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.

Machine Operative

Smith’s (Gloucester) Limited require a Machine Operator to join our well established family-run business. Smith’s has now grown to be one of the largest Waste and Construction companies in the South-West. We operate an extensive fleet of machinery to enable us to process and segregate the waste that is brought into the depot. The role will require the candidate to sort and separate recyclables with the aid of a 360 slew and loading shovel. The role will be based at our waste facility at Tewkesbury.

The successful candidate Duties could include:

  • Ensure that the health & safety procedures are complied with at all times
  • Ensuring product is stored accordingly in a safe and secure manner.
  • Pick different types of recyclables
  • To operate mobile plant.
  • To perform general labouring duties on site.
  • To monitor and maintain housekeeping standards.
  • Good communication skills and be able to communicate appropriately.

Experience of Mobile plant 360 slew and loading shovel preferred full training will be given to the right candidate.

Benefits include:

  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance Scheme (2 times salary)
  • Free on-site parking
  • 28 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Corporate gym membership discount
  • 6 monthly boot allowance
  • Complimentary PPE
  • Good opportunity’s to progress within the business
  • Supportive of a friendly team operating as part of a family run business
  • Eye test allowance for VDU operators

Job Type: Full-time

Working hours are between 7.00 am and 6.00 pm Monday to Friday, with the flexibility of Saturday cover 7.00 am and 1.00 pm when required.

Closing Date: June 28, 2021

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Mobile Plant Fitter/Mechanic /Technician

Smiths (Gloucester) Limited is a family run company owned and run by the Smith family since 1982. Smith’s has grown from a single owner-operated plant hire company to a multifaceted group with family values still firmly at the heart of each project undertaken. At Smiths we pride ourselves on our ethics of reliability and hard work which enables us to deliver a wide range of services that we can all be proud of. We are now looking for an experienced fitter to join our ever growing team!

The successful candidate must have machinery fitting experience.

Job description

We now require an experienced plant machinery fitter to join our team at our Cardiff depot. You will be responsible for carrying out the repair and maintenance of all types of heavy plant of a variety of sizes. The repair and maintenance of the machines will be required for use for our Construction and Demolition divisions on projects in the South-West.

The role is partly mobile and partly workshop based with a well-equipped van provided.

What we are looking for:

  • An experienced mechanic/fitter to work on our extensive list of machines which include JCB’s and CAT’s ranging from 1 – 50 tonne excavators, dumpers, rollers and dozers.
  • The role will require working in house in our newly built workshop and also working visiting site in a company van to fix machines out on site. The successful candidate must be willing to be flexible and no two days will be the same.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have previous experience of working with a range of heavy plant equipment, machines and hydraulic equipment
  • Have previously worked in this industry
  • Be confident in the diagnosis of electrical and hydraulic systems
  • Be able to work alone and under own initiative
  • Possess good communication skills and have the ability to communicate at all levels, including with colleagues and clients.

Benefits include:

  • Competitive hourly rate depending on experience
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance Scheme (2 times salary)
  • Free on-site parking
  • 28 days holiday (including Bank Holidays
  • Corporate gym membership discount
  • 6 monthly boot allowance
  • Complimentary PPE
  • Support of a friendly team operating as part of a family run business
  • Eye test allowance

Closing Date: June 30, 2021

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Class 1 Yard Despatcher/Shunter

Class 1 Despatcher/Shunter – Immediate Start

Due to continued successful growth we are recruiting for a Class 1 Despatcher/Shunter for an immediate start to support our Transport Operation based in Moreton Valence.

Salary: £32000 – £35000

Responsibilities and Duties

Despatching vehicles daily and shunting vehicles and trailers between sites completing work that is allocated to you in a productive, timely and safe manner, ensuring the haulage needs and requirements of our clients are met, whilst adhering to Road Transport legislation, Health and Safety Regulations and fulfilling the Company’s obligations.

Qualifications and Skills

This is an ideal opportunity to gain experience as a newly qualified Class 1 Driver and offers fantastic prospects for career progression as a professional driver.

  • Valid Class 1 Licence required.
  • Valid Driver CPC required.
  • You will be an extremely self-motivated individual who can work with minimal supervision.
  • You will need good problem solving skills and have experience managing resources.
  • Good written and spoken English skills required for understanding of compliance and instructions given.

