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RCV Operative


Open to Public Competition          

Our Recycling Business Unit currently has a need for an RCV Operative on a Permanent basis. The roles will be based in Bord Na Mona Recycling Navan and will report to the Depot Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible to conduct commercial & domestic wheelie bin collections in the Kildare/Carlow/Wicklow service area.


Role Specifics:

Job Title: RCV Operative

Business Unit: Recycling

Reporting to: Depot Manager

Location: BNM Recycling Navan

Duration: Permanent

Apply on or before: 31st July 2024

HR Contact: Robyn Lynch

Eligibility: Public Competition


The Role:

The main duties and responsibilities of the role will include the following:

  • Operative will empty wheelie bins as required by each “run”.  Ensure that wheelie bins that are contaminated are not collected. Ensure that wheelie bins that blacklist are not collected. Ensure that wheelie bins are left back in position they were collected from.
  • Increase service quality and market share in the serviced areas
  • Aid driver in completing commercial wheelie bin collections as necessary.  Aid relief driver so he has understanding of route to be followed.  Aid the driver in reversing.
  • Relevant paperwork to be completed where necessary and clocking in/out on each day of work. Operative will be punctual in terms of route start time.
  • Always show courtesy to all customers and members of the public as well as work colleagues. Report any difficulties encountered with others to the line manager.
  • All employees are expected to co-operate fully with all provisions taken by the company for ensuring Health and Safety, and Welfare of co-workers and members of the public using the premises
  • Assist with the training of new staff as business requirements demand.

The Person:

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualification, skills, knowledge, and attributes.

  • Minimum 1-2 years Transport/Waste Industry experience
  • Manual Handling & Safe Pass an advantage
  • Good Written and Verbal English essential.
  • Must be flexible to work across different work sections within the business.
  • Proficiency in the English language is a requirement alongside eligibility to work in Ireland.
  • Manual Handling experience
  • Experience in the waste industry a distinct advantage


If you wish to be considered simply click “Apply” on the job advert.

Bord na Móna is an
equal opportunities employer.