Vehicle Depollution Operative

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Vehicle Depollution Operative to join one of the UK’s leading Vehicle Recycling companies, based in Skelmersdale.

Main Purpose of Role:
To fully depollute and undertake removal of recyclable parts from end of life vehicles, for re-sale to both trade and retail customers.


Key Duties:

  • To fully depollute end of life vehicles (cars and light commercials), by draining all remaining fluids.
  • To undertake removal of engines, gearboxes, batteries and other recyclable parts in a safe and professional manner.
  • To ensure that all jobs are completed within the estimated times.
  • To advise the workshop supervisor of any additional work identified when working on a vehicle.
  • To comply with the relevant Company Housekeeping and Health and Safety regulations and policies applicable to this position and working environment.

Key Skills:

  • To have some mechanical knowledge and to be aware of the various car makes, models and components.
  • To have good interpersonal skills and be a team player, as the role will include working within a small team.
  • To be hard working, enthusiastic and have the ability to use own initiative.
  • To have a good knowledge of relevant Health & Safety procedures.
  • To be flexible with working hours, as occasionally there may be a business need to work additional hours.
  • Own tools are essential.
  • Fork Lift Licence desirable.
  • Dependant on the individuals experience and ability to meet the job description – relevant training will be given.


Type of Position               :  Permanent / Full-time

Job Hours                            :  40 Hours per week

Working Days                    :  Monday – Friday                           Hours of Work                  :  08:45 – 17:15

                                                  With ‘occasional’ overtime hours on Saturday mornings:  09.00 – 13:00

Holiday Entitlement      :  20 days per Calendar Year, plus Statutory holidays

Rate of Pay                         :  Competitive – Negotiable / Dependant on Experience


Location of Job                 :  Skelmersdale Site                       

                                               Hills Salvage & Recycling Ltd, Gerrard Place, East Gillibrands,

Skelmersale, Lancashire, WN8 9SU

Contact for Job                 :  E-mail:

Please Note                       :  Only written / CV applications will be accepted.  Please DO NOT telephone.

Details of 2 references will be required.