Practical computer experience using Transport Systems and Microsoft Office packages, e.g. Word, Excel and Outlook would be advantageous but not essential.

Benefits

  • Life Assurance Scheme (2 times salary)
  • 6 monthly boot allowance
  • Corporate gym membership discount
  • Personal tablet for work use
  • Mobile telephone for work use
  • Complimentary PPE
  • Support of a friendly team operating as part of a family-run business
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • Free on-site parking
  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Eye test allowance
  • Hourly rate: Based on experience
  • Weekend overtime

Closing Date: June 21, 2021

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Drainage Gang

Job Description

Company Overview

With over 25 years of experience in Construction Smiths is now firmly established as one of the region’s most experienced and trustworthy firms.

We are currently recruiting for a Drainage gang consisting of x1 Machine driver and x 2 groundworkers (Pipelayer/Top man) with Dumper/roller tickets. to join our well-established family company, offering a complete service to the construction industry. The successful candidates must have at least 5 years ground work experience.

Objectives of the role

  • Working within policies and procedures, covering all aspects of deep / shallow drainage to achieve a high standard of work completed on time within budget.
  • Reporting to Site Manager

Key responsibilities

You will be required to carry out:

All aspects of deep and shallow drainage.

The successful candidate will

  • Have ability to work as part of a team but also be able to manage their time and workload
  • Have ability to think ahead and give consideration to the job in hand
  • Ability to use of power tools
  • Have an understanding and or be able to read drawings
  • Be self-motivated, keen to learn, conscientious and prepared to work in all weather conditions
  • Be reliable and punctual

Education /Experience

  • Must hold a valid full UK driving licence
  • Must hold a valid CSCS & CPCS certification.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience

Benefits include

  • Works transport provided
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Free on-site parking
  • 28 days holiday (including Bank Holiday)
  • 6 monthly boot allowance
  • Corporate gym membership discount
  • Complimentary PPE

Closing Date: June 30, 2021

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Transit Van Driver/ Labourer

Smiths Demolition Division are looking for a skilled Transit Flatbed Van Driver / Site Labourer to join our team.

The role includes the following;

  • Transporting tools and materials to site
  • Collecting tools from site when job is finished
  •  Collecting waste from site and taking to tip (over weighbridge)
  • Working as part of demolition gang as required
  •  Following Company H&S rules
  • Following Company driving rules
  • Adhering to all legal H&S and driving rules

Requirements

  • Physically fit. This is a full hands on role, not just driving
  • Ability to plan own workload in line with requirements on site
  • CSCS card
  •  Experienced and licensed to tow trailer

Benefits

  • Boot allowance
  • PPE provided
  • Full PAYE
  • Weekly Paid
  • Company Pension
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Supported training schemes

Salary based on skills and experience

Closing Date: June 30, 2021

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Labourer/Assistant Builder

This is a full time role and reports to the Maintenance Manager. The position is based at our Eastington depot & contract sites. The following are the main responsibilities associated with the position.

Job Purpose

To assist with and ensure that all property maintenance and repair is undertaken in a prompt and efficient manner with consideration for cost and quality of finish.

The successful candidate must be willing to carry out a variety of tasks including general labouring. This role is suited to someone who is interesting in building work and training will be given on a variety of building activities.

Responsibilities

  • To assist the Maintenance Manager in maintaining and keeping in good repair all company buildings and property. A list of these properties will be provided separately.
  • To assist the Maintenance Manager with keeping and maintaining a daily log/diary of all works undertaken.
  • To assist and carry out works required and/or requested to include damage caused by any Smiths vehicle or operative. In general an initial assessment will already have been carried out by others and this will be provided to you and the Maintenance Manager along with any relevant photographs taken. To regularly update by email, the relevant person on status of works being undertaken to include when job will commence, anticipated duration of works and when works have been completed. If possible obtain satisfaction sign off by third party if applicable. The works can include building of walls, laying of slabs etc
  • To assist the Maintenance manager in works at Smiths rental properties including painting.
  • To assist the Maintenance manager in obtaining quotations for larger projects (minimum 3 quotes) and discuss with senior management before acceptance. Once selection of the successful quote has been decided you will then appoint as necessary.

