Shovel Driver/ Machine Driver

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.

Job Purpose

To operate plant and equipment as required and within own level of skill and competence. To load/unload and transport material, both processed and un-processed either into sorting plant, bailers, stockpiles or vehicles. To undertake work in a safe and efficient manner as instructed by site management.

This role is based at our Moreton Valence site.


  • Operate within plant machinery operational limitations
  • Understand and be able to identify non-permitted waste including hazardous waste
  • Ensure liquid spills after refuelling are cleaned up correctly in line with standard operational procedures
  • Operate machinery in such a fashion that reduce dust emissions
  • Ensure the work is carried out within the deadlines, safely and efficiently, and to relay information accurately to the Site Supervisor.
  • Undertake vehicle checks and routine maintenance as detailed in standard operating procedures and record information
  • Carry out best practice and safe working practices


  • 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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