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.

Smith’s (Gloucester) Ltd. strive to ensure that we are an equal opportunities employer and are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

Skilled HGV Technician – Stonehouse

Job Description

Smiths are a family company, owned and run by the Smith family since the business began in 1982. They are still wholly committed to the business with two generations actively involved day to day. This engenders a community culture which rewards hard work, teamwork and a commitment to customer service that can be lost in larger corporate structures. Smiths operate an internal Workshop to carry out repairs and inspections to their extensive fleet of trucks which includes Volvo and Scania vehicles.

We are looking for a skilled workshop-based HGV fitter to join the team in our main transport workshop in a busy and varied transport environment. The successful candidate will carry out routine maintenance and MOT preparation in line with DVSA Guidelines, 6 weekly inspection schedule and major repairs when authorised by a senior team member. The successful candidate will enjoy a varied role, be able to work under their own initiative and also as part of a team. Training for the role will be supplied where required.

Responsibilities

  • To ensure that all vehicle/equipment maintenance is carried out at the appropriate time and to the standard required by third parties including DVSA, LOLER etc.
  • To ensure that all breakdowns or non-scheduled work is undertaken in a timely, cost effective manner
  • Ability to work on HGV’s in a safe and efficient manner to timescales
  • Ensure the work is carried out in accordance with company policies, to a high standard and in line with best practice
  • Wear the appropriate PPE
  • To follow all instruction and direction from the Workshop Manager
  • Carry out best practice and safe working practices
  • Always inspect tooling ensuring it is not defective and fit for use
  • Report any malfunction of equipment/tools immediately

Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Life Assurance Scheme (2 times salary)
  • 6 monthly boot allowance
  • Complimentary PPE
  • Gym membership discount
  • 28 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • Support of a friendly team as part of a family-run business

Closing Date: February 29, 2020

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Skilled HGV Technician – Avonmouth

Job Description

Company Overview

Smiths are a family company, owned and run by the Smith family since the business began in 1982. They are still wholly committed to the business with two generations actively involved day to day. This engenders a community culture which rewards hard work, teamwork and a commitment to customer service that can be lost in larger corporate structures. Smiths operate an internal Workshop to carry out repairs and inspections to their extensive fleet of trucks which includes Volvo and Scania vehicles.

Job Description

We are looking for a skilled workshop-based HGV fitter to work from our Avonmouth depot in a busy and varied transport environment.

The successful candidate will carry out 6 weekly inspection schedule in line with VOSA guidelines ensuring defects are completed in a timely cost effect manner taking instruction from the workshop manager when required or a senior member of staff. The successful candidate will also enjoy a varied role and be able to work under their own initiative. Training for the role will be supplied where required.

Experience with plant equipment would be beneficial as from time to time there would be a need to carry out small repairs on some of our plant machinery, mainly hose replacements and the odd oil change when required.

A full UK driving licence is required. A HGV licence would be beneficial as the role can include taking vehicles for brake tests and Tacho calibrations.

Responsibilities

  • Six weekly inspection schedule in line with VOSA ensuring that all breakdowns or non- scheduled work is undertaken in a timely, cost effective manner
  • Ability to work on HGV’s in a safe and efficient manner to timescales
  • Ensure the work is carried out in accordance with company policies, to a high standard and in line with best practice
  • Wear the appropriate PPE
  • To follow all instruction and direction from the Workshop Manager
  • Carry out best practice and safe working practices
  • Always inspect tooling ensuring it is not defective and fit for use
  • Report any malfunction of equipment/tools immediately

Benefits include:

· Competitive salary

· Life Assurance Scheme (2 times salary)

· 6 monthly boot allowance

· Complimentary PPE

· Gym membership discount

· 28 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)

· Workplace Pension Scheme

· Support of a friendly team as part of a family-run business

Closing Date: February 28, 2020

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