360 Material Handler Operator – Lerwick

John Lawrie Group is one of the foremost steel tubulars, metal recycling and decommissioning companies in the UK. A structured growth strategy and forward-thinking has lead the group to diversify successfully throughout various industries, while at the same time retaining common links through product types and services.

Due to planned expansion, we are currently looking for 360 Material Handler Operators to join our team.


Based at our metal recycling facility in Lerwick and reporting to the Site Supervisor, the successful applicants will preferably have previous experience in a similar industry or working environment; hold a current CPCS certificate or equivalent; and have a high regard for working safely and within operating procedures.

You will be required to undertake the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Operate plant/machines/forklifts in accordance with prescribed procedures
  • Ensure environmental, health and safety procedures are adhered to
  • Assist other disciplines when required
  • Ensure all plant/equipment is checked at the start and end of each working day
  • Ensure that any defects are highlighted, addressed and actioned immediately to eliminate any risk of accident/injury/mechanical breakdown
  • Ensure that all certification required to operate any piece of machinery/equipment is valid, in date and renewed when necessary
  • Carry out ad-hoc duties as and when required
  • Be prepared to work overtime as required

To apply for this vacancy, please send your CV and a covering letter to our Operations Director Dave Weston by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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