Inventory Controller - Rookery South ERF
Rookery, UK
5d ago

EOE AA M / F / Protected Veteran Status / Disability EEO is the Law Poster

Level, Title and / or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

Reporting directly to the Maintenance Manager, the Inventory Controller will work in line with Covanta procedures and processes to ensure the procurement and supply of materials and parts are available to the Operations and Maintenance Team.

The Inventory Controller is responsible for the safe operation and administration of the facility stores at the Rookery South Energy Recovery Facility.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (include the following but not limited to) :

  • Reporting any Health, Safety and Environmental hazard observations, near miss, accidents, or incidents to the Maintenance manager.
  • The Inventory Controller will be required to support H&S monitoring and performance to include safety inspections, plant inspections, plant area responsibilities and partake in routine H&S meetings and forums.
  • Work in full compliance with Covanta’s Safe System of Work and Site Safety Rules.
  • Participate in facility improvement processes, co-ordinate corrective actions, defect notifications and rectification.
  • Ensure the appropriate housekeeping standards are maintained within the onsite / off site storage facilities.
  • The Inventory Controller will ensure effective stores management to include ordering parts and materials, issuing and receiving goods, managing stock levels, conducting stock control audits and generating reports.
  • Coordinate inventory requirements with the Procurement Specialist, Maintenance Manager and the O&M team, to ensure the availability and supply of parts, materials and maintenance tools.
  • The Inventory Controller will be responsible for establishing the site stores facility. Develop, implement and maintain stock control procedures and risk assessments.
  • Administer the safe receipt and dispatch of materials to and from the facility, coordinating with suppliers and transport companies to ensure the timely transportation of goods and materials.
  • Receive and manage all associated documentation associated with COSHH, CE Certification, Materials Certificates and any other relevant documentation.
  • Utilise the stores management system in coordination with the Computerised Maintenance Management System ensure records are appropriately managed.
  • Identify high risk stock items and propose material strategies to mitigate risk.
  • Operate forklift truck and overhead cranes when required.
  • Available to be called in during emergency situations and plant breakdowns when necessary.
  • SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES (include the following but not limited to) :


    Position Requirements

    QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS (include the following but not limited to) :

    The preferred levels of education are to a National Diploma or National Vocational Qualification Level 3 or 2 in a technical or science subject, although relevant other qualifications with energy recovery or large process plant experience will be considered for the role.


  • Preferably one year (1) of experience, in a related environment.
  • Experience of developing stores systems and procedures is desirable.
  • Experience with working with technical and engineering information and drawings.
  • Working knowledge of COSHH.
  • Forklift truck and overhead crane operations including basic rigging experience is desirable.

  • Excellent English in terms of written and verbal communication.
  • Good levels of IT literacy.
  • Ability to read, analyse, and interpret general, technical documentation.
  • Effectively present technical information to the rest of the Rookery South ERF Team.
  • A basic level of mathematical skills will be expected for this role. To include but are not limited to, add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measurement.
  • Ability to calculate rate, ratio, percent and develop and interpret graphs.


  • Ability to take appropriate safe action on their own initiative or directed to prevent equipment damage, optimise plant availability and prevent injury to personnel during emergencies or unusual situations.
  • Ability to motivate and influence employees to maintain morale and involvement.
  • Ability to share knowledge and experiences.
  • Ability to analyse technical problems and provide effective solutions.
  • Performance driven to assist in the improvement of operational performance.

    A highly competitive facility level compensation program will be provided to the successful candidate including base salary, performance-based incentive bonus, and additional facility level benefits

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