Benefits

  • Competitive hourly rate
  • 28 days holiday (inc banks)
  • Pension scheme
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Six monthly boot allowance
  • Free on site parking
  • Corporate gym membership discount

Closing Date: June 21, 2021

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HGV Class 2 Driver – Trade Waste – Cardiff

Smith’s (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 across the South West and South Wales. Smiths have built a great reputation, in the local area.

We are looking for a full-time, experienced HGV Class 2 Driver to drive a Trade Waste, vehicles who will be based out of our Gloucester depot.

Servicing commercial properties in and around the Gloucestershire area means that local area knowledge is essential.

All tasks must be completed whilst adhering to Road Transport legislation and fulfilling the Company’s obligations.

Tasks and duties will include:

  • carrying out routine vehicle checks
  • Emptying commercial wheelie bins
  • driving HGV refuse vehicle (RCV)
  • 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.

Hourly rate starting at £13.00 with a increase to £14.00 after successful probationary period.

Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • 6 monthly boot allowance
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Free on-site Parking
  • Corporate gym membership discount
  • Complimentary PPE
  • Family-run business
  • Progression Opportunities

Closing Date: June 21, 2021

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Transit Flatbed Driver / Site Labour

Smiths Demolition Division are looking for a skilled Transit Flatbed Van Driver / Site Labour to join our team.

The role includes the following

  • Transporting tools and materials to site
  • Collecting tools from site when job is finished
  • Collecting waste from site and taking to tip (over weighbridge)
  • Towing plant or machinery to/from site
  • Working as part of demolition gang as required
  • Following Company H&S rules
  • Following Company driving rules
  • Adhering to all legal H&S and driving rules

Requirements

  • Physically fit. This is a full hands on role, not just driving
  • Ability to plan own workload in line with requirements on site
  • CSCS card
  • Experienced and licensed to tow trailer

Benefits

  • Boot allowance
  • PPE provided
  • Full PAYE
  • Weekly Paid
  • Company Pension
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Supported training schemes

Closing Date: June 21, 2021

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Semi Skilled Operator and Roller Driver

The successful candidate must live within the South-West and must have a CPCS Roller certificate.

Company overview

Smith’s (Gloucester) Ltd is a family business owned and run by the Smith family since 1982. Smiths has grown to become one of the largest Waste and Construction companies in the South-West.

We are now looking for an experienced Roller Driver & Semi-skilled Ground-worker to join our Laser Controlled Excavator team. The successful candidate must be willing to work away from home when required.

Responsibilities

  • Driving any plant/equipment as directed by the Employer or third party
  • We work part of the specialist stone levelling gang performing all elements of the work as required
  • Washing, greasing, and general maintenance of any plant/ equipment at any time allocated to you by the Employer
  • Observe all Health and Safety requirements and instructions at the site
  • Ensure the work is carried out within the deadlines, safely and efficiently, and to relay information accurately to the Site Supervisor
  • Wear the appropriate PPE
  • To follow all instruction and direction from his supervisor
  • Carry out best practice and safe working practices
  • Report any malfunction, unserviceability of equipment/ tools immediately
  • Complete weekly timesheet and plant timesheet and hand it to the supervisor
  • Perform testing procedures to ensure that machines work optimally during the working process

Benefits

  • Increased hourly rate when working away.
  • Paid accommodation and evening meal allowance when working away.
  • Paid travel when working away.
  • Company van for business use.
  • On site parking
  • Corporate gym membership discount
  • Six monthly boot allowance
  • Life assurance scheme (2 x scheme)
  • Support of a friendly team

Closing Date: June 21, 2021

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Plant Senior Technician

Smiths (Gloucester) Limited is a family run company owned and run by the Smith family since 1982. Smith’s has grown from a single owner-operated plant hire company to a multifaceted group with family values still firmly at the heart of each project undertaken. At Smiths we pride ourselves on our ethics of reliability and hard work which enables us to deliver a wide range of services that we can all be proud of. We are now looking for an experienced fitter to join our ever growing team!

The successful candidate must have machinery fitting experience and live in Gloucestershire or surrounding areas.

Job description

We now require an experienced plant machinery fitter to join our team at our head office near Stonehouse. You will be responsible for carrying out the repair and maintenance of all types of heavy plant of a variety of sizes. The repair and maintenance of the machines will be required for use for our Construction and Demolition divisions on projects in the South-West.

The role is partly mobile and partly workshop based with a well-equipped van provided.

