posted: 22/09/2022

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At Biffa, we love working with waste. Whether we're turning it into sustainable power, finding new ways to recycle it or simply keeping it off the streets, we believe every day is an opportunity to improve the lives of millions. It's a view that's shared by our 10,000+ people around the country, who trust us to provide them with a career that's always rewarding, often challenging, but never dull. And it's why we're the UK's No. 1 choice for business waste management.

.A vacancy has arisen with one of the industry's leading waste management companies which can be a demanding yet rewarding opportunity for this varied full time role for someone preferably with previous experience of waste operations would certainly be an advantage but not essential as training will be provided to oversee frontline operations of the Transfer Station, supervise and build a good team relationship with operatives to ensure production targets are met while remaining fully compliant with health and safety, the site permit and environmental legislation.


Provide leadership, give work instructions and monitor the performance of transfer station operatives.
Manage, motivate, train and develop team as required.
Deal effectively with under performance, implementing disciplinary procedures as appropriate
Absence management, e.g. conduct return to work interviews.
Mobile plant management, including liaison with suppliers for parts, breakdown and service.
Ensure compliance with environmental legislation and that all operations within the Transfer Station comply with the site licence / PPC permit.
Contribute toward on-going cost control, actively seeking to improve efficiency, reduce operating costs, increasing margin and meeting budget targets set.
Ensure that all aspects of Health & Safety are adhered to, including H&S induction and training, operating procedures, near miss reporting and emergency procedures.
Ensure monthly TBT's and serious Incidents are delivered to staff in a timely manner.
Complete all administrative tasks associated with role, including daily site checks, weekly sales orders and weekly stock taking on site.
Ensure the site has adequate cover of staff during operational hours including overtime and holiday rotas.
Maintain a good working relationship with internal and external customers
Deputise for the Operations Manager and carry out other reasonable tasks as the Company may require from time to time.Requirements

The following skills would be advantageous where skills fall short of requirements full training will be provided to the right candidate.

WAMITAB Certificate of Technical Competence preferably with certificates for Transfer hazardous and processing or similar equivalent

Experienced Mobile plant operator for loading shovel and wheeled 360 grab machine, FLT would be an advantage but not essential

Basic computer skills for Word and Excel

Full Weighbridge training would be provided


And here's why you'll love it at Biffa.

Competitive salary
Ongoing career development, training and coaching - because if you don't grow, we don't grow.
Generous pension scheme.
Medical and dental scheme.
Retail and leisure discounts.
Holiday and travel discounts.
Bike to work scheme.
Plus much more.....Dedicated to diversity.

At Biffa we believe different ideas, perspective and backgrounds are key to developing a creative working environment that delivers real results. It's why you'll find us championing diversity and equality at every turn

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