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.

Executive Assistant (Eastington)

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.  Smiths has now grown to one of the largest Construction and Waste Management companies in the South West.

We are now recruiting for an Executive Assistant to work closely with the Executive Officers and provide high level administration support.

The successful candidate must be able to work confidentially and with discretion at all times and be able to build professional relationships with Directors and Senior Management within the Company.  You will also need to be resourceful and able to anticipate the needs of the Board of Directors while representing and acting in keeping with the organisations priorities, purpose and goals.  You must be able to work alone but also in a team.

Responsibilities

  • Administration support – this can be very varied day to day such as proof reading legal documents, preparing letters, reports and presentations.
  • Monthly reconciliation of Corporate credit card
  • Manage and maintain property and land files
  • Undertake research and project support as and when required to assist the Company Secretary and Executive Officers
  • Manage and process bespoke invoices
  • Analysis of data when required
  • Administration of monthly / quarterly Divisional Management meetings
  • Minute taking in Board level meetings and others where required
  • Liaising between the Board and other members of staff when required
  • Assist with updating company website
  • Provide support with recruitment administration
  • Assist with administration management of residential rental properties
  • Liaising with external agencies and organisations such as Stroud District Council, Western Power Distribution, Severn Trent, Natural England etc to follow up any applications or queries.
  • Taking phone calls, enquires and messages for the Executive team
  • Establishing and maintaining filing and information systems to ensure the efficient and speedy access of data
  • Provide cover for reception team as and when required
  • Provide additional support to the workplace team and other colleagues across the organisation during busy periods of work
  • Promote and understand internal systems
  • Interact with visitors
  • Any other ad hoc duties as required

Personal Specification

  • Experience of working in a secretarial / EA role
  • Proficient in IT skills along with good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Outlook) and the ability to adapt to new systems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong administration and organisation skills
  • Ability to build relationships with a range of staff across all levels, including senior business leaders, both internally and externally
  • Demonstrate a high level of discretion and confidentiality.

Benefits:

  • Life Assurance Scheme (2 x salary)
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • 28 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Eye test allowance
  • Free on-site parking
  • Corporate gym membership discount
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Employee discount on skip hire
  • Support from a friendly team operating as part of a family run business

Please submit a covering letter and CV explaining why you would be a suitable candidate for this role.

Closing Date: September 30, 2020

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Trade Waste Administrator (Tewkesbury)

Company Overview

Smith’s (Gloucester) Ltd is a family run company owned and run by the Smith family since 1982.  Offering a wide range of services the company has grown to one of the largest Construction and Waste Management companies in the South-West. Employing in the region of 500 people across Gloucestershire and South-Wales we are looking for someone to join our administration team in our Tewkesbury depot.

Job role

We require a Trade Waste administrator to join our team of 3 to assist with bookings, taking calls, resolving queries and liaising with the Operations Department.

The Successful Candidate

  • The successful candidate must have excellent customer service skills as we pride ourselves on our high level of customer service
  • You must have the ability to work efficiently and multi task
  • You must be able to work through a query and reach and end resolution
  • Enjoy working in a busy work environment
  • Knowledge of waste management and or trade waste is not essential but would be beneficial

Job responsibilities

  • Provide administration assistance to all direct sales personnel when required
  • Work closely with the Sales team and the Administration team to ensure quality customer service requirements are met
  • Preparing reports as required for the Trade Waste Team Leader and Sales team
  • Carry out the administration required for customer notification of any price increases and service variations
  • Process new accounts, sites and agreements to the system
  • Make service amendments as and when requested by the customer or subcontractor
  • Look into and resolve service disputes
  • Deal with invoice queries and requests for credits as delegated and prior to authorisation by the Trade Waste Team Leader
  • Receive and direct appropriately, incoming phone calls and emails for the ordering and supply of services

Benefits

  • Life Assurance Scheme (2 x salary)
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • 28 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Eye test allowance
  • Free on-site parking
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Corporate gym membership discount
  • Employee discount on Skip Hire
  • Support of a friendly team as part of a family-run business

Closing Date: September 30, 2020

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HGV Class 1 Driver – Bulker & Walking Floors (Gloucester)

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 and bulk tipping trailers, capable of transporting a wide range of products in large quantities.

We are recruiting HGV1 drivers for tramping 3-4 nights 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

  • Experience not essential as training will be given.
  • Driver CPC required.
  • Good written and spoken English skills required for understanding of compliance and instructions given.

Benefits

  • Life Assurance Scheme (2 x salary)
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • 28 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Night out allowance available when working away from home
  • Personal tablet for work use
  • Mobile telephone for work use
  • Eye test allowance
  • Six monthly boot allowance
  • Complimentary PPE
  • Free on-site parking
  • Corporate gym membership discount
  • Employee discount on Skip Hire
  • Support of a friendly team as part of a family-run business

Hourly rate based on experience.

Closing Date: September 28, 2020

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Welder / Fabricator (Gloucester)

Company Overview

Smith’s (Gloucester) Ltd is a family run business owned and run by the Smith family since 1982.  Smith’s (Gloucester) Ltd 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 recruiting for a full-time welder based at our Engineering Workshop at Eastington.

Hours of work will be between 6am to 5/6pm, Monday to Friday.

Main duties to be carried out will be working alongside our existing team in the Maintenance, Fabrication and Welding department of our extensive Plant and Lorry fleet.

