Labourer – Trainee Machine/Plant Operator

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 specialise in Construction, Waste Management, Plant Hire, Demolition and Transport operations

We are now looking for someone to join our Waste Management team based at our Moreton Valance depot, assisting with general yard activities and waste segregation processes. The successful candidate would ideally also have a keen interest in developing their career, progressing into mobile plant and equipment operating.

Job Purpose

To work under the guidance and instruction of the Site Management, initially as a general labourer, with the opportunity for the right candidate, to progress and be trained on mobile plant and equipment.

General Duties consisting of, but not limited to

  • Yard Activities
  • General Housekeeping
  • Waste Reception Monitoring / Directing
  • Materials Baling / Sorting
  • Picking line Processing
  • Manual Handling Activities
  • Trained in the use of mobile plant as required 360 Grab (Skew), FLT, Loading Shovel


  • To undertake all relevant H&S and Compliance training.
  • To attend appropriate training and personal development training as required for your position
  • Observe all Health and Safety requirements and instructions at the site
  • Ensure site housekeeping is kept in good order.
  • Ensure the work is carried out within the deadlines, safely and efficiently, and to relay Information accurately to the Site Management
  • Sorting and segregate of waste streams.
  • Perform daily safety checks on every plant/equipment and record information
  • Operation of Mobile plant and equipment as supervised and guided by the Site Management


  • 6 monthly boot allowance
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Free on-site Parking
  • Corporate gym membership discount
  • Staff discount on skip hire
  • Complimentary PPE
  • Family-run business
  • Progression opportunities
  • Commitment from employers to continued learning and development
  • Access to mental health support

Closing Date:

June 30, 2022


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