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.

Trainee Purchase Ledger Clerk

This is a full time role and reports to the Purchase Ledger Supervisor. The position is based at our Eastington depot and would suit an organised and self-motivated individual who possesses good attention to detail.  

Main Responsibilities:

  • Scanning and processing of invoices
  • Sorting delivery notes
  • Posting delivery notes to the computerised system
  • Coding invoices
  • Matching invoices to delivery notes
  • Issuing invoices to internal Divisions for approval
  •  Ensuring appropriate approval of documents
  •  Filing documents
  • Liaison with suppliers.
  • Liaison with operating Divisions and third parties as appropriate.
  • Closing of the Purchase Ledger- ensuring this is a complete and accurate closure as it is a critical point in the preparation of Monthly Management Accounts. We should therefore assume that the ledger should close no later than the 3rd Friday in the month. If there is to be a delay to this the Finance Manager is to be notified as soon as reasonably certain.
  • Invoices in query/on hold- these should be reviewed at least monthly and both the person raising the query and the supplier contacted to assess progress.
  • Accurate coding of Invoices- The accurate coding of invoices is critical to the accuracy of costs and every effort should be made to ensure coding is accurate through POP or through manual coding.
  • Cut-off procedures- to ensure accuracy and completeness of the ledger every effort should be made to ensure that all invoices, delivery notes and credit notes relevant to a month are posted in that month and that no costs relating to future months are posted.

Closing Date: August 31, 2018

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Heavy Haulage Co-Ordinator

Full-time position at our Head Office in Eastington who is responsible for day to day co-ordination of the heavy haulage fleet, including responsibility for management of staff and giving instruction, direction and delegation. The successful candidate will oversee efficient daily operations in line with current legislation and ensure that the Low Loader fleet are fully compliant at all times. This role will be within a busy environment and therefore you will also be required to assist in answering telephone and email enquiries for the Plant Hire fleet.

Plant Hire knowledge is preferable.

CPC holder desirable

A good understanding of written and spoken English is required.

Responsibilities will include:

• Overall responsibility for all Heavy Haulage movements including responsibility for all relevant Movement Orders.

• You will be required to effectively and efficiently route the Low Loader fleet in accordance with customer, company, contractual and legislative requirements.

• To develop and maintain excellent open lines of effective communication both internally and externally. Whilst maintaining a positive “can do” approach to all tasks and being approachable at all times.

• To problem solve and have the ability to route vehicles effectively, taking into consideration account profit and productivity.

• To ensure that the Low Loaders provide a safe and cost effective day to day operation that meets, if not exceeds, customer expectations, both internal and external.

• To maximise productivity of the Low Loader fleet.

• Overall responsibility and supervision of drivers, briefing/debriefing and monitoring and managing performance.

• To liaise closely with fleet/garage colleagues to minimise vehicle downtime and to ensure safe vehicle operations including compliance with vehicle defect reporting and procedures.

• To ensure that all aspects of DVSA vehicle and driver compliance are adhered to and maintained.

• To ensure that the Low Loader fleet fully complies with all governing regulations.

• To ensure all vehicle defects are reported, completed and logged correctly in line with company procedure.
• To keep drivers informed about any changes in procedures and provide them with relevant information about their work, legislation and training if necessary.

• Maintain up to date knowledge of all relevant regulations and legislation.

• Monitor and implement any training, including driver CPC.

• Obtain correct authorisation for any vehicle expenditure.

Remuneration will depend on experience.

Benefits include:

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

Closing Date: July 31, 2018

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HGV Class 1 Driver

Smith’s (Gloucester) Ltd operates an extensive fleet of articulated vehicles, pulling a variety of trailers capable to transporting a wide range of products in large quantities. Our fleet of trucks include double drive vehicles, specifically geared for off-road/ landfill driving and lift axle vehicles for longer distance, motorway driving. All fitted with hydraulic lifting gear.

We now require Waste Transport drivers to join our growing team operating out of our depot near Gloucester.

Experience preferred but not essential as training will be given.

Driver CPC required.

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

Benefits include:

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

Closing Date: July 31, 2018

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Sales Executive (Cardiff)

This is a full time role and reports to the Sales Manager – Skip Hire and Waste Management Division. The position is based out of our Cardiff depot but will focus on waste management sales in Cardiff, Newport and the surrounding areas.

Main responsibilities include: 

  • To identify potential sales opportunities and timely close those opportunities to become actual sales.
  • Effective daily use of appropriate company Information Systems and databases to include the completion of monthly sales report for submission to the Sales Manager.
  • Implement new ideas and methods and continue to seek ways of both improving contribution to the goals of the organisation and enhancing the reputation of the company.
  • Liaise with clients to ensure the highest possible customer care satisfaction and complete all relevant inspections and documentation.

 

The successful candidate will hold a full UK driving license. Works transport will be provided.

Salary dependent on experience.

 

Benefits include:

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

 

Closing Date: July 31, 2018

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HGV Class 2 Driver – Skip, Hook and RCV

Smiths (Gloucester) Limited is one of the largest construction and waste management companies in the South West. It’s Trade Waste Division collects waste from over 2,400 customer sites and the Skip Hire Division handles more than 2,000 skip collections each week.

We are looking for full-time, experienced HGV Class 2 Trade Waste, Skip Hire & Hook Bin drivers.

You will be required to drive Trade Waste, Skip Hire or Hook Bin vehicles at both commercial and domestic properties in and around the Gloucestershire area whilst adhering to Road Transport legislation and fulfilling the Company’s obligations.

Tasks and duties will include:
• carrying out routine vehicle checks
• making sure that the load is correctly placed and is secure
• delivering and collecting wheelie bins/skips/hook bins
• maintaining a log book with details of trips, including rest breaks

To successfully secure this opportunity, you must:
• have at least one year HGV Class 2 experience
• hold a valid DCPC and Category C licence
• be reliable, punctual and self-motivated
• have a great attitude and strong work ethic
• be capable and confident in your ability

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

Benefits include:

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

Closing Date: July 31, 2018

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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: July 31, 2018

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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. This is a full time position based in our Transport Workshop in Eastington near Stonehouse.

The position is based in a busy workshop environment where you will be required to undertake all levels of maintenance, repairs and major over hauls as well as completing standard servicing and diagnostics.

You must be capable of following the repair process from fault analysis to completion.

The successful candidate will be able to work as part of a team as well as under their own initiative. The role would suit someone who possesses good communication skills and a flexible attitude to work.

Rate dependent on experience and qualifications. Overtime available.

A HGV Class 1 licence would be advantageous.

 

Benefits include:

  • Work place pension
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • On site parking
  • 28 days holiday including bank holidays
  • Corporate gym membership discount

Closing Date: July 31, 2018

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Demolition Labourer

Experience demolition labourer required. Expected to work within a small team, taking direction from a site supervisor and be familiar with health and safety rules.

Working primarily in the Gloucestershire area, though at times you may be required to work further afield so full driving license is required.

Must hold a CSCS card and Demolition and Asbestos Awareness Certificates would be advantageous but not essential as further training will be provided.

You must be able to ensure the work is carried out to given deadlines, safely and efficiently.

Benefits include:

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

Closing Date: July 31, 2018

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