What we are looking for:

  • An experienced mechanic/fitter to work on our extensive list of machines which include JCB’s and CAT’s ranging from 1 – 50 tonne excavators, dumpers, rollers and dozers.
  • The role will require working in house in our newly built workshop and also working visiting site in a company van to fix machines out on site. The successful candidate must be willing to be flexible and no two days will be the same.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have previous experience of working with a range of heavy plant equipment, machines and hydraulic equipment
  • Have previously worked in this industry
  • Be confident in the diagnosis of electrical and hydraulic systems
  • Be able to work alone and under own initiative
  • Possess good communication skills and have the ability to communicate at all levels, including with colleagues and clients.

Benefits include:

  • Competitive hourly rate £9.00-£12.50 depending on experience
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance Scheme (2 times salary)
  • Free on-site parking
  • 28 days holiday (including Bank Holidays
  • Corporate gym membership discount
  • 6 monthly boot allowance
  • Complimentary PPE
  • Support of a friendly team operating as part of a family run business
  • Eye test allowance

Closing Date: June 21, 2021

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Land Drainage Supervisor

Smith’s Gloucester Ltd are a leading Construction and Waste Management Company. Within our ever growing Plant Hire division we are now looking for a knowledgeable working Contracts Manager to oversee and manage all land drainage and small Construction projects. This is a full time role and reports to the Plant Manager. The position is based at our Eastington depot and Contract Sites.

Job Purpose

To oversee allocated Land drainage/small construction projects and manage the programme, resources, recording and reporting procedures and liaise with Plant Manager to ensure the protection of the company.

Responsibilities

To comply with Smith’s policies and procedures and assist where required with the preparation of Risk Assessments and Method Statements.

  • To carry out site inspection, prepare quotes for work and liaise with customer for upcoming work.
  • To site manage, supervise and co-ordinate staff including sub-contractors, agency labour, material suppliers and plant and utility providers to ensure an efficient method of work to the required quality and programme schedule.
  • To schedule and programme work to be carried out to ensure production targets are achieved and high quality of work is maintained on all projects under your control.
  • Ensure that production targets are met whilst producing the highest quality of product and ensuring that costs are kept within budget across all projects under your control.
  • To ensure that site personnel make effective daily use of appropriate company Information Systems and databases to include the completion of site diary and daily allocation sheets.
  • Manage and deliver the Group’s Health and Safety expectations ensuring all Staff and operatives are aware of their responsibilities and in line with the Group’s Health, Safety & Environment Policy and complete the relevant documentation on a weekly/monthly basis. Ensure all relevant documentation are in place including but not limited to RAMS/HAV.
  • Ensure that Tool Box talks are in place and are available and briefed for all tasks.
  • At all times comply with company policies, procedures and instructions.
  • Implement new ideas and methods and continue to seek ways of both improving contribution to the organisations goals and enhancing the reputation of the company and division.
  • Liaise with clients to ensure the highest possible customer care performance/satisfaction and complete all relevant inspections and documentation.
  • Direct liaison with Technical and Commercial departments ensuring that up to date records of all site activities are retained, thereby achieving cost/quality control; and report on the same to the Plant Manager.
  • Lead, motivate, communicate with, develop and performance manage staff to ensure staff are fully motivated to achieve best performance to meet the needs of the company.
  • To assist as required to ensure that all personnel working on site have the appropriate CPCS/CSCS cards for the task they are working on, are trained and competent and work in a safe manner at all times.
  • Manage a zero tolerance policy across all sites and ensure consistency.
  • Manage day to day site construction and project management across all projects.
  • Evaluate and develop project solutions and options
  • Develop and administer project schedules and brief to site management.
  • Maintain project cost control and reporting across all projects.
  • Integration and close working relationships with supervisors and other Smith’s managers from all divisions.
  • To build pro-active relationships with the team at Smith’s Headquarters Eastington, ensuring that the site benefits from the specialist skills and support available.
  • Effective liaison with customers to ensure full potential recovery of extras and additions.
  • Attend regular, usually weekly, meetings with the Plant hire Team to discuss site progress and future resource requirements

Benefits

  • Company vehicle
  • Competitive Salary 30-35k (depending on experience)
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • 28 days holiday including banks
  • Opportunities to progress
  • Corporate gym membership

Closing Date: June 21, 2021

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Skilled Ground Worker – Labourer

Company Overview

With over 25 years of experience in Construction Smiths is now firmly established as one of the region’s most experienced and trustworthy firms.

