Ward recycling
Quality, KY View on Map
Apply Before : March 8, 2024
Job Description

Hours and location: 40+ hours per week, Mondays to Fridays. Flexibility is essential for the role.

The role will be based at Griffon Road, Ilkeston.

WARD are looking for an experienced Welder Fabricator to join our Maintenance Team based in Ilkeston, Derbyshire. The role includes assisting with the maintenance, repair, improvement and consistency of the operational plant and equipment in line with the business needs and legislative requirements. Supporting the business’ processing operations in achieving the desired throughput, reliability and quality associated with its products and requirements is a significant part of the role.

Key Responsibilities:

Ensure compliance with legislative and business Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality requirements

Participate in a structured programme of welding repairs and refurbishment to plant and equipment

To assist the wider maintenance team with maintenance program for mobile and static plant

To provide fabrication support for plant and equipment requirements, participating in design and production elements

Identify and development of opportunities to reduce costs and waste from the business.

Coach, Mentor, Train and Develop apprentice(s) as required

Provide excellent communication skills.

Support the company’s drive towards continual improvement.

Ensure accurate and concise maintenance records are kept for all repairs / refurbishment and fabrication

Skills and Knowledge Required:

Proficient in a variety of welding techniques – MMA (Arc) & MIG proficiency mandatory, TIG and / or GAS welding beneficial

Able to weld in a variety of positions including (but not limited to) horizontal, vertical and overhead

Experience with heavy industrial plant and equipment – aggregate / recycling industry experience desirable

Innovative and lateral thinking

Provide input into processing operations, maintenance activities and projects as required

Motivated self-starter

Ability to plan and prioritise workload of self

PC literate with knowledge / experience of using Microsoft Office applications

Able to challenge the accepted norm with new ideas and / or ways of working

Flexible approach to working hours

What is in it for you?

We offer a diverse role with the opportunity to develop your skills and experience, the ability to work on your own initiative and be part of a busy team.


Access to Re-WARD Benefits Platform – Leisure, shopping, retail and holiday discounts, discounted gym membership, and lots more!

Refer a friend scheme

Continuous training and development opportunities

Employee assistance programme

Company Pension and life assurance

About us:

Today Ward Recycling has an annual turnover in excess of £300m, employs over 450 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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