Life at Slicker

We are committed to achieving environmentally sustainable waste management practices and serious about having fun!

Large & Innovative Fleet

We are a fast paced business operating the largest and most modern fleet of compliant vehicles in the industry

200 Employees Nationwide

From our head office in Worcestershire, through to our network of drivers, we employ nearly 200 colleagues throughout the UK.

Career Development

We strive to create an environment where our colleagues can reach their full potential through support, opportunities and recognition.

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Meet our people

Find out what life at Slicker is really like

 

Dennis

Plant Manager

With over 35 years' service at Slicker, Dennis is our longest serving colleague. There is nothing that Dennis doesn’t know about our plant and a great deal of the knowledge and expertise that went in to developing our plant is owed to Dennis. Dennis is a dedicated worker, a dedicated family man and a dedicated follower of football. Well, Stoke City!

 

Aimee

Lab Chemist

Having joined us as a temporary colleague Aimee, a recent graduate from The University of Birmingham, is now completing her training in the laboratory to get signed off as a permanent chemist where she will play a key role in analysing the quality of the waste oil being collected from our customers, as well as the quality of the processed fuel oil which we produce for onward sale.

Aimee has enjoyed meeting the team at the induction and is now looking forward to the Slicker Christmas party!

 

Will

Finance Assistant

Will has started his first full-time role with Slicker as Finance Assistant and is flying through his AAT qualifications to support his career in finance.

As a Colleague Representative Will plays a key role supporting his colleagues in the office to ensure that communication is effective and there is a great working environment.

As a Colleague Representative Will plays a key role supporting his colleagues in the office to ensure that communication is effective and there is a great working environment.

 

Olivia

Trainee Account Manager

In a short amount of time, Olivia has shown off her talents for customer service and has progressed from a part-time Receptionist to a full-time Trainee Account Manager.

We also discovered that Olivia has other hidden talents as she successfully won the Rowing Cup Challenge with 3 of her Slicker colleagues in a local charity competition.

The cup takes pride of place on the reception desk and we are looking forward to winning it next year!

Current Vacancies

Explore our opportunities in your area and across the UK

Technical Services - Drainage Engineer

Logistics, Operations, Transport

Posted 5 weeks ago

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South Region
Hourly rate £12.50, 48 hours, Salary £31,200 + monthly KPI payment, weekly attendance allowance, night out allowance and significant overtime opportunity.
Our Technical Services Drainage Engineers typically take home a salary in excess of £41,000 per year.

Ideally based in either Oxfordshire, Wiltshire or Berkshire, to cover the whole South Region.

Job Purpose

To efficiently carry out operational tasks in association to drainage maintenance in a safe and compliant manner in accordance with company procedures and standards along with all the available guidance and relevant law. The role will involve planned and reactive service, maintenance, and assisting in repair of drainage pipelines. The role is a nationwide role and will require the engineer to stop out and be part of an on call rota. In some cases there will be a requirement to support as an operative for the tanker services.

Full Job Description

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Investigating drainage issues, finding the blockage or leak causing the problem. Identifying the issue and highlighting/proving the solution
  • To work in a manner that will bring credit to Slicker Recycling by displaying qualities expected of Slicker Recycling colleagues: Punctuality, being tidy in appearance, being well mannered, polite, and courteous to a client’s representatives and other group colleagues at all times.
  • To take ownership of jobs allocated and provide and promote the best possible service.
  • To relay on site information and updates of work completed/recommendations for further works to office team for processing.
  • Ensure all work carried out on site is in line with company legal/licence requirement and all paperwork, job cards and site visit documentation is completed, signed off and recorded accurately and in a fully compliant way.
  • To oversee work carried out by other technical.
  • To be responsible for general upkeep of service van equipment.
  • Respond to both planned and reactive emergency drainage call outs.
  • CCTV support and report generation.
  • Replacement of interceptor filters.
  • Apply the Slicker values to your role, “People rarely succeed unless they have Fun in what they are doing.”
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Skills & Key Requirements