We are currently recruiting for a skilled ground worker to join our well-established family company, offering a complete service to the construction industry. The successful candidate must have at least 3 years ground work experience.

Objectives of the role

  • Working within policies and procedures, covering all aspects of Groundworks to achieve a high standard of work completed on time within budget.
  • Reporting to Site Manager

Key responsibilities

You will be required to carry out:

  • All aspects of Groundworks
  • Drainage and ducting
  • Digging footings whilst having an understanding of plans and datum
  • Externals and finishing’s (slabbing, kerbing, paving)
  • Concreting
  • Complying with Health and Safety policy and procedures
  • General labouring
  • Ensuring company property is looked after

The successful candidate will

  • Have ability to work as part of a team but also be able to manage their time and workload
  • Have ability to think ahead and give consideration to the job in hand
  • Ability to use of power tools
  • Have an understanding and or be able to read drawings
  • Be self-motivated, keen to learn, conscientious and prepared to work in all weather conditions
  • Be reliable and punctual

Education /Experience

  • Must hold a valid full UK driving licence
  • Must hold a valid CSCS
  • Experience in operating dumpers and rollers
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience
  • Machine tickets – preferred

Benefits include

  • Works transport provided
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Free on-site parking
  • 28 days holiday (including Bank Holiday)
  • Corporate gym membership discount
  • 6 monthly boot allowance
  • Complimentary PPE

Closing Date: June 21, 2021

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Plant Operator/ Ground Worker

Smith’s (Gloucester) Ltd is a family owned business operating in the South-West. Offering a variety of services including Plant Hire and Construction, we are now looking for an experienced machine operator with ground work experience to join our small groundworks team.

You will be required to work on a variety of projects including but not limited to:

  • Land drainage
  • Pipelines
  • Pond and lake construction and clearing
  • Environmental and wildlife construction and landscaping
  • Flood prevention
  • Equestrian areas

The successful candidate must:

  • Have previous groundworks experience
  • Have previous machine experience
  • Hold relevant machine tickets including 360 above and below 10 tonne
  • Be willing to work on a variety of projects as part of a team and on your own

Company Benefits:

  • Six monthly boot allowance
  • Life Assurance scheme (2 x salary)
  • Pension scheme
  • Corporate gym membership discount
  • Employee discount on Skip Hire
  • Competitive hourly rate

Closing Date: June 21, 2021

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Depot Manager – Waste Management Facility

Company overview

Smiths are a family company, owned and run by the Smith family since the business began in 1982. We 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 has grown to one of the largest Waste Management and Construction companies in the South West of England.

Smiths Waste Management are now firmly established as one of the regions most experienced and trustworthy firms. With customers across the South West and South Wales we have built a reputation for a professional approach to all aspects of our business.

We are looking for someone to join the team at our main waste facility at Moreton Valence, nr Gloucester. The site comprises of 14 acres which includes a large waste shed, wash bay, picking station, aggregates and scrap metal areas and so on. We are looking for a suitable candidate to manage the operations and staff at the depot whilst fully trained and supported by the Division’s Operational Manager. The successful candidate will have managerial experience and knowledge of the Waste industry. This is a full time role and would suit an organised yet motivated individual. We are looking for someone who is looking for a challenge, this role is very varied but requires attention to detail and good management skills.

Salary £35-£45,000 dependant on experience

Job Purpose

  • To plan, lead, organise and control the profitable operation of the MRF/Transfer Station in accordance with legislation, Company policy and procedures.
  • To ensure cost are strictly controlled in line with budget targets.
  • To effectively manage the Depot in line with agreed targets
  • To ensure compliance with the Company’s Safety Policy, the Health and Safety at Work Act, and where relevant all other associated legislation.

Responsibilities and Duties

Overall responsibility for all Depot operations and administration.

