graduate scheme
Expires12 days

Graduate Maintenance Engineer (Recycling Operations)

Job description

We are looking for a Graduate Performance Improvement Engineer to join our team to support the delivery of WorkSmart, Viridor’s Operational and Maintenance Strategy to ensure a successful implementation of the programme. You will be at the forefront of championing an approach that facilitates and drives Continuous Improvement across the business and will have the opportunity to really make an impact.

You will apply the skills you have learnt and support the site teams across a network of highly technical automated recycling facilities, delivering effective and sustainable improvements in process reliability, quality and compliance.

The wide range of recycling treatment technologies we use, including advanced and standard materials recycling facilities, mechanical biological treatment plants, composting and household waste recycling centres, means that we are able to put more of society's waste into action.

The primary role of the Graduate Maintenance Engineer will be to support engineering, maintenance and process engineering teams in the development and delivery of maintenance and optimisation projects across the Recycling Operations business.

You will provide technical/engineering support and expertise to the site teams throughout the maintenance improvement, optimisation and asset replacement projects leading to increased safety, plant performance, quality and capacity across the MRF, glass, plastics and polymers recycling assets.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our fast-growing business and be a part of how we’re shaping the future.

What we are looking for

  • You’ll have sound understanding of Health and Safety legislation and process and maintenance improvement with a keen interest in new technologies, at all times championing an approach that facilitates continuous improvement. Previous experience in process engineering or within the recycling and waste management industry would be advantageous.
  • It is important that the successful Graduate joining us in this role demonstrates some commercial awareness, is able to think logically and identify root causes whilst providing solutions. You’ll have strong analytical and communication skills, able to balance and deliver against conflicting priorities and deadlines, and be self-motivated.
  • As this role will require working alongside multiple stakeholders, teams and management both internal and external, strong relationship building skills are essential and high levels of resilience, drive and tenacity will be key.
  • The role will also require UK travel – therefore a full driving license is essential.


As our Graduate Maintenance Engineer, you’ll have secured a degree in engineering (electrical, process or mechanical) and completed process engineering and/or maintenance exercises or the practical application of these.

Accepted degree subjects


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How to apply

Applicants will be invited to take part in an Assessment Centre in June 2020.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 19 April 2020

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Closing date:  19 April 2020

Expires12 days

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