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Hours and location

The role is full time, permanent and based at Ward in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. 

Please note that occasional weekend/evening work may be required. Overtime will be paid at a higher rate.


£10.50 p/h + overtime at £13.13 p/h 

The Role

We are looking for an experienced Material Re-Handler to join our busy team at our site in Chesterfield. You will be part of a hardworking team of Ward employees who support in the recycling of over half a million tonnes of ferrous and non-ferrous metals each year. 


The successful candidate will have experience working as a Crane Driver/Material Re-Handler and ideally possess NPORS accreditation. They will be self-motivated, hardworking, team players who are able to work occasional weekends as required. 

  • Operate Crane/ Material Re-Handler, and other equipment in a safe, competent manner
  • Monitor materials and report and non-acceptable material items
  • Use grab attachment to reform material pile to ensure most effective grab volume
  • Maintain clean and safe work environment


  • Uniform Provided
  • Staff benefits 
  • Company Pension
  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • Re-Ward staff benefit package

About Us

Today Ward Recycling has an annual turnover in excess of £150m, employs over 300 people and operates a fleet of over 120 vehicles. The company is now managed by third and fourth generation family members who continue their commitment to developing waste management and recycling techniques, saving their customers money and helping them to meet and exceed their recycling targets. For more information on our business, please see our website.

How to apply

Please send your CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to

We look forward to welcoming your application.

No agencies, please.

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