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Overview of the role

Manage a commercially viable site in the metal recycling sector, which considers and responds to strict regulations and legislation specific to the sectors operational activity

Metal recycling technical manager (MRTM)

Details of standard

Occupation summary

This occupation is found in the Metals Recycling Sector.


The broad purpose of the occupation is to manage a commercially viable site in the metal recycling sector, which considers and responds to strict regulations and legislation specific to the sectors operational activity.


In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with employees, customers – general public and business-to-business – suppliers, contractors, police services, the ministry of defence (MOD), EA and HSE officers. Some interactions will take the form of unannounced visits such as those by the MOD, EA and HSE. At the same time, developing close relationships with the local community, including schools and charities, is a very important part of the MRTM role.


An employee in this occupation will be responsible for the management of day to day operations of a site. As a stand alone role, they are held accountable for all activity, broadly split into the following areas:

H&S: health, safety and well-being of all employees, contractors, visitors, customers and members of the public.

Environmental impact: environmental accountability within guidelines set by EA, DEFRA, Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013, shipping regulations, radiation, landfill regulations, etc.

Financials: overall financial responsibility for the site, including, but not restricted to, ensuring the accurate grading and correct processing of metals and the immediate identification of hazardous materials and their correct treatment. Advise on corporate bids and tenders.

Human Resources: manage people through policies and procedures. Develop skills of their people through sector-specific qualifications such as the Metal Recycling General Operative.

Operations and logistics: operational accountability for the whole site, including all sector-specific, site-based equipment, as well as oversight of all transport and logistics issues.

Community relationships: building community partnerships and raising awareness of the importance of the metal recycling sector.

Professional recognition 
The Chartered Institute of Wastes Management (CIWM) will recognise the Metal Recycling Technical Manager for student membership during the apprenticeship and Associate Member level upon completion. The experience gained and responsibility held by the apprentice on completion of the apprenticeship standard will partially satisfy the requirements for Chartered Member. Apprentices will be required to pass an additional interview on successful completion of the apprenticeship standard to lead to Chartered status. For more details on the requirements and application process, please contact the professional body directly.

Typical job titles include:

Managers with technically competent manager responsibility (environmental agency operators’ mandatory requirement by site) Scrap depot manage Metal recycling site manager Site supervisor of premium metal recycling sites Metal recycling general manager


Occupation duties

Duty

KSBs

Duty 1 Manages site activity to ensure it complies with the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 in relation to identity checks, payments and record keeping.

K1 K2 K3 K4 K6 K9 K10

S1 S2 S10 S14 S18

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B7 B8 B9 B10

Duty 2 Manage site activity in accordance with the various Health and Safety guidance, regulations and codes of practice ensuring training and assessment is carried out where necessary.

K1 K2 K3 K6 K7 K8 K19 K22 K23 K24

S1 S2 S4 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S18

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B7 B8 B9 B10

Duty 3 Manage all employees, visitors and contractors to ensure site safety in accordance with company policy and good practice

K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 K8 K19 K22 K23 K24

S1 S2 S3 S6 S7 S9 S10 S15 S18 S20

B1 B2 B3 B4 B6 B7 B9

Duty 4 Assess Health and Safety risk, ensure suitable levels of supervision are in place, and investigate accidents and incidents to establish corrective action to prevent re-occurrence.

K1 K2 K3 K4 K6 K8 K24

S1 S2 S3 S4 S6 S8 S9 S10 S15 S18 S20

B1 B2 B3 B4 B6 B9

Duty 5 Monitor occupational health and wellbeing of employees especially with regard to sector-specific issues, such as lung, noise and musculoskeletal-related conditions.

K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 K8 K24

S1 S2 S3 S4 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S18

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B7 B9 B10

Duty 6 Manage site activity in accordance with environmental regulations and legislation governing individual sites (such as Environmental permitting regimes) and ensuring training and assessment is carried out where necessary.

K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 K9 K10 K19 K24

S1 S2 S7 S8 S9 S10 S15 S17 S18 S20

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B8 B9 B10

Duty 7 Protect the Metal Recycling site from crime including fraud through constant vigilance including market alerts, security and acceptance procedures and good housekeeping.