Duties

  • To ensure that all plant / equipment is maintained and repaired to meet the requirements of the customers.
  • To ensure that all breakdowns or non-scheduled work is undertaken in a timely, cost effective manner.

Position would ideally suit someone looking for a varied and busy role and a desire to add to their existing skills set.

All candidates will be required to undertake a welding test and have a valid UK driving licence.

Salary will depend on experience and qualifications.

Benefits

  • Life Assurance Scheme (2 x salary)
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • 28 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Six monthly boot allowance
  • Complimentary PPE
  • Free on-site parking
  • Corporate gym membership discount
  • Employee discount on Skip Hire
  • Support of a friendly team as part of a family-run business

Closing Date: September 30, 2020

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Logistics Manager (Gloucester)

Company Overview

Smith’s (Gloucester) Ltd is a family run company based in Gloucestershire which has grown to be one of the largest Construction and Waste Management companies in the South-West. We now run an expeditious resource recovery haulage operation, including but not limited to: – scrap haulage, grain haulage, container haulage, recycling haulage and general haulage services.

Our operations run from around 4am on Monday morning until mid-morning on Saturday.

Responsibilities:

The Logistics Manager will provide full management of the company’s transport and operational functions.  With our own modern fleet, we pride ourselves on providing an excellent service to our customers so attention to detail is important.  The main responsibilities of the role will include driver and transport office management, staff development, resource planning and cost control as well as continuously improving the operation for increased efficiency.  This is a day shift role but a flexible approach to hours is required to ensure you can manage all your team and responsibilities over the company’s working week.

Other responsibilities:

  • Overall responsibility for all Waste Transport operations and administration.
  • You will be required to effectively and efficiently manage the Waste Transport 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, whilst being approachable at all times.
  • Integration and close working relationships with Waste Division managers and supervisors and other Smith’s divisional managers and supervisors.
  • To build pro-active relationships with Smith’s Headquarters departmental managers and teams ensuring that Waste Transport business benefits from the specialist skills and support available.
  • To problem solve and have the ability to route vehicles effectively, taking into consideration account profit and productivity.
  • To ensure that Waste Transport is providing a safe and cost effective day to day operation that meets, if not exceeds, customer expectations, both internal and external.
  • To fully exploit commercial opportunities.
  • To maximise productivity and achieve company KPI’s
  • Responsibility for all Health & Safety within Waste Transport, with support from the Waste Divisional Manager and/or H&S Group Manager when needed.
  • To keep drivers informed about any changes in procedures and provide them with relevant information about their work, legislation and training if necessary. Arrange and conduct driver’s meetings/tool box talks, to ensure all drivers are kept up to date with company activities including current, new and future legislation.

Person Specification:

  • The successful candidate must have previous experience of managing in a transport environment and be confident in these duties.
  • They must also be able to train and guide staff when necessary.
  • The successful candidate will need a financial and commercial understanding and awareness.
  • Able to create, develop and maintain strong working relationship with customers.
  • Good decision-making skills, able to analyse, prioritise and plan as well as responding to quickly changing workloads.

What we offer:

We’re looking to offer a salary of up to £35,000 per annum.  In addition, we offer 28 days holiday (including bank holidays). You will have access to a variety of company benefits including a life insurance scheme (2 x salary), corporate gym membership discount, workplace pension scheme and more.

Why apply for this role?

Be part of something big.

Smith’s (Gloucester) Limited is a leading provider of haulage solutions. We help our customers manage their materials/pallets most efficiently using our technology and services. Our greatest strength is our family driven team – who are enthusiastic, energetic, innovative people of all experience levels and talents who make Smiths a great place to work.

Please send in your CV and covering letter explaining why you are the right person for this role.

 

Closing Date: October 1, 2020

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HGV Mechanic – Night Shift (Gloucester)

Company Overview

Smith’s (Gloucester) Ltd 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.  Smith’s 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 per week between the hours of 5pm – 6am, Monday – Friday.  Hourly rate reflective of night time 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

  • Very competitive hourly rate
  • Life Assurance Scheme (2 x salary)
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • 28 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Six monthly boot allowance
  • Complimentary PPE
  • Free on-site parking
  • Corporate gym membership discount
  • Support of a friendly team as part of a family-run business
  • Staff discount on Skip Hire

Closing Date: September 28, 2020

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JCB 3CX Operator (Gloucestershire)

The successful candidate must have a 180 CPCS qualification, previous experience of operating a 3CX and be based locally to Gloucestershire.

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 3CX Driver to join our Plant Hire 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
  • 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 your 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

  • Competitive salary
  • Life Assurance Scheme ( 2 x salary)
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • 28 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Six monthly boot allowance
  • Complimentary PPE
  • Free on-site parking
  • Corporate gym membership discount
  • Company van to travel to and from work
  • Support of a friendly team as part of a family-run business
  • Staff discount on Skip Hire

Closing Date: September 25, 2020

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HGV Technician (Cardiff)

Company Review

Smith’s is a family run business, owned and run by the Smith family since 1982. It has now grown to one of the largest of the waste management companies in the South-West and South Wales. We are now looking for a qualified mechanic to join our Cardiff team.

Job Description

We are looking for a skilled workshop-based HGV fitter to work from our Cardiff 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 provided 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 x salary)
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • 28 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Six monthly boot allowance
  • Complimentary PPE
  • Free on-site parking
  • Company van to travel to and from work
  • Support of a friendly team as part of a family-run business
  • Staff discount on Skip Hire

 

Closing Date: September 25, 2020

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