Plant Operative (VN1133)

South West Highways

Plant Operative (VN1133)

Business Area: Highways Operatives

Vacancy Base: Devon

County: Devon

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 45

South West Highways is a regional employer that maintains the friendly feel of a local business. A highway services and construction business with a highly trained workforce, which is our greatest asset, enabling us to operate a self delivery model.. As testament to our success, we have managed two of the longest running highway maintenance and repair contracts in the UK and are entrusted by private and public sector clients to deliver their vision for expanding capacity and improving local services.
Activities of the team/department that this role will operate in;
General civils and highways schemes
Purpose of the role and your responsibilities;
We are looking for a Plant Operator with 360 degree excavator to join our busy team in Plymouth.
Formal qualifications required;
Manual Handling
Safe Dig
Full UK Driving Licence
360 degree CPCS certification at a min up to 10t, above 10t preferable but not essential
Skills required;
Good knowledge of Health & Safety awareness
Ability to use small plant & equipment
Good understanding of Risk Assessments and to assess according to safe systems of work
Experience required;
At least 18 months experience
Experience of using a range of power tools & equipment
Able to understand & carryout work set out in a specification
Able to take responsibility for plant, equipment & vehicle defect inspections
Personal qualities;
The successful candidate will be prepared to participate fully in team work
Willingness to apply skills to a variety of tasks with changing team members and providing support to others
Be prepared to develop and undertake relevant training & qualifications
To understand and be responsible for their own safety and that of others
We understand that retaining and attracting the right people into our business is fundamental to maintaining the quality of service we provide to our clients and the wider public. We believe in empowering our employees and equipping them with the tools and training they need to be effective in their jobs, as well as enabling them to achieve their personal and professional goals. Our people are our strength and we believe passionately in investing in their future.
Read more about working for Southwest Highways on our careers website 
We have a dedicated recruitment team and politely request that agencies refrain from contacting anyone across our businesses with regards to speculative CV’s or offering to assist with our vacancies, thank you.  

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