Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity


Portlaoise, Ireland, Republic of Ireland

General Operative at Enva (Fixed-Term Contract)

Location: Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

Main purpose of role:

To assist in all areas of the plant as and when required and to deal with the acceptance and processing of waste and exports in compliance with all legislative and administrative requirements, and in line with our EPA licence.

General Duties & Responsibilities:

  • To carry out all required general operative duties which may include, but which will not be limited to:
  • incoming waste (e.g. paint waste) is properly tracked and segregated into the appropriate waste streams and to account for outgoing waste accordingly 
  • processing of fuel oil as required
  • operation of filter press as required 
  • cleaning of tanks (confined space work) as required 
  • loading and unloading of vehicles as required 
  • additional services developed or offered by the company
  • To conduct your duties in accordance with company standard operating procedures (SOPs) and the company’s waste licence
  • To complete all paperwork and administration necessary as requested by your supervisor or as the business needs dictate
  • To adhere to the company’s Health and Safety policy and procedures at all times, including but not limited to:
  • To wear the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (P.P.E.) at all times 
  • To highlight any safety concerns to your Manager immediately and to report any accidents/ incidents to your Manager immediately 
  • To report all non-conformances to the relevant personnel and to follow up to ensure compliance requirements are met 
  • To ensure that housekeeping is kept to a high standard around the site and that all activities comply with health and safety requirements
  • To communicate any issues that arise to the Operations Manager/ Supervisor immediately 
  • To attend plant meetings, company meetings, training courses etc. as required 
  • To provide direct operational support to any and all areas of the business as required and as reasonably requested by the company including but not limited to support for off site operations (e.g. waste oil and garage services, field services)
  • To be flexible to carry out other duties as may be requested of your Manager from time to time 
  • To communicate any issues that arise within the plant/ process to the Operations Manager or next most appropriate person immediately
  • To maintain vehicles, work equipment, materials and PPE clean and in working order and to report any loss or damage immediately
  • To carry out checks , inspections and audits as directed


  • To act courteously and communicate effectively with customers, suppliers, Enva personnel and other personnel encountered within your role;
  • To foster and develop good customer and public relations at all times and to portray a professional image of the company;
  • To report for work in a timely manner and to conduct work as scheduled to company and customer satisfaction; 
  • To work within the instructions and procedures of the Company’s systems as directed by your Supervisor or other management as appropriate
  • To conduct all duties in a constructive, efficient and productive manner at all times; 
  • To act diligently and professionally in the interests of the Company;
  • To report any personal circumstances that would affect your ability to legally perform your duties.

The above description is a general outline of the requirements of the role. It is not intended to be exhaustive and may be added to in the future depending on the needs of the business. 

No agencies please.