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Material Re-Handler (Swadlincote)

Material Re-Handler

Hours and location

The role is full time, permanent and based at Ward in Woodville, Swadlincote.

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

The Role:

We are looking for two experienced Material Re-Handlers to join our busy team at our site in Woodville. 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 Material Re-Handler. They will be self motivated, hardworking, team players who are able to work occasional weekends as required.

  • Operate crane and other equipment in a safe, competent manner
  • Monitor materials and report and non-acceptable material items
  • Reform material pile to ensure most effective grab volume
  • Maintain clean and safe work environment


  • Uniform Provided
  • ‘Re-Ward’ Staff benefit scheme for leisure, retail and holiday discounts
  • Company Pension
  • Bike to Work Scheme

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.

For an informal discussion about this role, please call Lee Park on 07951 530 666

To apply send CVs and covering letter to Lee Park at

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