Essential skills and experience

  • High Pressure Water Jetting (HPWJ) certificate
  • Confined Space Entry (CSE) - Drainage
  • Ability to operate plant equipment
  • Respond to both planned and reactive emergency drainage call outs
  • Be self-motivated, adaptable and act on own initiative
  • Be prepared to work away from home up to 4 nights a week
  • Full driving license

Values

The successful candidate will have the ability to demonstrate, understand and apply our workplace values. These are embedded in to our business and applicants must evidence their values as part of the application process.

l  Smart     l  Honest     Reliable     l  Together     l  Fun      

  • Smart – keep it simple and keep doing it better
  • Honest – be straight with each other and give feedback
  • Reliable – do what we say we will and tell people if we can’t
  • Together – work together as one and support each other
  • Fun – enjoy what we do and have a great time

Benefits

  • Additional leave
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Life insurance
  • Referral programme
  • Sick pay

Technical Services - Drainage Engineer

Logistics, Operations, Transport

Posted 5 weeks ago

Apply Now
North Region
Hourly rate £12.50, 48 hours, Salary £31,200 + monthly KPI payment, weekly attendance allowance, night out allowance and significant overtime opportunity.
Our Technical Services Drainage Engineers typically take home a salary in excess of £41,000 per year.
Ideally based in either Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire or South Yorkshire, to cover the whole North Region.
 

Job Purpose

To efficiently carry out operational tasks in association to drainage maintenance in a safe and compliant manner in accordance with company procedures and standards along with all the available guidance and relevant law. The role will involve planned and reactive service, maintenance, and assisting in repair of drainage pipelines. The role is a nationwide role and will require the engineer to stop out and be part of an on call rota. In some cases there will be a requirement to support as an operative for the tanker services.

Full Job Description

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Investigating drainage issues, finding the blockage or leak causing the problem. Identifying the issue and highlighting/proving the solution
  • To work in a manner that will bring credit to Slicker Recycling by displaying qualities expected of Slicker Recycling colleagues: Punctuality, being tidy in appearance, being well mannered, polite, and courteous to a client’s representatives and other group colleagues at all times.
  • To take ownership of jobs allocated and provide and promote the best possible service.
  • To relay on site information and updates of work completed/recommendations for further works to office team for processing.
  • Ensure all work carried out on site is in line with company legal/licence requirement and all paperwork, job cards and site visit documentation is completed, signed off and recorded accurately and in a fully compliant way.
  • To oversee work carried out by other technical.
  • To be responsible for general upkeep of service van equipment.
  • Respond to both planned and reactive emergency drainage call outs.
  • CCTV support and report generation.
  • Replacement of interceptor filters.
  • Apply the Slicker values to your role, “People rarely succeed unless they have Fun in what they are doing.”

Skills & Key Requirements

Essential skills and experience

  • High Pressure Water Jetting (HPWJ) certificate
  • Confined Space Entry (CSE) - Drainage
  • Ability to operate plant equipment
  • Respond to both planned and reactive emergency drainage call outs
  • Be self-motivated, adaptable and act on own initiative
  • Be prepared to work away from home up to 4 nights a week
  • Full driving license

Values

The successful candidate will have the ability to demonstrate, understand and apply our workplace values. These are embedded in to our business and applicants must evidence their values as part of the application process.

l  Smart     l  Honest     Reliable     l  Together     l  Fun      

  • Smart – keep it simple and keep doing it better
  • Honest – be straight with each other and give feedback
  • Reliable – do what we say we will and tell people if we can’t
  • Together – work together as one and support each other
  • Fun – enjoy what we do and have a great time

Benefits

  • Additional leave
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Life insurance
  • Referral programme
  • Sick pay

Senior Engineer

Operations

Posted 7 weeks ago

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Either Hull, Stourport-on-Severn or Ipswich
Salary £45,000+

A Senior Engineer / Engineering Manager is required to join Slicker Recycling, to support the engineering needs across the UK operations.  The role is varied, but broadly covers three categories, namely;-

  1. Provide support and technical advice to operations colleagues on an ad-hoc basis
  2. Manage maintenance programs and asset integrity, to support ongoing legal compliance of the business site assets
  3. Deliver improvement projects (existing assets) and capital projects (new plant / technologies) within budgetary and timeline constraints

While the role will be based out of one of the major Slicker Recycling sites, there is an expectation that the successful candidate will travel to the various Slicker Recycling sites on a periodic basis, as required by the business.