K1 K2 K3 K4 K6 K9 K10

S1 S2 S10 S14 S15 S18

B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B8 B9 B10

Duty 8 Manage site budgets to deliver good financial performance through activity including but not limited to: utilisation of labour force; identification of cost effective transport and site movement; taking account of asset depreciation; controlling and tracking site energy and fuel usage; and, valuing on site stock accordingly.

K2 K4 K6 K11 K12 K13 K18

S2 S3 S5 S7 S8 S10 S11 S14 S21

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B8 B9 B10

Duty 9 Process materials using the most effective and efficient way typically shearing, shredding, granulator, baling, cutting and hot works to derive the maximum value from each material

K2 K3 K4 K12 K14 K15 K18 K19

S2 S4 S5 S6 S8 S10 S14

B1 B5 B6 B8 B9 B10

Duty 10 Optimise utilisation of all assets on site, including plant, machinery and equipment by monitoring throughput and deploying employees and resources in the most cost effective and efficient way.

K2 K3 K12 K16 K17 K18 K19 K21

S2 S4 S5 S7 S8 S10 S11 S17 S21 S22

B1 B2 B5 B8 B9

Duty 11 Manage and develop teams to optimise productivity

K5 K8 K18 K21

S1 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11 S16 S17 S21

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B7 B8 B10

Duty 12 Manage employees with strict adherence to employment legislation

K1 K2 K6

S1 S2 S6 S9 S13 S15 S16

B2 B3 B6 B7 B9 B10

Duty 13 Monitor processes and procedures in place supporting of good housekeeping practices, Carry out regular inspections of premises to ensure good standards.

K2 K3 K5 K6 K8 K9

S1 S2 S5 S7 S8 S10 S18 S19

B2 B5 B6 B8 B9 B10

Duty 14 Plan and direct the storage of materials on site in accordance with regulations, risk, composition (e.g. ferrous, non-ferrous and plastic) and value of those materials

K1 K2 K6 K9 K14

S1 S2 S5 S8 S10 S19 S20

B1 B2 B3 B5 B6 B8 B9

Duty 15 Monitor loads arriving on site to ensure their quality

K1 K2 K3 K6 K12

S1 S2 S7 S8 S10 S15 S16 S19

B1 B2 B4 B5 B6 B8 B9 B10

Duty 16 Identify the most appropriate logistics method to move materials to any given destination

K1 K2 K3 K7 K9 K20

S1 S2 S3 S5 S10 S17 S19

B1 B2 B3 B8 B9 B10

Duty 17 Proactively establish strong and ongoing relationships with the local communities and authorities

K1 K2 K4 K5 K22

S1 S10 S12 S13 S16

B3 B4 B5 B7 B8 B10

Duty 18 Manage all site-based emergency response, crisis management and accident management protocols

K1 K2 K3 K6 K8 K24

S1 S2 S5 S6 S9 S10 S12 S13 S16 S17 S18

B1 B3 B4 B5 B6 B9 B10


KSBs

Knowledge

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

Skills

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

Behaviours

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


Qualifications

English & Maths

Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.

Professional Recognition

This standard has professional recognition.

Body Level
The Chartered Institute of Wastes Management (CIWM). The Chartered Institute of Wastes Management (CIWM) will recognise the Metal Recycling Technical Manager for student membership during the apprenticeship and Associate Member level upon completion. The experience gained and responsibility held by the apprentice on completion of the apprenticeship standard will partially satisfy the requirements for Chartered Member. Apprentices will be required to pass an additional interview on successful com Associate Membership


Additional details

Occupational Level:

5

Duration (months):

30

Review

This apprenticeship standard will be reviewed after three years

Status: Approved for delivery
Level: 5
Reference: ST0823
Version: 1.0
Approved for delivery: 10 July 2020
Route: Engineering and manufacturing
Typical duration to gateway: 30 months (this does not include EPA period)
Maximum funding: £16000
Trailblazer contact(s): antonia@recyclemetals.org
Employers involved in creating the standard: EMR, BMRA, Sims, S Norton, ELG, Ward, Sackers, Mellor Metals, FJ Church, CF Booth, Wye Valley Metals, Metal Interests, TR Rogers, Recycled Products, Recycling Lives
LARS Code: 577

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