Skilled Tractor Operator

25000.00 - 26000.00 GBP Annual
28 Apr 2021
26 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
RECRUITMENTiQ are working in partnership with a turf maintenance firm that is currently seeking a Turf Tractor Operator.

Our client is a family run company dedicated to the provision of first class sports turf maintenance at venues around the UK and Europe. We are based at Minety SN16 9RJ, between Swindon, Malmesbury and Cirencester. We run a variety of contract operations across all grass-based sports and our unique selling point is personal service, attention to detail and good sales follow-up. We also do a small amount of product sales.

Clients are golf, rugby, cricket, bowls and football clubs all over the UK and buy our services - from specialised aeration and turf management to complete pitch renovation and construction. In addition, we have several prestigious European golf clubs who use our specialist aeration services and purchase parts for their own machines.


To operate our self-propelled Drill n Fill aerators on clients' golf greens or sports pitches, for which training will be given.

To operate a variety of tractor-hauled specialist turf-related machines and associated kit on sports venues away from our Minety base. This will mostly be on a daily basis from our yard but some jobs will involve staying overnight, expenses paid, or occasionally in Europe.

To hold a full UK driving licence. A towing licence essential and Class C would be an asset as we use Izuzu 4WDs pulling big trailers and 7.5 tonne lorries.

According to competence, perform light maintenance and machinery preparation at our workshop.

Keep an accurate record of vehicle tachograph documents and complete job sheets weekly.

Maintain a tidy, safe work environment at all times.


To be a good confident driver, competent handling trailers and general farm equipment such as drills, discs, rolls and scarifiers.

Specialist training will be given.

A towing licence essential and Class C would be an asset as we use Izuzu 4WDs pulling big trailers and 7.5 tonne lorries.

To be a motivated individual able to work alone or in small teams, with our own or clients' staff in a variety of venues.

To be calm and methodical in your approach.

Not be afraid to use your own initiative although you will be guided by the team and Operations Manager.

To enjoy a varied work schedule in different locations.

To be organised, attentive to detail and able to work under pressure when necessary.

To live or move within a commutable distance of SN16 9RJ.


GBP25 -GBP26,(Apply online only) basic per annum dependent on experience. Overtime will be paid at an hourly rate on top of this. Occasional weekend work may be involved.

This is a rewarding and varied job where you will work at different venues and be at the sharp end of our business. You will be an ambassador for the company, often meeting clients, and be able to take pride in what we achieve.

The job will probably suit someone wishing to leave farming as we offer shorter hours, using the same sort of skill set and you still get to use some decent kit!

We offer 29 days annual leave including statutory holidays - we don't work between Christmas and the New Year - and a competitive salary. It's a small company with a friendly team of operators, managers and admin support. Uniform is supplied free.

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