Plant operators may be employed to operate plant machinery in a number of different types of plant, from water and sewage treatment plants, to power and chemical plants. They must oversee the safe and effective operation of machinery, contributing to the plants overall objectives.
On this page are listed a number of UK recruitment agencies with experience and expertise in the realm of placing suitable personnel in plant operator roles.
The role of plant operator can very a great deal depending on the sector. But in most instances a candidate for such a role must have experience in working with plant machinery, good hand-eye co-ordination and an excellent grasp of applicable health and safety issues.
Many personnel who become plant operator staff do so only after they have worked their way up through a number of manual jobs, such as a maintenance worker, a material handler, or a production line worker.
GCSEs in subjects like English, maths and design and technology are helpful in entering this area of work. Alternatively, an Apprenticeship may be sought, in which the role can be learned on the job "with time set aside to study an associated course with a local education provider.
Starting salaries are around £13,000, but can rise to between £15,000 and £19,000 with qualifications. Those with significant experience may be able to earn between £20,000 and £26,000 a year.
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The CK Engineers division of CK Associates Limited has over 20 years experience in engineering recruitment in the UK and Europe, covering permanent and contract staff. We specialise in the provision of staff to highly regulated industries such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices, chemicals, oil and gas, waste and water but have also supplied to a wide range of more traditional industries.
Coverage Throughout the UK and Europe
Brunswick House, The Bridge Business Centre, Beresford Way, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 9FG
9 High Street, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 3BG
Rivergreen Centre, Aykley Heads, Durham, County Durham, DH1 5TS
Multi Trades Recruitment specialise in the delivery of permanent and temporary employees to the Engineering industry. Our skills and experience within this sector are unrivalled within the recruitment market. We supply Welder/Fabricators (MIG,TIG,MMA) Sheet metal workers / CNC programmers and setters, along with many other skills.
Coverage UK, Europe, World Wide
1-3 The Courtyard, Calvin Street, Bolton, Manchester, BL1 8PB
The Dower House, 108 High Street, London, Berks, Hertfordshire, HP4 2BL
Recruiting extensively across the Engineering industry, we modify our candidate search to directly match your staffing needs. Sourcing candidates across areas such as Avionics, Rail, Chemicals and Automotive, our high Google ranking, 6K+ Twitter followers and comprehensive database means we have everything to find the most in demand professionals in the sector. HW Search & Selection works globally to fill permanent and contract vacancies.
FastTrack Management Services are leaders in Engineering recruitment and specialise in providing technical solutions for a wide number of sectors. Our consultants have more than 20 years' experience of supplying top industry personnel such as Coded Welders, CNC Machinists and Composite Technicians for permanent and contract roles. Our success is built on the lasting relationships we've built with clients across the UK and Europe.
Elm Suite, Ground Floor, 8 Trinity Place, Midland Drive, Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B72 1TX
Unit 4, Century Court, Tolpits Lane, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 9RS
Electus Engineering & Technical Recruitment Solutions
RELIABLE, RESPONSIVE ,TECHNICAL & ENGINEERING, COMMERCIAL & SUPPORT AND SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE RECRUITMENT SPECIALIST - recruiting key talent for FTSE 100 companies, global organisations, engineering & technical consultancies and SMEs across the UK and Europe.
Coverage UK Wide, Europe, Australia, Canada
Bristol & West House, Post Office Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 1BL
Norse contracting are labour only hire contractor based in the Midlands operating throughout the UK on civil engineering, construction and housing developments. With 20 years experience in construction we have a large and stable workforce and can supply all types of operatives and staff.
Recruiting personnel within Design, Quality and Maintenance, Recruit Mint offers a personal and low risk service to Engineering clients in the South East of the UK. Offering a 110% rebate on perm placements, we also source staff such as Fitters and Machinists for clients including Redring Xpelair, DC Norris and Titan Motorsport. We take the time to listen to our clients so that we can recommend staff that fully meet their needs and culture.
With one of Scotland’s largest and most experienced recruitment teams, Brightwork have been able to supply high quality temporary and permanent staff to companies from start up SME’s to major multi-national Blue Chips.
209/211 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G2 5QY
We are industry experienced specialists in the supply of Water & Sewage Treatment personnel locally and UK wide. Either on a temporary or permanent basis. With an extensive network of contacts, and strong database built up over many years. No placement, no fee.
Coverage Southern England and Home Counties.
