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.

Night Shift Controller

What we are looking for:

We are looking for an experienced and hard working night shift controller to join our Transport work shop night shift.

Job Purpose:

To complete the workload in your area of responsibility by planning, organising, allocating jobs and supervising night shift employees. To liaise with other departments, attend relative meetings and ensure the work is completed on time and within budget.

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. This will be achieved by correct utilisation of labour
  • To ensure that all breakdowns or non-scheduled work is undertaken in a timely, cost effective manner
  • To follow all instruction and direction from the Workshop Manager – Transport Division. Prior to the commencement of each shift a discussion must be undertaken between yourself and the Workshop Manager to agree the format and priorities.
  • Ensure handover information from each shift is conveyed verbally to the day shift leading hand and by email to all other interested parties.
  • Allocate jobs and communicate effectively with the night shift team to ensure work is completed in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Ensure that any interaction within the team to deliver the shift priorities is seamless.
  • Take responsibility for the quality control of all work completed during the shift to ensure a high standard of work is achieved.
  • Lead and motivate staff to enable them to maximise their skill set.
  • Ensure that all inspection sheets are completed and handed in the morning after the inspection.
  • Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner to timescales
  • Attend appropriate training and personal development as required by the Company
  • Observe all Health and Safety requirements and instructions at the site
  • 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
  • Familiarising yourself with the evacuation and emergency procedures at the site, including the location and type of each fire extinguisher
  • Carry out best practice and safe working practices, including ensuring that the workshop is left in a clean and tidy condition after each shift.
  • Always inspect tooling ensuring it is not defective and fit for use
  • Report any malfunction, unserviceability of equipment/tools immediately

Benefits:

  • Life assurance scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Six monthly boot allowance
  • Competitive hourly rate
  • Corporate gym membership discount
  • Free on site parking

Closing Date: March 18, 2021

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Machinery/Plant Fitter

Smith’s (Gloucester) Limited require an experienced plant fitter/engineer 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.

Responsibilities

This role is based at our main waste facility in Moreton Valence, Gloucester. You will be required to carry out the repair and maintenance of all types of heavy plant of a variety of sizes. Previous experience within plant machinery and mechanical experience is essential.

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
  • Supportive of a friendly team operating as part of a family run business
  • Eye test allowance
  • Support of a friendly team operating as part of a family run business
  • Eye test allowance

Closing Date: March 17, 2021

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HGV Class 2 Driver

What we are looking for:

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

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

Progression opportunities

Closing Date: March 17, 2021

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Skilled Labourer

Smith’s Demolition are looking SKILLED LABOUR to join our existing teams, working on demolition sites.

The jobs are weekly paid with full PAYE benefits

We have a full order book and guaranteed work throughout 2021 and beyond

Responsibilities and Duties

· General site set up

· Removal of building interiors and demolition of building by hand and machine

· Following methods of work and Health & Safety rules

Qualifications and Skills

· CSCS card

· Experience of working on site

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

Benefits

· Competitive hourly rate

· 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

Job Types: Full- time , Permanent

Salary: From £9.50 per hour

Closing Date: March 17, 2021

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Machine Operator – 360 Excavator

Immediate start 360 Machine Operator employed on a full time basis to work on a variety of projects in and around Gloucestershire. This role will not include working on commercial sites as it is based in our Plant Hire division working on a variety of our projects including archaeological digs and land drainage projects. The role will be very varied with the type of work to carry out.

You will need to have a Full UK driving licence and previous machine experience. Training can be given in areas when necessary.

Main responsibilities will include

Operate 360 Machine

  • Working on a variety of projects on different private customer sites
  • Observe all Health and Safety requirements and instructions at the site
  • Ensure the work is carried out within the deadlines, safely and efficiently
  • Wear the appropriate PPE
  • To follow all instructions given
  • Carry out best practice and safe working practices

Full time permanent position

Benefits

  • Competitive hourly rate
  • 28 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Pension scheme
  • Focused training programmes
  • Life Assurance Scheme (2 x salary)
  • Six monthly boot allowance
  • Corporate gym member discount
  • Support of a knowledgeable and friendly team
  • Varied work

Closing Date: March 31, 2021

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Gully Tanker Driver – HGV Class 2

Smiths Drainage Division are looking for a HGV2 Driver to join our busy Drainage Team

The job is varied, requires someone who is physically fit and able to drive the vehicles and assist the other team members the task to be completed.

The job will be split between driving a 4w drainage tanker (18.t lorry) and a 7.5 T mini tanker

The work will include:

  • Driving the vehicle from Eastington to site (s), generally a 1.5hr radius of Stroud.
  • Assisting the drainage team with their day to day duties, this includes pumping out tank, pits, interceptors & septic tanks.
  • Supplying water for drainage cleaning duties and CCTV work.
  • Sucking out drainage wash-out, manholes, gullies and drainage lines.
  • Assisting with the CCTV camera work.
  • Delivering all arising’s removed from site to disposal points and discharging.
  • Standard daily check of the vehicles

Benefits Include:

· Competitive hourly rate, based on experience

· Work place pension

· 28 days holiday including bank/public holidays

· Discounted gym membership

· Supported training programmes

· PPE and work wear provided

· Life Insurance scheme

Closing Date: March 17, 2021

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Depot Manager – Waste Management Facility

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.

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: March 17, 2021

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Asbestos Operative

We currently have vacancies for qualified and experienced Asbestos Operatives to join our established teams.

These are full time PAYE positions, guaranteed work and weekly paid.

We have a full order book and work in the pipeline for months ahead.

Smiths Demolition are a fully HSE licensed asbestos removal contractor with over 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

· Licensed Asbestos Removal Operatives certificate/card

· Valid HSE medical

· Face fit certificate for both half and full face masks

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

Benefits

· Competitive hourly rate

· 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

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: From £12.50 per hour

Closing Date: March 12, 2021

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Site Labourer

Smith’s Demolition are looking site labourers to join our existing teams, working on site undertaking demolition work. This involves the use of hand tools and machinery to strip out and demolish buildings and structures.

We have a full order book and guaranteed work throughout 2021 and beyond

The jobs are weekly paid with full PAYE benefits

Responsibilities and Duties

  • General site set up
  • Removal of building interiors and demolition of buildings by hand and machine
  • Following methods of work and Health & Safety rules

Qualifications and Skills

  • CSCS card
  • Experience of working on site
  • Full UK driving license, and access to own vehicle.

Benefits

  •  Competitive hourly rate
  • 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: March 12, 2021

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HGV Class 2 Driver Skip Hire

Overview

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 Moreton Valence depot near Gloucester.

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

Progression opportunities

Closing Date: March 8, 2021

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