Outstanding achievements in international trade recognised in Queen’s Award Presentation

Ward are currently recruiting for an experienced Machine Operator to join our team in Cardiff. You will be part of a hardworking team of employees who support in the recycling of over half a million tonnes of ferrous and non-ferrous metals each year. Reporting to the Site Manager, you will carry out a range of duties across the site, including loading vessels and sorting and grading stock piles.


Monday to Friday 07.00 am – 17.00 pm. Please note that occasional weekend work may be required and overtime will be paid at a higher rate.


The successful candidates will have experience operating plant, ideally a shovel, and ideally within the waste/scrap industry. They will be self motivated, hardworking, team players who are able to work occasional weekends as required. Duties will include:

  • Operate shovel and other plant 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


  • Competitive salary and bonus scheme
  • Company Pension
  • Bike to Work Scheme

About Us:

Today Ward Recycling has an annual turnover in excess of £250m, employs over 350 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. As a modern business, Ward are aiming to be a positive force in the world. We believe that if we treat our customers, partners, staff and neighbours with respect and dignity, we will succeed in both our business and sustainability goals. As a waste management and resource recycling specialist, the environment is close to our hearts.

We are committed to delivering market-leading performance on key environmental issues in our business, with our customers, our supply chain, and our end consumers.

Do you want to be part of a fast-growing company with a sense of purpose, committed to developing waste management and recycling techniques with an environmental conscience?

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