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Yard Operative

Yard Operative

Posted 23 July by Grundon

Are you practical, self-motivated and happy to work outside in all weathers? Do you have hands-on skills acquired at work or through a love of DIY? As Yard Labourer at our Beenham depot, near Reading, you’ll be responsible for food waste transfer and bin cleaning, plus general maintenance, excluding electrical and major building works. You'll join us on a full-time, permanent contract and earn a competitive salary and great benefits, including:

- Pension scheme – you contribute 5% of pay (actual cost is less due to Income Tax and NI relief), and Grundon matches this

- Life assurance cover as a member of our pension scheme (twice your annual salary from day one)

- Option to buy additional holiday and join cycle to work scheme (after a qualifying period)

- Perks at Work reward and discount scheme

- Discounted gym membership (at participating gyms)

About the Yard Operative role

Duties will include:

- Transferring food waste from customer collections to a larger container every day, bin-washing and minor repairs.

- Ensuring area around the food waste storage is kept clean and tidy. 

- Assisting with bin loading/unloading.

- Organising parking of all vehicles at the depot, with LGVs in the correct allotted bays.

- Weekly stock-take of bins and containers.

- Ensuring that the grounds are tidy, including hedge-cutting, plant upkeep and tree maintenance.

- Carrying out occasional minor repair works (post repairs/replacement) at customers’ premises.

What we're looking for in our Yard Operative

- Ideally, you have a forklift licence. 

- You're competent at operating maintenance equipment safely, e.g. hedge cutter, lawn mower, electric drill, generator. 

- Strong team worker with ability to work on own initiative.

Working hours: An average of 44.75 hours per week: 7am-4.30pm, Mon-Fri, plus alternate Sat mornings, 7am-11.30am, though flexibility maybe required. 

Grow with Grundon

Grundon is an award-winning waste management, environmental and quarrying company that develops and invests in the people that work for us. Interestested in joining our success story as Yard Operative? Click apply.

Please note: We interview as soon as we have applications that look like a good match, so please apply as soon as possible. We advertised the role of Yard Operative on 23.07.2021 

Reference: 43469226

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