London Office, Russell Road, London, E16 3QS
The Old Bank House, High Street, Odiham, Hook, Hampshire, RG29 1LF
JT Recruit is a well respected local agency and we have a great deal of experience in recruiting the right person for you or finding the right job for you. What makes us different from a lot of our competitors is that we care about you!
The birth of Activus was conceived from the vision that there is always room in any industry for an organisation to lead from the front through true customer service excellence. We are currently active in all industry sectors and are keen to expand both our candidate and client profiles.
Coverage Scotland, Ireland
Office 2 The Steading, Craigearn Business Park, Morrison Way, Aberdeen, Kintore, Aberdeenshire, AB51 0TH
From Groundworkers to Project Managers, our consultants in Highway, Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering offer their local expertise and market knowledge to address our clients' needs 24/7. We offer a complete recruitment service within Engineering, filling permanent and part time positions such as General Operatives, Site Engineers and Foremen. Our nationwide spread of offices allows us to deal with any staffing query throughout the UK.
Robert Alan Partnership Ltd is a specialist recruitment consultancy operating dedicated divisions in many industries and is committed to ensuring a smooth recruitment process every step of the way. Find out how we can help make a difference by contacting us today.UK Europe and Worldwide
Coverage UK wide
Kings Court, 17 School Road, Hall Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, Westmidlands, B28 8JG
With experience of sourcing quality staff such as Maintenance Engineers, CNC Machinists and Coded Welders, our portfolio of Midlands based clients can trust us to provide an honest and reliable service to the Engineering industry. Working in key sectors such as Mechanical, Medical and Automotive, Pure Staff offer cost effective solutions that are tailored to the exact needs of the client. We are REC members and ISO 9001 accredited.
Typically addressing Executive positions of 60K+, Hunter & Chase are professional headhunters for the Engineering industry. We are experienced suppliers of staff for markets worldwide, sourcing personnel in areas such as Chemical, Oil & Gas and Water Treatment. Our process of recruiting is ever developing, using innovative and perceptive methods to uncover the exemplary professionals that our clients require.
Westray Recruitment Consultants are a team of knowledgeable and experienced recruitment specialists based in Gateshead. We offer our full consultancy services across the North East in the Manufacturing & Industrial, Commercial, Technical & Engineering and Professional sectors.
Coverage North East
Valley House, Kingsway South, Team Valley, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE11 0JW
We have specialist consultants for sales, engineering / technical, education, IT and commercial / office. We aim to save our clients both time and money and offer an honest and professional approach to recruiting. Mana will make your recruiting a simple and effective process for all perm/temp/contract roles.
HR Recruitment Services Ltd is a leading Scottish recruitment company with offices in Glasgow and Inverness. Our managers have over forty years of experience in the placement of full time, temporary, permanent and seasonal staff across many sectors including the Food Processing Industry, the Construction Industry, Manufacturing, Cleaning, Warehousing and Call/ Contact Centre industry.
Within our diverse organisation we have expertise in a number of areas, and within these areas we recruit the full spectrum of candidates. We have a renowned reputation of providing a first class service to both clients and candidates alike.
Coverage Throughout the United Kingdom
Comely Park Business Centre, 16 Comeley Park, Dunfermline, Fife, KY12 7HU
Award winning specialist recruiter for the Engineering & Technical sectors focusing on all aspects of permanent, temporary and contract recruitment. With a wide network of offices we recruit for Technical roles all over the UK. Headhunting, Psychometric Profiling & Skills-testing available. REC/ISO certified
LinkPoint's dedicated team of engineering experts specialise in the supply of permanent and temporary staff across public and private sectors. We recognise each project's unique requirements and work with you to ensure that we find an exact fit. Whether you're looking for a junior engineer or chartered engineers we have the extensive database to find you the best candidate.
You may find yourself asking why Abraxa Staff? The answer is simple. Because we are: A Company with a culture to get it right, Honest and transparent fees, An established company with experienced and trained workforce and management team, A fully audited and compliant recruitment service provider
Coverage UK Wide
7th Floor, Coventry Point, Market Way, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV1 1EA
Adept is an ISO 9001:2008 accredited, highly consultative recruitment, search, research, training and HRM company. Working in partnership with our Clients and Candidates, we consult professional and technical appointments throughout the North East and nationally, on a permanent and contract basis.