Full Job Description

Main tasks will include:

  • Being a point of contact (during normal office hours) for operational colleagues, who require technical / engineering assistance and advice
  • Oversee and manage plant asset integrity and maintenance programs across the business, to ensure ongoing engineering compliance
  • Maintain and update engineering records and documents, for internal reference and to support regulatory needs
  • Manage projects through their full lifecycle, from initial budgeting, scoping, bid management and eventual delivery of the project using inhouse and external resources
  • Apply the Slicker values to your role, “People rarely succeed unless they have Fun in what they are doing.”

Essential skills and experience

  • History of working in an operational / manufacturing environment
  • Experience of engineering assessment techniques such as DSEAR, HAZOP, AtEx, etc
  • Experience in organizing inspections by third parties and maintaining regulatory inspection records such as;- LOLER, PSSR, Compex, boiler inspections, etc
    • Experience of tank inspections to an EEMUA159 or a similar standard is Ideal, but not essential
  • Experience with the set-up, development, roll out and management of CMMS software
  • Experience of scoping, managing and commissioning projects, from small modifications up to projects of £1m+ in size
  • Management of inhouse colleagues and external contractors to deliver project objectives
  • Full UK drivers licence, with access to a vehicle

Education / Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate would an engineering degree (such as mechanical or process), however other engineering qualifications (e.g. City and Guilds) with appropriate experience will be considered
  • Membership or Associate Membership to a professional engineering institution is preferred, but not essential

Values

The successful candidate will have the ability to demonstrate, understand and apply our workplace values. These are embedded in to our business and applicants must evidence their values as part of the application process.

l  Smart     l  Honest     Reliable     l  Together     l  Fun      

  • Smart – keep it simple and keep doing it better
  • Honest – be straight with each other and give feedback
  • Reliable – do what we say we will and tell people if we can’t
  • Together – work together as one and support each other
  • Fun – enjoy what we do and have a great time

Apprenticeship - Business Administrator

Commercial, Finance, Sales & Marketing

Posted 17 weeks ago

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Stourport-on-Severn
Salary £14,560

An apprenticeship in Business Administration, learning from and supporting a busy and vibrant environmentally conscious recycling company. This apprenticeship will immerse you in to the day to day running of the Commercial and Finance departments to support you study needs and also allow exposure to HR, Marketing, Logistics and Operations.

 

Full Job Description
  • 8.30pm - 5.00pm; Monday to Friday 
  • 23 days annual leave increasing with length of service to 25, plus 8 bank holidays
  • Cycle to work scheme, Contributory pension scheme, Company sick pay, Death in Service policy
  • Free on-site parking and refreshments

The successful candidate will work hard whilst promoting the Slicker workplace values. We are Smart, Honest and Reliable, working Together whilst having Fun.

 

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Dealing with the different business portals, full training will be given- uploading paperwork (invoices), closing work orders.
  • Answering phone and email enquiries
  • Calling customer sites to verify requirements
  • Following up invoice queries
  • Maintaining electronic and paper filing systems
  • All other aspects of business administration required daily for the business needs
  • Applying the Slicker values to your role, “People rarely succeed unless they have Fun in what they are doing.”

     

Skills, Qualifications and Career Progression

Key Skills Required:

  • Communication skills
  • Organisation skills
  • Customer care skills
  • Positive customer interactions
  • Flexible approach
  • Ability to achieve objectives
  • Drive to succeed
  • Sociable and adaptable

Qualification:

One day a week study at Kidderminster College in order to achieve the Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard.