  • To develop an understanding of the operational issues within the Depot and progressively develop a plan and implement change to improve the management, cost control and profitability of the Depot.
  • Overall responsibility for all environmental matters within the Depot and liaison with the Environment Agency, in support of the Waste Divisional Manager.
  • Overall responsibility for all health & safety within the above Depot and liaison with the HSE, in support of the Company Group Health & Safety Manager. Ensuring that all operations are carried out in a safe, economical and timely manner in accordance with Company Policies and Procedures.
  • Ensure that all operations on site are conducted in a safe manner and that all Depot staff have received adequate training for the job they are required to do.
  • Identify areas where training is required and maintain a record of training received. Review training requirements on an annual basis and make recommendations as necessary to the Waste Divisional Manager.
  • Oversee the transportation of waste to ensure that it takes place efficiently without contaminating air, land or water sources.
  • Ensure the quality and performance of recycling.
  • To review and report on monthly cost statements produced for the Depot by the Finance Division along with variance reporting and statistical analysis and to ensure that the necessary internal Depot controls required for monitoring are in place.
  • To develop an understanding of the operational issues within the Depot and progressively develop a plan and implement change to improve the management, cost control and profitability of the Depot.

Qualification and Skills

Experience of the waste management industry is essential. You will be required to be the Technical Competence Manager (TCM) for the Depot and therefore will need to have a Certificate of Technical Competence (COTC). You will also be required to maintain an up to date operational knowledge of waste recycling best practice.

Coupled to the above experience of the following would be preferred, however, not essential for the right candidate.

  • Crushing and screening
  • Wood recycling
  • Ferrous/Non Ferrous operation.
  • Materials Recycling Facility operation.
  • ELV [ATF].

Benefits

  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Competitive salary
  • Free onsite parking
  • Company Mobile
  • Standard Pension Scheme
  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Support of a friendly management team
  • Corporate gym membership discount

Closing Date: June 21, 2021

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Weighbridge Operator

Company Overview

Smiths (Gloucester) Limited is a family run company owned and run by the Smith family since 1982. Smith’s has grown from a single owner-operated plant hire company to a multifaceted group with family values still firmly at the heart of each project undertaken. At Smiths we pride ourselves on our ethics of reliability and hard work which enables us to deliver a wide range of services that we can all be proud of. We are now looking for a weighbridge Operator at our Avonmouth depot, to join our ever growing team! Immediate start available, full time position, working from 7:00am – 5:00pm

ABOUT THIS ROLE:

Responsibilities and duties include:

  • Managing all vehicles entering and exiting the depot, weighing each load and recording data accurately.
  • Ensuring all vehicles attending site have the correct fully completed paperwork.
  • Recording and calculating inputs and outputs for the site.
  • Communication via radio with yard and transfer shed personnel.
  • Producing weighbridge tickets and completing waste transfer notes.
  • Awareness of gross/tare/nett weights of vehicles, to ensure vehicles leave at their legal weight limit.
  • Taking payments for disposal/collections as required.
  • General site administration, including answering the telephone.
  • Ensure all visitors have the correct PPE before entering site.

The successfully candidate will have:

  • Outstanding attention to accuracy and detail.
  • Ability to prioritise workloads and work to deadlines.
  • The ability to work Saturday mornings on a rota basis if required.
  • Good IT skills, including Microsoft Word & Excel.
  • Excellent communication skills and telephone manner.
  • Ability to work on own initiative with little supervision.
  • Ability to deal with drivers coming onto site in a professional manner.
  • A full, UK driving licence.

Benefits;

  • Free onsite parking
  • Full training
  • Support of a friendly team
  • Pension scheme
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Competitive salary

Closing Date: June 21, 2021

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HGV Class 1 Driver Artic/Bulkers/Tramping

Smith’s (Gloucester) Ltd operates an extensive fleet of new Volvo 500 & Scania 500 articulated vehicles, pulling a variety of trailers, including moving floor & bulk tipping trailers, capable of transporting a wide range of products in large quantities .

We are recruiting HGV1 drivers for tramping 3-4 nights out a week to join our growing team based out of Moreton Valence in Gloucester.

Salary: £34,000-£45,000

(£45,000 to include nights out)

Responsibilities and Duties

To complete work that is allocated to you in a productive and timely manner, ensuring the haulage needs and requirements of our clients are met, whilst adhering to Road Transport legislation and fulfilling the Company’s obligations.

Qualifications and Skills

The successful candidates must have previous HGV Class 1 experience. Waste management specific experience is advantageous but not essential.

Driver CPC required.

