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.

Drainage operator/ jet vac engineer

Smith’s is a family run company owned and run by the Smith family since 1982. The company has grown to be one of the largest Construction and Waste companies in the South-West. We are looking for an experienced Jet Vac Operator / HGV Driver to join our water jetting team. You will be required to drive to various sites in and around Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and the South West region unblocking drains, gullies and main sewers. The successful Jet Vac Operator will hold an HGV Class 2 licence and CPC with experience in a similar role. Please note that if the licence is not held, your application will not be considered.

Job Summary:

You’ll be part of a two-person team operating the high spec jetting equipment and jet vacuumation units. You will be dealing with road and highway drainage related issues, including blockages, clearing pipes using the high pressure water jetting and gully cleaning during regular maintenance programmes.

Although based at the depot, you may be on the road for much of your shift and have a responsibility to keep to a schedule. Different clients and sites will need to be visited, from commercial, residential, industrial and specialist sectors.

Please note random drug and alcohol drug test may be carried out.

This will lead into a permanent position for the right person. Full uniform / PPE is provided.

Requirements for the successful candidate:

Experience with Jet vacs

Valid Class 2 driving licence, CPC.

Good work ethic & team player

Punctual & reliable

Benefits:

  • Support of a knowledgeable and friendly team
  • Free on site parking
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Corporate gum membership discount

Closing Date: January 31, 2020

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HGV 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 across the South West. 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 vehicle 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.

Benefits include:

Competitive salary

Personal tablet (for work use only)

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: January 31, 2020

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Site Supervisor waste depot

Smiths Waste Management operate at bespoke waste transfer stations throughout the South West and South Wales. With centres in Moreton Valence, Tewkesbury, Bristol and Cardiff, Smiths is committed to recycling in our region. Smiths Materials Recycling Facility at Moreton Valence in Gloucestershire processes all the waste products generated by the activities of our Divisions across the group. From aggregates, steel and soils generated by Demolition projects, to household and general waste from Smiths Skip Hire customers, our vehicles transport to the facility. The state-of-the art machinery and equipment at the site sorts and bales the waste into product that we can return to the supply chain.

Our Waste Management Division are now looking for a site supervisor to strengthen the team within their busy recycling plant in Moreton Valence Transfer Station near Gloucester.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • The candidate would be required to manage a team which will include site set up, keeping site records, ordering and receiving plant and materials and adhering to and enforcing health and safety rules.
  • To carry out some administrative duties using site computer to input plant defects and communicate with contractors/suppliers via phone and e-mail.
  • Maintain and continually review all processes and systems currently in place and to assist with any proposals for improvements required.
  • Working primarily in the Gloucester Depot, though at times you may be required to work further afield within other depots within the division so a full driving license would be required.

Qualifications and Skills

Plant equipment and supervisory training certificates whether in construction or waste management would be an advantage but not essential as training will be provided to the right candidate.

This position is a varied role so would suit a keen enthusiastic individual with a can do attitude but must also be prepared to work as part of a team if the site programme requires it.

Benefits

  • Work place pension
  • Life Insurance scheme
  • Vehicle provided
  • On site parking
  • 28 days holiday including bank holidays
  • Corporate gym membership discount

Closing Date: January 31, 2020

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Roller driver/ semi skilled groundworker

Smiths Gloucester Ltd are a well established and respected family run business with divisions which include Demolition, Laser Leveling, Construction, Transport, Waste Management, Plant Hire and Skips.

We have a vacancy for a skilled Roller Driver / Semi-skilled Ground-worker to join our existing Laser Leveling teams. The successful candidate must be Gloucestershire based.

The job involves the leveling of ground within industrial and retail units in preparation for floor laying.

Full training will be given.

You will be required to travel to locations around the UK. Company vehicle provided, accommodation paid and meal allowance. Enhanced pay.

This is a Full time PAYE job. Not a contract or agency job.

Benefits Include

  • Full PAYE position
  • Enhanced pay for staying away
  • Weekly paid
  • Work transport provided
  • Complementary PPE
  • 6 month boot allowance
  • Eye test allowance
  • 28 days holiday including bank holidays
  • Competitive salary, depending on skills, experience and certificates
  • Supported training programme
  • Work place pension
  • Life Insurance scheme
  • Corporate gym membership discount

Closing Date: January 31, 2020

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Multi skilled recycling operative

Smiths Waste Management operate at bespoke waste transfer stations throughout the South West and South Wales. With centres in Moreton Valence, Tewkesbury, Bristol and Cardiff, Smiths is committed to recycling in our region.

Smiths Materials Recycling Facilities process waste products generated by the activities of our Divisions across the group. Aggregates, steel, soils as well as household and general waste from Smiths Skip Hire customers are just some of the materials processed in the facility and recycled where possible.

Smiths (Gloucester) Ltd are now looking for a Multi Skilled Operative to work within our Moreton Valence Depot in Gloucester.

Responsibilities will include:

  • To ensure that the health & safety procedures are complied with at all times.
  • Inspecting the inbound loads for conformity to product specification and customer / supplier requirements.
  • Ensuring product is stored accordingly in a safe and secure manner.
  • To perform general labouring duties on site.
  • To undertake training to operate fixed and mobile plant.
  • Processing all material efficiently and safely through the automatic balers.
  • To monitor and maintain housekeeping standards.
  • Inspecting the outgoing loads for conformity to product specification and customer / supplier requirements.
  • Control the operation and maintenance of all machinery and equipment in order to maximise effectiveness (once training has been completed).
  • Ensuring all vehicles are loaded and unloaded, in a safe and efficient manner;
  • To complete all relevant paperwork, including daily checks, defect reporting, production figures and required weight data.
  • Practical experience of operating machinery.
  • Good communication skills and be able to communicate appropriately at all levels and hand over effectively.
  • 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.
  • Experience preferred but not essential as training will be given.

Benefits:

  • Life Assurance Scheme (2 times salary)
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • 6 monthly boot allowance
  • Corporate gym membership discount
  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Complimentary PPE
  • Supportive of a friendly team operating as part of a family run business
  • Free on-site parking
  • Eye test allowance
  • Supported training
  • Opportunity to progress

Closing Date: January 31, 2020

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Car and small van mechanic

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

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.

Relevant experience necessary. Rate depending on experience

Benefits

Competitive salary

Pension scheme

Life assurance scheme (2 x salary)

Free onsite parking

Corporate gym membership discount

Closing Date: January 31, 2020

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Low Loader Driver

Smith’s (Gloucester) Ltd supply low loaders both short and long term and for one-off jobs. We offer a full UK service for businesses, factories, events and retail and are fully insured as one of Gloucestershire’s leading transport companies. Operating a part of the Plant Hire department means that heavy haulage experience is essential.

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: January 31, 2020

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