LGV Class 1 Shunter Driver

06 Jun 2019
24 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Hunter Global are currently recruiting for a permanent LGV Class 1 Shunter Driver to be based at our client's site in the Ashbourne area within their Transport Division. The successful candidate will be required to ensure the safe operation of trailers around site, to supply departments with the relevant vehicles to load & unload in a timely manner. Their Transport and distribution division is a busy operation involving both the collection of livestock and distribution of temperature-controlled goods. We are looking to recruit a reliable experienced (C+E) LGV1 Shunter driver, who can demonstrate LGV 1 experience and a positive approach to acquiring new skills. You will need the flexibility to work a five from seven am shift pattern, which will include working an alternating pattern of Mon-Fri/Tues-Sat. There will be an opportunity to work a 6th day if/when required. In addition, you should be willing to provide occasional cover for other LGV requirements across the business. Customer service is paramount to this role, candidates must be able to communicate effectively with colleagues and management.

Job Details -

* To adhere strictly to all Hygiene, Health and Safety requirements and maintain safe working practices, with particular regard to Lifting and Handling Techniques.

* To be ready at the start of shift, to carry out specified checks in accurate, timely and methodical manner, causing the minimum of delay or disruption to the production process.

* To record all information, generated throughout the shift, on the appropriate sheets, accurately and legibly.

* Be prepared to undertake other reasonable duties, at the request of management.

* To take instruction from relevant departments for site trailer movements and to move them in a safe/efficient & timely manner.

* To ensure refrigeration units are operating correctly, within specification and are maintained with fuel at all times.

* To keep records of fuel used.

* To be self-sufficient & knowledgeable of a timetable of site movements.

* To ensure all trailers are fitted with Susie locks when trailers are presented to loading bays and the safe loading procedure is followed.

Measurable Outputs -

* Ensure all paperwork and safety start up checks are completed on time and accurately.

* Escalation of problems/issues to Traffic controllers.

Health & Safety Responsibilities -

* Understand the company's Health and Safety Policy, Company Safety Rules and Statutory requirements applying to all operations under your control.

* Ensure that the arrangements made by the Company to secure the Health and Safety of employees are implemented.

* Continually seek to develop safe practices and safe systems of work and ensure these are put into practice.

* Set an example in safe considerate behaviour.

* Any defect must immediately be reported and if it is felt, in consultation with your immediate Manager, that there is a risk of imminent danger, then the machine will not be used until repairs have been carried out.

* Ensure that you wear appropriate protective clothing and equipment, is in a serviceable condition.

* Ensure you are familiar with the routine in case of fire or other emergency that might require evacuation of the workplace.

* Ensure that good housekeeping and hygiene standards are maintained throughout your area/s of responsibility.

* Not to use mobile communications whilst operating a vehicle unless connected by Bluetooth and it is safe to do so.

* Any employee breaching employee health and safety responsibilities will be liable for investigation which may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the Company's disciplinary policy.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required -


* LGV Class 1 license

* DCPC Qualification

* Organised

* Communications skills


* Enthusiastic and motivated

* Team worker but to also have the ability to work alone at times

* Positive approach

Working Hours - 40 hrs per week

* Week 1 - Mon (Apply online only) Tues-Fri (Apply online only)

* Week 2 - Tue-Fri (Apply online only) Sat (Apply online only)

This is an excellent opportunity to join a successful, growing and leading company which provides opportunities for collaborative team-based working, learning, development and career advancement together with attractive, competitive and comprehensive remuneration packages.

If you believe that you have the relevant experience, expertise and knowledge for this position we would like to speak to you.

Hunter Global Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment / and employment business for the supply of temporary workers

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