Jobs at Smiths

We have an extensive range of jobs at Smiths. A wide variety of opportunities waiting for the right candidate to fill. Vacancies at all of our depots across South Wales, Bristol and Gloucestershire.

Commercial Assistant and Receptionist

We are looking for an experienced and focused individual to join our passionate and diverse team to support the commercial operations of Smiths. The position is based at our head office in Eastington, near Stonehouse.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing secretarial, clerical and administrative support in order to ensure that municipal services are provided in an effective and efficient manner.

Office experience with a good knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Outlook and Excel, is essential.

The main responsibilities associated with this position are:

  • Welcoming visitors by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries.
  • Receive, direct and relay telephone messages and fax messages
  • Directs visitors by maintaining employee and department directories; giving instructions.
  • Maintains security by following procedures; monitoring logbook.
  • Maintain the general filing system and file all correspondence
  • Maintain and monitor an adequate inventory of office supplies and equipment
  • Provide word-processing and secretarial support
  • Perform other related duties as required

Benefits include:

  • Work place pension
  • Life Insurance scheme
  • Onsite parking
  • 28 days holiday including bank holidays
  • Corporate gym membership discount

Closing Date: October 31, 2017

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Training Administrator

This is a full time role and reports to the Group Health and Safety Manager. The position is based at the Eastington, near Stonehouse, and requires a high level of confidentiality.

The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel and be able to work both as part of a team and under their own initiative. Good communication skills are essential for this role.

The following are the main responsibilities associated with the position:

  • Maintain and update training records to ensure compliance
  • Arrange and organise training at relevant course centres
  • Manage and maintain records of attendance at courses
  • Ensure that the most cost-effective training option while maintaining standards are considered
  • Ensure that all records are in the correct format as required by CITB and other organisations
  • Carry out computer input of information to maintain records
  • Inform management of non-attendees at courses
  • To comprise and send out employee communications
  • Organise and liaise with employees regarding their training and future courses
  • Completion and submittal of PQQ’s
  • Recording of sensitive data, including medicals and HAVs assessments
  • Assist Health and Safety Manager in any other duties as required

Benefits include:

  • Work place pension
  • Life Insurance scheme
  • Onsite parking
  • 28 days holiday including bank holidays
  • Corporate gym membership discount

Closing Date: October 31, 2017

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Roller Driver

Smiths Laser Levelling was the first of its type in England. We acquired this technology to offer our customers the most cost effective solution in large scale site preparation and the optimisation of increasingly expensive aggregates and cover material.

We now require a plant operator to primarily drive a roller as part of our laser levelling gang. Experience of dumper driving would be advantageous.

You must be willing to work away from home as instructed. An enhanced hourly rate plus paid accommodation and meals applies. Bonus scheme paid.

Full UK driving license essential. Works transport will be provided.

Benefits include:

  • Work place pension
  • Performance related bonus scheme
  • Life Insurance scheme
  • Onsite parking
  • 28 days holiday including bank holidays
  • Corporate gym membership discount
  • Opportunities to progress

Closing Date: October 31, 2017

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Dozer Operator

Smiths Laser Levelling was the first of its type in England. We acquired this technology to offer our customers the most cost effective solution in large scale site preparation and the optimisation of increasingly expensive aggregates and cover material.

We now require a dozer operator to drive our D6 Dozer. Experience of operating laser controlled equipment would be advantageous but not essential as training will be given.

You must be willing to work away from home as instructed. An enhanced hourly rate plus paid accommodation and meals applies. Bonus scheme paid.

Full UK driving license essential. Works transport will be provided.

Benefits include:

  • Work place pension
  • Performance related bonus scheme
  • Life Insurance scheme
  • Onsite parking
  • 28 days holiday including bank holidays
  • Corporate gym membership discount

Closing Date: October 31, 2017

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Fabrication Workshop Labourer

We are currently seeking someone for a full time position in our Fabrication Workshop at our depot in Eastington, near Stonehouse.

The successful candidate will suit someone with a flexible attitude to work and a desire to add to their existing skillset.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Maintenance and cleanliness of the workshop
  • Cleaning equipment
  • Moving items in the workshop – some heavy lifting may be required
  • Assisting personnel with their day to day duties
  • Work within a team and contributing towards team work
  • Ensure the work is carried out within the deadlines, safely and efficiently, and to relay information accurately to the Supervisor.
  • Observe all Health and Safety requirements and instructions at the site

Benefits include:

  • Work place pension
  • Life Insurance scheme
  • Onsite parking
  • 28 days holiday including bank holidays
  • Corporate gym membership discount

 

Closing Date: October 31, 2017

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Multi-Skilled Recycling Shed Operative

Our Waste Management division are looking for a multi-skilled operative to work within the Transfer Shed at our Moreton Valence Waste Transfer Station near Gloucester.

Responsibilities include:

  • Inspecting the inbound loads for conformity to product specification and customer / supplier requirements.
  • Ensuring product is stored accordingly in a safe and secure manner.
  • To operate fixed and mobile plant.
  • Processing all material efficiently and safely through the automatic balers.
  • To monitor and maintain housekeeping standards.
  • Inspecting the outgoing loads for conformity to product specification and customer / supplier requirements.
  • Control the operation and maintenance of all machinery and equipment in order to maximise effectiveness.
  • Ensuring all vehicles are loaded and unloaded, in a safe and efficient manner;
  • To complete all relevant paperwork, including daily checks, defect reporting, production figures and required weight data.
  • To ensure that the health & safety procedures are complied with at all times.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have practical experience of operating machinery.
  • Possess good communication skills and be able to communicate appropriately at all levels.

 

Hours of work- 7am – 5pm, Monday to Friday. Some additional hours may be required.

Experience preferred but not essential as training will be given.