Coverage UK Wide
Hub Two, The Innovation Centre, Venture Court, Queens Meadow Business Park, Hartlepool, County Durham, TS25 5TG
AstraVia are a professional recruitment consultancy operating from offices in South Wales. Geographically our coverage extends from South & West Wales through to the South West of England and Welsh Border Counties. AstraVia Recruitment offers candidates and clients employment services on a permanent, contract and temporary basis. Positions range from white collar professionals across a range of sectors through to clerical and blue collar.
Coverage South Wales & South West
The Warner Building, 98 Sterry Road, Gowerton, Swansea, SA4 3BW
At FlexPlus we challenge ourselves to deliver the highest quality of Engineering staff in record times and more cost effectively than anyone else. We have been going for over well over 20 years and are part of a billion dollar staffing group. The range of recruitment options we offer our clients and the sheer power of our recruitment technology set us apart from our competitors. Call/email us today for an exceptional staffing service.
We are a multi discipline recruitment agency with offices in both Aberdeen and Peterhead and cover temporary, permanent and contract positions within Onshore, Offshore, Marine, Oil & Gas, Commercial, Driving & Logistics and Industrial. 24 hour on call service
IMH Recruitment is a leading Recruitment Consultancies, specialising in the placement of candidates in Construction, Driving, Industrial and Commercial, temporary and permanent, positions with our clients. Whether you are looking for a permanent career or a temporary job our team of qualified consultants are only a phone call away. Established in 2001, IMH aims to deliver satisfaction and we believe we are succeeding.
London House, Clifford Lister Business Centre, Bawtry Road, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S66 2BL
Established in 2000, Mainline Resourcing has grown to become one of the foremost UK recruiters within Energy, Telecoms and Rail. Consistently supplying high calibre personnel such as Technical Managers, CAD Engineers and Station Officers, we pride ourselves on the honest and committed approach taken by our team of experienced consultants. We work with clients across the country and offer both permanent and contract staffing solutions.
Mego works with local people to improve their ability to attract employers and get hired. And we work with employers to improve their ability to attract and hire people. Please note that we recruit for the South West, South East and London.
Recruiting quality staff for Highways, Rail, Aviation, Oil & Gas and Mechanical & Electrical positions, Meridian specialises in recruiting candidates for permanent and freelance contracts. Supported by an ECIA membership, our M&E and Technical division utilises industry knowledge and bespoke recruitment techniques to source professionals such as Mechanical Engineers, Welders and Electricians. Our nationwide network means we work across the UK.
At Connect Appointments we offer permanent recruitment services as well as contract staffing solutions for clients throughout Scotland. Our service is tailored to your needs covering most business sectors.
19 Shairps Business Park, Houston Road, Houston Industrial Estate, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 5FD
Primestaff is a multi-disciplined agency providing cover for over 20 years/ We have 3 offices covering the North West, midlands and All of Scotland Established in 1993, Primestaff has built one of the most experienced, dedicated and motivated recruitment teams in the marketplace. We are proud of our reputation for providing a professional and personal service.
Coverage Scotland, North West, Midlands And UK
Executive Suite 4 & 5, St James Business Centre, Wilderspool Causeway, Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 6PS
Specialist recruitment consultancy Rolf Berryman is expert in sourcing untapped talent globally for the Legal, E-disclosure, also known as E-discovery, Engineering and Technical, and Construction sectors. We are a niche consultancy with a significant track-record and strong market expertise in our specialist sectors.
Coverage UK & Globally
65 Church Road, Brighton, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2BD
Since 1999 we have been building an enviable reputation not just for service excellence but for delivering results time after time. All our consultants are seasoned professionals who have not only the expertise in the world of recruitment but have also held an actual role within the area they recruit for.
Coverage Yorkshire, North West & Midlands
Minerva Mill, Station Road, Alcester, Warwickshire, B49 5ET
Rutledge Mews, 3 Southbourne Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 2QN
BBIC, Innovation Way, Wilthorpe, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 1JL
UK and International Headhunters. Our headhunting service offers clients access to candidates not available through traditional methods. We identify, track and approach the highest achievers from your competitors and bring them to YOUR business. Our service is second-to-none and we always deliver the top echelon of candidates. Visit our website for case studies on roles we have filled. Partners with World Leading psychometric profilers, McQuiag.
Coverage UK and International
2 New Burlington Street, London, W1S2JE
Stocks Court, 18/20 Old Market Place, Cheshire, Altrincham, WA14 4DF
We are committed to finding the RIGHT person - not just ANY person - for the job! Our consultants are reliable, industrious and innovative and always deliver an outstanding service to both candidates and clients alike. Personnel Selection; it's what we do best!