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

Benefits

  • Life Assurance Scheme (2 times salary)
  • 6 monthly boot allowance
  • Corporate gym membership discount
  • Personal tablet for work use
  • Mobile telephone for work use
  • Complimentary PPE
  • Support of a friendly team operating as part of a family-run business
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • Free on-site parking
  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Eye test allowance
  • Night out allowance available when working away from home
  • Hourly rate: Based on experience

Closing Date: June 21, 2021

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HGV Class 2 Driver

Smith’s (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. Smiths have built a great reputation, in the local area.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for a full-time, experienced HGV Class 2 Driver to drive either Trade Waste, Skip Hire or Hook Bin vehicles who will be based out of our Avonmouth depot.

Servicing both commercial and domestic properties in and around the Gloucestershire area means that local area knowledge is essential. All tasks must be completed whilst adhering to Road Transport legislation and fulfilling the Company’s obligations.

Tasks and duties will include:

  • Delivering, removing and exchanging skips and or hook bins
  • Driving HGV refuse vehicle (RCV) if required and carrying out collections of wheelie bins at commercial properties
  • Carrying out routine vehicle checks
  • Making sure that the load is correctly placed and is secure
  • 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.

Benefits include:

  • 6 monthly boot allowance
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Free on-site Parking
  • Corporate gym membership discount
  • Complimentary PPE
  • Family-run business

Closing Date: June 21, 2021

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Mobile Plant Fitter/Mechanic /Technician

Smiths (Gloucester) Limited is a family run company owned and run by the Smith family since 1982. Smith’s has grown from a single owner-operated plant hire company to a multifaceted group with family values still firmly at the heart of each project undertaken. At Smiths we pride ourselves on our ethics of reliability and hard work which enables us to deliver a wide range of services that we can all be proud of. We are now looking for an experienced fitter to join our ever growing team!

The successful candidate must have machinery fitting experience and live in Gloucestershire or surrounding areas.

Job description

We now require an experienced plant machinery fitter to join our team at our head office near Stonehouse. You will be responsible for carrying out the repair and maintenance of all types of heavy plant of a variety of sizes. The repair and maintenance of the machines will be required for use for our Construction and Demolition divisions on projects in the South-West.

The role is partly mobile and partly workshop based with a well-equipped van provided.

What we are looking for:

  • An experienced mechanic/fitter to work on our extensive list of machines which include JCB’s and CAT’s ranging from 1 – 50 tonne excavators, dumpers, rollers and dozers.
  • The role will require working in house in our newly built workshop and also working visiting site in a company van to fix machines out on site. The successful candidate must be willing to be flexible and no two days will be the same.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have previous experience of working with a range of heavy plant equipment, machines and hydraulic equipment
  • Have previously worked in this industry
  • Be confident in the diagnosis of electrical and hydraulic systems
  • Be able to work alone and under own initiative
  • Possess good communication skills and have the ability to communicate at all levels, including with colleagues and clients.

Benefits include:

  • Competitive hourly rate depending on experience
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance Scheme (2 times salary)
  • Free on-site parking
  • 28 days holiday (including Bank Holidays
  • Corporate gym membership discount
  • 6 monthly boot allowance
  • Complimentary PPE
  • Support of a friendly team operating as part of a family run business
  • Eye test allowance

Closing Date: June 21, 2021

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Site Supervisor – Demolition

Smiths Demolition are looking for experienced Site Supervisors (SSSTS) to join our expanding and highly competent and experienced teams.

We have a full order book and guaranteed work week on week

This is “hands on” site role, where you will work as part of the team on a variety of demolition projects

You will need to have experience of working on site and supervising a team of skilled labourers to deliver projects safely and to deadlines

You must have a Full UK Driving license. The jobs are at various sites in the West and South West, you will travel to site daily

Salary based on skills and experience

Responsibilities

  • · Compliance with H&S regulations
  • Compliance with Company policies
  • Supervising team of demolition operatives
  • Ensuring the job is completed to deadline
  • Completion of documentation
  • Update Contracts Manager with progress on site

Skills / Certification

  • Site experience
  • SSSTS
  • Full UK Driving license

Benefits

  • 28 days holiday (including public holidays)
  • PPE
  • Boot allowance
  • Works vehicle to travel to site
  • Pension
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Life assurance (after qualifying period)

Closing Date: June 21, 2021

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Demolition Operative

Smiths Demolition are looking for Demolition Operatives to join our expanding and experienced teams

This is a very “hands on” site role, where you will work as part of the team on a variety of demolition projects.