 Benefits include:

  • Onsite parking
  • Life Insurance Scheme
  • Work place pension scheme
  • 28 days holiday including bank holidays
  • Corporate gym membership discount

Closing Date: October 31, 2017

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Metal Sorting Operative

Smith’s (Gloucester) Ltd operates a ferrous & non ferrous recycling facility at their Moreton Valence depot in Gloucester. It is a fully licensed and an accredited ELV Treatment Facility.

 

We now require an non ferrous metals sorting operative to join our growing team.

Duties will include sorting and grading of materials.

Remuneration dependent on experience.

Benefits include:

  • Work place pension scheme
  • Life Insurance scheme
  • Onsite parking
  • 28 days holiday including bank holidays
  • Corporate gym membership discount

Closing Date: October 31, 2017

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HGV Class 2 Driver

Class 2 HGV drivers required to join our growing team. Based out of our Waste Recycling Facilities at Moreton Valence or Tewkesbury.

The successful candidate will hold a valid HGV licence and DCPC card.

Experience preferred but not essential as training will be given.

Good written and spoken English skills required for understanding of compliance and instructions given.

Benefits include:

  • Work place pension scheme
  • Life Insurance scheme
  • Onsite parking
  • 28 days holiday including bank holidays
  • Corporate gym membership discount

Closing Date: October 31, 2017

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Welder / Fabricator

Full-time position based at our Fabrication/ Welding Workshop at Eastington.

Working alongside our existing team in the Fabrication/Welding on our extensive Plant and Lorry fleet.

Position would ideally suit someone with a flexible attitude to work and a desire to add to their existing skills set.

Required skills/ qualifications:

  • Good ability to read workshop drawings
  • Knowledge of current CE marking procedures
  • Reasonable to good mathematical ability – confident with angles and measuring etc.
  • Confident with use of hand held equipment in welding and metal fabrication including welding plant, grinders, drills, oxy/acetylene cutting equipment, plasma cutting equipment.
  • Self-motivated and able to work individually and as part of a team
  • Ability to work in a safe manner following health, safety, environment and quality guidelines and instructions
  • Hold a City & Guilds 229 or equivalent.

An engineering background and a full UK driving licence would be advantageous

All candidates will be required to undertake a welding test.

Salary will depend on experience and qualifications.

Benefits include:

  • Work place pension
  • Life Insurance scheme
  • Onsite parking
  • 28 days holiday including bank holidays

Closing Date: October 31, 2017

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Mobile Plant Machinery Fitter

We require an experienced plant machinery fitter to join our well established team in our Plant Workshop.

As a plant fitter you will be responsible for:

  • Repair and maintenance of all types of heavy plant
  • Routine maintenance to minimise downtime on machinery
  • Inspections on an extensive fleet of machines of a variety of sizes

Salary dependant on experience.

Overtime available.

Benefits include:

  • Work place pension
  • Life Insurance scheme
  • Onsite parking
  • 28 days holiday including bank holidays
  • Corporate gym membership discount

Closing Date: October 31, 2017

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Plant Hire Machine Operative

With a reputation for excellence in customer service and professional maintenance, Smiths Plant Hire has an extensive fleet of machines ranging from 1t-35t excavators, backhoe loaders, telehandlers to dozers and dump trucks.

Our Plant Hire division currently require heavy plant machine operatives to undertake work in a safe and efficient manner on a wide variety of plant machinery.

Experience essential.

CPCS card essential.

Additional training available.

Benefits include:

  • Work place pension scheme
  • Life Insurance scheme
  • Onsite parking
  • 28 days holiday including bank holidays
  • Corporate gym membership discount

Closing Date: October 31, 2017

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HGV Mechanic

We are looking for an experienced HGV Fitter to carry out routine maintenance and servicing on our large fleet of vehicles to MOT Standard.

A HGV Class 1 licence would be advantageous.

Full time position based in our Transport Workshop.

Hours of work will be between the core hours of 6am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. Saturday mornings may be required.

Rate will depend on experience and qualifications.

Benefits include:

  • Work place pension
  • Life Insurance scheme
  • Onsite parking
  • 28 days holiday including bank holidays
  • Corporate gym membership discount

Closing Date: October 31, 2017

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HGV Class 1 Driver

Waste Transport – Ejector Trailers, Walking Floors and Scrap Bulkers

Experience preferred but not essential. Training given.

Driver CPC required, good written and spoken English skills required for understanding of compliance and instructions given.

Positions available at  our Gloucester, Cardiff and Avonmouth/ Bristol Depots.

Benefits include:

  • Work place pension scheme
  • Life Insurance scheme
  • Onsite parking
  • 28 days holiday including bank holidays
  • Corporate gym membership discount

Closing Date: October 31, 2017

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Asbestos Operative

Smiths are a fully HSE licensed asbestos removal contractor. We have been providing clients the highest standard of asbestos removal services for over 20 years. We now require an asbestos operative to join our team.

The successful candidate will have knowledge of asbestos both licensed and non-licensed. They will have the minimum requirements of a CSCS card, Licensed Asbestos Removal Operatives certificate/card, a valid HSE medical, a face fit certificate for both half and full face masks, ideally own a regularly serviced full face mask.

Full valid driving license required. Works transport will be provided.

The successful candidate will be expected to work within a small team and be familiar with the current HSE regulations CAR2012 and health and safety rules and be able to ensure that the contracts are carried out within the deadlines, safely and efficiently.

Additional certificates such as PASMA, IPAF, Confined Space, Harness Training, would be an advantage but are not essential as further training will be provided to the right candidate.

Benefits include:

  • Work place pension
  • Life Insurance scheme
  • Onsite parking
  • 28 days holiday including bank holidays
  • Corporate gym membership discount

Closing Date: October 31, 2017

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