Title:  Plant Operator

Requisition Id:  33604
Job Function:  Plant/Processing Operations
Career Area:  Operations
Posting Location:  Ashford

About Us:

Stericycle is a U.S. based business-to-business services company and leading provider of compliance-based solutions that protects people and brands, promotes health and well-being, and safeguards the environment. Since our founding over 30 years ago, we have grown from a small start-up in medical waste management into a leader across a range of increasingly complex and highly regulated arenas, serving healthcare organizations and commercial businesses of every size. Every day, we help our customers solve complex challenges by safely managing materials that could otherwise spread disease, contaminate the environment, or compromise one’s identity.

Join us on our mission to protect health and well-being in a safe, responsible, and sustainable way.

Position Purpose:

To assist in the day to day operation of the plant for the receipt, treatment and disposal of clinical waste, so as to achieve maximum plant availability and productivity in accordance with company operational procedures and legislative obligations or requirements.

Key Job Activities:

Unloading of vehicles and trailers (site specific).

The effective manoeuvring of waste on the plant and weighing of containers.

To ensure that the waste containers are emptied, cleaned thoroughly and readily available in a suitable ‘empty’ storage area ready for collection.

To co-ordinate the paperwork and reception of all deliveries to the plant, including that of suppliers and contractors.

To oversee the safe handling into containers by the respective deliverer, in the event loose waste is delivered to the site

Operate fork Lift truck if required

To participate in plant shutdowns as necessary.

To maintain company operational records and data, specific to the job function

To draw attention to Management any major defects, concerns or problems to the equipment or building, prior to actioning.

To work under the directions of and assist the Shift Supervisor and Plant Manager in his or her duties in the event of a breakdown or controlled stoppage.

To observe and comply with all safety notice and signs and to ensure that all work is carried out in a safe and proper manner at all times.

To attend training courses or instruction specific to the job as required.

Additional duties as necessary to ensure safe compliance and continuation of operations of the plant.

To comply with company health & safety procedures.


Experience (EMEAA):

Self-motivated, reliable and enthusiastic.

A team player, well able to work effectively under pressure and who is looking for a challenge.

Good health record.

Able to work on own initiative.


Demonstrate a flexible approach to hours including shift work.

Certifications and/or Licenses:


Stericycle offers you:

  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Life Insurance
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Access to SteriCares, our employee support fund
  • Stericycle University – Our online library of self-development & learning
  • Annual performance related pay review.
  • Referral Scheme (Earn by introducing people in your network to the Stericycle family)
  • Flu voucher
  • Eye Test voucher
  • And more…


The above description is meant to provide a summary of the nature and level of work being performed; it should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and requirements of the job. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, and it does not constitute any right or guarantee of employment condition. This position is open to people with disabilities. Stericycle will consider requests for workplace accommodations for protected physical or mental limitations in accordance with its human resources and risks prevention policies and local laws. To the extent permissible under local law, and consistent with business necessity, Stericycle reserves the right to modify the content formally or informally, either verbally or in writing, at any time with or without advance notice.