Career Progression

Potential to be offered a permanent position in the Commercial or Finance team in one of the following roles: Sales Administrator, Sales Advisor, Business Admin Support.

 

Values

The successful candidate will have the ability to demonstrate, understand and apply our workplace values. These are embedded in to our business and applicants must evidence their values as part of the application process.

lSmartlHonestlReliablelTogetherlFun     

  • Smart – keep it simple and keep doing it better
  • Honest – be straight with each other and give feedback
  • Reliable – do what we say we will and tell people if we can’t
  • Together – work together as one and support each other
  • Fun – enjoy what we do and have a great time

Slicker Recycling is an equal opportunities employer and will continue to ensure it offers career opportunities without discrimination. Employment positions throughout the Company are filled with the candidates who possess the most appropriate skills and competencies relevant for the particular job role. Slicker Recycling is to treat all employees fairly and equally regardless of gender, sexual orientations, marital status, race, colour, nationality, religion, ethnic or national origin, age, disability or union membership status.

 

Jet Vac Vehicle Operator/Driver

Logistics, Operations, Transport

Posted 23 weeks ago

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South Wales, East Midlands and Nationally
OTE £47,000 - £52,000

Driving and operating specialist jet vac tankers to perform principle daily activities servicing the needs of a wide variety of clients including Petrol Forecourts, Distribution Depots, Car Garages, or any other site producing waste via surface drainage, on both a planned and reactive basis, across the UK.

Full Job Description

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

  • To work in a manner that will bring credit to Slicker Recycling by displaying qualities of punctuality, presentable appearance, well mannered, polite, and courteous to a client’s representatives and other Group employees at all times.
  • Ensure all work carried out on site is in line with the company legal / licence requirement and all paperwork and site visit documentation is completed, signed off and recorded accurately and in a fully compliant way.
  • Normal working start time is 6am, working through to completion of works; although, occasionally, earlier starts may be required and/or later finishes depending on individual job/client requirements.
  • Overnight patterns will be required (on a rota basis) to accommodate customer requirements.
  • Typically field based, requiring working away from home/base locations for the majority of time. Job will require (once trained/competent) being part of the on-call rotation covering weekends; weekend working may be available from time to time to cover additional client requirements / backlog of works.
  • Must have a flexible approach to working patterns where required to ensure the needs of the business are met.
  • Any training required for the role will be supplied by the business.

Skills & Key Requirements

Essential skills and experience

  • Driver CPC
  • Class 2 Driving Licence
  • Have a productive organisational focus
  • Be self-motivated, adaptable and act on own initiative
  • Logical approach to problem solving and decision making
  • Knowledge of operations / H&S / scheduling practices
  • Excellent housekeeping

Preferred

  • Experience in operating Jet Vac type vehicles
  • High pressure water jetting certificate
  • UKPIA petrol station safety passport
  • Confined space entry certification
  • ADR Licence

Values

The successful candidate will have the ability to demonstrate, understand and apply our workplace values. These are embedded in to our business and applicants must evidence their values as part of the application process.

l  Smart     l  Honest     Reliable     l  Together     l  Fun      

  • Smart – keep it simple and keep doing it better
  • Honest – be straight with each other and give feedback
  • Reliable – do what we say we will and tell people if we can’t
  • Together – work together as one and support each other
  • Fun – enjoy what we do and have a great time

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Working with us

We have a range of roles to thrive in at Slicker.

Contact Centre

The Contact Centre is a busy hub within head office where our advisors handle all enquiries from new and existing sales through to customer service. Advisors focus on increasing our feedstocks to maximise input to our processing plant.

 Head Office, Stourport
Finance

Our Finance team prepare and create financial accounts, maintain financial records, plan internal financial information, analyse current financial performance and pay creditors and employee salaries.

 Head Office, Stourport
Total Waste Management

The TWM advisors manage a small network of sub-contractors to carry out services that Slicker are not equipped or licensed to perform in-house. Our advisors monitor supplier performance to ensure that high levels of service are consistently met.

