POST DATE: 3rd May 2024
HOURS OF WORK: Average 42 hours per week following shift pattern, 12 hours shift work (4 on 4 off basis)
SALARY: £25640.16 per annum
CLOSING DATE: 17th May 2024

A vacancy has arisen for a Shift Plant Operator to join our site cleaning team within our contract at the Port of Tyne.

Hargreaves Industrial Services provide a varied Operations, Maintenance and Industrial cleaning service to our client at the Port of Tyne Biomass handling facility.

We are responsible for the day to day maintenance and operations of a material handling system consisting of traditional and Air glide conveyors including a number of transfer towers and three 25,000 ton storage silos which transfers Biomass wood pellets from vessel to a rail loading facility with which we also maintain and operate sending the Biomass material via rail to Lynemouth power station.

The site is also supported on a day to day basis with our industrial cleaning team ensuring a very strict cleaning regime is adhered to at all times.

The role briefly encompasses the following duties: 

  • Operating vacuum and other housekeeping equipment to allow cleaning activities to be carried out.
  • Ability to react and clean any unplanned spillages.
  • Operate to high levels of cleanliness.
  • Ability to identify defects & reporting of defects.
  • Operate site Vehicles and complete relevant documentation.
  • Operate internal and mobile external Vacuum equipment and complete relevant documentation.
  • Inspection of site ensuring Health and Safety procedures are being adhered to.
  • Continually look for ways to improve service.
  • Assist other site members if required to do so.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills/experience/ attributes:-

  • Positive attitude to safety.
  • Experience of similar operations.
  • Knowledge of Plant (especially working within ATEX zones).
  • CPCS safety passport or equivalent.
  • Operation of mobile vacuum equipment.
  • Site safety induction training.
  • Adhere to Permit to work procedures.
  • Hargreaves safety induction training.
  • Comply and understand all site golden rules, safety instructions and procedures.
  • Undertake all mandatory E-learning as required.
  • COMPEX training / awareness certificate.
  • Telehandler license (Preferable but not essential).
  • Undertake site specific training as required.

What we do:  

As an established contract management Company, Hargreaves Industrial Services provides high standard, professional services to our clients within the power, port, steel, rail and other industrial sectors both within the UK and abroad.

Our core services include:

  • Materials Handling expertise, offering efficient and optimal solutions for all bulk handling requirements
  • Electrical and Mechanical Maintenance and Engineering
  • Operation and Maintenance of Material Handling Plants

As a Company we pride ourselves on our service delivery and professional 'can do' attitude and we are always looking for committed, keen, professional people to join us. If you are interested in a rewarding career with us in this role, you should submit your CV to our HR Department quoting reference HIS3000 via e-mail to