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.

Business Development Manager – Transport

Smiths (Gloucester) Ltd is one of the largest Construction and Waste Management companies in the South West. Our reputation is built on integrity and reliability.

 

What we are looking for

We are now seeking a vibrant and enthusiastic sales professional to join our Transport team to promote the Transport Division and establish new customer relationships.

The successful candidate will be expected to identify and close sales opportunities. The role will be challenging and will be suited to a resourceful individual. You will need to adopt a proactive approach to sales and develop strategies within the division.

The role will primarily involve the supply of aggregates and muck away services, candidates will therefore ideally have an understanding of both civil engineering and construction industries.

Job Purpose

To identify potential sales opportunities. To timely close those opportunities to become actual sales. All actions to be carried out in a diligent manner and to the highest possible standard.

Responsibilities

  • At all times comply with company policies, procedures and instructions.
  • 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 performance/ satisfaction and complete all relevant inspections and documentation.
  • Direct liaison with Technical and Commercial departments ensuring that up to date records of all activities are retained and report on the same to the Sales Manager.
  • Integrate and develop close working relationships with other Smith’s divisions and departments.
  • To build pro-active relationships with the team at Smith’s Headquarters Eastington, ensuring that your division benefits from the specialist skills and support available.
  • No experience needed as full training will be offered, however an understanding of the industry will be beneficial.
  • Applicants must have good communication and organisation skills.
  • Applicants must conduct themselves in the desired manner, in keeping with our company ethos.
  • Applicants must be self-driven with a desire to succeed.
  • You will, at times, be required to work unsupervised and on your own initiative.

Closing Date: December 18, 2020

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HGV Class 1 Driver Artics/Bulkers/Tramping

Job Description

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.

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

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: December 11, 2020

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Office Administrator – Plant Hire

Job Summary

We are currently recruiting for a full time administrator based at our Head Office in Eastington, near Gloucester.

Full training will be given to the successful candidate so no previous Plant Hire experience is required. We do require someone who is eager to learn, keen to progress and gain an understanding of the business and preferably has some administration experience.

You will be working in the extremely busy Plant Office where no two days will be the same. The role requires high levels of attention to detail and the ability to spot the unusual and act upon it. You will also need to be highly organised and productive.

Working as part of a lively team, you will need to be a good team player, have excellent communication skills plus the ability to manage your own time effectively to achieve tasks to tight deadlines.

The role requires someone with excellent computer and data entry skills to navigate standard MS Office packages as well as finance and other bespoke packages and systems.

Responsibilities and Duties

The main responsibilities associated with the position are as follows:

  • Respond to phone calls and enquiries
  • Prepare and issue quotes to external and internal customers for plant hire
  • Book company equipment and operators following company process and procedure
  • Schedule on and off hire works
  • Book hires with contracted third parties
  • Update and maintain forward booking schedule
  • Reconciliation of location of plant onsite or on hire
  • Scheduling equipment servicing with in house workshop and external servicing teams
  • Reporting breakdowns, liaising with the workshop and support where required
  • Deal with a variety of visitors to the office including drivers, operators, third parties and colleagues from other departments
  • Investigate issues and see them through to successful conclusion
  • Produce internal and external invoices for the department (during colleague’s holiday)
  • Manage purchase ledger for the department
  • Liaison with the Finance department
  • Maintain and update records to ensure compliance to industry and company requirements
  • Filing and general administration

Benefits

  • Remuneration dependent on experience
  • Immediate start available
  • Free parking
  • Pension scheme
  • 28 days holiday, including public/bank holidays
  • Discounted local gym membership
  • A busy and varied role

Closing Date: November 30, 2020

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HGV Class 1 Driver – Low Loader

Job description

We are now looking for an experienced Low Loader driver to join our ever-growing team. The position is based out of our depot near Stonehouse.

Start times will usually be between 5am and 7am and you will typically work a 10 hour day with a possibility of overtime and working away.

Qualifications and Skills

The successful candidate will have held a valid UK HGV Class 1/Class 2 driving licence for at least 2 years and currently hold a valid Driver CPC.

Low loader experience preferred.

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

Closing Date: November 30, 2020

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Mobile/Workshop Plant Fitter

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.

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.

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:

  • 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: November 30, 2020

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Car and Van Mechanic

Company Overview

Smiths is a family run business owned and run by the Smith family since 1982. The company has now grown to be one of the largest Construction and Waste Management companies in the South-West. We are looking for an experienced and qualified car and van Mechanic to join our workshop team who will maintain our fleet of cars and small vans whilst carrying out repairs and MOT preps.

What will the role include?

The role will provide you with variety, dealing with all makes of cars and small vans to complete anything from servicing and inspections to complex repair work and diagnostics.

We are looking for a fully qualified individual who, is adaptable, able to work in a small team, can work under their own initiative and enjoy the challenge of coming across and resolving new problems every day.

Working Monday to Friday between the hours of 7.00 am and 6.00 pm, additional Saturday mornings maybe required.

Rate depending on level of experience.

The successful candidate must have at least 2 years experience working with cars and or vans.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension scheme
  • Life assurance scheme (2 x salary)
  • Free onsite parking
  • Corporate gym membership discount
  • Six monthly boot allowance
  • Employee discount on Skip Hire

Closing Date: November 30, 2020

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HGV Technician (Mechanic)

We are looking for a skilled workshop-based HGV fitter to work from our Eastington 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.

Benefits include:

  • Competitive hourly rate (£12.00 – £15.00 depending on experience)
  • 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
  • Free on site parking
  • Staff discount on Skip Hire

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

Closing Date: November 30, 2020

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