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Title:  Team Leader

Requisition Id:  2482
Job Function:  Plant/Processing Operations
Career Area:  Operations
Posting Location:  0
Position Purpose:

Operating from 20 sites across the UK & Ireland, Stericycle is a global business and widely recognised as the UK’s leading healthcare waste specialist. Built on unrivalled levels of knowledge and expertise, we’re the clear leader in the delivery of safe, compliant and sustainable solutions to an ever-increasing customer base.

One of these solutions is the reusable sharps container management system, known as Biosystems, a rapidly developing business unit that’s focused on the collection and disposal of clinical waste; specifically, the receipt, emptying, cleaning and supply/dispatch of clean, reusable containers.

Reporting to the Plant Manager and responsible for the smooth running of your shift, you’ll oversee the successful operation and availability of plant and machinery at our clinical waste processing facility here in Avonmouth.

Key Job Activities:

As a Plant Team Leader, this will involve hands-on responsibility for:

  • Supervising a team of plant operators to ensure clinical waste is safely processed, monitored and controlled in line with established compliance procedures
  • Operating site plant, equipment and machinery to the highest possible standards of performance, as well as maintaining optimum levels of quality and output
  • Promoting a positive team culture, based on frequent communication, team work and best practice, whilst ensuring the efficient use of resources, manpower and materials,
Experience (EMEAA):

Ideally, we’re looking for an experienced supervisor or team leader from a related process background, preferably having served a craft apprenticeship, who can demonstrate:

  • Proven supervisory and people management skills, supported by a good level of technical know-how and the ability to deliver through a team driven approach
  • First rate communication skills and plenty of flexibility, coupled with high levels of reliability and self-motivation
  • A fair degree of IT/PC literacy, especially Microsoft Excel, along with a general awareness of relevant health & safety/legislative regulations and related administration tasks

In return, we can provide you with a first-class opportunity in a quality driven business, where the rewards will fully reflect your performance and endeavours, in the form of a competitive salary and an excellent range of benefits.


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 or person. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise. Stericycle will consider requests for workplace accommodations for protected physical or mental limitations in accordance with its human resources 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.