 Head Office, Stourport
Aftersales

Our Sales Co-ordinators and Account Managers look after our large commercial and key accounts customers by maintaining strong working relationships, enabling us to retain and grow our business and increase efficiencies.

 Head Office, Stourport
Transport

We have a centralised logistics department managing the largest and most modern transport fleet of compliant vehicles in the industry, comprising of over 100 specialist vehicles. This includes oil collection vehicles, garage waste service trucks, articulated trailers and front-line interceptor vehicles.

 Nationwide, UK
Laboratory

Several years of research and development by our Lab Chemists has enabled us to produce environmentally cost-effective virgin fossil fuel alternatives. It is our mission to be innovative and lead the way in the re-refining used oil and the recycling of other wastes we collect to avoid landfill.

 Ipswich, Hull and Stourport
Plant Operatives

The waste oil we collect is treated using our own proprietary technology processes at the Slicker refinery plants. Our Plant Operatives are responsible for the day-to-day running and maintenance of the plant to enable us to continue producing an environmentally friendly and cost-effective alternative to virgin fossil fuels.

 Ipswich, Hull and Stourport

Our Values

Our values are how we behave and how we are towards each other – working as a team.

Reliable

We do what we say we will and work hard to get it right first time

Fun

Having fun helps make the days more enjoyable and work well as a team

Honest

If we can’t do something then we say so, but we always look for a solution

Together

Work together as one, and support each other

Smart

Keep it simple and keep doing it better

The Benefits

We value the commitment of our colleagues; in return we offer a great working environment, to be part of a committed and dedicated team, and the following benefits:

  • Competitive salary with bonus and commission schemes
  • Contributory pension
  • Death in service benefit
  • Holiday and company sickness schemes
  • Childcare voucher and cycle to work schemes, Long service awards, Free parking facilities

Training

From your very first day at Slicker Recycling, your induction will help you to better understand the requirements of your role, the team you will be working with, and the important part you will play in our business.

To help you settle in as quickly as possible you will have regular monthly catch ups with your manager as part of your structured probation period and they will be always be on hand if you need anything.

If professional membership or training is required we will support you financially to help you to maintain or develop further into your chosen career.

Communication

As a small company we have the ability to make decisions quickly and move with pace and urgency.

This makes communication really important, ensuring that our colleagues are up to date, informed about key business decisions, and aware of how we are performing.

We actively share information through our Slicker Standard newsletter, Colleague Representative Group, and quarterly performance updates. Twice a year our Managing Director tours the UK to provide all colleagues with a detailed business update which are often really lively and generate lots of debate.

Our locations

Our nationwide operation provides flexibility for our employees to work all over the UK.

  • Stourport Lombard House
    Anchor Drive, Worcester Road, Stourport‑On‑Severn, Worcestershire, DY13 9BZ
  • Stourport Plant
    Barracks Rd, Sandy Lane Industrial Estate, Stourport‑On‑Severn, Worcestershire, DY13 9RW
  • Exeter 
    Exeter Transfer Station, Greendale Barton Ind, Estate, Woodbury Salterton, Exeter, EX5 1EW
  • Kingsnorth 
    Jetty Road, Kingsnorth Ind Estate, Kingsnorth, Rochester, Kent, ME3 9ND
  • Newport 
    Newport Transfer Station, 7 New Quay Road, Felnex Industrial Estate, Stevenson St, Newport, Gwent, NP19 4PL
  • Ipswich 
    Hollywell Waste Oil Treatment Plant, Cliff Quay, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 0BE
  • Trafford Park 
    Trafford Park Transfer Station, Praed Road, Trafford Park, Manchester, M17 1PQ
  • Wolverhampton 
    Wolverhampton Waste Facility, Lincoln Street, Wolverhampton, WV10 0DX
  • Kilmarnock 
    Slicker Interceptors Divisional Office 2b New Mill Road, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, KA1 3JF
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