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Mobile Plant Operative

City: Leeds   Contract Type: Full-time     Job-Code: 2685   Department: Other Technical / Production  


Timberpak, a leading wood recycyler and Wood Recycler of the Year, is looking to recruit Mobile Plant Operators to join the team in Leeds.


£13.48 per hour (£33,300 per annum)


Your Tasks

  • Undertake a comprehensive training programme to be able to run every aspect of the machines (FLT, 360 Grab, Wood Shredder, and Wheeled Loader) used on the Timberpak site, attending any further training courses as required.
  • Operate as a member of the Timberpak team to ensure that the site is maintained in a clean, tidy and organised condition.
  • Ensure that any machinery is maintained as required at all times, reporting any issues to the Site Supervisor.
  • Comply with all safety precautions as detailed in the Health and Safety procedures and ensure that all safety equipment and PPE is in good order and used at all times. 
  • Ensure that the operation and related tasks are conducted in a safe working manner and that any incidents/ accidents and hazards are duly reported.


Our Requirements

  • Reasonable standard of secondary education.
  • Recognised certificate for mobile plant (Loading Shovel or 360 Excavator) as the role is very site and industry specific.
  • Health and Safety aware. 
  • Able to follow, understand and interpret systems of work and procedures.
  • Able to work 47.5 hours per week (including paid lunch break) between 06:00-22:00hrs (weekly alternating shift pattern). Days to work are Monday to Friday with occasional weekend work and overtime.


We Offer

The opportunity to join Timberpak, a leading Wood Recycler, which grades and processes various forms of waste wood for the production of wood-based materials by its parent company EGGER.  Competitive employee benefits and pension scheme.  Rewarding and varied job role.  Technologically advanced organisation.  Comprehensive induction process, progressive training and development.

Other benefits include:

  • A competitive salary and pension scheme (with Life Assurance).
  • An annual Christmas bonus and gift.
  • Annual lifestyle and wellbeing checks. 
  • The chance to work for an international business operating across 11 countries.
  • 33 days holiday allowance (including bank holidays).
  • Subsidised travel to and from work.
  • An environmental and sustainability focused employer.
  • Tailored training and career development opportunities.
  • The opportunity to take part in a range of employee wellbeing initiatives.
  • Access to free fruit on a weekly basis.
  • Free parking in a secure staff car park.


(Previous candidates need not apply)



Closing date for applications: 4 June 2023


Your Contact

Philip Maloney, HR, T 01434 602191


We create more from wood. With more than 11,000 employees worldwide who work with passion, upholding our family values and innovative spirit. This is how we create products for furniture, interior design, construction as well as laminate flooring. We keep moving and are always developing – manufacturing new products, tapping into emerging markets and generating exciting prospects for everyone that works with us.