Type of work includes

  • Soft stripping buildings, by hand and machine
  • Demolition by machine
  • Clearing sites

Work will be in the West and South West. Travel to site will be in a works van on a daily basis

You will need to have experience of working on construction / building / demolition site

Salary based on skills and experience

This is full PAYE employment, with weekly pay

Responsibilities

  • Compliance with H&S regulations
  • Compliance with Company policies
  • Following instructions give by Site Supervisor

Skills / Certification

  • Site experience
  • CSCS
  • Full UK Driving license

Benefits

  • 28 days holiday (including public holidays)
  • PPE
  • Boot allowance
  • Works vehicle to travel to site
  • Pension
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Life assurance (after qualifying period)

Closing Date: June 21, 2021

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Asbestos Removal Operative

Smiths Demolition have vacancies for qualified and experienced Asbestos Removal Operatives to join our established teams.

Immediate start available

Work is guaranteed week on week

These are full time PAYE positions and weekly paid.

Smiths Demolition are a fully HSE licensed asbestos removal contractor with 30+ years experience of demolition and asbestos removal projects.

Responsibilities and Duties

· General site set up

· Building enclosures

· Safe removal and segregation of Asbestos

· Ensuring personal safety and that of work mates and the public

· Fixing transit route and warning signs/tape.

· Checking personal breathing masks prior to each shift

· Following methods of work and Health & Safety rules

Qualifications and Skills Required

· Licensed Asbestos Removal Operatives certificate/card

· Valid HSE Asbestos medical

· Face fit certificate for both half and full face masks

· Full UK driving license, and access to own vehicle.

Benefits

· Competitive hourly rate

· Weekly paid

· Work place pension

· Work transport provided

· 28 days holiday including bank/public holidays

· Discounted gym membership

· Supported training programmes

· PPE and work wear provided

· Life Insurance scheme

Closing Date: June 21, 2021

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Trainee HGV Class 2 Driver

Exciting new opportunity for those seeking a future career path in a successful family run business!

Have you thought about becoming a lorry driver but not sure how to get into the role? We are offering candidates looking for a career in HGV driving the opportunity to join a large family business working in Construction and Waste Management in the Gloucestershire area.

About the role

Starting in the Skip Division you will gain a wealth of operational knowledge and goods vehicle spatial awareness before you progress to passing your test and driving on your own vehicle. We then have a variety of different HGV departments where you can progress into including tippers, trade waste, skip hire and even to our artic lorries if you are the right candidate.

What we need from you

You must have a valid provisional HGV licence

Candidates in possession of a provisional licence will be mentored and instructed in different disciplines of HGV driving prior to being put through a DVSA driving test.

Benefits:

  • Full-time employment
  • Boot allowance
  • Corporate gym membership
  • Government pension scheme
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Career progression
  • Free on site parking

Closing Date: June 21, 2021

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HGV Technician/Workshop – Night Shift

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. Smiths operate an internal Workshop to carry out repairs and inspections of their extensive fleet of trucks which includes Volvo and Scania vehicles.

We are looking for a skilled workshop-based HGV fitter to join our night shift team 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.

Minimum of 46 hours a week 5pm – 6am Monday-Friday. Hourly rate reflective of nighttime hours.

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:

  • Very Competitive hourly rate
  • 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
  • Staff discount on Skip Hire

Closing Date: June 21, 2021

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HGV Class 2 Sweeper Driver

Smith’s (Gloucester) Ltd offer operated road sweeper hire with a fleet of vehicles equipped to remove debris from highways. They are fitted with gully sucking and high pressure jetting equipment to remove or clear minor blockages and obstruction within road drains. We now require an experienced Road Sweeper Operator to join our growing team operating out of the Eastington depot, near Stonehouse. The successful candidate must live in Gloucestershire.

This is a full- time role mainly working within Gloucestershire.

Salary- £28,000 – £32,000

A good command of spoken and written English is required.

Essential:

  • Good attitude to work
  • Prepared to work hard
  • Class C (HGV 2) licence
  • Current DCPC card

Benefits include:

  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance scheme (two times salary)
  • Free on-site parking
  • 6 monthly Boot Allowance
  • Mobile telephone for work use
  • Support of a friendly team operating as part of a family-run business
  • Complimentary PPE

Closing Date: June 21, 2021

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