Shovel Driver

Newbridge Energy has an exciting new opportunity for a Shovel Driver to join its friendly Operations team.

Job Title: Shovel Driver

Location: Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 2TN

Salary: Circa £22,000 per annum

Hours: Monday to Friday 08.00-16.30

About Us:

Newbridge Energy The company manufacture and supply 6mm ENplus® A1 wood pellets and is listed on the biomass suppliers list (BSL).

The business has been manufacturing Blazers Fuels Wood Pellets and Briquettes in our state-of-the-art facility in Ruthin, North Wales for over 20 years and has established itself as a leader in the markets in which we operate.

We sell Wood Pellet Fuel and Briquettes (the Blazers brand), Wood Pellet Cat Litter (the CJ's Brand) and Wood Pellet Horse Bedding (the Blue-Ribbon Brand).

We have invested heavily in the plant and infrastructure and are seeking to recruit a Shovel Driver to provide a first-class service.

Job description:

To operate a JCB excavator to move material and a nationally recognised product around the site, ensuring that customers are supplied within agreed delivery times and production is working safely as the lowest cost producer, with the highest quality output and that objectives and KPIs are met.

* Operating a JCB excavator to transfer material and product around the plant safely and efficiently and within the speed limit

* Sorting and blending the product

* Loading silos

* Managing the operation of the burner

* Ensuring good quality control of the product

* Measuring JCB bucket weights

* Accurate completion of documentation

* Maintain a clean and safe working environment with excellent housekeeping

* Complete vehicle safety checks before and after shift, and sanitize the cab regularly throughout the shift and particularly at the end of the shift before handover

* Always maintain a high level of safety awareness

* Adherence to the Company's health, safety, and environmental policies and procedures

* Complete any other reasonable tasks or requests as required.

We are looking for someone with the below characteristics:

* A valid shovel driver/rough terrain licence (or equivalent)

* A minimum of one years experience in operating mobile plant equipment

* A good level of education - i.e., 5 GCSE's grades 9-5 (A

*-C) (or equivalent), is desirable but not essential

* An IOSH Working Safely qualification (or equivalent) is desirable

* Good numeracy and paperwork skills

* Excellent housekeeping and quality standards

* Full clean driving licence

* Able to prioritise and work under pressure

* Able to work independently, using own initiative and as part of a team

* Personal attributes include a positive disposition, a "can-do" attitude, tenacity, assertiveness, resilience, and a high degree of determination to succeed.


* Company pension scheme

* Employee Assistance Programme

COVID-19 Considerations:

To keep our staff safe, we have made hand sanitisers available; limiting the numbers of people in some areas so that social distancing can be maintained, and promoting hand/respiratory hygiene etc.

Next Steps:

To apply for our vacancy for a Shovel Driver, please click on Apply and upload a copy of your CV.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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