Coverage Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex, Wilts
We offer a complete recruitment service for the Engineering industry, with our years of experience and industry contacts enabling us to find the best staff in areas including Construction, Mechanical and Automotive. Berry Recruitment manages campaigns tailored to our clients' needs, pre-interviewing candidates for roles such as CMM Inspectors, Technicians and Project Engineers. We recruit nationwide and in EMEA and are REC members.
Coverage UK wide
The Equipoint Building, 1506-1508 Coventry Road, Yardley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B25 8AD
Interaction Construction is a CHAS accredited company that offers a tailored approach to construction staffing solutions. Our team of recruitment experts are dedicated to the CSCS scheme and we ensure that our candidates hold at least CSCS, ESC or CPSC cards as a basic. We specialise in sectors such as contract management and building services and we aim to provide a personal and professional service to meet our clients’ needs.
Hammond Clarke recruits for all positions in the Engineering industry in areas including Mechanics, Oil & Gas and Rail. We have a strong focus on the City of London but can source high quality candidates nationwide for job roles such as Pipeline Engineers, Coded Welders and Metallurgists. We have 25+ years of recruitment behind us and a database of 10K+ candidates meaning that we have the experience and resources to find the right staff for you.
Coverage UK, Europe, Middle East and North America
Specialising in placing candidates in senior and hard to fill roles, Elliot Marsh designs its service around the amount of feedback and interaction you desire. Offering recruitment solutions throughout UK, Europe, Asia and the America's, our years of specialised market experience will help fill roles such as Safety Engineers, Site Managers and Mechanical Designers to companies of all sizes.
Concorde House, Trinity Park, Solihull, Birmingham, West Midlands, B37 7UQ
Stocks Court, 18/20 Old Market Place, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 4DF
M8 Recruitment Ltd spcialises in supplying staff in Oil & Gas, Civils, Rail, Water Treatment amongst other sectors. Whether you require an Engineer, Project Manager or Technician, our consultanst will work closely to ensure you find the staff you require.
From Welders Tig Mig through to Fabricators, CNC operatives, sheet metal workers, joiners, metallic engineers, Maintenance and Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Intro Recruitment must be made top of your list when it comes to speed quality at the right price presenting to you a service that our clients have become accustomed to during our 32 years of trading in the United Kingdom
Established in 2002, Flexible Solutionz Limited aim to reduce YOUR recruitment costs by as much as 50% against traditional recruitment agencies. We are that confident we can deliver you the right candidate, we offer a 100% money back guarantee, protecting your investment from day one.
Coverage North West England
Springfield House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5BG
We have a team of dedicated and experienced recruiters within each of our specialist sectors, Trades & Technical, Clerical & Professional, Hospitality & Retail and Industrial & Driving. We provide, Temporary, Sub Contract and Permanent recruitment solutions on a Nationwide basis.
Established 30 years ago by Engineers for Engineers. We deliver recruitment and project solutions within the Oil & Gas, Power, Nuclear, Utilities, Construction, Rail and Aerospace Sectors working for Owner/Operators, Consultancies, Contractors and Sub-Contractors serving the UK, European & Global markets.
FIrst Choice for Recruitment. We focus on delivering a comprehensive recruitment solution across the IT, Media and Engineering sectors across the UK, Europe and the Middle East, keeping the entire process of hiring staff as smooth and efficient as possible.
Recruiting all levels of Engineering personnel, Alpha Recruitment deliver solutions across the UK and commonly supply professionals such as Mechanical Engineers, CNC Programmers and Sheet Metal Workers. We have nearly 20 years of technical recruitment experience and are able to offer a flexible and responsive service for when you need it most. Our team address permanent or temporary demands from one person appointments to an entire workforce.
Coverage UK wide - nationwide
5-15 Marketplace, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2GH
Team Support specialise in recruiting the right candidate first time. Whatever your needs, however specialised the position, Team Support will find the right candidates for you. Having over 30 years experience our team of resourcers have the knowledge and experience to help you fill your requirements.
Coverage Midlands and surrounding areas.
The Jewellery Business Centre, 95 Spencer Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B18 6DA
Most of our clients & candidates come from recommendation, referral & reputation; Evidence that we are proactive on your behalf , professional in our conduct & offer a bespoke service to each individual client or candidate.