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Metal recycling technical manager (MRTM)



K1: The legislative framework and technical application of relevant Acts, regulations, guidance and codes of practice as applicable to a Metal Recycling business unit. Knowledge across the following areas must be demonstrated.a. Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 (licensing requirements, purchase and sales of materials and payment methods)b. Health and Safety (Indicative content: Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1992, Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations, Provisional Use of Work Equipment Regulations, Noise at Work Regulations 2005, COSHH 2005, Dust, and Working at Height Regulations 2005)c. Environmental Protection (indicative content: Duty of Care, Industrial Emissions Directive, Environmental Permitting Regulations, Planning Regulations, Hazardous Waste Regulations, Medium Combustion Plant Directive, Persistent Organic Pollutant Regulations, Best Available Techniques for Waste Treatments, Batteries Directive, and Waste Shipments Regulations).d. General Data Protection Regulation (as pertaining to customer and employee personal data)e. End of Life Vehicles (ELV) End-of-Life Vehicles Directive as governs practice and processf. Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive as governs practice and processg. Employment – (Equality Act 2010, Working Time Regulations 1998, The Employment Rights Act 1996) as governs management of site employeesh. Logistics -Carriage of dangerous good by road Regulations (a governs netting,and load restraint), Operating licenses (OLAT) as governs Working Time for Drivers Back to Duty

K2: Metal Recycling processes/procedures/plans in relation to:Material acceptance, storage, treatment and despatch. Site security and logistics. Back to Duty

K3: MRTM’s own legal obligations/responsibilities whereby own performance on site could be held accountable and liable for legal recourse. Back to Duty

K4: The translation of legislation to business policies typically H&S and Environmental Back to Duty

K5: Good practice applicable to the sector in relation to Health, Safety and Wellbeing as well as community activity Back to Duty

K6: The procedures and practices involved with carrying out evidence and risk-based assessments inspections, audits and investigations Back to Duty

K7: The procedures and practices involved with granting permits, licences and authorisations in order to give effect to legislative requirements Back to Duty

K8: An awareness of the various workplace activities that could impact individuals wellbeing e.g. stress and how they can reduce it Back to Duty

K9: Site security procedures and systems Back to Duty

K10: Information security e.g. customer, employee, commercially sensitive data Back to Duty

K11: Interpreting financial statements in relation to site performance. Back to Duty

K12: Budgeting and forecasting in regard to site costs and profitability Back to Duty

K13: London Metal Exchange in relation to costs and pricing Back to Duty

K14: Material classification (grades of metals) Back to Duty

K15: Types of processes and associated costs of each; typically shearing, shredding, granulator, baling, cutting and hot works Back to Duty

K16: Servicing and maintenance schedules of site plant and equipment Back to Duty

K17: Plant and equipment operating parameters Back to Duty

K18: The people, procedures and practices involved in process optimisation Back to Duty

K19: Specific legislative requirements of plant, machinery and site based infrastructure (e.g. A site operating as an authorised treatment facility). Back to Duty

K20: Principals of metal recycling logistics to inform effective planning, problem solving and decision making. Back to Duty

K21: Principals of continuous improvement e.g. models such as LEAN Back to Duty

K22: How to liaise and communicate appropriately with a variety of sources including customers, partner agencies, the public including local communities and the media Back to Duty

K23: What impact the site has on health, safety and wellbeing of local communities and how this impact can be mitigated. Back to Duty

K24: The people, procedures and practices involved in emergency response and crisis management Back to Duty


S1: a) Apply legal and regulatory requirements to manage a metal recycling site compliantlyb) Assess whether organisational processes and procedures and those that follow them are compliant with legal and regulatory requirements. Back to Duty

S2: Manage Metal Recycling processes/procedures/plans applicable to individual site/team/equipment and apply within own area of responsibility specifically against:Material acceptance, storage, treatment and despatch. Site security and logistics. Back to Duty

S3: Analyse and interpret data and information to inform effective decisions and solve problems for instance commercial and employee data/information. Back to Duty

S4: Carry out a training needs analysis across the site team Back to Duty

S5: Plan and schedule Metal Recycling site activities Back to Duty

S6: Communicate to a range of stakeholders both verbally and in writing Back to Duty

S7: Monitor and measure performance and take appropriate management action in relation to people, finance and site operations. Back to Duty

S8: Report on processes/procedures/plans applicable to individual site/team/equipment and apply within own area of responsibility Back to Duty

S9: Manage and influence employees,visitors and sub-contractors , for example, applying appropriate policies and procedures Back to Duty

S10: Delegate relevant tasks to meet the requirements of the site and wider business needs for example weighbridge calibration Back to Duty

S11: Negotiate better outcomes for the business to improve operational efficiency and financial performance. Back to Duty

S12: Build constructive relationships with stakeholders so as to improve smoother running of the business. This could be with communities, customers, employees and regulators. Back to Duty

S13: Influence and persuade a range of stakeholders to further achieve operational activity. Back to Duty

S14: Monitor the metal market risks and takes appropriate mitigating action Back to Duty

S15: Investigate problems and/or opportunities to determine cause and implement practical solutions based on the findings Back to Duty

S16: Effectively manage difficult, challenging and confrontational situations and people Back to Duty

S17: Manage competing priorities in a dynamic site environment Back to Duty

S18: Identify and document risk and take appropriate management action in line with site’s requirements. Back to Duty

S19: Accurately identify and assess material to inform: acceptance; commercial viability; processing, handling and storage; logistics; and dispatch Back to Duty

S20: Manage stockpiles in accordance with relevant regulations and business priorities Back to Duty

S21: Management and control of site resources such as people, stock, assets, plant and equipment. Back to Duty

S22: Ensure accurate site records are maintained in accordance with relevant regulations and business requirements for: Site, Commercial and People. Back to Duty


B1: Champions Health and Safety, environmental protection and profitable business culture Back to Duty

B2: Drives continuous improvement throughout the business Back to Duty

B3: Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders when appropriate Back to Duty

B4: Adapts style and method of communication to the circumstances and needs of individuals, demonstrating empathy, fairness and authority as appropriate; seeks and provides feedback in a positive manner Back to Duty

B5: Anticipates and adapts flexibly to changing requirements Back to Duty

B6: Maintains constant vigilance over all on-site operational activity. Back to Duty

B7: Leads by example, embraces and values diversity and demonstrates a fair and ethical approach in all situations Back to Duty

B8: Displays commercial savvy in the operation of the business Back to Duty

B9: Demonstrates resilience under pressure Back to Duty

B10: Commits to continuous development of self and team, including improvements to systems and processes Back to Duty

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